2018 Year in Review

Dec. 21, 2018 | By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division
History is made everyday - especially in the Navy! Once again the Navy made a ton of history in 2018. Read the following blog; click on some of the links for more information; and take a look at some of the moments and events that helped make this year another historic one for the Navy.

January

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZW259-1106

February

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VIRIN: 180220-N-NO101-014

March

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZW259-1090

April

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZW259-1125

May

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZW259-1135
 

June

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZW259-1149

July

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August

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  • Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 Concludes: (Aug. 2, 2018) The world's largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
  • Navy Establishes U.S. 2nd Fleet, Vice Adm. Lewis Assumes Command: (Aug. 24, 2018) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson presided over a ceremony establishing U.S. 2nd Fleet and naming Vice Adm. Andrew "Woody" Lewis as the commander during a ceremony aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Aug. 24, at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
  • U.S. Navy Statements on Passing of Sen. John McCain: (Aug. 25, 2018) Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the commanding officer of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), Cmdr. Micah Murphy, released statements Aug. 25 on the death of Senator and Navy veteran John S. McCain III who died Aug. 25 at age 81.
  • CNO Selects Fleet Master Chief Smith as 15th MCPON: (Aug. 29, 2018) Following a comprehensive review of potential candidates, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson selected Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith to be the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Aug. 29.
  • Jason Dunham Seizes Illicit Arms in Gulf of Aden: (Aug. 30, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet, seized an illicit shipment of arms from a stateless skiff in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, on Aug. 28.

September

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZW259-1172
  • UCT 2 Renders Assistance Following Plane Crash in Chuuk: (Sept. 28, 2018) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 rendered immediate assistance to the passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight PX56, after it crashed into the lagoon near Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, International Airport, Sept. 28.

October

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November

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December

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VIRIN: 210624-N-ZW259-1192