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  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is set to christen its thirteenth Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois on October 29. The christening ceremony will take in Groton, Connecticut, where the boat was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat. What makes USS Illinois stand out is that it is a Block III Virginia ship incorporating two tubes with twelve missiles instead […]

  • 29 August 2016

    The US Navy’s newest submarine was delivered to the Navy with nearly 100 percent on board material August 26, thanks to the collaboration between the ship’s supply department and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk, Groton Division. According to Assistant Division Director Lt. Joseph Aiello, USS Illinois (SSN 786) was delivered […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s recently-commissioned Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) moored at her new homeport in Hawaii for the first time on November 22. Arriving at Pearl Harbor, USS Illinois (SSN 786) completed her homeport change from Groton, Connecticut, where it was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat. Illinois is now assigned to Submarine Squadron One […]

  • 30 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) was commissioned during an October 29 ceremony at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. The submarine is the first Navy vessel named for the state since the battleship Illinois (BB 7) was commissioned in 1901. The first USS Illinois was a battleship and was […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat christened the Illinois (SSN 786) Oct. 10, the 13th submarine of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia Class. The Saturday morning christening ceremony took place at Electric Boat’s Groton shipyard with the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus as the ceremony’s principal speaker. First Lady Michelle Obama, the ship’s sponsor, christened the ship […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will host a ship naming ceremony in honor of USS Illinois, June 22, at 2 p.m. CDT at the Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine designated SSN 786, is the second Navy vessel to bear the “Prairie State’s” name. The previous Illinois, a […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine, USS Illinois (SSN-786), returned from its maiden open seas voyage after having completed alpha sea trials. General Dynamics Electric Boat, the company in charge of constructing the stealth submarines, informed that the 13th ship of the Virginia class returned to the Groton, Connecticut shipyard on July 31. Illinois’ alpha sea trials […]

  • 15 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next five Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota.  Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to honor the great contributions and support these states have given the military through the years. […]

  • 6 April 2015

    Cmdr. Kurt Balagna relieved Cmdr. Chester Parks as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) during a change of command ceremony held at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut, April 2. Capt. Butch Dollaga, commander, Submarine Development Squadron (CSDS) 12, was the guest speaker and presented Parks with his […]

  • 29 November 2017

    A sailor was found deceased on board USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on November 25, the US Navy informed.  As disclosed, the man has been identified as Akiree Pointer, an engineman fireman recruit. The navy added that an investigation into the cause of death is underway. “John C. Stennis and […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy-hosted international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific concluded August 2 after 30 days of exercises and maneuvers in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. A total of 25 nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the 26th edition […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) returned to its homeport in Groton, Conn., July 22, after completing a scheduled six-month deployment. Under the command of Cmdr. Chris Williams, Springfield transited more than 34,000 miles and conducted maritime operations in Europe and the Middle East in support of U.S. national security interests. “The crew […]

  • 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 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The commanding officer (CO) and several crew members from the Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) are visiting their namesake city, Oct. 4 – 9. During their visit to the capital of Illinois the Sailors will meet with Springfield Mayor Mike Houston, visit with submarine veterans and members of the American Legion, as […]

  • 23 June 2014

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) received a new commander June 20 during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.   Cmdr. Thomas Aydt relieved Cmdr. Steven Wilkinson as Hartford’s commanding officer during a pierside ceremony. Wilkinson assumed command in October 2011 and led Hartford during a successful […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Past and present crew members, friends, and family attended the ceremony at the BAE Shipyards to watch as Foster assumed command of the 9,000-ton guided-missile destroyer.   Foster enlisted in the Navy in 1986 and served as an Operations Specialist until receiving his commission in 1996. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s […]

  • 24 August 2017

    The US Navy’s 7th Fleet announced it is suspending the search efforts for US Navy sailors reported missing after a collision between US destroyer USS John S. McCain and a commercial tanker on Monday. The navy said it discovered the remains of one sailor while the other nine are still missing. US and regional navies […]

  • 28 July 2014

    Cmdr. Kendall Bridgewater officially took over the reins of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in a time honored change of command ceremony on board the ship while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, July 25.   Command of LCS Crew 104, known as the Juggernauts and currently “on hull” aboard Forth […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to Groton-based attack submarines and Navy shore commands will complete cyber security training provided over the course of two weeks at Naval Submarine Base New London, June 13.   More than 20 Sailors began receiving face-to-face instruction June 2 from a nine-person mobile training team of Navy reservists sent by the submarine force […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the winners of the FY 2010 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards competition March 23, 2011. “Your impressive accomplishments and steadfast dedication to a greener future are exactly what’s important in the Navy and Marine Corps leadership teams,” said Mabus. The SECNAV Environmental Awards Program recognizes […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Eleven Midshipmen arrived on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) July 9 as part of a summer training program.  This is the second group of midshipmen Nimitz has hosted the past month. Cruises like these allow future officers to experience life at sea, glimpsing both the enlisted and officers side of things. “I’ve […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) celebrated its 25th anniversary this week at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam with events which include a visit to the submarine by members of the 721 Club of Chicago. “It is a great honor to have the 721 Club here for our 25th anniversary and to be able […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) hosted a tour for community leaders and Lincoln historians from Springfield, Illinois, throughout various spaces on the ship in Newport News, April 21. The tour allowed the visitors a glimpse into the various day-to-day operations throughout the ship and provided an opportunity for Sailors to ask questions […]

  • 13 June 2014

    Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 2nd Division (IM 2) aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) helps keep Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 mission ready.   IM 2 division disassembles, repairs, rebuilds and tests specialized jet engines used by CVW aircraft. “We’re basically the ships engine repair shop,” said Aviation Machinist’s […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey pilots tested rolling landing and takeoffs on the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) earlier this month. The testing took place a month after Bell Boeing received a contract to build the first 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy. The CMV-22B Osprey is a […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Midshipmen from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Northwestern University (NU) Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) units welcomed crew members from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), March 12-13.   Jackson’s Gold Crew Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Edward Robledo, was joined by his chief of the boat (COB), Senior […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy attaché to the United States visited the US Navy’s Recruit Training Command (RTC) at Great Lakes, Illinois, from October 31 – November 1. Commodore Steve R. W. McDowell toured RTC’s state-of-the art facilities and served as the reviewing officer for the weekly Pass-In-Review graduation in RTC’s Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall, during […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    First Lady Michelle Obama joins General Dynamics Electric Boat in christening Illinois (SSN-786), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m.  First Lady Michelle Obama is the ship’s sponsor and participated in the keel laying of the Illinois in 2014. The christening’s principal speaker […]

  • 20 April 2011

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will serve on the Naval Academy’s version of the board of trustees, allowing the Illinois Republican to oversee the acad… (washingtonexaminer) [mappress] Source: washingtonexaminer, April 20, 2011;