Exercise BALTOPS 2018 Enhancing Interoperability Among NATO Allies and Partners in Baltic Region

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, is taking place in the Baltic Sea from June 1-15. Air, maritime and ground assets from several NATO ally and partner nations are involved in the live training event that set sail from Klaipeda, Lithuania, and finishes in Kiel, Germany. Training focus areas …

Exercise BALTOPS 2018 Enhancing Interoperability Among NATO Allies and Partners in Baltic Region

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, is taking place in the Baltic Sea from June 1-15. Air, maritime and ground assets from several NATO ally and partner nations are involved in the live training event that set sail from Klaipeda, Lithuania, and finishes in Kiel, Germany. Training focus areas …

Weekly Wire Rundown: Brilliant on the Basics, Alcohol Awareness Month

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople.fct@navy.mil. It can also be downloaded at www.navy.mil/cnp. We welcome …

USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock, USS Portland (LPD 27). Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves as the ship’s sponsor. In …

2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the largest maritime exposition in the United States. The expo, April 9-11 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, brings together the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies, and key military decision makers for an innovative, educational and professional maritime-based event. …

2017 in the U.S. Navy

For America’s Navy, 2017 was a story of maritime superiority, Sailor resiliency, as well as global assistance and partnership. It’s a story that included the commissioning of a new class of aircraft carriers – the Ford class led by USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Sailors’ making the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and America’s …

Faces of the Fleet: U.S. Naval Academy Plebe Parents’ Weekend

Starting college can be tough on students as well as their parents. Now, imagine saying goodbye before six weeks of a fast-paced, boot camp-style orientation that begins four years of preparing U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to become commissioned naval officers. This past weekend, parents and friends of the incoming freshmen – known as plebes at …

Faces of the Fleet: U.S. Naval Academy Plebe Parents’ Weekend

Starting college can be tough on students as well as their parents. Now, imagine saying goodbye before six weeks of a fast-paced, boot camp-style orientation that begins four years of preparing U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to become commissioned naval officers. This past weekend, parents and friends of the incoming freshmen – known as plebes at …

Adaptive Sports: Life Changing and Life Saving

Thirty-nine Team Navy athletes are competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans includes archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. While the athletes are competing for gold, the adaptive sports and the Games are about more than …

Fleet Week New York City 2017

Fleet Week New York City 2017 is underway! The city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services began May 24 when USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Monterey (CG 61), USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Zephyr (PC 8) arrived as part of Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships. During its arrival, USS Kearsarge (LHD …