HMS Queen Elizabeth Hosts Atlantic Future Forum in Annapolis

November 21, 2019 – The 2019 Atlantic Future Forum (AFF) will take place on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, Thursday 21st November at anchor off Annapolis, Washington D.C., during her deployment to the USA. The event, a full day conference, brings together the brightest minds and most influential thinkers-from defence and beyond-to strengthen the US-UK special relationship and encourage collaboration between the public and private sector. The forum will bring together industry, military and government to discuss the issues to be faced in what has come to be known as the…

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USS Sioux City “Brought to Life” at U.S. Naval Academy

November 17, 2018 – The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Nov. 17. The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) is the Navy’s 13th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Freedom variant. It is the first ship named after Sioux City, the fourth-largest city in Iowa. “Thank you to our namesake city, Sioux City, for welcoming us with open arms, making us feel like we are part…

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

November 14, 2018 – The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 9 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Mary Winnefeld, the wife of former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld, is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Winnefeld gives the first order…

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Future USS Sioux City to arrive in Annapolis for Commissioning

November 5, 2018 – The future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) will arrive in Annapolis, Maryland, Nov. 11 in advance of the ship’s commissioning ceremony. The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the first ship named after the fourth-largest city in Iowa, Sioux City, will be commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy Nov. 17. The ship’s sponsor is Mary Winnefeld, the wife of the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld. LCS is a modular, reconfigurable ship designed to meet validated fleet requirements for surface…

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Trump Thanks Naval Academy Graduates for Commitment to Serve

Four years ago, the members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2018 chose the path of honor, courage and commitment to serve the nation and defend the American flag, President Donald J. Trump said during his graduation address in Annapolis May 25th. The class of 1,042 students also received their commissions today as ensigns in the Navy or as second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. “You have earned your place in that ancient league of sailors and shipmates, captains and commanders, warriors and mariners, and Marines,” the president said.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 28, 2018

Auxiliary Systems, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S001); Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N42158-18-D-S002); East Coast Repair, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S003); Epsilon Systems, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S004); G.I. Industrial Marine, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S005); L-3 Unidyne, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S006); Oceaneering Intl., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S007); Orbis, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (N42158-18-D-S008); Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S009); and Te’cnico Corp., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S010), are being awarded a combined cumulative $99,567,165 in cost-plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to provide non-nuclear production support for U.S. naval ship and vessel projects/repairs. The services under these contracts cover welding;…

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Alion Announces New Head of Naval Architecture, Marine Business

Alion today announced that Senior Vice President Vince Stammetti will serve as the new lead for its Systems Solutions Business Unit (SSBU), which provides full lifecycle naval architecture and marine engineering solutions to the United States Navy as well as other Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial clients. Stammetti assumes this role following a year as the capture and technical lead for combat and C4ISR systems on one of the company’s transformational bids. “We’re thrilled to have Vince take on this important leadership role for the company,” said Alion’s CEO…

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