USCGC Steadfast returns home after $311 million cocaine seizure

July 31, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) returned home July 30th to Astoria following a 56-day counternarcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew interdicted five suspected smuggling vessels, including three pangas, a fishing vessel and a sailboat, and the crew recovered floating bales of contraband yielding more than 23,000 of cocaine. The Steadfast crew offload more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego Friday, which was a result of the cutter’s five interdictions, bale recovery and an interdiction case by the Coast Guard Cutter…

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USS Anchorage demonstrates amphibious beach landing

June 3, 2019 – USS Anchorage (LPD 23) demonstrated its emergency response capabilities by conducting an amphibious beach landing off the coast of Oregon, June 3. The launch was part of the second iteration of a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) training event in the Oregon area. The first took place in 2017 when Clatsop County Emergency Management and the Navy conducted a practice emergency response plan in the event of a natural disaster. “These training evolutions are a great way to showcase the Navy-Marine Corps team’s capability of…

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Rose Festival Fleet Week

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S.…

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Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment following vessel fire in Oregon, Ohio

February 17, 2019 – The Coast Guard is conducting pollution assessment of the Maumee River following a fire onboard a vessel at the CSX Torco terminal in Oregon, Ohio in the Port of Toledo, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center were notified of the fire about 9: 30 p.m. by members of Coast Guard Station Toledo. The Coast Guard responded along with fire fighters from eight local fire departments. The external fire is currently under control. Preventative measures continue on adjacent ships using water-cooling techniques. A…

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USCGC Alert Returns Home From Drug Patrol

February 4, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned home Friday following a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than $83 million worth of cocaine during the deployment. The crew interdicted two suspected drug smuggling vessels, yielding more than 5,700 pounds of seized cocaine while patrolling international waters in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South. Seven suspected drug traffickers were apprehended during the two interdictions. The Alert crew received support from the U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection and Coast Guard maritime patrol aircrews, who provided…

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Vigor Awarded USS Coronado Drydocking

January 29, 2019 – This month the U.S. Navy awarded the contract to execute the Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) for the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to Vigor. Work will be performed at Vigor’s Portland shipyard. The award is the latest in a series of awards in Vigor’s growing Navy repair program and is Vigor’s first as prime contractor in the Littoral Combat Ship program. Other recent Vigor projects with the US Navy include the execution of the Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) for the USS Kidd (DDG 100) at the Everett…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 29, 2018

CDWG Government LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois (N66001-19-A-0002); Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas (N66001-19-A-0003); GovConnection Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N66001-19-A-0004); Insight Public Sector Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (N66001-19-A-0005); Minburn Technology Group LLC, Great Falls, Virginia (N66001-19-A-0006); and SHI International Corp. Somerset, New Jersey (N66001-19-A-0007), are awarded multiple-award, firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreements (BPA) in accordance with a General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule contract. The overall estimated value of this BPA is $3,170,000,000. This agreement will provide commercially available Microsoft brand name perpetual software licenses and annual subscriptions for the Department of…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 24, 2018

Noresco LLC, Westborough, Massachusetts, is awarded $164,190,159 for firm-fixed-price task order N39430-18-F-9914 under a previously awarded multiple award energy savings performance contract (DE-AM36-90GO29039) for energy improvements at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo. The work to be performed provides for design and installation of the following energy conservation measures: boiler plant improvements, chiller systems improvements, water and sewer conservation and lighting improvements. The work also provides for performance period services consisting of measurement and verification, operations and maintenance, and repair and replacement services.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $450,744,723 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract action modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2301 for long-lead-time material and detail design in support of the construction of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant ships. The Multi-Mission Surface Combatant is a lethal and highly maneuverable surface combatant capable of littoral and open ocean operation. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Crozet, Virginia (17 percent); Iron Mountain, Michigan (15 percent) Milwaukee, Wisconsin (15 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (9 percent);…

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US Navy Contract Announcement July 5, 2018

The Urban Collaborative – Louis Berger JV, Eugene, Oregon, is awarded a maximum amount $20,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, architect-engineering contract for architect-engineering services for planning projects at various locations in the Far East region.  The work to be performed provides for architect-engineering services including, but not limited to, the preparation of plans, planning related studies and assessments, analyses, cost estimates, training, and planning documents for planning projects.  No task orders are being issued at this time.  Work will be performed in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East area of responsibility (AOR)…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 10, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $242,090,000 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2018 Navy and foreign military sales (FMS) to Qatar for the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack, missile ordnance alterations, and spares. RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $529,774,921. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (43.5 percent), and the governments of Qatar, Egypt, and Turkey (56.5 percent),…

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Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Portland

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Portland (LPD 27), during a 10:00 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Oregon. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves as the ship’s sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “USS Portland…

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Oregon man charged, arrested for making false mayday calls to Coast Guard

The U.S. District Court in Oregon has unsealed a five-count indictment alleging Bud O’Neil Burkleo, 35, of Warrenton, Oregon, made false mayday calls to the Coast Guard during a seven-month span in 2016 prompting numerous rescue responses. Burkleo was arrested Friday morning in Warrenton without incident and made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta, Friday afternoon in Portland. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel received 40 false mayday calls between April and December 2016. In December 2016, the Coast Guard released recordings of three…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 23, 2018

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $239,691,086 advanced acquisition contract for long-lead materials, parts, and components for 137 low rate initial Production Lot 12 F135 propulsion systems for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. This includes 46 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force; 20 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps; four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy; 63 F135-PW-100 and four F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-U.S. DoD…

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Frank Cable Returns to Readiness

USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed its planned, dry-dock repair availability and departed Vigor Industrial, in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 21. Fifty-six million dollars of improvements, maintenance, steel renewal and equipment repairs were completed by Vigor Industrial employees, which returned the near 40 year-old ship to its designed, mission capabilities. “The Navy and Military Sealift Command crew worked very hard during this shipyard period to maximize repairs and material conditions,” said MSC Ship’s Master Capt. Patrick Christian. “Now we are ready to rejoin the fleet and get back on our mission.”…

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