Damaged USS Connecticut Pulls Into Homeport of Bremerton Ahead of Repairs

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) Sea Wolf-class nuclear attack submarine leaving San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 15, 2021. San Diego WebCam Photo

Attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) pulled into its homeport in Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday after transiting the Pacific Ocean on the surface due to damage from a collision in the South China Sea.

Connecticut reached Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton after pulling into the San Diego harbor a little over a week ago following a surface transit from Guam.

“The...

https://news.usni.org/2021/12/21/damaged-uss-connecticut-pulls-into-homeport-of-bremerton-ahead-of-repairs

Damaged Attack Submarine USS Connecticut Leaves San Diego

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) Sea Wolf-class nuclear attack submarine leaving San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 15, 2021. San Diego WebCam Photo

The damaged nuclear attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) departed San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday, a Navy spokesperson confirmed to USNI News.

Connecticut arrived in San Diego on Sunday after an almost month-long surface transit from Guam, USNI News reported. The Navy has said the submarine is ultimately bound for Bremerton, Wash., to undergo repairs following...

https://news.usni.org/2021/12/15/damaged-attack-submarine-uss-connecticut-leaves-san-diego

USS Connecticut Pulls Into San Diego After Surface Transit From Guam

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) departs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability on Dec. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

Attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) pulled into San Diego, Calif., Sunday morning after transiting the Pacific Ocean on the surface due to damage from a collision in the South China Sea.

Ship spotter WarshipCam first posted a photo of the Seawolf-class attack submarine pulling into the San Diego harbor early Sunday.

BREAKING: USS Connecticut (SSN...

https://news.usni.org/2021/12/12/uss-connecticut-pulls-into-san-diego-after-surface-transit-from-guam

Pentagon Announces Completion of Global Posture Review

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea to Guam for a port visit on Nov. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Department of Defense on Monday announced the completion of its Global Posture Review, which offers few changes in force lay down and includes a series of previously announced troop movements.

In a press briefing Monday afternoon, Mara Karlin, who is performing the duties of the deputy under secretary of defense for policy, shared highlights of the...

https://news.usni.org/2021/11/29/pentagon-announces-completion-of-global-force-posture-review

Guam Needs SM-6 Missile for Hypersonic Defense, Navy Admiral Says

Launch of a SM-6. US Navy Photo

Guam “would absolutely need” the Navy’s SM-6 missile for its defense against a hypersonic missile attack, the program executive for Aegis ballistic missile defense said Thursday.

Rear Adm. Tom Druggan called the SM-6 “our leading defense capability for hypersonic missile defense.” It is “a fantastic missile, just absolutely great missile” because of its versatility.

Speaking at the United States Naval Institute’s maritime security series at the Center for Strategic...

https://news.usni.org/2021/11/19/guam-needs-sm-6-missile-for-hypersonic-defense-navy-admiral-says

Russia, China Wrap Up Drills Off Japan, Pledge More Joint Exercises

Russian and Chinese ships on Oct. 23 off the coast of Japan. JMSDF Image

KUALA LUMPUR – A combined Russian Navy and People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet concluded a sail in international waters east of Japan’s main island of Honshu and split off to their home ports on Saturday, all while being monitored by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and aircraft during the voyage.

The Chinese ships were Type 055 destroyer Nanchang (101), Type 052D destroyer Kuming (172), Type 054 frigates Binzou

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/25/russia-china-wrap-up-drills-off-japan-pledge-more-joint-exercises

Japan Monitoring Combined Russian and Chinese Naval Fleet Sailing Off Honshu

Chinese and Russian Warships. Japan Self-Defense Forces Photos

KUALA LUMPUR – A combined Russian Navy and China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet continues to sail in international waters east of Japan’s main island of Honshu, while Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and aircraft monitor the fleet during its voyage.

As of 4 a.m. Thursday, the joint fleet was sighted between Smith Island (Sumisu-tō) and Tori-shima Island in the Izu Island chain, according to a news release and map...

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/22/japan-monitoring-combined-russian-and-chinese-naval-fleet-sailing-off-honshu

CNO Gilday: U.S., Allies Conduct Indo-Pacific Exercises to Strengthen Interoperability Between Navies

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday addresses the crew of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during Exercise Malabar on Oct. 14, 2021 in the Bay of Bengal. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR – The United States and its partners conduct exercises in the Indo-Pacific so like-minded countries and navies can work toward interoperability, not to send a message toward a specific country, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Thursday.

“There are dozens of exercises every year that are bilateral,...

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/15/cno-gilday-u-s-allies-conduct-indo-pacific-exercises-to-strengthen-interoperability-between-navies

Biden Administration Should Make Guam’s Defense Center of Indo-Pacific Strategy, Expert Says

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) enters Apra Harbor prior to mooring at Naval Base Guam for a scheduled port visit on June 24, 2020. US Navy Photo

The defense of Guam should be the centerpiece of the Biden administration’s focus on countering threats from China in the Indo-Pacific, an expert on missile defense said Wednesday.

“Make the main thing the main thing,” Thomas Karako, director of the missile defense project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said. He stressed the island’s...

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/07/biden-administration-should-make-guams-defense-center-of-indo-pacific-strategy-expert-says

Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii

The launch of the Type 75 big-deck amphib in Shanghai on. PLAN Photo

The United States has “real reasons for concern” over China’s expanding size and range of its military capabilities close to Japan that also pose threats to Guam and Hawaii, as well as Australia, the deputy secretary of defense said Friday.

Kathleen Hicks said President Xi Jinping’s rhetoric is making “clear their intentions” to be a global military power.

Speaking in a Center for Strategic and International Studies online...

https://news.usni.org/2021/10/04/hicks-chinese-military-expansion-poses-threats-to-guam-hawaii

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