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ESG, MAGTF Departs for Exercise Trident Juncture 18

MAYPORT, Fla. — Ships of an expeditionary strike group have departed ports in the U.S. East Coast and will embark a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in North Carolina bound for participation in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Northern Europe,…

Defense Industrial Base Report Delivered to President

ARLINGTON, Va. — Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, on behalf of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, presented a report, “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States,” to President Donald…

Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) Oct. 6 at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the Defense Department said in an Oct. 4 release. The…

Huntington Ingalls Industries Closes Sale of Avondale

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has closed the sale of HII’s Avondale facility to Avondale Marine, a joint venture between T.P. Host and Hilco Redevelopment Partners, HII said in an Oct. 4 release. The Avondale facility, part…

First Saudi Helicopter Arrives at Naval Station Mayport

NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. —The first of several MH-60R Seahawk helicopters purchased by the Royal Saudi Arabian Navy arrived at Naval Station Mayport Oct. 2. The helicopters are part of a training program for Saudi pilots and crew that is…

USS Shoup Arrives in Fiji to Promote Maritime Security

SUVA, Fiji — The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup arrived in Suva Oct. 3 as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment. “Our crew is excited to be in Fiji and is ready to execute the OMSI mission,”…

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