San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

October 8, 2019 – The 39th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Oct. 6 as ships arrived bringing U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coastguardsmen together with the city to celebrate the military sea services. This year is expected to be one of the largest San Francisco Fleet Weeks with eight ships and more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participating. “I would like to thank the San Francisco Fleet Week Association for putting together, what I think to be an amazing week to celebrate Fleet Week right here in San Francisco,”…

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Navy Leadership Accelerates Lethality with Newly Designated Surface Development Squadron

May 23, 2019 – To encourage innovation, experimentation, and combat readiness, Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), announced the establishment of Surface Development Squadron ONE (SURFDEVRON ONE) during a ceremony, May 22. SURFDEVRON ONE will integrate unmanned surface vessels (USV) and support fleet experimentation to accelerate delivery of new warfighting concepts and capabilities to the fleet. Brown, who provided remarks during the ceremony, told the attendees they were witnesses to the future in Surface Warfare. “By standing up a command dedicated to developing warfighting…

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USS Zumwalt Makes First Visit to Pearl Harbor

April 2, 2019 – The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 2. “USS Zumwalt possesses stealth, size, power and computing capacity that provide the Navy a multiple-mission ship capable of meeting today’s maritime missions as well as the ability to incorporate new technologies to counter emerging threats tomorrow,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. The Zumwalt-class destroyer will be capable of performing the critical maritime missions of deterrence and power projection and creating battlespace…

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USS Zumwalt Makes Port Call in Ketchikan

March 25, 2019 – The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Ketchikan March 23. It is believed the Zumwalt visit is in conjunction with trials in the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC). “My crew is excited for this outstanding opportunity to visit Ketchikan,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. “Alaska is a strategic location when it comes to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, and we value Alaskan communities like Ketchikan for their consistent support of…

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USS Zumwalt arrives in British Columbia for port visit

March 11, 2019 – The namesake of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Esquimalt, March 11. “We are excited for this opportunity to visit Canada and further strengthen the close partnership between our navies and communities,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. “By working together with partners like the Royal Canadian Navy, we help ensure the security, stability and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region.” The visit is an opportunity for the crew to experience the hospitality of the Canadian port, as…

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USNS Yukon Conducts USS Zumwalt’s First Underway Replenishment

November 17, 2018 – Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducted the first underway replenishment at sea (UNREP) with one of the Navy’s newest guided missile destroyers USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) off the coast of Southern California earlier this week. The UNREP operation was a proof of concept which allowed the crew of Zumwalt the opportunity to receive fuel and to test the cargo fuel system aboard Zumwalt in a real world operational, YUKON environment. In addition, the UNREP gave Zumwalt the reassurance that it is…

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Navy Railgun Lines Named for Two Electromagnetic Railgun Visionaries at Ceremony

The Navy dedicated and named its electromagnetic railgun lines in honor of two public servants who envisioned, nurtured, and laid the foundation for the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun Program at a ceremony held in their honor, Feb. 22. Posters and plaques commemorating the naming of the railgun lines for Adm. James Hogg (ret.) and Dr. Hans Mark were unveiled at the event and will be on permanent display to honor their efficacy and vision as the Navy continues working to push this revolutionary warfighting capability forward. “These visionary men had…

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