USCG Commissions Cutter Named for NFL Great Emlen Tunnell

The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the USCGC Emlen Tunnell (WPC 1145), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s fourth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter, into service at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia Friday. Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will preside over the ceremony. Ms. Yvonne Gilmore Jordan, the eldest first cousin to Tunnell, is the ship’s sponsor. “We are so thankful to…

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USS Dewey and HMCS Winnipeg Transit Taiwan Strait

Destroyer USS Dewey conducted a Taiwan Strait transit in cooperation with Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg October 14-15, 2021. “The transit demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Canada to a free and open Indo-Pacific, Cooperation like this represents the centerpiece of our approach to a secure and prosperous region” said CDR Haley Sims, US 7th Fleet Public…

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Cabo Odger Returned to Valparaíso After UNITAS LXII

On Friday, October 15, the OPV “Cabo Odger” called to Valparaíso, a unit that participated in the international operation UNITAS LXII, with the purpose of increasing mutual cooperation between friendly navies and contributing to projecting the Chilean Navy as a relevant actor in the Pacific. After more than 40 days outside the country, the Patrolman participated in different activities, which…

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US Navy to Discharge Those Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Now, NAVADMIN 225/21, released Oct. 13, sets a deadline for all active-duty Sailors to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 28, while those in the selected reserve have until Dec. 28. The message also outlines the consequences for failing to comply. This deadline makes Nov. 14 and Dec. 14 the final days active and selected reserve, respectively, can receive the second…

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USS Ronald Reagan Returns to Yokosuka

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to Yokosuka, Japan October 16, following a five-month deployment across 5th and 7th Fleet. During Ronald Reagan’s deployment, the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 flew more than 14,820 flight hours, and the ship transited nearly 43,000 nautical miles. The strike group departed Yokosuka, May 19 and…

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Naval Group to Design Future French Navy OPVs

The General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) notified Naval Group on October 5, 2021 of the contract relating to the preliminary and detailed design of the Oceanic Patroller (PO) program. This notification follows on from the signing of the framework agreement carried by the DGA on October 23, 2020 for the study, development, construction and maintenance in initial operational condition of…

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SWRMC Completes Waterborne Rudder Overhaul of USS Rushmore

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully completed a waterborne rudder overhaul onboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) recently. This was the first-ever waterborne dock landing ship (LSD) rudder overhaul for SWRMC—this waterborne solution involved SWRMC engineers, divers, and waterfront operations team collaborating with industry partners from Epsilon and Bay City Marine. This project was an emergent work item and included work…

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Grimbaldi Group Takes Part in Exercise Mare Aperto 2021

On 12 October 2021, as part of the training activity of the Navy called Mare Aperto 2021, an exercise was carried out that actively involved the merchant ship “Eurocargo Malta” of the Grimaldi Group, the Italian Shipowners’ Confederation (CONFITARMA), the Command in Chief of the Naval Squad (CINCNAV) with its Operations Center and the FREMM frigate “Carabiniere”. The Navy has…

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NATO Fleet Launches Explosives Tour in the North Sea

From today, NATO mine countermeasures vessels will sail the North Sea in search of explosives from the First and Second World War. The mines and bombs pose a danger to fisheries in particular. Just yesterday, the navy brought Zierikzee in position to clear a 1,000-pounder for the harbor loop of Rotterdam. This had previously been fished up by a fishing…

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Northrop Grumman Delivers 500th US Navy AN/WSN-7 INS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the 500th WSN-7 ring laser gyroscope inertial navigation system (INS) to the U.S. Navy. “Installed across the U.S. Navy Fleet, Northrop Grumman continues to support U.S. and NATO surface and submarine naval platforms around the world,” said Todd Leavitt, vice president, naval and oceanic systems, Northrop Grumman. Beginning with the first gyroscope installed on USS…

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