BREAKING: U.S. Guided-Missile Cruiser, Navy Supply Ship Involved in Minor Collision Off of Florida

USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) departs Naval Station Norfolk, Va. in 2018. US Navy Photo

This post will be updated as new information becomes available.

A U.S. guided-missile cruiser and Navy resupply ship have collided off the coast of Florida during a training exercise on Tuesday, USNI News has learned.

USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) and a Navy replenishment ship collided during a training exercise as part of a pre-deployment workup. There are no casualties and only minor damage above the waterline to both...

https://news.usni.org/2019/02/05/breaking-u-s-guided-missile-cruiser-navy-supply-ship-involved-minor-collision-off-florida

Carrier Lincoln Crew Preparing for Mid-Deployment Homeport Shift to San Diego

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Atlantic Ocean during a strait transit exercise on Jan. 30, 2019. Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. US Navy photo.

ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IN THE VIRGINIA CAPES OPERATING AREA – When the sailors of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group leave Naval Station Norfolk for deployment this spring, some will be returning to Virginia afterwards and...

https://news.usni.org/2019/02/01/carrier-lincoln-crew-preparing-for-mid-deployment-homeport-shift-to-san-diego

VIDEO: 2nd Fleet Takes Control of First Carrier Training Event Since Standing Up Last Summer

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on Aug. 30, 2018. US Navy photo.

ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IN THE VIRGINIA CAPES OPERATING AREA – U.S. 2nd Fleet is getting its first crack at tactical command of forces in its newly established operating area, with the newest numbered fleet overseeing the ongoing training and springtime deployment of...

https://news.usni.org/2019/01/30/video-2nd-fleet-takes-control-first-carrier-training-event-since-standing-last-summer

Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to Deploy with Information Warfare Commander on Staff

A few other recent strike groups have deployed with an information warfare commander in place, but Capt. Steve Shepard was in the first group of IWCs put into the job via the formal board selection process, and he’s the first of that cohort to start in the pre-deployment training pipeline. The Lincoln Strike Group is currently underway for its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

Shepard told reporters on Monday during a visit to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) at sea that it has been...

https://news.usni.org/2019/01/31/lincoln-carrier-strike-group-deploy-information-warfare-commander-staff

Carrier Lincoln Preparing for Deployment After Several High-End Training Opportunities

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gonzales (DDG 94) (left), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) transit ahead of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during flight operations. Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. The components of CSG-12 embody a “team-of-teams” concept, combining advanced surface, air and systems assets to create and sustain operational...

https://news.usni.org/2019/01/29/carrier-lincoln-preparing-deployment-several-high-end-training-opportunities

Spanish Frigate to Join Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group on Upcoming Deployment

The Álvaro de Bazán-class Spanish navy frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F-104) at Naval Station Norfolk. Méndez Núñez. U.S. Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. – A Spanish frigate will deploy with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and attached to its carrier strike group on a deployment from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. later this year.

ESPS Mendez Nunez (F-104) will join the Abraham Lincoln CSG when it reaches the Strait of Gibraltar in U.S. 6th Fleet, according to a release from the Spanish Armada. The CSG is then...

https://news.usni.org/2019/01/18/40466

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 10, 2018

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Dec. 10, 2018, 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:287Ships Underway

Deployed Ships UnderwayNon-deployed Ships UnderwayTotal Ships Underway
442468

Ships Deployed by Fleet

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https://news.usni.org/2018/12/10/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-dec-10-2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 3, 2018

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Dec. 3, 2018, 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:287Ships Underway

Deployed Ships UnderwayNon-deployed Ships UnderwayTotal Ships Underway
521971

Ships Deployed by Fleet

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https://news.usni.org/2018/12/03/fleettracker-12-3-2018

John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Quietly Leaves for Deployment, Homeport Change

Seaman Zachary Greco, from Center, Pennsylvania, handles line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) on Sept. 2, 2018. US Navy Photo

The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group left Naval Base Kitsaplast week for a deployment and an eventual homeport change with no public notice, a U.S. official confirmed to USNI News on Monday.

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) left...

https://news.usni.org/2018/10/22/john-c-stennis-carrier-strike-group-quietly-leaves-deployment-homeport-change

All F-35s Grounded for Engine Inspections Following Crash Investigation Findings

Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) John Jacob directs an F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) on March 5, 2018. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — All U.S. and international variants of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter are grounded to conduct a fleet wide inspection of a part in the aircraft’s engine, according to a Thursday morning statement.

“The action to perform the inspection is driven...

https://news.usni.org/2018/10/11/f-35s-grounded-engine-inspections-following-crash-investigation-findings

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