U.S. Naval War College Hosts Naval History Conference on Lessons From WWI, the Legacy of William Sims

March 20, 2019 – One hundred years ago, Navy Adm. William Sims returned triumphantly to Newport to reopen the shuttered U.S. Naval War College at the end of World War I. In celebration of that milestone, scholars of naval history gathered in the college’s Mahan Reading Room on March 14 and 15 to examine the naval lessons of World War I and discuss how they might inform today’s Navy. “You all contribute to probably the most important thing that we do, that’s using our voice to understand history and how…

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Rite-Solutions Awarded $20M NUWCDIVNPT Combat Systems Engineering Services Contract

December 17, 2018 – Rite-Solutions recently won a 5-year, $20.3 million contract with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). The company will provide engineering, technical expertise, and program services including hardware and software engineering, systems engineering, system integration and test, fleet support, and lab support for Submarine Combat Control Systems. In addition, Rite-Solutions will support the advanced development of new capabilities for these systems. “For the US Submarine Force and select allies, we will be studying new concepts and requirements, and supporting the development for these future systems…

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Keeping a 30-year-old Coast Guard cutter mission-ready

Every three years, Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel’s crew halts their routine patrols of the Northeast Atlantic waters. The cutter must be pulled from its berth to undergo an intense reconditioning period to halt the inevitable aging of the 110-foot cutter fleet. The dedicated crew of 17, who perform life-saving search and rescue, and living marine resource patrols out of their homeport in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, also routinely battle nearly 30 years worth of upkeep challenges while serving aboard their white-hulled cutter. Over the summer, the crew transported Sanibel to the Goodison Shipyard in Quonset Point, Rhode…

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Rhode Island’s tall ship loses power, hits multiple boats before grounding in Newport Harbor

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is providing a safety zone in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, Sunday night after a tall ship lost power and hit multiple other boats before grounding near Perrotti Park. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, an educational tall ship homeported in Newport, was leaving Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival with 12 crewmembers aboard when it lost power and began to drift. A 911 dispatcher alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the incident at about 6:15 p.m. Two response boat crews from Station Castle Hill immediately deployed to the scene,…

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