USS Decatur Returns From deployment

April 1, 2019 – USS Decatur (DDG 73) returned to San Diego April 1, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation. “This deployment highlighted every capability that dynamic force employment provides,” said Cmdr. Bob Bowen, Decatur’s commanding officer. “We were successful on deployment, providing the fleet commanders with a well-trained and equipped surface combatant capable of executing any mission assigned.” Decatur participated in multiple exercises and operations while deployed, including conducting maritime security operations, and rendering assistance to seven distressed mariners in the…

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US, British Navies Conduct Maritime Security Drills

February 20, 2019 – U.S. Navy fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) and Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose (F236) conducted maritime security and logistics training in the South China Sea, Feb. 18. The drills involved Royal Marine commandos, Royal Navy sailors and Guadalupe crew members. During a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) scenario, Montrose’s boarding team embarked and secured Guadalupe, which simulated a vessel engaged in high seas trafficking. The ships also practiced replenishment at sea using NATO procedures, which ensured that the two ships, despite never having…

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USNS Guadalupe & Charles Drew Provide Logistics Services to John C Stennis Carrier Strike Group

September 10, 2018 – Off the coast of Southern California, since Aug. 7, Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200)  and MSC dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) have been providing logistics services to five ships from the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier strike group as they conducted a pre-deployment Composite Training Unit Exercise. Through a series of 41 replenishments-at-sea (RAS), Guadalupe and Drew delivered 1,282 pallets of food, parts and equipment, as well as 5 million gallons of jet fuel and…

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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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USNS Guadalupe Refuels USS Frank Cable at Sea

March 29, 2017 – USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) pulled alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) for a fueling at sea, March 21. This was the first refueling completed underway by Frank Cable since April 2014. During the feuling, Guadalupe transferred more than 120,000 gallons of fuel to the Frank Cable, ensuring the ship is capable of meeting its ever changing mission requirements. Capt. Drew St. John, Frank Cable’s commanding officer, said that during the past year, the Navy’s two tenders, Frank Cable and USS Emory S. Land (AS…

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