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US Sends B-52 Bomber Over South China Sea as China Steps up Naval Drills

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkJOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii: One B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 96th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, took off from home station and participated in a maritime integration exercise with the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups in the South China Sea before landing at Andersen Air […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-sends-b-52-bomber-over-south-china-sea-as-china-steps-up-naval-drills-75849/

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Dual Carrier Strike Groups in South China Sea Reinforce US Commitment to Freedom

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSOUTH CHINA SEA: The Nimitz Carrier Strike Force celebrated Independence Day with unmatched sea power while deployed to the South China Sea conducting dual carrier operations and exercises in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. High-end integrated exercises build unmatched flexibility, endurance, maneuverability, and firepower in an all-domain warfighting environment. These efforts support enduring […]https://www.defencetalk.com/dual-carrier-strike-groups-in-south-china-sea-reinforce-us-commitment-to-freedom-75842/

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U.S., Japan Navies Exercise Together in South China Sea

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSOUTH CHINA SEA: Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima class-training vessel JS Kashima (TV-3508) and Shimayuki-class training vessel JS Shimayuki (TV-3513) conducted bilateral exercises while sailing together in the South China Sea, June 23. Gabrielle Giffords, Kashima and Shimayuki met at sea to practice and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/u-s-japan-navies-exercise-together-in-south-china-sea-75755/

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First CMV-22B for Operational Use Arrives at Naval Air Station

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSAN DIEGO: The Navy’s first CMV-22B Osprey for operational use arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, June 22. The aircraft is assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30, the Navy’s first CMV-22B squadron. VRM-30 was established in 2018 to begin the Navy’s transition from the C-2A Greyhound to the CMV-22B […]https://www.defencetalk.com/first-cmv-22b-for-operational-use-arrives-at-naval-air-station-75751/

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns to Sea

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DefenceTalkPHILIPPINE SEA: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway for the first time since arriving in Guam March 27. The ship left Naval Base Guam and entered the Philippine Sea May 21 to conduct carrier qualification flights for the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. “It feels great to be back at sea,” said Rear […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uss-theodore-roosevelt-returns-to-sea-75605/

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USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group and Marine Aircraft Wing Complete Integrated Training

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DefenceTalkATLANTIC OCEAN: The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, underway in the Atlantic Ocean, conducted a week of naval air integration exercises with Marine Corps elements assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing May 12-18, 2020. The purpose of the high-end training was to improve Navy and Marine Corps integration, communication, power projection in the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uss-harry-s-truman-strike-group-and-marine-aircraft-wing-complete-integrated-training-75581/

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Boeing Delivers 100th P-8A Poseidon Built for the US Navy

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DefenceTalkThe U.S. Navy received its 100th P-8A aircraft from Boeing [NYSE: BA] today as the global fleet, which also includes the Indian navy and the Australian and U.K. air forces, approaches 300,000 flight hours of hunting submarines and providing aerial reconnaissance capabilities around the world. “We’re honored by the Navy’s faith and confidence in our […]https://www.defencetalk.com/boeing-delivers-100th-p-8a-poseidon-built-for-the-us-navy-75564/

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Ford Commences Second Round of Aircraft Carrier Qualifications

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DefenceTalkATLANTIC OCEAN: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the only carrier qualification (CQ) asset regularly available on the East Coast this year, commenced its second round of CQs for Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) pilots May 10, with a healthy and mission-focused crew. Ford, operating at-sea at the same time as four other U.S. aircraft carriers, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/ford-commences-second-round-of-aircraft-carrier-qualifications-75560/

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New COVID-19 cases on US carrier despite extensive screening

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DefenceTalkFive US sailors have been evacuated with coronavirus from an aircraft carrier despite extensive screening as the warship prepares its return to sea following a major outbreak, a US official confirmed Thursday. After testing positive but asymptomatic, the five spent two weeks in quarantine in Guam where the nuclear-powered USS Theodore Roosevelt is docked, the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/new-covid-19-cases-on-us-carrier-despite-extensive-screening-75542/

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CAPT. Brett Crozier temporarily assigned as Naval Air Forces’ Special Assistant

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DefenceTalkCAPT. Brett Crozier, the fired Captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, has been temporarily assigned as Special Assistant to U.S. Pacific Fleet Naval Air Forces’ Chief of Staff at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, Coronado, San Diego as of May 4th, 2020. The Captain had recovered from COVID-19 at the start of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/capt-brett-crozier-temporarily-assigned-as-naval-air-forces-special-assistant-75494/

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