Fleet Maintenance Submarines pushes to goal of 100 percent on-time delivery

Communication. Teamwork. Cross training. A can-do attitude. These are just a few strengths of Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Fleet Maintenance Submarines (FMB) that helped to significantly increase the amount of maintenance and repairs completed on time this year. Through the unprecedented challenges fiscal year 2020 brought, including COVID-19, FMB made some changes in order to keep delivering on time at…

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Hershel “Woody” Williams Departs for Inaugural Deployment

July 28, 2020 – The Blue Crew of the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and the ship’s Military Sealift Command Civilian Mariners (CIVMARs) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Jul. 27, on the ship’s inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March. “As the commanding officer of the “Woody” Williams’ Blue Crew, I can tell you that we are excited to…

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USS Newport News Returns from Deployment

July 18, 2020 – USS Newport News (SSN 750) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk from deployment, July 18. Under the command of Cmdr. Dave Fassel, Newport News returns from a deployment where it executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime strategy by supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. Newport News reached an incredible milestone of…

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SECNAV Announces Truman Carrier Strike Group to Return to Homeport

June 4, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Thursday the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) will return to homeport by mid-June. He made the announcement at sea, while visiting the crew and embarked Carrier Air Wing 1 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). This visit marks Braithwaite’s first official…

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America’s Shipyard is Open for Business

May 11, 2020 – With its long-standing motto of “Any Ship, Anytime, Anywhere,” Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has long prided itself on the versatility, availability, and scope of its work, and those qualities are continuing to ring true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aligned with the daily communications of its parent command Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), America’s Shipyard is open…

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ECR to Refit USS Mesa Verde

On April 24th the navy awarded East Coast Repair and Fabrication (ECR) Virginia Division its first major award under the Multiple Award Contract/Multiple-Order (MAC-MO) contract vehicle. The multi-million dollar award was for the 4 ½ month overhaul of the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19). The USS Mesa Verde is a 684 foot long San Antonio class Amphibious Transport Dock ship capable…

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USS Boise Finally to be Overhauled

May 8, 2020 – After delays in the maintenance cycle, USS Boise (SSN 764) moved from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division in Newport News, Virginia, May 8 to begin pre-maintenance “smart start” activities in preparation for the submarine’s engineered overhaul (EOH). An EOH is a major multi-year overhaul near the mid-point of…

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Gerald R Ford Receives Inclining Test in Elizabeth River

April 21, 2020 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pulled away from the pier for three hours into the Elizabeth River to conduct a rare weighted inclining experiment, April 16. The purpose of the inclining experiment is to calculate the ship’s weight and center of gravity. Information from the test is also used to determine the ship’s stability in…

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