MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 11, 2018)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Mediterranean Sea. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests…

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 8, 2018)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) fires its Mark 45 5-inch lightweight gun as the ship conducts a live-fire exercise. Sterett is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman (Aegis) 2nd Class Scott Rogers (Released) 180804-N-ZA156-0003…

China Has Just Launched a New Guided-Missile Destroyer. Here’s Why the Navy Should Worry.

China Has Just Launched a New Guided-Missile Destroyer. Here’s Why the Navy Should Worry. China appears to have launched another of its Aegis-type destroyers, according to satellite imagery. “China has reportedly launched the 14th Type 052D Luyang III-class guided-missile destroyer,” Franz-Stefan Gady reported for The…

RED SEA (Aug. 1, 2018)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) transits the Red Sea at night during exercise Eagle Salute 18. Eagle Salute 18 is a surface exercise with the Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational…

ALGIERS, Algeria (July 30, 2018)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) is moored in Algiers, Algeria, during a scheduled port visit, July 30, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies…

STRAIT OF HORMUZ (July 25, 2018)

Cmdr. Pat Eliason, right, executive officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), stands watch with Lt. Dan Stayton, middle, and Ensign Ryan Slaughter as the ship conducts a routine transit through the Strait of Hormuz alongside the roll-on/roll-off and container ship MV…

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 23, 2018)

The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and the Republic of Korea navy destroyer Yulgok Yi (DDG 992) conduct a replenishment-at sea with the Royal Australian Navy multi-product replenishment oiler HMAS Success (OR 304) during the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July…

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 20, 2018)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) steams alongside the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during a transit of the Philippine Sea. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective…

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 19, 2018)

Cmdr. Todd Penrod, executive officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), and Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Jared Ammon carry a wreath during a remembrance ceremony for USS Johnston (DD 557) aboard the ship. Mustin is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th…

ODESSA, Ukraine (July 18, 2018)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departs Odessa, Ukraine, July 18, 2018. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S….