Acting SECNAV Names Two Newest Virginia-Class Subs for Greatest-Gen Heroes of Pearl Harbor

December 23, 2019 – The Navy will name its two newest Virginia-class (SSN 774) fast-attack nuclear submarines after the American heroes of the Greatest Generation who perished in the former USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Arizona (BB-39), bringing those hallowed names back into active-duty service after more than three quarters of a century. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B.…

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Acting SECNAV Posthumously Awards Wings of Gold to NAS Pensacola Shooting Victims

December 10, 2019 – The Navy posthumously awarded Wings of Gold Dec. 10 to all three Sailors killed during the Dec. 6 shooting at Naval Aviation Schools Command aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Acting Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Thomas B. Modly proclaimed Ensign Joshua K. Watson as a naval aviator, and Airman Mohammed S. Haitham and Airman…

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Senator Thad Cochran

November 15, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named in honor of late Sen. Thad Cochran, a Navy veteran. Cochran was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1959 after graduating from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and completed his service…

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Senator Richard G Lugar

November 15, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will bear the name of the late Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a Navy veteran. Lugar served in the Navy 1957-1960 and represented Indiana in the Senate for 36 years. He died April 28. “Senator Lugar dedicated his life to his country, first…

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SECNAV Names Future Amphibious Transport Dock Ship in Honor of the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

October 10, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named the next San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, LPD 30, in honor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “The people of central Pennsylvania have always played a critical role in forging the strength of our Navy and fighting to defend our nation,” said Spencer. “The future USS Harrisburg will carry on…

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient

October 16, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 134, in honor of U.S. Navy Hospitalman John E. Kilmer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. “Hospitalman Kilmer was a hero whose efforts during the Korean War continue to inspire,” Spencer said. “His…

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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek

July 26, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship (T-ATS 8) will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. The Saginaw Chippewa people are comprised of Saginaw, Black River, and Swan Creek bands. Ojibwe is…

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SECNAV Stresses Urgency to Dominate Future Conflicts during Final Day of SAS 2019

May 8, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer provided the keynote address during a luncheon on the final day of the annual Sea-Air-Space (SAS) exposition at the Gaylord National Convention Center, May 8, 2019. Spencer highlighted several topics concerning the future of the Department of the Navy (DON), including readiness, partnerships and improving processes. “The Department of…

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DDG 131 Named for Korean War Veteran

March 26, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 131, in honor of Korean War veteran, and Navy Cross Recipient, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal. Neal, a native of Springfield, Ohio, served with Helicopter Utility Squadron ONE (HU-1), a Navy Helicopter rescue unit embarked from Australian light…

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Secretary of the Navy Names Independence Class LCS After Maine’s Capital

February 2, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Augusta (LCS 34). The future USS Augusta (LCS 34) is named in honor of the capital city of Maine, and is the sixth vessel to bear the name Augusta.  “It is an honor to name the…

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Méndez Núñez Hosts US Secretary of the Navy

January 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the morning of last 17, at the Naval Base of Norfolk, the frigate of the Navy Méndez Nuñez received the visit of the Secretary of the US Navy, Richard V. Spencer. The Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by the Undersecretary of Procurement James. F. Geurts, was received by the Commander and crew of…

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SECNAV Names New Destroyer in Honor of US Senator from Alaska

January 4, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, who represented Alaska from 1968 to 2009. “Senator Stevens was a staunch supporter of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team who served our nation with distinction as a pilot during World War II, and…

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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

October 9, 2018 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). The future USS Beloit (LCS 29) is named in honor of Beloit, Wis. and is the first ship to bear the name. “The city and citizens of Beloit have been a steadfast supporter…

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US Navy Expands Bureaucracy with Recreation of Second Fleet While Keeping the Replacement

August 22, 2018 – Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F) revealed a new crest and motto, designed to represent the fleet’s new mission, Aug. 22, prior to the establishment ceremony on Aug. 24 in Norfolk, Virginia. The symbolism is rich and reflective of the purpose of C2F. The logo’s centerpiece is a shield divided into two points. The top of the…

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