SECNAV Announces Truman Carrier Strike Group to Return to Homeport

June 4, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Thursday the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) will return to homeport by mid-June. He made the announcement at sea, while visiting the crew and embarked Carrier Air Wing 1 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). This visit marks Braithwaite’s first official…

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America’s Shipyard is Open for Business

May 11, 2020 – With its long-standing motto of “Any Ship, Anytime, Anywhere,” Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has long prided itself on the versatility, availability, and scope of its work, and those qualities are continuing to ring true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aligned with the daily communications of its parent command Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), America’s Shipyard is open…

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ECR to Refit USS Mesa Verde

On April 24th the navy awarded East Coast Repair and Fabrication (ECR) Virginia Division its first major award under the Multiple Award Contract/Multiple-Order (MAC-MO) contract vehicle. The multi-million dollar award was for the 4 ½ month overhaul of the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19). The USS Mesa Verde is a 684 foot long San Antonio class Amphibious Transport Dock ship capable…

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USS Boise Finally to be Overhauled

May 8, 2020 – After delays in the maintenance cycle, USS Boise (SSN 764) moved from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division in Newport News, Virginia, May 8 to begin pre-maintenance “smart start” activities in preparation for the submarine’s engineered overhaul (EOH). An EOH is a major multi-year overhaul near the mid-point of…

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Gerald R Ford Receives Inclining Test in Elizabeth River

April 21, 2020 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pulled away from the pier for three hours into the Elizabeth River to conduct a rare weighted inclining experiment, April 16. The purpose of the inclining experiment is to calculate the ship’s weight and center of gravity. Information from the test is also used to determine the ship’s stability in…

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USS Herschel Williams Commissioning March 7 in Norfolk

March 6, 2020 – The Navy will commission its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony Saturday, March 7, in Norfolk, Virginia. The future Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first ship to bear the name of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Four Hershel Woodrow Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor…

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Royal Navy Leadership Visit Submarine Forces

February 19, 2020 – Commodore Bob Anstey RN, Assistant Chief of Staff Submarines, United Kingdom, toured several components of Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 19. The visit was designed to build on the ongoing partnership and enhance interoperability as part of the two counties’ efforts to broaden and strengthen global maritime awareness and access. During the visit,…

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