Former USS Doyle docks for the last time in New Orleans

The former USS Doyle (FFG-39) concluded her final voyage from Philadelphia to New Orleans July 30th, where she will now be disassembled and recycled by Southern Recycling, part of EMR, one of the world’s leading metal recyclers. The 4,050 ton Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate served in the US Navy and is the last of a six-vessel contract awarded to EMR. The decommissioned USS Doyle, also nicknamed the Valiant Mariner, was the 30th vessel to be constructed in her class and received her namesake from Vice Admiral James Henry Doyle, who…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 6, 2018

Sentient Digital Inc., doing business as Entrust Government Solutions, New Orleans, Louisiana, is awarded a total $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology (IT) engineering support services. IT services in this contract will assist Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (C4S) division (N6) in providing and sustaining Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Navy (DoN) compliant technical C4S solutions. Additionally, this contract will satisfy emerging requirements, enhance and develop IT capabilities in support of MSC’s mission and assist in the development of governance to ensure…

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Navy Week Wraps up in New Orleans

After a week of tours, leadership engagements and community relations events, Navy Week New Orleans has finally come to an end with the departure of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), April 25. Navy Week New Orleans provided an opportunity for the citizens of New Orleans to meet and interact with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. More than 20,000 people toured the five ships that participated in the celebration. “It was an honor and privilege having our service members participate in Navy Week New Orleans,” said Rear…

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USS Kearsarge Arrives in New Orleans for Navy Week

More than 1,300 Sailors and Marines manned the rails aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as it moored pierside in New Orleans for the start of Navy Week New Orleans 2018, April 19. “Kearsarge is honored to be part of New Orleans Tri-centennial Celebration,” said Commanding Officer David K. Guluzian. “Showcasing our ship helps strengthen the connection between our service members and the citizens they serve. Navy Week New Orleans will be a tremendous opportunity for the public to meet our team and for our Sailors…

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The Big Easy Kicks off Navy Week

The “Big Easy” will host ships from three navies including the flagship, the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) during New Orleans Navy Week with a week-long series of community outreach events, April 19-25. The celebration offers an opportunity for the citizens of New Orleans to meet and interact with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. “The sea services belong to the American people,” said Rear Adm. Brad Skillman, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two. “NOLA Navy Week is a great opportunity to demonstrate to visitors who the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S.…

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11th Maritime Heritage Conference & 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships – February 15-17, 2018 in New Orleans

Our Maritime Communities-Stronger Together 11th Maritime Heritage Conference & 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships New Orleans Marriott-French Quarter February 15 – 17, 2018 The 11th Maritime Heritage Conference and the 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships will come together for an information-packed joint conference encompassing a broad array of topics. The Maritime Heritage Conference was last held in 2014, and is unique in bringing together all elements of the maritime heritage community to discuss topics of common interest., Tall Ships America’s Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is held annually and Known for its high…

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