USNS John Lewis Conducts Builder’s Trials

USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s lead ship of its new class of fleet replenishment oilers, conducted initial Builder’s Trials and returned to port, Feb. 4. Builder’s Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the Navy and the shipbuilder, General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), to assess the ship’s systems and readiness…

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USS Savannah (LCS 28) Commissions

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) Feb. 5, 2022, in Brunswick, Ga. “It’s fitting that it would find its home in Savannah – a city whose agility has allowed her to be a defining force in the entire scope of American history,” said principal speaker U.S. Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Georgia’s…

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USS O’Kane Returns Home from Deployment

USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returned home to Naval Base San Diego February 6, completing an eight-month independent deployment to the U.S.5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. O’Kane deployed in June 2021 in support of national tasking, serving as the ballistic missile defense(BMD)commander for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 while operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet and the primary BMD…

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USS Stethem Hosts Namesake Family Visit

Steelworkers of USS Stethem hosted the Stethem family during their visit for a tour of the destroyer and had the incredible opportunity to connect with the family. Robert Stethem’s younger brother, Patrick Stethem, was joined by his wife Katherine, daughters Genevieve and Gabi, as well as his son, who is also named Robert Stethem, after the American hero. USS Stethem…

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Construction Begins on Future USS Robert E Simanek

Construction started on the fifth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7), at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) in San Diego during a small ceremony, Dec. 1. The ESB ship class is highly flexible and used across a broad range of military operations supporting multiple operational phases, similar to the Expeditionary Transfer…

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Austal Now Has Ship Repair Capability in San Diego

Austal USA received approval from the San Diego Port of Commissioners to assume the lease of Marine Group Boat Works in the Port of San Diego. Austal USA and Marine Group Boat Works are entering a 45-day exclusive period to close the agreement. Austal USA will use the 15-acre site to focus on ship repair for U.S. Navy, Military Sealift…

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NASSCO Christens & Launches Future USNS Harvey Milk

General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the future USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206) November 6th, the second ship for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program. Mr. Stuart Milk, nephew of the ship’s namesake and Co-Founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation, served as the principal speaker at the ceremony in addition to remarks from NASSCO and U.S.…

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South Korean Navy Begins Training Cruise

Sorry for poor translation The Navy is on October 22 in the morning of October, the naval jeju base, the naval operation commander of the naval operation commander of the naval operation of the naval operation of the naval cruising training ′′ I held a hwansongsig-eul!! The cruising training flyer that finished the hwansongsig-eul is going to be in the…

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SWRMC Completes Waterborne Rudder Overhaul of USS Rushmore

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully completed a waterborne rudder overhaul onboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) recently. This was the first-ever waterborne dock landing ship (LSD) rudder overhaul for SWRMC—this waterborne solution involved SWRMC engineers, divers, and waterfront operations team collaborating with industry partners from Epsilon and Bay City Marine. This project was an emergent work item and included work…

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