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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission  (14 June 2019)
The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14, to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
New President Announced for Naval War College   (14 June 2019)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that Rear Admiral (lower half) Shoshana S. Chatfield will be the new president of the Naval War College.
U.S. CENTCOM Statement on June 13 Limpet Mine Attack in the Gulf of Oman  (13 June 2019)
After mariners were rescued by USS Bainbridge at the request of the master of the M/T Kokuka Courageous, an IRGC Gashti Class patrol boat approaches the M/T Kokuka Courageous and was observed and recorded removing the unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous.
Bainbridge Answers Distress Call  (13 June 2019)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman the morning of June 13.
Update 6:05pm EST: CENTCOM statement on events in the Gulf of Oman  (13 June 2019)
USS Bainbridge remains in close contact with the M/V Kokuka Courageous and is the on-scene U.S. command authority. No interference with USS Bainbridge, or its mission, will be tolerated.
Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul  (12 June 2019)
The Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, June 15, in Marinette, Wisconsin.
USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Sail Together in the South China Sea  (12 June 2019)
The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in a cooperative deployment with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108) June 10-12.
June 2019 SRB and Pay for Performance Pilot Update Announced  (11 June 2019)
The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for Active Component and Full Time Support Sailors and announced the continuation of an incentivized performance program in NAVADMIN 129/19, released June 11.
Mine Warfare Takes Center Stage in BALTOPS 2019   (11 June 2019)
Vice Adm. Andrew "Woody" Lewis, Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, visited with forces from exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) Mine Warfare Task Group during the first day of operations.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Changes Office  (11 June 2019)
Adm. Robert Burke became the 40th Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) when he assumed duties from Adm. Bill Moran on Monday, June 10.
BALTOPS 2019 Begins In Germany  (7 June 2019)
Maritime forces from 18 nations commenced the in-port operations for the 47th annual multinational exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) in the Baltic Sea, June 9-21.
7th Fleet Statement on Unsafe Maneuver by Russian Destroyer  (7 June 2019)
At approximately 11:45 am on June 7, 2019 while operating in the Philippine Sea, a Russian Destroyer (UDALOY I DD 572) made an unsafe maneuver against guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), closing to approximately 50-100 feet putting the safety of her crew and ship at risk.
Lone Sailor Now Stands Watch at Historic D-Day Beach  (6 June 2019)
In the midst of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (CNE-A), and the U.S. Navy Memorial teamed up to dedicate The Lone Sailor statue at Utah Beach, June 6, 2019.
SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Coast Guard, World War II Navy Cross Recipient  (6 June 2019)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 132, in honor of Coast Guard Captain Quentin Walsh, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his service during World War II.
NDW Commemorates 77th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway  (4 June 2019)
Naval District Washington celebrated the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 4.

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