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  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London from a regularly scheduled deployment on Friday, Oct. 9. Under the command of Cmdr. Tony Grayson, Providence returned from the Central Command (CENTCOM) and European Command (EUCOM) Areas of Responsibility (AOR) where the crew executed […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Authorities

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., Aug. 21. Cmdr. Anthony “Tony” S. Grayson relieved Cmdr. Michael G. Quan during the ceremony. The keynote speaker, Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, director, Submarine Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operations’ […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London on March 15, completing a deployment to the European Command Areas of Responsibility. This deployment marked 33 years of service and 15 completed deployments for USS Providence (SSN 719). During the deployment, 30 crewmembers earned their dolphins (the submarine […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returned to the fleet on April 7 after completing a maintenance period that will allow her to complete her remaining scheduled deployments before being retired. The submarine started her pre-inactivation restricted availability (PIRA) period at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on December 4, 2015, and returned to fleet 23 […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy ‘s USS Providence (SSN 719) will be restored to full operational capacity by her builder, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., under a $25.6 million deal for the Los Angeles-class submarine’s fiscal year 2013 dry-docking continuous maintenance availability. This scope of work encompasses required maintenance activities necessary to maintain full unrestricted operation of […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) was presented the prestigious Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, June 7. The award recognized Providence’s participation in flawlessly executing Operation Odyssey Dawn (OOD) in 2011. OOD was a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and U.S. Sixth Fleet-led operation that enforced […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London following a seven-month regularly scheduled deployment, March 19. Providence, under the command of Cmdr. Michael Quan, returned from the Central and European Command areas of responsibility where it executed the nation’s maritime strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime […]

  • 11 April 2011

      Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London on, April 8 after conducting operations in support of Joint Task Force (JTF) Odyssey Dawn. Providence was part of a group of American and British ships and submarines that launched missiles on Libyan air defenses begining March 19. JTF […]

  • 29 May 2012

    Last Saturday, 19 May, USS TAYLOR detected a drifting dhow with no propulsion while patrolling off the Horn of Africa in support of NATO’s counter piracy Operation Ocean Shield. The dhow named NAHDA was found by USS TAYLOR right at the entrance of the Gulf of Aden. After sending a team onboard NAHDA, it was […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s USS Ashland (LSD 48) is scheduled to arrive in Saipan on August 7 to provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor, which devastated the island on August 2-3. Agencies including the Government of Guam, American Red Cross, Ayuda Foundation and other non-profit/non-governmental organizations have provided supplies to aid in the effort. Upon arriving in […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Supply Department’s food service division (S-2) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) gave the crew a taste of home by serving a holiday meal Dec. 19. More than 5,000 Sailors gathered to feast on approximately 7,000 pounds of food, ranging from steamed chipped beef and roasted turkey to mashed potatoes […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Navy Reservists from units in Florida, Georgia and Texas provided much-needed maintenance assistance to the crew of USS Coronado (LCS 4) from Jan. 31 to Feb. 12, while continuing to complete training that will qualify them to serve with the fleet.   Reservists will play pivotal parts throughout the deployment cycles of littoral combat ships, […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy.   This contract is for the initial procurement of the long-lead-time materials in support of a full production […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first commanding officer of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) visited Newport News to speak to Lincoln Sailors attending ballast training July 25. Ballast training is designed for at risk junior Sailors to help push them back in the right direction during their Navy career. Retired Rear Adm. Bill Hayden visited the training to reflect […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) has participated in a ballistic missile defense (BMD) exercise in the Mediterranean Sea on June 26th and 27th, providing air protection to the US Navy cruiser ‘USS Vella Gulf’ (CG-72) whose combat system is capable of intercepting ballistic targets outside the earth’s atmosphere.   In the course of the exercise […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Thomas P. O’Donnell relieved Cmdr. Patrick Friedman as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) in a ceremony held at Naval Base Point Loma, August 12. Guest speaker Capt. Brian Davies, commander, Submarine Squadron 11, praised Friedman and his crew for overcoming the challenges they faced together. […]

  • 26 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) provided assistance to ten Morrocan mariners whose vessel had capsized three days earlier in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 24. The mariners’ vessel had capsized in rough seas leaving them without food or water for three days until members from Mesa Verde rescued them via a rigid […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) Family Readiness Group is spreading the warmth this December by collecting and donating winter clothing to a homeless center in Westerly, R.I., Dec. 10. Lindsay Bussick, USS Pittsburgh Family Readiness Group co-chair helped to spearhead this initiative to collect winter clothing to those who are most in need. The FRG […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Eighteen days of trials involving Britain’s next-generation stealth fighter aboard the USS Wasp provided vital information – and not just for pilots. A joint Royal Navy-RAF engineering team were on hand to test maintaining and arming the F35 Lightning II, which will provide the striking power of HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. Engineers […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Authorities

      Submarine Squadron 4 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London’s Shepherd of the Sea Chapel in Groton Jan. 13. Capt. Michael Holland relieved Capt. Michael Bernacchi. In conjunction with the change of command, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 2 disestablished. The disestablishment consolidates all COMSUBRON 2 assigned attack submarines under Commander, […]

  • 10 January 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Carl Vinson Advancement Team (CVAT) commenced group study sessions Jan. 4 to assist Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 with their professional military knowledge (PMK) in preparation for the March exam. The classes, led by Information Systems Technician 1st Class (SW/AW) Nina […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine. From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, April 30. The delivery marks the official transfer of LCS-16 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for late 2018 […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA a contract to provide engineering and management services support of the Post Shakedown Availability for the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The US$12 million cost-plus-award-fee order is seen as a boost to the company’s growing support business, which provides support to both the LCS and expeditionary […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed that the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) be returned to a reduced operating status Nov. 25. Following a devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Mercy was activated Nov. 13 for possible deployment to support disaster relief efforts as part of Operation Damayan. “Shifting Mercy […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), in Marinette, Wisconsin, on April 14.  The future USS Indianapolis, built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, will be the fourth ship to bear the name of Indiana’s capital city. “The future USS Indianapolis honors more than a city, it pays tribute […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Vessels

    Future US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) Tulsa (LCS 16) has successfully completed acceptance trials after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The trials, concluded on March 9, are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the navy. During the trials, the navy conducted […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMS Defender has arrived on station to provide vital support to a US Navy carrier task group in the Gulf, using her world-class air defence weapon systems to protect the US Navy aircraft carrier, USS George H W Bush and her aircraft as they launch airstrikes as part of the international coalition against ISIL. HMS […]

  • 15 November 2013

    George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) arrived in the vicinity of the Leyte Gulf yesterday to support the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in assisting the Philippine government in ‘Operation Damayan’ in response to the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. “We’ve completed our high-speed transit and linked up with our […]