July 21, 2019

Carriers to Return to Steam Catapult Systems

Steam Catapult

President Trump has ordered that carriers go back to steam catapult systems for launching aircraft, a move that could cost billions and reduce the ships’ capabilities.

2nd Fleet Readies for Baltic Sea Exercise

2nd Fleet Readies for Baltic Sea Exercise

After the US Navy’s new 2nd Fleet stands up later this month, its commander will push the USS Mount Whitney command ship, along with dozens of other NATO vessels, into the Baltic Sea to direct a major exercise primarily to track and meet Russian maneuvers in the North Atlantic and the Arctic.

Expect a ‘Leaner, Agile’ Resurrected 2nd Fleet

2nd Fleet

The resurrected 2nd Fleet will become operational by early next year. The fleet will oversee the training of Navy forces on the East Coast. Expect the fleet to be “leaner, agile, and more expeditionary” than it was when deactivated in 2011.

McCain to Be Buried at Naval Academy

John McCain

Funeral arrangements for Sen. John McCain include a Saturday service at the Washington National Cathedral in DC and burial at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Navy Re-Establishes 2nd Fleet in Atlantic

2nd Fleet

The Navy says it will re-establishment the US Second Fleet which will be responsible for naval forces along the East Coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean.