Boxer Arrives in Phuket June 8

June 10, 2019 – USS Boxer (LHD 4) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Phuket, Thailand June 8 for a scheduled port visit. The port visit is a chance for Sailors and Marines to relax and enjoy Thailand’s culture, cuisine and tropical beaches while fostering relationships between the two nations. “Our visit is an opportunity for the ship to replenish supplies, and an important relationship-strengthening opportunity with Thailand,” said Capt. Ronald Dowdell, Boxer’s commanding officer. “Sailors have an opportunity to get some well-deserved rest and enjoy…

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USS Boxer and Charles de Gaulle Sail in Andaman Sea

June 7, 2019 – USS Boxer (LHD 4) and French navy aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), and its escort ships conducted drills while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, June 7. Joining Boxer and Charles de Gaulle were French anti-submarine destroyer FS Latouche Treville (D 646), anti-submarine frigate FS Provence (D 652) and underway replenishment tanker FS Marne (A 630). Building on the inaugural, multilateral exercise La Perouse from last month, the drills included formation sailing, combined flight operations and personnel transfers. “The opportunity to train with…

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Boxer ARG Deploys

May 1, 2019 – Sailors and Marines from Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed their homeport of Naval Base San Diego, May 1, for a regularly scheduled deployment. While deployed, the Boxer ARG/11th MEU team will conduct maritime security operations, crisis response operations, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence operations. “It has been incredible to see the interoperability of the Boxer ARG/11th MEU as they have come together to form a cohesive team, operating from all ships within the ARG,” said Capt. Brad…

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US Navy Contract Announcements February 9, 2018

Tekla Research Inc.,* Dumfries, Virginia, is being awarded a $64,073,829 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for approximately 835,200 hours of systems specialty engineering and technical services in support of the Naval Air Systems Command’s Systems Engineering Department (AIR-4.1). Systems specialty engineering support to be provided includes an overall technical assessment of cost, schedule, emerging technology and maturity of design for various functional areas, including air/ship integration, systems safety, mass properties, survivability, manufacturing and quality, air platform stores integration, metrology and systems security engineering. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and…

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