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  • 23 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) visited the U.S. Naval Academy, Oct. 19-22, providing a force awareness during the academy’s homecoming weekend. In addition to providing platform for midshipmen to tour, the Sailors of the Groton-homeported ship instilled an awareness of the undersea domain and imparted strategic uses of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) delivered USS Springfield (SSN 761) back to the fleet on Sept. 12 ahead of schedule and under budget.   PNSY conducted Springfield’s docking continuous maintenance availability off-yard at Sub Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Although PNSY routinely performs work outside the Kittery, Maine shipyard, off-yard availabilities are unique and an […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) arrived at her new homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a two-and-a-half year overhaul. Shortly after arriving in Pearl Harbor, the submarine and her crew conducted a change of command ceremony in which Cmdr. John Nilles relieved Cmdr. Brent Spillner as Springfield’s commanding […]

  • 6 September 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer (CO) of the Groton-based Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) was relieved of his duties September 4th due to loss of confidence in his ability to command. Commander Daniel Lombardo was removed from his position by Captain John McGunnigle, Commander, Submarine Squadron 4. CDR Lombardo has been administratively reassigned to […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Authorities

    The era of U.S. Navy subsea complacency is over as new russian stealth submarines represent an increasing challenge for the U.S. ASW capabilities, a Navy official said. Writing in the June issue of the US Naval Institute’s magazine, Proceedings, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Foggo III, Commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet and Commander of Striking and Support Forces […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London Nov. 10 following a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. Springfield, which departed for deployment, May 11, conducted operations in the Central Command area of responsibility, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. “I am very proud of the performance of […]

  • 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, […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Eugene Doyle relieved Capt. Thomas Ishee as Commander, Submarine Squadron Eleven and Commander, Submarine Forces U. S. Pacific Fleet Representative West Coast during a pier side ceremony held aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) Feb. 15.   Naval Inspector General Vice Admiral James F. Caldwell Jr. was the guest speaker at […]

  • 29 September 2011
    Training & Education

      USS Constitution Sailors gave Navy ballcaps to children during a Caps for Kids visit at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. Sept. 27. Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class (SW) John Campbell, Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class (AW) Anthony Barnardo and Seaman Deidre Foster participated in the event as part of New England Navy Week, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The 2012 Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT) Senior and Junior Sailors of the Year (SOY) were announced, March 6. The winners were recognized by Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, during a luncheon held at the Vista Point Center, Naval Station Norfolk. “As the undersea arm of the Navy, our submarine community is […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Training & Education

    The 829 Naval Air Squadron Merlin from frigate HMS St Albans enjoyed a somewhat spacious change of scene when it arrived on the sprawling flight deck of the USS George H W Bush – the newest supercarrier in the US Navy’s arsenal. The Merlin dropped in on the Bush, which is on her maiden deployment, […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s sixth Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named in honor of Korean War veteran, and Navy Cross Recipient, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal, the US Navy secretary has announced. Neal, a native of Springfield, Ohio, served with Helicopter Utility Squadron ONE (HU-1), a Navy Helicopter rescue unit embarked from […]

  • 27 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors assigned to USS Constitution began participating in New England Navy Week in Springfield, Mass., Sept. 24. Sailors will perform War of 1812-era gun drills and 17th century boarding pike drills daily at The Big E, Eastern States Exposition, the largest fair in the Northeastern United States that is expected to attract more than […]

  • 21 November 2011
    Authorities

      Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 18. Cmdr. Gregory M. Zettler relieved Cmdr. Douglas A. Jordan as commanding officer. “Today’s ceremony has its purpose – the transfer of the total authority, responsibility, and accountability of command of USS Norfolk from Cmdr. […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 13 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States and Singapore navies are holding Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15th to 26th of July in the South China Sea, channelnewsasia.com reported today. The exercise will focus on sharpening conventional maritime warfare capabilities, according to the Singapore Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence also said that the exercise […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 2 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Future USS Coronado Leaves Austal Shipyard he US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Coronado, left the Austal USA Shipyard and headed to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif.   LCS Program Manager, Capt. Tom Anderson, said that it was exciting to see the ship exiting the new construction yard en route […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled the names of new expeditionary fast transport (EPF) and littoral combat ships. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, announced on February 13 that the next Freedom and Independence variant littoral combat ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28), while a new expeditionary fast […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded littoral combat ship (LCS) contract, the shipbuilder said.

  • 8 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to commission littoral combat ship, Wichita (LCS 13), in a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, this weekend. Wichita is the US Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship and was delivered to the US Navy together with USS Sioux City (LCS 11) in August 2018. Sioux City entered service in November […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The next US Navy ship to be commissioned and carry the Kansas City name arrived at its homeport in San Diego on May 24.

  • 26 May 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s new littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), concluded acceptance trials on May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials — the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery — the navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport, Florida, on July 11, following its maiden deployment to the US 4th Fleet area of operations.