Inside the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO – In 1959, the Navy stood up its Marine Mammal program here. With one dolphin, researchers set out to study how fast the creatures could swim, in an effort to improve ship and torpedo performance. Sixty-five years later, the program has roughly 120 sea animals that are trained to detect mines and … Read more

US forces help Israel repel Iranian drone, missile attack

[ad_1] The U.S. military shot down dozens of missiles and drones Saturday that were fired at Israel from Iran and its proxy forces in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Iran launched its first-ever direct assault on Israel Saturday, less than two weeks after a suspected Israeli strike in Syria killed two Iranian generals in an Iranian … Read more

Del Toro dubs robotics specialists next step in ‘truly hybrid’ fleet

[ad_1] NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Creating a new robotics warfare specialist rating signified a critical step in achieving a “truly hybrid” fleet, the Navy’s top civilian said Tuesday. “We continue to adopt the identities of our people in uniform to match the changing character of war,” Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said at the Navy … Read more

Why the Pentagon’s use of 3D printing is ‘not quite there yet’

[ad_1] NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — On the floor of Sea-Air-Space, the U.S. Navy’s largest annual trade show, Mark Massie pointed to a table with three metal parts. These were no ordinary metal widgets, argued Massie, who is a program manager for additive manufacturing — another term for 3D printing — at Naval Sea Systems Command. … Read more

Navy, Coast Guard rescue men who spelled out ‘HELP’ with palm fronds

[ad_1] Three men stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island survived for more than a week and used palm fronds to spell out “HELP” on the beach, leading to their rescue by Navy and Coast Guard aviators who spotted the sign from several thousand feet in the air. They had embarked March 31 in a 20-foot … Read more

US, Japan, S Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders

[ad_1] ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT — A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House. The military and diplomatic maneuvers are … Read more

US doesn’t want to make Arctic contested battlespace, admiral says

[ad_1] NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. and its partners are not aiming to create a contested environment in the Arctic – despite an uptick in presence and exercises in the region. “There’s no desire to over-militarize or create a theme of a contested battlespace in the Arctic,” Vice Adm. Douglas Perry, the commander of … Read more

The salty sailors of the warship USS Carney have left the Middle East

[ad_1] After nearly six months operating in the maritime battlefield that is the Red Sea, the Navy destroyer Carney left the Middle Eastern waters of U.S. Central Command and entered the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the Navy said in a statement. But whether Carney is heading directly back to its home port in Mayport, Florida, … Read more

US Pacific Fleet gets new commander

[ad_1] Adm. Stephen Koehler assumed command of U.S. Pacific Fleet on Thursday. Koehler relieved Adm. Samuel Paparo, who is slated to become the next leader of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. “There is no one more ready to lead this fleet,” said Chief of … Read more

Navy fires commander of biomedical research lab

[ad_1] The Navy fired the commanding officer of a Lima, Peru, based biomedical research lab on Friday, less than a year after she assumed command. Capt. Abigail Y. Marter was relieved as head of Naval Medical Research Unit South “due to a loss of confidence in her ability to command,” the Navy said in a … Read more