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  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    ‘Charleston’ will be the US Navy’s ninth Independence-class littoral combat ship

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy announced recipients of the 2015 Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award August 25. While formally recognizing four notably outstanding individuals, the award honors the dedication and the contributions of all ombudsmen.xc The ombudsman awardees, who were nominated by their commanding officers for serving their command and families with extraordinary, selfless […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Shore special programs detailers are currently looking for Sailors in pay grades E-5 and above to serve as recruiters, said a Navy official Jan. 16. “The Navy is a rotational force and recruiting is essential to maintaining an experienced 21st Century fleet,” said Capt. John Alexander, assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) for Career Management. […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Agriculture kicked off the Great Green Fleet January 20, with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, USA. The Great Green Fleet is a Department of the Navy initiative highlighting how […]

  • 10 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy christened its sixth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) on May 9 at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala. USNS Brunswick, a 338-foot shallow draft aluminum catamaran, is a multi-mission, non-combatant transport vessel characterized by its high volume, high speed, and flexibility. It is the fourth ship to be named Brunswick after the seaport […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the Eisenhower carrier strike group have been ready to deploy on short notice ever since they returned from their 2016 deployment. Now, approximately 6,000 sailors are conducting a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) to maintain their readiness and capability to deploy should the need arise. “Ike CSG is doing a great job […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Crews from the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 performed two back-to-back emergency medical transports of sailors aboard USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). Both lifts happened during the ship’s transit from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Diego, USA on October 14. HSM-71 medically evacuated one sailor in response to symptoms of appendicitis. […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) arrived in Singapore Oct. 5 for a visit as a part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. With a crew of approximately 150, City of Corpus Christi showcased the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. Commanding officer of City of Corpus Christi, Cmdr. […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    In the aftermath of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy has established an Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) on board Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Sept. 17. An EFAC is the central point for promoting short and long-term recovery. This includes the return to a stable environment and mission ready status for Department of […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy announced the christening ceremony of the newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Omaha (LCS 12), that will take place in Mobile, Alabama, December 19. Omaha, designated LCS 12, honors the city of Omaha, Nebraska. Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, who will serve as principal speaker, said: “More than 4,000 American craftsmen […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) in a ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Marinette, Wis., Dec. 18 at 1:15 p.m. CST. Sylvia Panetta, wife of former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. Panetta will officially christen the ship […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval shipbuilder Austal Limited announced January 15 that Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) was delivered to the U.S. Navy on January 14 during a ceremony aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The delivery of the USNS Brunswick (EPF 6) marks the first ship in its class Austal has delivered […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Industry news

    Cmdr. Cory Blaser, commanding officer of USS Nicholas (FFG 47), decommissioned the ship during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk March 10; 30 years ago to the date in which it was placed into commission in 1984.   Nicholas’ commissioning commanding officer, retired Vice Adm. James F. Amerualt, was the guest speaker while Commodore, Destroyer […]

  • 12 February 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy christened littoral combat ship number 16 with the christening of the Independence-variant ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). The ceremony took place on February 11 at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. Designated LCS 16, the ship honors the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Adm. William F. Moran, vice chief of naval operations, delivered the ceremony’s […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Accompanied by azure blue skies and a stiff breeze, the Navy christened and launched its newest oceanographic survey ship, USNS Maury (T-AGS 66), the last of its class at VT Halter Marine’s shipyard in Moss Point, Miss., in a traditional Navy ceremony March 27. The 350-foot ship is named for Cmdr. Matthew F. Maury, considered […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Training & Education

    After 51 years of distinguished service, the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will inactivate on Dec. 1, 2012, in a ceremony to be held at Norfolk Naval Station, in Norfolk, Va. The inactivation ceremony will be the last official public event for the ship, and will serve as a celebration of life for the […]

  • 5 February 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy decommissioned its first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay on February 3. The ceremony not only marked the end of the ship’s nearly 55-year career, it also served as the very first decommissioning of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Capt. Todd Beltz, commanding officer […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted the Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) from VT Halter Marine February 16. The USNS Maury was designed to perform acoustic, biological, physical and geophysical surveys. The vessel will provide the U.S. military with essential information on the ocean environment. Built at VT Halter Marine’s shipyard in Moss Point, Mississippi, the […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Industry news

      USNS Spearhead, the first of Navy’s joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened Sept. 17 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. Military Sealift Command will own and operate Spearhead and the other other joint high-speed vessels, or JHSVs, that are under contract to […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has announced that commissioning of its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), would take place on Saturday, Nov. 21 during a ceremony on Milwaukee’s waterfront. Milwaukee, designated LCS 5, honors the city of Milwaukee and is the fifth U.S. ship in the nation’s history to be named in honor […]

  • 7 April 2013
    Industry news

    With an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 on hand, USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned and officially joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, Va. and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy T-34C Turbo Mentor aircraft assigned to Training Squadron 28 (VT-28) with two pilots aboard crashed yesterday while conducting a routine training mission over the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 10:20 a.m., CST.   Initial reports indicate the pilots were able to bail out of the aircraft, and that neither pilot was injured. […]

  • 15 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The unmanned aircraft community received its first glimpse of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) during an unveiling ceremony June 14 at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing plant. “Last year, we proudly celebrated the centennial of naval aviation–this year we have seen the rollout of a new patrol […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the USNS Trenton (JHSV 5), its fifth joint high speed vessel, April 13. Having completed acceptance trials only a month ago, the ship continues to meet key milestones as it progresses towards operational status. Now delivered to the Navy, the ship’s crew will begin move-aboard and familiarization before the […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s future amphibious assault ship USS Portland (LPD 27) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard February 13. The ship was transferred from the land level facility to the drydock, which was then flooded allowing her to float off the blocks. Captain Darren Plath, LPD 17 Class Program Manager, Program Executive Office (PEO), […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard on February 20, 2020. “We are excited to get Newport in the water, so we can shift focus to final outfitting and trials,” Tim Roberts, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office […]

  • 5 September 2012

    The Navy has entered into a cooperative education agreement worth $10 million with the State of Louisiana and Delgado Community College in New Orleans, La., to support existing education, training and workforce development of the maritime industry trades. The agreement is part of a larger education initiative by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Authorities

    Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, approved an instruction governing the Navy’s Command Qualification Program June 4, setting the standards for qualifying and screening Navy commanding officers. OPNAV Instruction 1412.14 guides officer communities on how to formally establish a written command qualification program and how to formally screen prospective officers for command. Prior to […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced March 2 that the Navy will go ahead with reductions in spending in order to meet the fiscal constraints imposed by sequestration. In ALNAV 014/13, Mabus outlined a variety of reductions in operations, training and maintenance. In addition to the ALNAV, the Navy Live blog also has a […]