US Navy Contract Announcements July 18, 2018

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is awarded a $72,520,873 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Higgins (DDG 76) fiscal 2018 Extended Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Higgins. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $89,137,388. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement…

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USS Higgins Returns to San Diego After Deployment

USS Higgins (DDG 76) returned to her homeport of San Diego following a successful seven-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility June 21. While deployed, Higgins conducted security, stability, and freedom of navigation operations, observed foreign military exercises, and participated in coalition operations. “The unrelenting effort and focus my team of warriors displayed fills me with pride,” said Cmdr. Victor Garza, Higgins’ commanding officer. “We are excited to rejoin our San Diego community and especially our loved ones who have carried out the missions on the…

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Higgins Arrives in Hawaii

USS Higgins (DDG 76) arrived in Hawaii for the first port visit during its scheduled deployment, November 28. The Hawaii port visit is the first stop for Higgins, which departed its homeport of San Diego Nov. 20 for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Navy’s Maritime Strategy. The deployment follows a rigorous maintenance phase and training cycle, wherein Higgins proved itself operationally capable of carrying out its mission as a deployed ballistic missile defense (BMD) asset. “I’m excited to bring my brave warriors to the Union’s 50th state,…

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USS Higgins departs San Diego for deployment

USS Higgins (DDG 76) departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled independent deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation, Nov. 20. Higgins has a crew of nearly 330 Sailors, officers and enlisted, and is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. The deployment follows a rigorous maintenance phase and training cycle, wherein Higgins proved itself operationally capable of carrying out its mission as a deployed ballistic missile defense (BMD) asset. “My team of warriors demonstrated they are smart and…

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