NAVAL NEWS December 2021

Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by the Philippine News Agency on December 28, 2021, the Philippine Navy (PN) will be using the recently decommissioned World War II-era corvette, BRP Magat Salamat (PS-20), as a temporary command post for the duration of the relief operations in Dinagat Islands.

According to information published by the U.S. Department of Defense on December 29, 2021, a F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192, launched off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Philippine Sea.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) returned to Rota, Spain, Dec. 23, 2021, completing her inaugural patrol as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) and culminating in a successful year of operations.

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