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Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China - Military Times

WASHINGTON (AP) — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region ...

CIWT Det. Goodfellow Sailors Honor Navy Pilot Killed During Vietnam War - DVIDS (press release)

Goodwin was a native of Haskell, Texas and joined the Navy in 1961. He was 25 years old when he reported being in thunderstorms, and this was his last radio transmission. It was felt that there was a very good chance that Goodwin survived, and he was ...

Funeral marks return of Haskell Navy pilot Cmdr. Charles B. Goodwin killed during Vietnam War -

Marc Newman of Irving wears a metal bracelet inscribed with the name of Navy Reserve Cmdr. Charles B. Goodwin of Haskell, who was missing in action on Sept. 8, 1965 during the Vietnam War. Newman bought the bracelet in the 1980s. (Photo: Courtesy ...

Naval commander holds bilateral meetings on sidelines of WPNS - VietNamNet Bridge

Vice Admiral Pham Hoai Nam, Commander of the Vietnam People's Navy met with high-ranking naval officials of Japan and India in Jeju Island, the Republic of Korea on October 11, a day before the 16th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) opens.

South Korea hosts international fleet review without Japan - VnExpress International

Vietnam's Tran Hung Dao is on its 9,300-kilometer long journey to Japan, South Korea and China, beginning last month. The voyage, the longest that any Vietnamese naval vessel has undertaken, aims to strengthen friendly relations, cooperation and ...

Vietnamese warship joins international parade at sea - VnExpress International

The 015 Tran Hung Dao, a Russian built Gepard-class frigate with advanced military equipment, arrived in South Korea Wednesday along with a Vietnamese delegation for the International Fleet Review, Bao Hai Quan (Vietnamese Navy) newspaper reported ...

Vietnam participates in RoK Navy's International Fleet Review - sggpnews

Before coming to Jeju for the event, the Vietnamese naval ship visited Japan from September 27. The International Fleet Review of the RoK Navy, which opened on October 10, is a major event of the RoK navy held every decade. It was held for the first ...

50 Years After Navy Pilot Disappeared in Vietnam, He's Finally Coming Home to Family - The Western Journal

More than 50 years after vanishing into a thunderstorm at sea, a Vietnam veteran is finally being laid to rest. Navy Reserve Cmdr. Charles B. Goodwin of Haskell, Texas, was 25 years old when he last climbed into his cockpit of an RF-8A Crusader and ...

Vietnamese refugee family gets to thank Navy rescuers for the first time -

It was October 11th, 1981. Anne Huynh was only three years old. But she remembers how hard it was for her family to escape from Vietnam. “We made four attempts to escape, and the first three we failed so they threw us in a communist prison,” Huynh said.

Cam Ranh port: A lever in Vietnam's naval diplomacy - Observer Research Foundation

In spite of Vietnam's stated position that the Cam Ranh Bay port will not become a foreign naval base, India has a special place in Vietnam's strategic calculus. Hanoi has granted an exclusive access to Indian Naval Ships to use Nha Trang Port which is ...

Remains of Navy pilot who disappeared in Vietnam to be returned to his family - WTLV-WJXX

ABILENE, Texas — The remains of a Navy pilot from Texas will be returned to his family more than 50 years after he and his jet disappeared during a Vietnam War combat photo mission. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Thursday announced ...

Haskell Navy Pilot identified decades after death to be buried with full military honors in Abilene - Big Country Homepage

Editor's note: The family of the fallen request his burial remain private. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted for from the Vietnam War, are being returned ...

Vietnamese ship 015-Tran Hung Dao visits Japan's Sakai Port - (press release)

On September 27, the vessel arrived at Yokosuka naval base in Kanagawa prefecture where the Vietnamese delegation visited the mayor of Yokosuka city, the commander of Yokosuka base, commander of the coast guard force in Yokosuka and the city's ...

Bruneian naval ship visits Vietnam - Infosurhoy

HANOI, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — A vessel of the Royal Brunei Navy arrived at Tien Sa Port in Vietnam's Da Nang on Tuesday, beginning a three-day friendship visit to the central city. Officers and crew members of the KDB Daruttaqwa are to pay courtesy calls ...

Another First for Vietnam-Brunei Naval Ties - The Diplomat

This week, Vietnam received the first-ever visit of a Brunei naval vessel to Danang. Though the interaction was just one of several within the ongoing defense relationship between the two Southeast Asian countries, it shed light on the collaboration ...

Brunei patrol vessel docks in central Vietnam - VnExpress International

During their two-day stay in the central city, the Brunei naval delegation will meet with peers in Vietnam's Naval Region 3 Command, which is in charge of ensuring peace and stability in the waters off Vietnam's north-central coast, including the ...

Marching Orders: Westerville's Ted Mosure: US Navy SEALs, Vietnam - ThisWeek Community News

John T. “Ted” Mosure of Westerville is a 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran who was part of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team 1 at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in Coronado, California. An Ohio State University student at the time, he enlisted in February 1968, ...

Act East' gets further boost: Coast Guards of India and Vietnam to have joint exercise later this week - Financial Express

India has also offered to train Vietnamese fighter pilots to fly the Sukhoi-30 fighter jets, just as it has been training sailors of that country's Navy in operating Kilo-class submarines for the last four years. Apart from regular port calls by ...

Corpsman's diary preserves lost memories of Vietnam - The Mountaineer

From there, he worked briefly as a postal clerk at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California before going to Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego for corps school, where he learned to be the Naval equivalent of a medic. After corps school, Roberson was ...

Destroyer Visit Highlights India-Vietnam Naval Ties - The Diplomat

This week, an Indian naval ship paid a port visit to the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh city. While this is just one of a series of scheduled defense engagements by the two sides expected this year, it has nonetheless once again put the spotlight on ...

The Vietnam People's Navy , commonly known as the Vietnamese Navy or the Vietnamese People's Navy, is the naval branch of the Vietnam People's Army and is responsible for the protection of the country's national waters, islands, and interests of the maritime economy, as well as for the co-ordination of maritime police, customs service and the border defence force.

Vietnam People's Navy
Hải quân Nhân dân Việt Nam
Vietnam People's Navy insignia.png
Active 1955 – present
Country  Vietnam
Allegiance Communist Party of Vietnam

Main branches

  • Surface Ships
  • Naval Infantry
  • Naval Aviation
  • Coastal Defence Missiles
  • Submarines
Size 50,000 officers and sailors
91 Ships (Excluding auxiliaries)
Part of Vietnam People's Army
Headquarters Hai Phong, Vietnam
Motto(s) Island is Home, Ocean is Fatherland
Colour          Purple, White
March Surfing to the sea
Anniversaries 7 May 1955
Fleet 5 Submarine
7 Frigate
11 Corvette
53 Patrol vessel
6 Amphibious warfare ship
8 Minesweeper
1 Training vessel
11 Auxiliaries
Engagements World War II
Vietnam War
Cambodian–Vietnamese War
Johnson South Reef Skirmish
MT Zafirah hijacking
Decorations Vietnam Hero ribbon.png Vietnam Hero of Labor ribbon.png Vietnam Gold Star ribbon.png Vietnam Hochiminh Order ribbon.png Vietnam Independence Order ribbon.png Vietnam Military Exploit Order ribbon.png Vietnam Labor Order ribbon.png Vietnam Feat Order ribbon.png Vietnam Fatherland Defense Order ribbon.png
Commander-in-Chief Trần Đại Quang
Commander Rear Admiral Phạm Hoài Nam
Political Commissar Vice Admiral Đinh Gia Thật
Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Phạm Xuân Điệp
Naval Ensign Flag of Vietnam.svg
Naval Flag Ensign of Vietnam People's Navy.svg
Emblem Anchor Navy.jpg
Awards Hero of the People's Armed ForcesHero of Labor (Vietnam)Gold Star Order (Vietnam)Gold Star Order (Vietnam)Ho Chi Minh OrderOrder of IndependenceMilitary Exploit OrderLabor OrderFeat OrderFatherland Defense Order
Aircraft flown
Attack Ka-27
Patrol C-212, DHC-6, EC225

The Vietnam People's Navy (Vietnamese: Hải quân nhân dân Việt Nam), commonly known as the Vietnamese Navy or the Vietnamese People's Navy, is the naval branch of the Vietnam People's Army and is responsible for the protection of the country's national waters, islands, and interests of the maritime economy, as well as for the co-ordination of maritime police, customs service and the border defence force.