USS Philippine Sea Completes Homeport Shift to Norfolk

June 11, 2021 – Continuing the Navy’s strategic realignment of ships, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrived here today, making Norfolk its new homeport June 10, 2021. Due to excess port loading in Mayport, Fla., the ship, its crew and families moved from there in order to support their upcoming Selected Restricted Availability in a Norfolk-area shipyard. Its departure marks…

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Submarine Search and Rescue Exercise (SMASHEX)

May 24, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT) conducted a search and rescue training exercise (SMASHEX) at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Virginia, May 18-19. The exercise, conducted annually, focused on two different scenarios, each testing the team’s response to the simulated sinking of a submarine. “The staff engagement across SUBLANT was great,” said Capt. Charles Fink,…

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USS New Hampshire Returns from Deployment

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) returned from deployment to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, May 7. Under the command of Cmdr. Bennett Christman, New Hampshire returns from a deployment where it executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime strategy by supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. “I am incredibly proud of the crew’s…

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ITS Cavour Departs Norfolk After F-35B Certification

April 20, 2021 – The Italian Navy flagship, the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), departed Naval Station Norfolk Apr. 16 after Joint Force operations with U.S. military forces in the Atlantic Ocean. ITS Cavour participated in a sequence of operations with U.S. assets and the F-35 Joint Program Office has delivered a flight clearance recommendation to the Italian Navy…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Unveils Strategic Framework

April 2, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has unveiled its new Strategic Framework. This is a tool that communicates the shipyard’s path forward on achieving its vision of delivering on time, every time, everywhere to protect America. According to Quality Assurance Director (Code 130) George Fitzgerald, “The Strategic Framework is important in aligning our efforts across the shipyard on…

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USS Forrest Sherman SRA Ends On Time

Notice no laser has been fitted as yet like San Diego-based sisters Dewey and Spruance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Gas Turbine System Technician 3rd Class Christopher Shearin) March 5, 2021 – USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) is returning to action on schedule after completing a six-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) provided management and oversight…

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ITS Cavour Arrives in Norfolk for F-35B Training

February 12, 2021 – The Italian Navy flagship, the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Feb 13 for a series of operations alongside U.S. military assets to attain the Italian Navy’s “Ready for Operations” certification to safely land and launch F-35B aircraft. While in the Western Atlantic, Cavour will be embarked by an F-35…

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Ameresco “Renewable” Energy for Norfolk Naval Shipyard

February 5, 2021 – Ameresco today announced that the U.S. Navy and the Ameresco Federal Solutions team are breaking ground to expand on-site generation, strengthen reliability, and enhance resiliency at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia. This $173 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) builds on Ameresco’s two decades of support to the NNSY mission to repair, overhaul, and…

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