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  • 25 April 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., visited Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division Wednesday. The congressmen, both members of the House Armed Services Committee, met with shipbuilders and were briefed on the construction processes for the four different classes of military ships built at Ingalls.   The Congressmen toured the shipyard […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Twenty-five newly-elected Congressmen visited the Naval Academy Jan. 13th as guests of the Secretary of the US Navy for a Navy and Marine Corps orientation and dinner in Dahlgren Hall. The Congressmen were greeted by top Navy and Marine Corps leadership on the Academy grounds, including Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Commandant of […]

  • 27 October 2014

    Representatives from California and Florida Congressional delegates experienced air operations while on a distinguished visitor (DV) embark aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Oct. 22. The representatives toured the ship and interacted with crewmembers while visiting the ship’s bridge, ‘vultures row’ (the highest vantage point on the ship’s tower from which to view flight operations […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Nine U.S. representatives from eight states toured the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) April 22 as part of a visit to naval ships, installations and tenant commands operating within Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.   U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, along with representatives from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, South Dakota, Illinois, Hawaii […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut and Adam Smith of Washington State and other officials visited the U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London and Electric Boat, June 6. Smith, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) ranking member, and Courtney, the sole member of the Connecticut congressional delegation to sit on the HASC, toured the various Naval […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) welcomed six members of the U.S. House of Representatives aboard the ship to observe underway operations and to meet with Sailors, June 13. The group of delegates included U.S. Reps. John C. Fleming, Jack Kingston, Stephen Lynch, Tom Marino, Todd Platts and Glenn Thompson. While aboard, […]

  • 3 May 2011

      Multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departed Port Everglades, Fla., after successfully completing a week long fleet week May 1. This year South Florida welcomed more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for Fleet Week Port Everglades 2011. The week-long celebration showcased the men and women of the sea services […]

  • 28 March 2013

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), March 26, after spending more than five months operating with and supporting U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). The JCSCSG returned to the 5th Fleet AOR in late October after departing in January 2012, after spending five months […]

  • 20 April 2011

    A Texas Congressman visited Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) April 19 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where he received a tour and left a small piece of history. Texas Congressman, The Honorable John Culberson, (R-TX,7th) visited Texas to learn about the submarine’s capabiltiies and to show his support for its mission. “It is a […]

  • 15 March 2017

    The crew of the U.S Navy’s third Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) celebrated the ship’s 35th commissioning ceremony on March 13 during a regularly-scheduled Western Pacific deployment. Capt. Eric Anduze, Carl Vinson’s executive officer, announced the cake cutting ceremony via a message on the ship’s general announcing system while summarizing 35 years of […]

  • 7 July 2011

      Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, told Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in a July 1st letter that it might be wise to rebid contracts for the Nav… By Gary Robbins (signonsandiego) [mappress] Source: signonsandiego, July 7, 2011;

  • 3 October 2014

    The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) welcomed U.S. Congressman Bradly Byrne (R-Ala.) for a tour of the ship to help gain a greater understanding of the operational capabilities of some of the Navy’s platforms, Sept. 30.   Rear Adm. Chris Paul, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted the […]

  • 22 January 2017

    Assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy Sean J. Stackley assumed the responsibilities of acting secretary of the Navy Jan. 20 at noon until the incoming Trump administration nominates, and Congress confirms, a replacement for Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. The U.S. Navy said Thomas W. Hicks, deputy undersecretary of the Navy (Management), will perform the […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Former President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Feb. 22 along with more than 200 members of Mr. Carter’s foundation, The Carter Center. Upon arriving, the Carters, Dalton and others joined Deputy Commander, 3rd Fleet Rear […]

  • 13 June 2014

    E-2C Hawkeyes from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson is underway conducting unit level training off the coast of Southern California. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier […]

  • 14 November 2014

    Sailors recover an aircraft during night flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in […]

  • 18 March 2015

    Huntington Ingalls Industries will christen US Navy’s new landing platform dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26) at its Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, on Saturday, March 21. The ship, 10th in the San-Antonio class of US Navy Amphibious Warships, is named for Congressman John P. Murtha. His daughter, Ms. Donna S. Murtha serves as Ship Sponsor. These represent the latest addition to […]

  • 13 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, commander, Submarine Group 2 and U.S.Rep. Joe Courtney joined nearly 100 Sea Cadets and their families for their annual holiday party and awards at the VFW Post 1053 in Old Saybrook, Dec. 10. Nautilus (SSN 571) Division Commanding Officer Lt. Cmdr. Robert Smith, who retired from the U.S. Navy as […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A class of 12 new nuclear-powered ballistic submarines is ready to enter the detailed design phase after Pentagon’s procurement chief approved the Milestone B review. The Milestone B decision allows the U.S. Navy to appropriate $773 million to defense contractors, in this case it is General Dynamics’ Electric Boats with Newport News as primary subcontractor. Ohio replacement […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy laid the keel for the nation’s 18th littoral combat ship, the USS Charleston (LCS 18), at Austal’s shipyard in Alabama, USA. Congressman Bradley Byrne, a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, welded his initials onto a steel plate during a ceremony held on June 28. Austal’s LCS program delivered USS Independence […]

  • 2 April 2015

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) stressed the versatility of the Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) April 1 at a press conference on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. After touring the USS Independence (LCS 2) with the congressman, the CNO highlighted the value of the LCS’s ability […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Two U.S. lawmakers have unveiled a bill that would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the U.S. Navy’s requirement of 355 ships. Announced by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Va., the “Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act” would bring the navy […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Seapower Subcommittee, an arm of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, wants the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding budget to be increased to $20,6 billion which, if authorized, would be the highest level of shipbuilding funding, accounting for inflation, since President Reagan was in office. The subcommittee mark, released by the body’s chairman, Congressman J. Randy Forbes April […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), is set to enter service in a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at Naval Air Station North Island.  California Congressman Scott Peters will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Mrs. Sally Monsoor, Michael’s mother, will serve as the ship’s […]

  • 24 March 2014

    In a phone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh on Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel repeated his praise for the restraint demonstrated by Ukrainian forces in Crimea and commended Tenyukh’s leadership, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.   “For his part, Minister Tenyukh updated Secretary Hagel on the situation in […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) welcomed a new commander ahead of the ship’s scheduled homeport change from Bremerton, Washington, to Norfolk, Virginia.  The change of command ceremony was held in the hangar bay on August 3 and saw Capt. Randall W. Peck relieve Capt. Gregory C. Huffman at the helm of […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A keel-laying ceremony for the first in a new class of US Military Sealift Command operated oilers was held at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego on May 13. Kevin Graney, NASSCO president welcomed ship namesake, Rep. John Lewis (D Ga.), and ship’s sponsor, actress Alfre Woodard who attended the ceremony. “I am […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) arrived at her homeport of San Diego November 18, completing the ship’s maiden voyage. Following four years of construction and successful sea trials this summer in the Gulf of Mexico, the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship set sail for home in August. […]

  • 11 October 2011
    Industry news

    Austal’s US shipyard has celebrated the official start of fabrication for the third Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV 3), one of seven Austal-designed 103 metre US Navy Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) under contract with the US Department of Defense. “The race is on,” said Austal USA President and Chief Operating Officer, Joe Rella. “The […]