USS Tripoli Maiden Arrival at San Diego

September 18, 2020 – The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), arrived at its new homeport in San Diego, Sept. 18. The Navy’s latest America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli arrived at Naval Base San Diego following its commissioning and subsequent sail around South America this summer. “Our Sailors did an outstanding job in getting Tripoli safely…

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USS Rafael Peralta Completes Maiden Deployment

September 4, 2020 – USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) returned to San Diego, Sept. 3,marking the completion of the ship’s maiden deployment. Rafael Peralta spent seven and a half months in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Rafael Peralta deployed January 17 with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike group to conduct security and stability operations in the Western Pacific.…

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Keel Authenticated for Future USNS Harvey Milk

September 3, 2020 – The keel for the future USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206), the Navy’s second John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD NASSCO), Sep. 3. Due to ongoing health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the keel was authenticated without ceremony. However, to commemorate the milestone, remarks were recorded…

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USS Carl Vinson Returns From F-35C Refit in Bremerton

September 2, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 2, concluding the ship’s homeport shift from Washington to California. Vinson completed 17 months of maintenance and upgrades at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington, including a complete restoration and system retrofit to accommodate F-35C Lightning II Joint…

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USS Carl Vinson Completes Overhaul in Bremerton

August 23, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Bremerton, Aug. 23, to commence sea trials as the final phase in completing a 17-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Upon the conclusion of DPIA, which began Feb. 28, 2019, Vinson returns to the fleet to begin her operational training cycle.…

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USS Scout Decommissions

August 19, 2020 – Mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8) recognized nearly 30 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 19. Due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, plankowners and former crew members of the Avenger-class ship virtually celebrated its distinguished…

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USS Champion Decommissions After 30 Years of Service

August 18, 2020 – The mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4) holds a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. USS Champion (MCM 4) honored nearly three decades of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 18. Due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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BAE Systems to Modernize USS Preble Under a $103.5 Million Contract

August 18, 2020 – BAE Systems has received a $103.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $117.7 million if all options are exercised. Under the depot maintenance period (DMP) availability contract awarded, BAE Systems will dry-dock…

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Newly Commissioned USS Tripoli Departs Shipyard for San Diego

July 24, 2020 – The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., July 24, for its San Diego homeport. USS Tripoli was administratively commissioned July 15 and is the third ship to bear the name Tripoli in commemoration of the U.S. Marines and approximately 370 soldiers from…

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