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  • 29 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, EMALS, test team launched an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Sept. 27, at the full-size shipboard-representative test site here. “These successful E-2D launches continue to reaffirm my confidence in the EMALS program,” said Capt. James Donnelly, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office, PMA-251, program manager. “Each launch we […]

  • 6 November 2012
    Industry news

    Raytheon Company  has been awarded a $22.5 million U.S. Navy contract for the Ship Self-Defense System. With this award, Raytheon will continue system development, test and integration, as well as Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) services and support for fleet-deployed systems. SSDS is an open, distributed combat management system in service on carriers and amphibious […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    When the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier entered service in July 2017, it did so without any functional elevators. The navy has now announced that the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) received its first advanced weapons elevator (AWE) at the end of 2018. AWE Upper Stage #1 was turned over to the ship on […]

  • 17 January 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed its homeport of Norfolk on January 16 to begin aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) off the East Coast as the first aircraft, an E-2D, landed on board. In October 2019, the ship, described as the world’s most expensive ship with a price tag of […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s most expensive ship ever, aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), arrived at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, July 14 to begin its post-shakedown availability (PSA) period. The PSA will be a yearlong maintenance and upgrade period after the ship operated at sea for 81 days […]

  • 17 October 2014

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) will return to San Diego, Oct. 20 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. Deployed since March, the ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer Squadron Two One (DESRON) 21, conducted various presence operations and goodwill activities […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities

    US Naval Station Norfolk hosted a change of command ceremony for guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) July 11.   Cmdr. Blair Guy relieved Cmdr. Dave Richardson as commanding officer. Capt. A 1995 Naval Academy graduate, Richardson served as Porter’s 10th commanding officer for nearly two years. Assuming command while the ship was deployed in […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) promoted 213 of its Sailors at a frocking ceremony Dec. 5 at Huntington Hall Athletic Field. Twenty-five Sailors advanced to petty officer first class, 78 to petty officer second class and 110 to petty officer third class. Slightly more E3s were promoted to petty officer third […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Authorities

    The crew of US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulled into San Diego, December 5, together with San Diego-homeported guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and NAS Lemoore-stationed Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. USS Nimitz, and destroyer USS Shoup and USS Kidd made the stop in San Diego before returning to their homeports in Washington. After […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Five U.S. Navy ships and participants from several other U.S. Navy supporting commands concluded their participation in the latest in a series of successful Joint Warrior exercises in Faslane, Scotland, April 23. The U.S. Navy ships participating in Joint Warrior 15-1 were the guided-missile cruisers USS Anzio (CG 68) and USS Vicksburg (CG 69); the […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its carrier strike group will be the first to deploy in 2018, getting underway from San Diego on January 5. The strike group’s 6,000 sailors will deploy aboard four ships, including aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

      The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), April 3. This marks Enterprise’s 22nd deployment to the AOR and is slated to be the last for the aircraft carrier. Prior to arrival in theater, the Enterprise […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the rest of the Washington-based ships from its carrier strike group returned to Naval Station Everett concluding a six-month deployment. Nimitz entered its homeport on December 10, accompanied by Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Kidd (DDG 100). The strike group consists of Nimitz-class aircraft […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Training & Education

      USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departed its homeport of Norfolk, Va., Jan. 11 to participate in a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). The early morning departure was the next to last departure from Naval Station Norfolk for the 50-year-old carrier. Enterprise is scheduled to enter deactivation after completing its […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

      Amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf for the first time June 10,during her maiden deployment. The ship, built with seven and a half tons of World Trade Center steel as part of its hull was accompanied by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) met with Turkish naval forces to stage an anti-submarine warfare exercise on June 25. Shortened to ASWEX, the exercise was designed to utilize the navies’ skills while defending multiple units from possible sub-surface threats. “Anti-submarine warfare is a major component in protecting the U.S. homeland and reassuring […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Authorities

    Service members, family and friends of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 gathered pierside of USS Princeton (CG 59) for a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 10. Rear Adm. Peter A. Gumataotao relieved Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden as commanding officer of CSG 11 and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) CSG. “Today […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departed Norfolk Naval Station March 12 on the ship’s fourth deployment with the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. James E. Williams is scheduled to deploy to the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed its homeport of Mayport, Fla., March 9 to make its final deployment, this time as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. Family members, friends and well-wishers gathered on the pier in the early morning hours to bid farewell to loved ones and wish them good luck. […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) served host to 78 future officers from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) units from colleges and universities across America, through three at-sea training phases, June 26 to Aug. 12. Each phase of midshipmen training encompassed […]

  • 7 November 2012

    More than 5,500 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 4 following a seven-and-a-half-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Seas. USS Enterprise’s return to Norfolk marks the 25th and final homecoming in her 51 years of distinguished service. The aircraft carrier is […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Twenty-four Sailors assigned to aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) returned home July 7, following their six-month deployment aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Lincoln is currently months away from completing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding. The Sailors bring back a wealth of new experience and qualifications and […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 5,500 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are scheduled to arrive in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 4, following a seven-and-a-half-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Seas. USS Enterprise’s return to Norfolk will be the 25th and final homecoming in her 51 years of distinguished service. […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Equipment & technology

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducted its first internal phone call using the Integrated Voice Network (IVN) since Lincoln’s Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) Nov. 20. Capt. Ronald Ravelo, commanding officer, Abraham Lincoln, received the call from Lincoln’s RCOH Program Manager Bruce Easterson from a separate location inside the ship. “This is […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Research & Development

    The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departed Norfolk Naval Station March 11 on the ship’s 22nd and final deployment. Enterprise is slated to deploy to the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the crew of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to provide Sailors on board an opportunity to speak directly with the Navy’s most senior leadership, Oct. 23. Among the topics discussed during the all-hands […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 32nd Under Secretary of the Navy visited USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) April 22 as part of a fleet visit to Norfolk. The Honorable Janine Davidson was hosted by Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2 Rear Adm. Brian Luther and GHWB Commanding Officer Capt. Will Pennington. During the visit, Davidson toured the ship’s navigation […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and their strike groups met in the Philippine Sea June 18 to practice interoperability – and to make a couple of cool photos. USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) performed dual carrier flight operations on the occasion and demonstrated their skills in operating multiple carrier strike groups in close proximity. […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Industry news

    USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) Engineering Department, completed the certification process to enable a portion of the ship’s collection, holding, and transfer (CHT) system operational this July at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Lt. Michael Blackwood, who oversees the CHT system aboard Abraham Lincoln, discussed the importance of bringing online this capability ahead […]