USS Carl Vinson Returns From F-35C Refit in Bremerton

September 2, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 2, concluding the ship’s homeport shift from Washington to California. Vinson completed 17 months of maintenance and upgrades at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, including a complete restoration and system retrofit to accommodate F-35C Lightning II Joint…

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USS Carl Vinson Completes Overhaul in Bremerton

August 23, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Bremerton, Aug. 23, to commence sea trials as the final phase in completing a 17-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Upon the conclusion of DPIA, which began Feb. 28, 2019, Vinson returns to the fleet to begin her operational training cycle.…

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PSNS & IMF capitalizes on lessons learned to streamline Pittsburgh inactivation

August 7, 2020 – Lessons learned from a series of projects in recent months resulted in process improvements and a streamlined availability for USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), which completed its inactivation process Aug. 5, 2020, almost a month earlier than scheduled, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. These numerous improvements have reduced the cost and time of…

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Olympia, Louisville to share dry dock during concurrent inactivations

July 9, 2020 – Los Angeles-class submarines USS Olympia (SSN 717) and USS Louisville (SSN 724) entered Dry Dock 5 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility July 9, to begin the docking portion of their simultaneous inactivation processes. According to Cmdr. Jack Tappe, project superintendent, there are both challenges and benefits to inactivating two submarines simultaneously. “Most…

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USS Maine Celebrates Birthday with Return to Service

May 13, 2020 – The gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) officially returned the boat to strategic service, when they recently deployed on their first patrol in more than three years. 2020 marks USS Maine’s 25th anniversary since commissioning and it is also the state of Maine’s bicentennial. “As Governor of the great State of…

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PSNS & IMF Partners with DLA Disposition Services to streamline submarine component disposal

March 9, 2020 – Stewardship and responsible handling of Department of Defense assets is a long-standing priority for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Disposition and recycling of materials has evolved significantly in the shipyard’s 129-year history. Most recently, through collaborative efforts between PSNS & IMF and Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services, submarine recycling and shipyard disposal efforts…

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