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  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $25 million contract to Sauer, Inc. for the construction of a littoral combat ship (LCS) operational training facility at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The building will include systems trainers, simulators, classrooms, personnel support space, a high-bay operational training area and applied instruction space specifically designed […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The first of ten future Royal Saudi Arabian Navy MH60-R Seahawk helicopters landed at Naval Station Mayport on October 2. Saudi pilots and crew are expected to spend the next three years training with HSM 40, a helicopter squadron based out of Naval Station Mayport. “This is an exciting day!” said Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Miller, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 14. Cmdr. Cory R. Applebee relieved Cmdr. William Musser as Farragut’s commanding officer. After serving as Farragut’s executive officer during her deployment with the USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group, Musser assumed command in May, 2013. […]

  • 3 January 2017

    U.S. Navy and government officials welcomed littoral combat ships USS Milwaukee and USS Detroit to their new homeport of Naval Station Mayport during a ceremony on December 30. The two littoral combat ships’ homeport officially shifted from San Diego on December 22. NS Mayport will eventually become the home for all of the Navy’s Freedom-variant […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Cubic Worldwide Technical Services (CWTS), a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, was awarded a task order under the U.S. Navy’s Fielded Training Systems Support (FTSS) III Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.   The five year program is valued in excess of $65 million and provides operations and maintenance support of aviation training devices for the MH-60R, […]

  • 8 April 2015

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Commander Rear Adm. Katherine Gregory visited NAVFAC facilities in the Southeast region April 1 through 3. Gregory visited Naval Submarine Base (NSB) Kings Bay, Georgia, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Florida, and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the trip. The purpose of the three-day visit was […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ex-USS Taylor, a former U.S. Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, was recently towed from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to the Detyens Shipyard in Charleston where the vessel will be converted in preparation for delivery to the Taiwanese government as part of the U.S. foreign military sales program. Taylor, named for Cmdr. Jesse Taylor, a naval aviator who was awarded […]

  • 29 December 2016

    U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group will arrive at their homeports December 30 following a seven-month deployment to the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. More than 6,000 sailors will return home just in time for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), guided-missile cruiser USS […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and more than 7,000 sailors assigned to its carrier strike group are set to conclude their seven-month deployment returning home to Norfolk on August 21. The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), commanded by Capt. Will Pennington, and the guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $240 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity design-build multiple award construction contract (IDIQ-MACC) for the construction of littoral combat ship training facilities. The first of five contracts, valued at at $24.7 million, was awarded to Archer Western Federal JV for the P427 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Operational Trainer […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile frigate USS Boone (FFG 28) returned to homeport at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Fla. Sept. 18 following a six-month deployment in support of Southern Seas 2011 and counter illicit trafficking operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet (C4F) area of responsibility. Southern Seas is a U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)-directed operation implemented by U.S. Naval […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Industry news

    Aircrew, maintainers and support personnel of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) 725 Squadron marked another milestone Dec. 12 when their first pair of MH-60R Seahawk helicopters touched down at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, after a two-day flight from the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, N.Y. Pilots Lt. Cmdr. Peter Talbot (No.1) and Lt. Cmdr. Josh […]

  • 13 March 2012

    The Chief of Naval Operations released NAVADMIN 083/10 March 12 outlining the realignment of his staff at the Pentagon to enhance the Navy’s ability to navigate fiscal challenges and deliver fleet and platform readiness. Vice Adm. Bill Burke will assume the new position of Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Warfare Systems (N9) March […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Training & Education

    This morning the nine NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in Ventspils for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region.   Ventspils is the third Baltic port of call for the Group, which departed Kiel, […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian Navy Niterói-class training frigate BS Brasil (U27) arrived at Naval Station Mayport during its midshipmen training course. The frigate has approximately 450 personnel onboard and 200 are midshipmen from the Brasilian Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. They embarked on a Midshipmen Training Cruise (MTC) of nearly five months, making port calls in 15 countries, […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Three People’s Liberation Army-Navy ships are scheduled to visit Naval Station Mayport as part of a routine goodwill port visit, Nov. 3-7. Three vessels are on an around-the-world deployment and will conduct the goodwill visit after completing port calls in Europe. The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) will serve as the host […]

  • 16 February 2017

    The U.S. Naval Station Mayport will be serving as the East Coast forward operating base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). According to a U.S. Navy announcement from February 15, Mayport will be a permanent duty station for about 400 Triton UAS personnel and will support rotational deployments outside the continental United States. Facility […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 December 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Mayport community welcomed over 350 new neighbors to Northeast Florida when the USS New York (LPD 21) changed homeport from Naval Station Norfolk to Naval Station Mayport Dec. 6. USS New York is one of three ships that make up Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)the Navy is moving from Norfolk, Va., to Mayport, […]

  • 9 November 2015

    The People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) ships Jinan (DDG 152), Yiyang (FFG 548) and Qindaohu (AOR 886) departed Naval Station Mayport after a four-day goodwill port visit, Nov. 7. The three vessels are on an around-the-world deployment and the port call marks the first time a Chinese Navy ship has visited the east coast of […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Nearly 1,000 Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD 1) pulled into Mayport, Fla., March 13. Wasp left her homeport of Norfolk March 2 to conduct routine operations in the waters of the Southern Caribbean, and use the degaussing range in Mayport. “With the [degaussing] range in Norfolk under repairs, we needed to […]

  • 14 July 2011
    Training & Education

      The world’s first nuclear aircraft carrier sailed into Mayport this morning to pick up a load of Tigers… (firstcoastnews) [mappress] Source: firstcoastnews, July 14, 2011;

  • 5 June 2014

    Guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) returned to Mayport June 4 from a five-month deployment to U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations (AOR).   Deployed since Jan. 15, the officers and crew of Halyburton, in conjunction with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 and U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachments, disrupted nine shipments of cocaine, […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian Navy’s training ship NE Brasil (U27) is set to make a port call to Naval Station Mayport during its midshipmen training campaign. The Niterói-class frigate is set to arrive in Florida for a five-day visit on November 8. Brasil has approximately 450 personnel aboard including 16 partner nation officers, including one US Navy ensign, […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Training & Education

    A celebrity chef from the Food Network show, “Restaurant: Impossible,” displayed his cooking prowess at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Flight Line Cafe, Oct. 24. With a galley full of resources and a crew of culinary specialists (CS) at his disposal, Robert Irvine set about bringing to life his version on one of […]

  • 6 June 2014

    Lt. j.g. Jeremiah Derrick reaches for his son for the traditional first hug after returning to Naval Station Mayport from a five-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Halybuton (FFG 40).   Halyburton has completed more than 30 years of service and is set to decommission later this year. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, June 06, […]

  • 30 May 2014

    U.S. Navy ships are moored at Naval Station Mayport.   Mayport’s operational composition is capable of accommodating 34 ships and a 8,001-foot runway capable of handling most aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, May 30, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider

  • 27 September 2015

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Mayport, Sept. 25 after completion of the humanitarian and civil assistance mission Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). The brief stop allowed for a portion of CP-15 team to disembark before Comfort continues on to its homeport in Norfolk, Virginia. During the one-day stop in […]