Navy, Marines Need to Retool Training to Meet Threat of China’s Rapid Military Expansion, Service Leaders Say

A Marine with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, pushes a pack while conducting a 300-meter squad swim as part of the capstone exercise for the Infantry Marine Course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 28, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

Using an analytical framework when approaching training can help the Navy figure out what works and what does not, Gilday said.

But even as the Navy and Marine Corps train, sometimes together, they need to be able...

Navy Loses 16th Sailor to COVID-19

160910-N-UD666-004 Pacific Ocean (Sept. 10, 2016) Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary A. Landers plays Taps at a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently underway preparing for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel P. Jackson Norgart/Released)

A member of the Navy Reserve died from COVID-19 on Nov. 24, the Navy announced Monday.

Electronics Technician First Class William...

Navy Opens Up Military Deep-water Pier to Merchant Ships to Ease California Cargo Crisis

The Navy in partnership with the Oxnard Harbor District (OHD) is providing resources onboard Port Hueneme in direct support of decreasing port congestion in Los Angeles County and reducing the national supply-chain shortage on Nov. 22, 2021. US Navy Photo

With Southern California seaports overburdened by commercial ships and pandemic and supply-driven delays in moving cargo, the Navy agreed to allow cargo-carrying vessels to use one of its military wharves at Port Hueneme, Calif.

Port Hueneme is...

97% of Active-Duty Sailors Fully Vaccinated With Four Days Until Deadline

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emily Pierce, left, from Bremerton, Washington, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Information Systems Technician 1st Class Correy Bushman, from Rochester, Minnesota, assigned to the John C. Stennis, during a Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic led vaccination effort in conjunction with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. US Navy Photo

The Navy has 97 percent of its active-duty sailors fully...

Marine Corps Aiming to Keep Marines in Longer With More Transparency, Attention to Physical and Mental Fitness

A recruit with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, scales the rope obstacle during the Mariana Islands event of the Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Oct. 22, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Keeping them in the Marines also means keeping them healthy, both physically and psychologically, Black said.

The Human Performance branch of the service is looking at how Marines can better train in order to avoid injuries.

Black used the example of athletic training. A...

Former VCNO: China Ahead of U.S. in Applying Data to Military Use

Operations Specialist Letroy Black, from Little Rock, Arkansas, monitors data units in the combat direction center aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). US Navy Photo

China’s push to harness “quality data” for military use has put Beijing “way ahead of us” in this area of high technology, but the Pentagon remains the leader in domain expertise like anti-submarine warfare and artificial intelligence, a former vice chief of naval operations said last week.

Retired Adm....

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 22, 2021

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Nov. 22, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:295Ships Underway

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In Japan

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell...

USS Connecticut Underway off Guam After Undergoing Repairs

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit, July 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

The U.S. attack submarine that struck an underwater seamount last month is underway off the coast of Guam after more than a month of damage assessment repairs, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday.

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) left Guam on its own power Thursday evening local time, according to ship spotters tracking the automatic identification signal (AIS) as it...

China Coast Guard Attacks Resupply Mission for Filipino Troops on BRP Sierra Madre

A Chinese Coast Guard Vessel in an image released by Philippine officials

MANILA, Philippines — Two Chinese Coast Guard vessels launched water cannons onto two Filipino boats during a resupply mission, a move that prompted the Philippine government to file a diplomatic protest against China, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said on Thursday.

The incident, which occurred on Tuesday Manila time, forced the two civilian ships to abort their resupply mission for the Philippine...

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