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The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy's increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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For the first time, a woman has qualified as a Navy special operator

A first female sailor has for the first time completed the grueling course to be a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman. Those boat operators transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea. It's the latest inroad for women into some of the military's most difficult and competitive commando jobs. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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With close military encounters on opposite sides of the world, Russia is sending a message to the West

Russia's military had close encounters with its US and European rivals in the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean in June. The incidents and exercises were messages about Russia's military capabilities, experts told Insider. LoadingSomething is loading. Close encounters between Russia's mil...
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The US captured one of its most important military outposts from an enemy who didn’t even know it was at war

In June 1898, the US Navy sailed to Guam to capture the island from the Spanish. The Spanish, who didn't know they were fighting the US, surrendered the island without a fight. Guam is still a US territory, and it now hosts some of the US's most important military bases. See more stories on Insider's business page. In eight months of fighting in 1898, the US secured its status as a global power by defeating Spain in the Spanish-American War.Fought on two continents, the war had a number of important moments for the US military. It led to the independence of Cuba (with the US as the dominant power there) and to US control of Puerto ...
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The US Navy practiced blasting an aircraft carrier for the first time in 34 years. Here’s what it’s testing.

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, went through shock trials on June 18. Shock trials are meant to test how a warship's systems handle the stresses of combat. It's the first time a US carrier has undergone these tests since the USS Theodore Roosevelt in 1987. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Russia’s newest submarines are’on par with ours’ and sailing closer to the US, top commanders say

The head of US Northern Command and the Navy's top officer warned lawmakers about Russian submarines. US commanders have cited Russia's increasingly capable submarines as cause for concern. Those subs are also spending more time near US coasts, reflecting a growing risk to the homeland. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US commander responsible for North America and the Navy's top officer warned lawmakers this month about Russia's increasingly capable and active submarines, which they say are operating closer to US shores.Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck and Navy Adm. Michael Gilday are the latest officials to express co...
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Explosion triggered near new US Navy aircraft carrier during shock trials registered as 3.9 magnitude earthquake

The US Navy triggered a big explosion near its new aircraft carrier Friday during shock trials. The explosion registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake, USNI News reported. Shock trials test the hardness of the ship to determine if it can withstand harsh battle conditions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Navy triggered an explosion near its new aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, off the US East Coast on Friday during shock trials, and the big blast registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake, USNI News reported, citing US Geological Survey data.The US government agency recorded the activity as an "experimental ex...
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The US Navy set off explosives next to its new aircraft carrier to see if the ship can handle the shock

USS Gerald R. Ford completed the first explosive event of full-ship shock trials Friday. The Navy detonated explosives near the carrier to see how it holds up against shock and vibrations. The standard testing is designed to simulate real battle conditions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Navy's new supercarrier is going through shock trials, and that means setting off live explosives near the warship to simulate actual combat conditions.USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the first of a new class of aircraft carriers, completed the first explosive event of the ongoing full-ship shock trials on Friday off the US East C...