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A Marine Corps Super Stallion CH-53 lands on USS Boxer on June 24. The Wall Street Journal reported that an Iranian helicopter came within a few yards of landing on the amphibious carrier.

USS Boxer had a bizarre and dangerous encounter with an Iranian chopper right before the ship destroyed a drone

The Wall Street Journal reporter Rory Jones was aboard the USS Boxer in the hours before it downed an Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Pacific Ocean with ships assigned to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 combined task force as part of a photo exercise north of Hawaii.

Philippines’ president calls on US defense pact to back him in a naval fight with Beijing in the South China Sea

The Philippines' firebrand president called on the US to send warships to defend the island nation after a China vessel sank a fishing boat.
US Marines march to the beach from a landing craft utility during an amphibious assault in Klaipeda, Lithuania, for exercise Baltic Operations 2019, June 16, 2019.

75 years after D-Day, the US Navy and Marines are still training for sea invasions, but now right by Russia’s shores

In June, the US Navy and Marine Corps and their partners put on the 47th Baltic Operations, practicing complex missions in a tense part of the world.
USS William P. Lawrence

Firebrand Philippine president pushes the US to send the entire 7th Fleet into the South China Sea

Duterte said if the US wants China out of the South China Sea, it better be prepared to go all in and send the entire 7th Fleet into the waterway.
Sailors on Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham pose for a command photo, December 2, 2018.

Step aboard the USS Jason Dunham, one of the versatile destroyers the Navy uses to do everything from nabbing pirates to tracking Russian warships

Commissioned in late 2010, the USS Jason Dunham is one of the Navy's newest and most capable guided-missile destroyers.
The Admiral Gorshkov frigate

A US Navy destroyer is keeping a close eye on the advanced Russian warship roaming the Caribbean

One of Russia's most advanced warships is sailing around the Caribbean, but it's not alone. A US destroyer is shadowing it and watching it closely.
Multinational ships and ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) in the Baltic Sea during the annual Baltic Operations exercise, June 9, 2019.

The US Navy is practicing to ‘up the game’ against an old but still dangerous threat

At this year's Baltic Operations, the US Navy and its partners are working to increase their ability to thwart a longstanding but still potent threat.
US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk

Iran just shot down one of the US military’s most advanced drones — it costs more than an F-35 stealth fighter

"This isn't a throwaway drone whose loss the US will just shrug off," one drone expert said after Iran shot down the US aircraft on Wednesday.
Still from a video showing a UFO filmed near San Diego in 2004, which was released by the Department of Defense in 2017

US senators reportedly got a classified briefing on UFOs after Navy pilots reported seeing spherical objects flying at ‘hypersonic speed’

In April, the US Navy reported there had been an increase in the number of sightings of UFOs by its pilots.
President Donald Trump

Trump says he’s had ‘one very brief meeting’ about UFOs but remains skeptical

Interest in UFOs has flared in recent months, and President Donald Trump says he's had at least one meeting about them, though he remains skeptical.