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  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities

    First Class Petty Officers (FCPOs) stationed at Pearl Harbor gathered at Hickam Memorial Theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to attend a First Class Petty Officer’s symposium, Feb. 25. The symposium drew approximately 200 FCPOs who were looking to gain leadership and career advice from the Pearl Harbor Chief’s Action Group, in conjunction with the […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) visited the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport for a familiarization tour March 5. Rear Adm. Don Quinn assumed duties as commander of NETC in January 2012 and recently toured SWOS and other Newport-area commands that report to NETC. SWOS Commanding Officer Captain Neil R. Parrott […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global has launched Global-X, a nine-month international science challenge worth up to $750,000 USD to encourage groundbreaking research from all around the world. ONR coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the US Navy and Marine Corps. As informed, ONR Global will competitively select and […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Authorities

    Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) held a change of command and retirement ceremony on board Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va. May 23.   Capt. Bill McKinley became the fifth commanding officer of CSCS when he relieved Capt. Don Schmieley. Schmieley had been CSCS’ commanding officer since April 2012 and retired after 30 years of […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Officers from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) received training from Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), July 28. The hour-long training focused on the new generation of surface warfare tactical experts known as warfare tactics instructors (WTIs). SMWDC stood up on June 9 in an effort to develop junior surface […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities

    Eleven officers from Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian navy) and Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais (Brazilian marine corps) visited the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) while operating off the coast of Brazil, Aug. 1-5.   The program provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team to interact and train with Brazilian […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Industry news

    Portsmouth Naval Base and the Home Office’s Border Force have signed a berthing agreement which should help protect the region’s sea ports. The agreement – a Memorandum of Understanding – means any five of the Border Force patrol vessels can stop off at berths in the naval base or across Portsmouth Harbour at Fort Blockhouse, […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) assigned a flag officer to lead an administrative investigation and established a safety board to review the facts and circumstances Oct. 15 that led to the collision between a Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser off the coast of Florida Oct. 13. Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, deputy commander of USFF, […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy is developing the Resilient Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Security (RHIMES) system, a cyber protection system designed to make its shipboard mechanical and electrical control systems resilient to cyber attacks, officials announced Sept. 17. Dr. Ryan Craven, a program officer of the Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems Program in the Mathematics Computer […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) June 19. During the visit, MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West, was briefed on NAVSUP’s Shipmates to Workmates program, the Navy Cash Program, and new training initiatives for Navy culinary specialists (CSs) to boost their skills and service to Sailors around the […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Authorities

    The executive officer of the guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) was temporarily relieved Feb. 3 due to loss of confidence because of offensive comments and behavior towards the crew. Cmdr. James Pickens was relieved by the Commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Capt. Mike Elliot. Lt. Andrew J. Greenlees, the ship’s operations officer, […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) Bahrain held a change of command ceremony on May 29 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.   Vice Adm. Tighe Jan E. Tighe, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Allen L. Edmiston relieved Capt. Kathleen M. Creighton as commanding officer […]

  • 24 April 2011
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy says two top officers of a Virginia-based ship have been relieved of their duties after an investigation into hazing and other… (contracostatimes) [mappress] Source: contracostatimes, April 24, 2011;

  • 3 November 2015

    America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Board of Directors has elected new chief financial officer and corporate vice president, business management. Christopher D. Kastner will succeed Barbara A. Niland as the company’s CFO and corporate vice president effective with Niland’s retirement on March 1, 2016. Kastner, who currently serves as corporate vice president and general manager, […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On the evening of 27 June, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) promoted 46 officers, 9 Military Experts and 3 Warrant Officers from the Royal Singapore Navy (RSN) at a promotion ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). At the ceremony, Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen presented certificates to personnel promoted to the […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Authorities

    The executive officer of the Bremerton, Wash.-based fast attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) was relieved of his duties March 8 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to serve as executive officer.   Lt. Cmdr. Brett J. Sterneckert was removed from his position by Rear Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer, Commander, Submarine Force, […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, HMS Bulwark, has welcomed her new commanding officer. Captain Nick Cooke-Priest assumed command of the Plymouth-based amphibious assault ship from Captain Dean Bassett. He joins at a particularly intensive time as the ship prepares for the forthcoming period of operational sea training off the South West coast to maintain her at […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities

    Commander, Military Sealift Command, Rear Adm. Thomas K. Shannon, relieved Capt. Rachel Haltner of her duties as commanding officer, Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), March 30. Shannon cited a loss of confidence in Haltner’s ability to command as the reason for her relief pending completion of an investigation into the command climate. […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Early spring is traditionally a period of drills and exercises for naval units deployed in the Far East. For officers of Pacific Fleet (PF) main base Vladivostok and cadets of the Makarov Pacific Naval College, this period lasts all year round. Active and future naval officers practice on training simulator Mostik acting as ship’s commanding […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Authorities

    Australian Navy has a new most-senior sailor with the appointment of Navy’s eighth Warrant Officer of the Navy. Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight took over from Martin Holzberger in a ceremony at Russell Offices on 29 April. Chief of Navy Vice Tim Barrett said the role was important and it was the most […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) was relieved of duty June 4 by the commander of Submarine Development Squadron 12 at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.   Cmdr. Joseph Biondi was relieved of command by Capt. Vernon Parks due to a loss of confidence in […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Flagship HMS Bulwark has given personnel from the Army and the RAF a taste of life on the ocean wave which ended with a steely display of her amphibious skills.   Nearly 350 students, including international officers, from the Advanced Command and Staff Course from all three Services embarked for an overnight […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On 13h of October the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta Liaison Officer (LNO) for Seychelles and Mauritius, Lieutenant Commander Billy Adams Royal Navy, boarded NATO’s Danish counter piracy maritime patrol aircraft for a reconnaissance mission off the coast of Somalia. In the spirit of maritime cooperation, the Danish Commanding Officer, Major Michael […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities

    Five first class petty officers assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) were selected for advancement to chief petty officer (CPO), Aug. 5.   Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Nicholas Christman, Damage Controlman 1st Class Mark Hughner, Fire Controlman 1st Class Jason Lauver, Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Angela Scardino and Gas Turbine […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Industry news

    Austal Australia on September 1st, 2017, celebrated the opening of its Adelaide office, which will support the design and production for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Officially welcoming Austal’s expansion into Adelaide were Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Defence Industry (SA), Senator David Fawcett, and several locally based Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced the successful implementation of changes to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Boarding Officer course, March 20. William Goodnoh, who serves as the course curriculum model manager for VBSS and advanced tactics, said: The changes to the course were nearly across the board from mission planning to […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), Cmdr. Luis Alva, was relieved of his duties as commanding officer Oct. 8 by the commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, Capt. Paul Hogue, due to loss of confidence in his ability to command. DESRON 23’s deputy commodore, Capt. Tom Williams, will temporarily assume the duties as […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities

    The executive officer of USS Cowpens (CG 63), Cmdr. Armando Ramirez, was relieved of his duties Sept. 18 by Commanding Officer, Capt. Scott Sciretta, due to an alcohol-related incident.   Cmdr. Justin Harts will assume the duties as executive officer. Ramirez has been temporarily assigned to Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Cowpens is a […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Steve Murray assumed command of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, from Capt. Eric Ver Hage during a change of command ceremony held Aug. 1.   Rear Adm. Lawrence F. Creevy, commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command Naval Surface Warfare Center, served as the presiding officer and keynote speaker at the ceremony. […]