NSWC Dahlgren Division PEVS Pilot Program

What would you do to protect your home from threats? Determining external threat vulnerabilities and effective and affordable security measures come to mind, with the objective being to prevent or neutralize the threat while minimizing harm or damage. Along the same lines, personnel tasked with protecting government areas and military bases deploy various security enforcements, which aid in deterring and…

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History of Russian Dreadnought Imperatritsa Mariya

On January 25, within the framework of the Central House of Arts project “History of the Russian Army”, marine painter and historian Vladimir Shigin continued the story of the death of the lead dreadnought battleship of the Russian Imperial Fleet “Empress Maria” during the First World War. Concluding the previous conversation, Vladimir Shigin stated that when considering the circumstances of…

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Contract to Support Navy’s Survey Vessels Extended

BAE Systems Australia’s in-service support arrangements for the Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic platforms in Cairns have been extended. The current support arrangements for the fleet will continue for another 12 months at a cost of $14.3 million. Announcing the extension in late January, Minister for Defence Peter Dutton said it would provide certainty for Defence industry while supporting 60 local…

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USS Stethem Hosts Namesake Family Visit

Steelworkers of USS Stethem hosted the Stethem family during their visit for a tour of the destroyer and had the incredible opportunity to connect with the family. Robert Stethem’s younger brother, Patrick Stethem, was joined by his wife Katherine, daughters Genevieve and Gabi, as well as his son, who is also named Robert Stethem, after the American hero. USS Stethem…

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USS Sampson Supports Disaster Relief Efforts in Tonga

USS Sampson (DDG 102), is underway, Jan. 25, supporting the disaster relief efforts in Tonga following the volcanic eruption and tsunami in the country. Sampson, a U.S. Navy destroyer, along with its embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopters assigned to the “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 are positioned to conduct lifesaving actions in support of disaster relief efforts in…

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NATO Conveys Written Proposals to Russia

In view of Russia’s continuing military build-up in and around Ukraine, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Wednesday (26 January 2022) that NATO has conveyed its written proposals to Russia, in parallel with the United States. He said that Allies see three main areas with room for progress: NATO-Russia relations; European security, including the situation in and around Ukraine; and…

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MARMC Leads USS Arlington Knuckle Boom Crane Repairs

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) recently completed knuckle boom crane repairs aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24) as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship continues preparation for its upcoming deployment as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). The knuckle boom crane is vital to amphibious operations. It is used to lower and raise boats to the waterline and…

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