February 28, 2008 Gunnery Sgt. Gibson went back to active duty in Iraq with a new prosthetic leg, saying that is part to show appreciation to my fallen Marines and also to tell the people of Iraq I'm back to help them any way I can. Learn More.
February 20, 2008 Pacific Ocean - The Navy confirmed it hit a failing US satellite using an SM-3 missile fired from the deck of the USS Lake Erie in the Northern Pacific. Learn More.
HONOLULU - November 7, 2007 - The developing U.S. missile defense system intercepted 2 test ballistic missiles for the first time today. The engineers report it is a technological first. The missile defense system destroyed two test ballistic missile targets simultaneously in space 100 miles above the Pacific Ocean. The USS Lake Erie fired two interceptors to shoot down two short-range ballistic missiles fired within minutes of one another from a testing range on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Learn More.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 MANAMA, Bahrain American warships fought pirates who seized a tanker off the coast of Somalia and another vessel northeast of Mogadishu. They sank two pirate vessels and pursued a hijacked skiff carrying some of the fleeing hijackers. Learn More.