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  • 1 July 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    On June 30th, Governor Rick Scott announced that Bay County was awarded $280,000 through Florida’s Defense Reinvestment and Infrastructure Grant Programs. The funding will be used to support and sustain Naval Support Activity Panama City and Tyndall Air Force Base, with its $2.6 billion in defense economic impact in Bay County. Governor Scott also announced […]

  • 14 December 2016

    Guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) held a change of command ceremony at the chapel at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on December 12th. Capt. Brett Moyes relieved Capt. Nathan Martin as the Blue crew’s commanding officer. Retired Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny, former commander of Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, was the guest speaker for […]

  • 12 November 2013
    Industry news

    Continuing his goal to keep Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation, Governor Rick Scott today announced that the National Center for Simulation, located at Naval Support Activity Orlando, has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Florida Defense Support Task Force. The funding will reduce the risk of Team Orlando being realigned or […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    China’s People Liberation Army Navy ships are joined by ships from U.S. Navy’s Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 group for a PASSEX off the coast of Florida, November 7. Pictured are the Chinese Luyang II-class guided missile destroyer Jinan (DDG 152), top, the Jiangkai-class frigate Yiyang (FFG 548), the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mason […]

  • 13 October 2015

    The commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) died Oct. 10 at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, Florida. Capt. Wesley A. Smith was at his home when Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Fire Department responded to a fire at his residence on base at approximately 8 p.m. Smith was found unresponsive and […]

  • 13 July 2015

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) returns to her Mayport, Florida, homeport July 11 following a seven-month deployment with Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2. During the deployment the crew exercised and served with 61 ships and aircraft from 18 nations on three continents and logged 30,000 nautical miles. Led by Capt. Lyle Hall, the vessel spent […]

  • 15 March 2019

    US Navy’s Ohio-class cruise missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) arrived in Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, for a scheduled port visit on March 14. While the Kings Bay, Georgia, homeported USS Florida is on a routine deployment in the US 6th Fleet area of operations, it is rare for the US Navy to […]

  • 9 June 2011

      The Navy has hired a Florida firm for $70 million in construction at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort in preparation for the arrival… (Miamiherald) [mappress] Source: Miamiherald, June 9, 2011;      

  • 24 March 2011
    Industry news

      A Naval officer from Florida was killed in a recent non-combat incident, the Department of Defense said today… by Alan Schmadtke (sun-sentinel) [mappress] Source: sun-sentinel,March 24, 2011;

  • 1 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Independence (LCS 2) departed San Diego Jan. 30 for Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., to conduct operational evaluation and testing of the mine countermeasures mission package. Independence, the lead ship of the Independence variant of the littoral combat ship, will sail through the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, transiting the Panama Canal and […]

  • 17 November 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy’s latest aviation acquisition has been on display at a recent airshow in Florida. Naval Air Station Jacksonville and the St Johns River provided the perfect backdrop to a display of aviation capabilities, both new and old. The airshow was attended by 297,000 visitors over two days, with an incredible array of naval […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Fincantieri Marinette Marine-built Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Billings (LCS 15) is scheduled to enter US Navy service during an August 3 ceremony in Key West, Florida. The ship is named in honor of Billings, the largest city in Montana, as well as the people and military veterans of the state. The future […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Florida (SSGN 728) was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation Feb. 15 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Presented by Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, commander, Submarine Group 10, the award was given for the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine crew’s partnership with U.S., joint and coalition forces supporting all necessary measures to protect Libyan civilians under threat […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) began maintenance on guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) during a continuous maintenance availability (CMAV) period January 10. A CMAV is time set aside for maintenance and repairs. A ship or submarine enters a CMAV prior to a certification cycle, when all […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to meet with senior leaders during a series of leadership calls Oct. 16-18. During the visit, Adm. Bill Gortney presented his philosophies on leadership and took questions from base leaders. While the trip is similar […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Metro Machine, doing business as General Dynamics NASSCO Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $34,8 million contract for phased maintenance availability repair work onboard USS New York (LPD 21). This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $37,750,389. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is […]

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

    Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville enters a new realm of supply support with the arrival of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida. USS Independence is the tri-hull variant of the littoral combat ship (LCS) and will be conducting an extensive Mine […]

  • 1 April 2012

    The chief of the boat of USS Florida (SSGN 728) (Gold) was relieved of duty March 30 by the commander of Submarine Squadron 16, at Kings Bay, Ga. Capt. Stephen Gillespie relieved Master Chief Machinist’s Mate (SS) Charles Berry, due to dereliction of duty while assigned as the chief of the boat. During an investigation […]

  • 31 March 2016

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, March 30. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. On Saturday, an Air Station Clearwater HC-130 aircrew located a make-shift raft south of Key West, Florida, […]

  • 8 August 2014

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus officially announced Aug. 7 that six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) will be homeported at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Florida beginning in 2016.   The decision to homeport the ships in Mayport follows previous discussions to expand training and infrastructure to support the continued development of the program. “LCS was […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $26,8 million contract for the phased maintenance availability of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The work package consists of structural and tank repairs, ventilations and auxiliary systems repairs, temporary services habitability preservations, structural preservations, ship alterations, and miscellaneous repairs. This contract includes options […]

  • 12 October 2015

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 12 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Saturday. While on routine patrol a Coast Guard aircraft spotted a vessel with migrants aboard south of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Wednesday. The aircraft notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders who quickly diverted the Coast Guard […]

  • 15 November 2017

    US Coast Guard cutter Spencer has offloaded some 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin in Port Everglades, Florida, on Tuesday. The offloaded drugs were seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean and are worth an estimated $300 million wholesale, according to the US Coast Guard. The interdictions were made by multiple US […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived in Mayport, Florida for a scheduled port visit in advance of Fleet Exercises (FLEETEX) on Thursday, 14 August 2014.   FLEETEX are multi-warfare naval exercises designed to promote force integration and test multiple war fighting skill sets. Ships from the U.S., Canadian, German and Turkish navies will participate […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. of Panama City, FL has been selected as one of the three finalists to design the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).   In accordance with the terms of the $22 million dollar Phase I finalist award cap, Eastern will spend the next 18 months finalizing the engineering […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15) departed Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 25 on her way to Florida, the first of her final three port calls before being decommissioned. Commissioned in 1971, Ponce is on her way for a visit to Port Canaveral, Fla., before heading in the Caribbean to call in the Virgin Islands […]

  • 15 October 2018

    The US Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, said it would open an Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) Monday, October 15, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael which hit the Florida Panhandle on October 10. According to the navy, the EFAC will be manned with navy counselors prepared to assist evacuated military personnel and their families that are […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a 30-year-old man who reportedly jumped over the railing of the Bahamas Cruise Ship Celebration early Sunday morning, 27-miles east of Delray Beach, Florida.   James Miller of Charleston, South Carlina reportedly went overboard early Sunday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Seventh District in Miami received notification […]

  • 7 September 2017

    Navy installations throughout Florida are preparing for heavy weather as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida. Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, directed the evacuation of non-essential personnel and family members from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 5. “Their safety and security is a top priority,” Bolivar said. Approximately 50-60 mission essential […]