Destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Sails Away from Ingalls Shipbuilding

September 4, 2020 – Destroyer Delbert D. Black departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division today, sailing to its homeport in Mayport, Florida. “Our shipbuilders have done an excellent job throughout the construction of Delbert D. Black preparing the new Aegis destroyer to join the Navy’s fleet,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “Today we celebrate the continued monumental…

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USS Sioux City Deploys to Support Counter Narcotics Operations

August 30, 2020 – Beginning its initial deployment, the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), with embarked Gold crew, departed Mayport today for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Sioux City will support enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Sioux City’s operations will involve practical exercises and exchanges with partner nations, supporting U.S.…

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USS St. Louis Joins the Fleet

August 8, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19), August 8. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Navy commissioned St. Louis at a private event. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related…

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Base Port Operations: ‘Commitment and Ability to Protect America has Not Changed’

March 29, 2020 – People first and mission always. For the port operations teams across the Navy’s shore enterprise, their strong commitment to mission accomplishment is unwavering – even during a pandemic. As many communities face the challenges brought upon by COVID-19, the more than 1,800 port operations personnel at Navy installations worldwide continue to support vessels as they pull…

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