Largest CVW-8 Contingent to Date for USS Gerald R Ford

June 2, 2020 – The Commanding Officer of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Capt. J.J. Cummings and Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Capt. Josh Sager, announced the largest air wing embark to date, and Ford’s first ordnance movement from a lower deck magazine to F/A-18E Super Hornets using Ford’s state-of-the-art Advanced Weapons Elevators during a teleconference, June 1.…

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SAIC Wins Contract for Heavyweight and Lightweight Torpedo Testing Services for U.S. Navy

June 2, 2020 – The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. a prime contract worth approximately $60 million to continue to provide mission engineering support by testing heavyweight and lightweight torpedoes for the Naval Sea Systems Command. “We look forward to continuing to support NUWC with testing of torpedoes and torpedo components over the next five years.” In support of…

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Base Port Operations: ‘Commitment and Ability to Protect America has Not Changed’

March 29, 2020 – People first and mission always. For the port operations teams across the Navy’s shore enterprise, their strong commitment to mission accomplishment is unwavering – even during a pandemic. As many communities face the challenges brought upon by COVID-19, the more than 1,800 port operations personnel at Navy installations worldwide continue to support vessels as they pull…

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Ice Melt Accelerates Regional Freshwater Depletion

June 2, 2020 – A small glacier in the Arctic region of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, as photographed by NASA’s Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX). This is one of the seven regions where ice loss is accelerating, causing the depletion of freshwater resources. Seven of the regions that dominate global ice mass losses are melting at an accelerated rate, a new…

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USCG, USN & RCN Strengthen Partnerships Through Strategic Plan

May 28. 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian navy signed a five-year strategic plan Tuesday, laying the foundation for future coordination and joint operations. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area; Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn, commander Navy Third Fleet; Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Bob Auchterlonie, commander Maritime Forces Pacific; and a…

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Fighting Dorian—the deadly struggle of CG-6019 and a “Cat 6” hurricane

May 30, 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Dorian was unlike any storm response in history. With a constantly changing track, unprecedented wind speeds and slow surface movement, Dorian proved unpredictable and deadly. Hurricane Dorian became a tropical depression on Saturday, August 24, 2019. As late as August 26th, many thought the storm would roll through the…

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US & Canada Conduct Joint Exercise in the Atlantic Ocean

May 29, 2020 – U.S. Northern Command is leading a major homeland defense exercise today conducted in partnership with North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and U.S. Space Command, with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) under the operational control of U.S. Northern Command. Canadian naval forces consisted of HMCS Ville de Quebec…

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