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USS Portland (LPD 27) Commissioning

USS Portland commissioning graphic

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock, USS Portland (LPD 27). Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves …

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2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the largest maritime exposition in the United States. The expo, April 9-11 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, brings together the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies, and key military decision makers for an innovative, …

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125th Chief Petty Officer Birthday Ceremony

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 16, 2017) Chief petty officer combination covers are displayed prior to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) pinning ceremony at the Navy Operational Support Center in Portland, Ore., Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Heather C. Wamsley/Released)

Happy (early) birthday, Navy chiefs! On April 1, 1893, Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer. This year, we celebrate 125 years of our chiefs’ trusted leadership, technical expertise, advising and mentorship that enable America’s combat ready naval force to be continuously flexible, more innovative, and …

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USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioning

GULF OF MEXICO (July 27, 2017) Ingalls Shipbuilding completed builder's sea trials on the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship's main propulsion, combat and other ship systems. (U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Young/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioning Watch to help us welcome our newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson – DDG 114 to our fleet.The ship's namesake earned the Medal of …

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USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning

USS Colorado's seal

The newest Virginia-class attack submarine, USS Colorado (SSN 788), will be commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London, March 17, 2018. It will be the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet. As the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, the submarine can operate in both …

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