CODE 1000i | Shipyard Tnnovation Through NCMS

After taking a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Technology Showcase came roaring back in the summer of 2021, offering hundreds of teammates the opportunity to check out industry’s latest innovations. In the six months since the event, people have been working behind-the-scenes to determine…

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‘BILT’ for the Fleet

Naval Sea Systems Command’s Industrial Operations Transformation Office, PSNS & IMF, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Carrier Team One have partnered with BILT Incorporated, creator of the 3D interactive BILT app, to take ship maintenance and fleet readiness to the next level. “The app is intuitive, easy to use and can be accessed via mobile devices,” said Tonya Shuler, Innovation and…

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USS Michigan Completes Extended Refit Period

USS Michigan (SSGN 727) recently completed an extended refit period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility that began before the COVID-19 pandemic struck all around the world. Melissa Kittrell, assistant project superintendent on the USS Michigan project, Code 392, Operations Department, said Michigan entered dry dock July 2019, four months before the first case of COVID-19 was…

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Aircraft Carrier Centennial: USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

As the U.S. Navy continues to celebrate 100 years of aircraft carriers, this month we honor an aircraft carrier with deep ties to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility—USS Nimitz (CVN 68), a flagship carrier with more than four decades of service. While celebrating the recent commissioning anniversary of Nimitz, its sailors noted the history and enduring legacy…

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USS Louisiana Air Test Problem at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

At approximately 12 p.m. local time April 2, 2022, USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in Bremerton, Washington, experienced a problem in the forward crew access compartment while conducting a routine compartment air test. The test is no longer in progress. Navy personnel responded to the situation. Two injured personnel were transported to…

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DLA Puget Sound Supports USS Ohio Modernization

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Puget Sound, Washington, is supporting a project that involves the complete overhaul and modernization of the USS Ohio. The “Ohio Project” is a multi-mission platform involving all support shops within the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as well as DLA Distribution Puget Sound. The project began Feb. 22 and will last almost two years to completion. DDPW’s…

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Video of Kitty Hawk Departure From Bremerton Mothball Fleet

Navy tugs support the ex-USS Kitty Hawk’s towing in her final departure from Bremerton January 15, 2022, to a shipbreaking facility in Brownsville, Texas. Kitty Hawk, the Navy’s last commissioned conventional-powered aircraft carrier, operated for 48 years before decommissioning in 2009. (U.S. Navy video by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Paul Seeber)

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Crane Transferred from Bremerton to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility sent Crane 79 on its way to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, aboard a barge Nov. 20, 2021. Throughout the past few months, Crane 79 has been steadily prepared for shipment. The 2.2 million-pound crane was loaded aboard the barge in November to make its way to its new home. Bryce…

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PSNS & IMF Supports Explosive Testing of New Steel

A Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility team comprised of welding engineers and technicians, machinists and others helped conduct explosive bulge testing on steel that may be used in future submarine construction and repairs, at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, in late August. According to Kiichi Harada, welding engineer, Code 138.3, Weld Engineers & Non-Destructive Test Examiners, PSNS &…

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