Future USS Tulsa Arrives in San Diego

November 21, 2018 – The Independence variant littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Tulsa (LCS 16) arrived at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 21, after completing the ship’s maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to arriving at its new homeport of San Diego, Tulsa made several port calls and completed a successful transit through the Panama Canal. “Every day at sea, sailing across the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Pacific, we trained together as a team, conducting a myriad of drills while getting to know…

Read More

USNS Mercy Recognized for Pacific Partnership Mission

November 8, 2018 – Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) was presented with the United Seamen’s Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Special Recognition plaque during a ceremony at the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City, Nov. 2 Mercy was recognized for its Pacific Partnership humanitarian deployment to Southeast Asia earlier this year. “We are proud to recognize once again The USNS Mercy, one of the U.S. Navy hospital ships that served as the centerpiece for the 13th…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements October 29, 2018

JLL-Midnight Sun IFMS, LLC,* Kotzebue, Alaska, is awarded a $30,408,548 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for base operations support services at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and outlying areas. The work to be performed provides for base operations support services to include facility investment, other (training pools), utilities management, electrical, wastewater, steam, water, compressed air, base support vehicles and equipment, environmental, and other related services. The maximum dollar value including the base period and seven option years is $236,917,489. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida (99 percent); and outlying areas (1 percent), and…

Read More

San Diego Fleet Week Begins

October 26, 2018 – San Diego Fleet Week (SDFW) began to take shape as the amphibious transport dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) moored on Broadway Pier, Oct. 23. SDFW Fleet Week is a week-long event taking place from Oct. 22-28. The event provides an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events and showcase capabilities and equipment to the community. This year, Harpers Ferry…

Read More

USNS Grasp Welcomed in MSC Pacific

October 25, 2018 – Military Sealift Command Pacific welcomed the newest ship to the Pacific area of operations, rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) Grasp arrived in San Diego, Calif., on Tuesday, following an 18-day trip from its former home in Little Creek, Va. The trip included passage through the Panama Canal and dodging two hurricanes, including Hurricane Michael, the same hurricane that devastated portions of Florida. “Bringing Grasp from the East Coast to the West Coast was a great experience for me,” said Capt. Harry Sprague, Grasp’s…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements October 26, 2018

American International Contractors Inc., Arlington, Virginia (N62470-19-D-5000); Bryan 77 Construction JV,* Colorado Springs, Colorado (N62470-19-D-5001); ECC-MEZ LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia (N62470-19-D-5002); P. & C. Development S.A/Ergotem S.A. JV, Athens, Greece (N62470-19-D-5003); SKE-ICM JV, Viale Venezia, 79/B33074 Fontanafredda (PN) (N62470-19-D-5004); and Zafer Taahhut, Insaat Ve Ticaret A.S., Ankara, Turkey (N62470-19-D-5005), are each awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award design-build, design-bid-build construction contract for construction and renovation projects located primarily at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), but also worldwide. The maximum dollar value including the base period and four option years for all six…

Read More

Sea Services Arrive for Fleet Week San Diego

October 24, 2018 – Fleet Week San Diego began to take shape as the amphibious transport dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) moored at Broadway Pier, Oct. 23. Fleet Week is a week-long event taking place Oct. 22–28 that provides an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During Fleet Week, service members participate in various community service events and showcase capabilities and equipment to the community. This year Harpers Ferry and the Hamilton-class Coast…

Read More

Allied Maritime Warfighters Strengthen Partnerships and Capabilities in San Diego

September 24, 2018 – Maritime leaders from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – the “Five Eyes” alliance – participated in the 2018 Maritime Warfare Working Group (MWWG) here Sept. 17 – 21. The MWWG is an enduring event that improves maritime operability among partners and increases combat effectiveness. “The value of these meetings cannot be overstated,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Christopher Barnes, the deputy commander for SMWDC and leader of the U.S. Navy delegation. “It is critical that we continue to build on our relationships…

Read More

First in Class Ship, Future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Starts Construction

September 21, 2018 – A ceremony was hosted at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard to celebrate the start of construction of the Navy’s first John Lewis-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler, the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Sept. 20.  Before proceeding with the start of construction, the Navy conducted a Production Readiness Review (PRR) in order to verify the effectiveness and efficiency of the design and production planning within the program.  Among other indicators, the program reported detail design and 3D modeling of the entire ships to be 95…

Read More

Aloha USS O’Kane, USS Wayne E. Meyer

September 14, 2018 – USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived in its new homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in a homeport shift with USS O’Kane (DDG 77). O’Kane departed for San Diego this week after nearly 19 years of service in the middle Pacific. O’Kane was commissioned in Pearl Harbor October 23, 1999. O’Kane’s namesake is World War II Prisoner of War and Medal of Honor Recipient Rear Adm. Richard O’Kane. During WWII, O’Kane, aboard submarines USS Wahoo (SS 238) and USS Tang (SS 306) earned an unprecedented and…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements September 10, 2018

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is awarded $202,936,338 for modification P00029 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-14-D-0011) to exercise an option for organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, logistics, and engineering support for Navy T-45 aircraft, aircraft systems, and related support equipment for flight and test and evaluation operations. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas (45.7 percent); NAS Meridian, Mississippi (41.7 percent); NAS Pensacola, Florida (10.1 percent); and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (2.5 percent), and is expected to be completed…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements September 6, 2018

General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, was awarded a $218,717,565 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) fiscal year 2018 docking phased maintenance availability. This availability includes a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Bonhomme Richard. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $249,176,364. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $218,717,565 will be obligated at time of award, and $161,687,028…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements August 27, 2018

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded $14,493,011 for modification P00006 to a previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive-firm target, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0020). This modification provides for additional special tooling for the Lot 11 F-35 Lightning II F-135 engine, including production non-recurring tooling, which are unique manufacturing components and machines needed for production of the F135 engine, including fixtures, jigs, gauges, molds, dies, cutting equipment and patterns. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (67 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements August 14, 2018

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO), San Diego, California, is awarded a $147,650,048 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Cowpens (CG 63) fiscal 2018 modernization period availability. This is a “long-term” availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repairs. This was competed on a coast-wide (West coast) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport. GD-NASSCO will provide the facilities and human resources capable of completing, coordinating and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair and modernization for USS Cowpens. This contract…

Read More