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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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Navy Recruit Graduation: Feb. 9, 2018

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (November 10, 2016) Navy foreign officers from the Naval Staff College (NSC) in Newport, Rhode Island, watch as a recruit division passes in front of them standing in the dais during a pass-in-review graduation ceremony at the U. S. Navy’s only boot camp, Recruit Training Command (RTC), November 10, 2016. The group of 30 naval officers toured RTC to observe how American Sailors are trained. The NSC brings together a group of distinguished international officers from diverse cultures and ideologies who share maritime traditions, experiences, and challenges. The knowledge gained in the classroom at the NSC, when combined with the professional development experiences that are offered, produces the finest graduate-level education for mid-grade officers in the world. (U.S Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs. Read how …

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