Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Drydock 2 Upgrade Announced

September 4, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded a $63-million construction project Aug. 30 for improvements to the Dry Dock 2 complex at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The two-year project, part of the Navy’s comprehensive Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), adds enclosures and other facilities to the existing dry dock in order to increase the…

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USS Toledo’s Overhaul use NNSY’s NSS-SY Improvements

August 18, 2021 – Effectively managing the volume of work. Ensuring accountability with the project plan. Fixing or elevating any issues to support nonstop execution of work. These are among the advantages of the Naval Sustainment Systems—Shipyard (NSS-SY) program, a partnership of on-site contractors specializing in business processes, and dedicated shipyard personnel, collaborating to bring innovation to the deckplates and…

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USCGC Eagle Visiting Portland for Maine Bicentennial

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX-327), “America’s Tall Ship,” will be visiting Portland, ME for the Maine Bicentennial with cadets and crew as part of its summer training program. Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Portland, ME at Ocean Gateway Terminal on Friday, August 6, at approximately 10:00 a.m., with a Welcome Ceremony to be hosted by the Maine Bicentennial…

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USCGC Tahoma Returns to Kittery from Drug Patrol

June 21, 2021 – USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to Kittery on Friday after a successful 79-day counter-narcotics and smuggling patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Tahoma’s crew interdicted two vessels, seizing 7,300 pounds of cocaine, worth a combined total of roughly $105 million, and detained eight suspected drug smugglers. The crew also coordinated operations with U.S. Coast Guard Law…

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Portsmouth Delivers USS California in Record Time

June 16, 2021 – Portsmouth Naval Shipyard delivered Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) back to the fleet June 15 as the fastest availability of its kind since the Navy adjusted the Virginia-class maintenance cycle. Virginia-class submarines currently undergo an extended docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) at the six year mark. Prior to 2015, the maintenance cycle was just…

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Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to depart New London for summer training

April 29, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to depart New London to begin summer training for more than 130 U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets on Saturday, May 8. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger…

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Coast Guard Cutters Offload $330 Million Worth of Narcotics in Port Everglades

February 8, 2021 – Two Coast Guard Atlantic Area-based cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics, Thursday and Monday, at Port Everglades, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell crew offloaded more than 7,200 pounds of cocaine, Thursday, worth more than $123 million, and the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crew offloaded more than 11,800…

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USCGC Tahoma completes North Atlantic fisheries patrol

January 26, 2021 – USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to Kittery, Maine, Tuesday after a 58-day fisheries patrol in the Northern Atlantic. The crew’s efforts support the Coast Guard 1st District’s living marine resource priorities of ensuring the safety of life at sea and protection of fisheries resources in a region home to one of the nation’s largest economies. “The…

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USCGC Reliance Departs Kittery for New Homeport at NAS Pensacola

June 6, 2020 – USCGC Reliance departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine today for new homeport of Naval Air Stations (NAS) Pensacola. After 32 years homeported in Maine, Reliance will continue service with two other 210-foot medium endurance cutters homeported at NAS Pensacola, allowing the Coast Guard to better leverage efficiencies gained by clustering vessels of the same class.…

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CACI Awarded $83 Million Task Order to Support Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

April 14, 2020 – CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a single-award task order for one base-year and four option-years, with a ceiling value of more than $83 million, by the U.S. Navy to provide engineering, technical, and planning expertise to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Under the task order, which the Navy awarded…

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