Navy News Stories

USS Porter departs the Black Sea
USS Porter departs the Black Sea
By Ensign Andrew Walker, USS Porter Public Affairs | July 7, 2020
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea July 7, 2020, after conducting maritime security operations.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 6, 2020) Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 fly in formation over the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force (CSF). The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Indo-Pacific as the Nimitz CSF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Christoph)
Nimitz, Reagan Demonstrate Unmatched Commitment to Free and Open Indo-Pacific
By Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs | July 6, 2020
The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Force are conducting dual carrier operations in the

Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, speaks during an all-hands call at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, July 1, 2020.
Independence Day Message from Adm. Foggo
By Adm. James G. Foggo III | July 4, 2020
To all of our Naples community, Happy Fourth of July!

PHILIPPINE SEA (June 23, 2020) The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits in formation with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group while conducting dual carrier and airwing operations in the Philippine Sea June 23, 2020. Dual carrier operations unify the tactical power of two individual carrier strike groups, providing fleet commanders with an unmatched, unified credible combat force capable of operating indefinitely. The Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike groups are on scheduled deployments to the Indo-Pacific.
Dual Carrier Strike Groups Reinforce U.S. Commitment to Freedom
By Commander, Task Force 70 / Carrier Strike Group 5 Public Affairs | July 4, 2020
SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 4, 2020) – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force celebrated Independence Day with

U.S. Ambassador to Iceland, Jeffrey Ross Gunter, met with Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 during a visit to Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, June 23, 2020. VP-16 is forward-deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and is assigned to commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. (Photos courtesy of U.S. Embassy Reykjavik)
VP-16 Welcomes U.S. Ambassador to Iceland
By Lt. j. g. Bryan Rallet, VP-16 Public Affairs | July 2, 2020
The U.S. Ambassador to Iceland, Jeffrey Ross Gunter, joined Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 onboard Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, to discuss the role of the squadron in northern European theater, June 23, 2020.

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Sharpened Focus on Communication in Revised Navy Safety Instruction
By Aaron Strickland, Naval Safety Center Safety Promotions Public Affairs | June 24, 2020
Norfolk, Va. -- The Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) has released an updated
NAVSAFECEN Prepares Fleet For New Mishap Reporting System
By Stephanie Slater, Naval Safety Center | May 22, 2020
The Department of the Navy will begin using Risk Management Information (RMI) Streamlined Incident
FY 19 Grampaw Pettibone Award Winners Announced
By Aaron Strickland, Naval Safety Center Safety Promotions Public Affairs | May 15, 2020
Training Squadron (VT) 10 and Lt. Katherine Smisson of Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 121 are winners of the 2019 Grampaw Pettibone Award. The award, presented by the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN), recognizes individuals and organizations that contribute the most toward aviation safety through publications and media resources.
Rear Adm. Luchtman Relieves Rear Adm. Leavitt at Naval Safety Center Change of Command
By Aaron Strickland, Naval Safety Center | May 4, 2020
Rear Adm. Fredrick R. Luchtman relieved Rear Adm. Mark L. Leavitt as commander, Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN), in a change of command ceremony, April 28. Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Robert P. Burke, presided over the ceremony. Only family members and NAVSAFECEN’s executive staff attended in person at its Naval Station Norfolk headquarters in consideration of COVID-19 restrictions.
Navy Adds To Ranks Of Gas Free Engineers Protecting Workforce
By Stephanie Slater, Naval Safety Center | April 30, 2020
Until recently, only 14 people across the Navy were certified as gas free engineers (GFE) to inspect

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