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Brandi Smith Named Columbia Class Program Director at Newport News

January 21, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Brandi Smith has been named program director of the Columbia-class submarine program at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. In this new role, Smith will be responsible for leading the company’s construction activities for the U.S. Navy’s new class of ballistic-missile submarines, as well as maintaining strong relationships with…

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France Details POM Order

January 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – The President of the Republic announced the order for six new overseas patrol boats in front of the Sea Economy Conference on December 3, 2019, following the Ministerial Investment Committee on November 19, 2019 during which Florence Parly , Minister of the Armed Forces, has decided to launch the realization of this program. The…

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Crews for Project 22800 Odinstovo & Project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin Training in St Petersburg

January 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crews of the latest ships under construction – a small missile ship of project 22800 Odintsovo and a patrol ship of project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin – complete the training cycle at the Joint Training Center of the Russian Navy in St. Petersburg according to the approved methodology for training crews of new generation…

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USCG Polar Star Arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

January 22, 2020 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived Jan. 22 at McMurdo Station, following a 58-day transit from the United States. The cutter departed its’ homeport of Seattle on Nov. 26. This year marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to resupply…

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Taiwan Announces Transit of USS Shiloh

January 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of National Defense said today (17) that one U.S. warship sailed southwest of the country yesterday and sailed north to south via the Taiwan Strait. The Ministry of National Defense pointed out that the U.S. ships carried out general navigation tasks through the Taiwan Strait, and the National Army used joint intelligence…

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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Departs for Deployment

January 18, 2020 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed San Diego for a scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment, Jan. 17. More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to TRCSG ships and units will provide maritime security, maintain freedom of the seas in accordance with international law and customs, and operate with international partners and allies to promote regional stability and prosperity.…

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French Navy Welcomes Five New Helicopter Pilots

January 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – On January 17, 2019, Rear Admiral Guillaume Goutay, commander of the naval aeronautical force, presided over a ceremony to award certificates to naval aviation pilots at the specialization school for on-board helicopters (ESHE / 22S). In the presence of Captain Henri Berling, commanding the naval aeronautical base of Lanvéoc-Poulmic and Lieutenant Commander Julien Clerget-Gurnaud,…

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Former Commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Convicted of Obstructing Justice in Connection with Civilian Death

January 17, 2020 – A former Commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) was convicted by a federal jury today of obstructing justice and making false statements, among other charges, in connection with the death of a civilian at the naval base. John Nettleton, 54, of Jacksonville, Florida, was convicted of obstructing justice, concealing information, falsifying records and making false…

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Sea Control Beyond the Strike Group: USS Detroit and USS Gridley Exercise Together

January 16 2020 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed division tactics (DIVTACS) and gunnery exercises while operating in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Jan. 4. Conducting DIVTACS enables junior ship handlers to experience operating in close proximity to other vessels. “Executing DIVTACS requires clear and constant communications between the bridge teams of both…

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VFA-103, VFA-143 and VAW-121 Returns from Deployment

January 19, 2020 – More than 100 U.S. Navy aviators returned to their home bases at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., and Norfolk Naval Station (NNS) in Norfolk, Va., on Jan. 19 following their nearly ten-month deployment as part of Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) assigned aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN…

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Navy Will Name A Future Ford Class Aircraft Carrier After WWII Hero Doris Miller

January 19, 2020 – Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly will name a future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of World War II hero Ship’s Cook Third Class Doris Miller during a ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 20. The announcement will be made at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony, highlighting the contributions of…

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