USS Independence, USS Pinckney arrive for Portland Fleet Week

June 6, 2019 – USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Independence (LCS 2) arrived in Portland, June 6, for the 111th annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week, which runs through through June 9. The Portland visit gives the public a chance to gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas. “We are happy to be back in Portland for this year’s Rose Festival Fleet Week,” said Read Adm. Scott Gray, commander of Navy Region Northwest. “This…

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Coast Guard to Enforce Rose Festival Security Zone

June 5, 2019 – The Coast Guard will be enforcing a security zone along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, in support of the Rose Festival and Fleet Week, Wednesday, through Monday. The security zone is set in place to protect the various vessels that will be moored along the waterfront near Tom McCall Park, as well as, the visiting public. A lane will be established for human-powered craft, such as kayaks and paddle-boards, which will allow those watercraft to transit the zone without a dedicated escort.…

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Rose Festival Fleet Week

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S.…

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Vigor Awarded USS Coronado Drydocking

January 29, 2019 – This month the U.S. Navy awarded the contract to execute the Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) for the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to Vigor. Work will be performed at Vigor’s Portland shipyard. The award is the latest in a series of awards in Vigor’s growing Navy repair program and is Vigor’s first as prime contractor in the Littoral Combat Ship program. Other recent Vigor projects with the US Navy include the execution of the Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) for the USS Kidd (DDG 100) at the Everett…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 29, 2018

CDWG Government LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois (N66001-19-A-0002); Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas (N66001-19-A-0003); GovConnection Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N66001-19-A-0004); Insight Public Sector Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (N66001-19-A-0005); Minburn Technology Group LLC, Great Falls, Virginia (N66001-19-A-0006); and SHI International Corp. Somerset, New Jersey (N66001-19-A-0007), are awarded multiple-award, firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreements (BPA) in accordance with a General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule contract. The overall estimated value of this BPA is $3,170,000,000. This agreement will provide commercially available Microsoft brand name perpetual software licenses and annual subscriptions for the Department of…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 24, 2018

Noresco LLC, Westborough, Massachusetts, is awarded $164,190,159 for firm-fixed-price task order N39430-18-F-9914 under a previously awarded multiple award energy savings performance contract (DE-AM36-90GO29039) for energy improvements at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo. The work to be performed provides for design and installation of the following energy conservation measures: boiler plant improvements, chiller systems improvements, water and sewer conservation and lighting improvements. The work also provides for performance period services consisting of measurement and verification, operations and maintenance, and repair and replacement services.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $450,744,723 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract action modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2301 for long-lead-time material and detail design in support of the construction of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant ships. The Multi-Mission Surface Combatant is a lethal and highly maneuverable surface combatant capable of littoral and open ocean operation. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Crozet, Virginia (17 percent); Iron Mountain, Michigan (15 percent) Milwaukee, Wisconsin (15 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (9 percent);…

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US Coast Guard scheduled to participate in annual Rose Festival

Three Coast Guard cutter crews and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are scheduled to participate in the annual Portland Rose Festival and Navy Fleet Week, June 6 to 11. The Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast, Bluebell and Orcas are participating in the annual Parade of Ships and will be open for free public tours and the helicopter crew will demonstrate search and rescue techniques during the festival. The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Astoria, will be open for tours, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 10, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $242,090,000 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2018 Navy and foreign military sales (FMS) to Qatar for the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack, missile ordnance alterations, and spares. RAM is a missile system designed to provide anti-ship missile defense for multiple ship platforms. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $529,774,921. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (43.5 percent), and the governments of Qatar, Egypt, and Turkey (56.5 percent),…

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Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Portland

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Portland (LPD 27), during a 10:00 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Oregon. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves as the ship’s sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “USS Portland…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 23, 2018

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $239,691,086 advanced acquisition contract for long-lead materials, parts, and components for 137 low rate initial Production Lot 12 F135 propulsion systems for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. This includes 46 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force; 20 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps; four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy; 63 F135-PW-100 and four F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-U.S. DoD…

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Frank Cable Returns to Readiness

USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed its planned, dry-dock repair availability and departed Vigor Industrial, in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 21. Fifty-six million dollars of improvements, maintenance, steel renewal and equipment repairs were completed by Vigor Industrial employees, which returned the near 40 year-old ship to its designed, mission capabilities. “The Navy and Military Sealift Command crew worked very hard during this shipyard period to maximize repairs and material conditions,” said MSC Ship’s Master Capt. Patrick Christian. “Now we are ready to rejoin the fleet and get back on our mission.”…

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Accelerated officer program embark on RFA Argus

Whilst the world’s eyes were on the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth as she sailed into Portsmouth for the first time during mid-August 2017, RFA Argus, anchored off Portland, Dorset, prepared to embark a 35 strong group of Officer Cadets (OC) and Directing Staff (DS), making up AOP17 (Accelerated Officer Program), on board for week 6 of their training. The excitement grew as the passenger boat Kara Kara arrived, transporting the OC and DS onto RFA Argus deck via a roped ladder. Overcoming the rope ladder climb was their first…

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Coast Guard, locals rescue man from car in water near Portland, Ore.

  February 11, 2017 –  Coast Guard and multiple local agency personnel rescued a man from his car, after it had gone into the Multnomah Channel just north of Sauvie Island Bridge near Portland, Friday. A 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II crew from Coast Guard Station Portland pulled the man from the water and safely transferred him to emergency medical service personnel, who transported him to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Astoria received the initial notification at 10:06 p.m. from Portland Bureau of Emergency…

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