SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Senator Thad Cochran

November 15, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named in honor of late Sen. Thad Cochran, a Navy veteran. Cochran was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1959 after graduating from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and completed his service…

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Senator Richard G Lugar

November 15, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will bear the name of the late Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a Navy veteran. Lugar served in the Navy 1957-1960 and represented Indiana in the Senate for 36 years. He died April 28. “Senator Lugar dedicated his life to his country, first…

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient

October 16, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 134, in honor of U.S. Navy Hospitalman John E. Kilmer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. “Hospitalman Kilmer was a hero whose efforts during the Korean War continue to inspire,” Spencer said. “His…

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Billings

July 31, 2019 – The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Billings (LCS 15), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 3, in Key West, Florida. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Tester’s wife, Sharla, is the ship’s sponsor.…

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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek

July 26, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship (T-ATS 8) will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. The Saginaw Chippewa people are comprised of Saginaw, Black River, and Swan Creek bands. Ojibwe is…

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New CNO Announced

July 18, 2019 – Acting Secretary of Defense Richard V. Spencer announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Navy Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday for appointment to the grade of admiral, and assignment as chief of naval operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Gilday is currently serving as director of the Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. Mike…

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SECNAV Names Newest Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship Cherokee Nation

June 21, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship will be named Cherokee Nation in honor of the service and contributions the Cherokee people have made to the Navy and Marine Corps team. “It is my privilege to announce that the many Cherokee Nation citizens who’ve served throughout the…

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SECNAV Stresses Urgency to Dominate Future Conflicts during Final Day of SAS 2019

May 8, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer provided the keynote address during a luncheon on the final day of the annual Sea-Air-Space (SAS) exposition at the Gaylord National Convention Center, May 8, 2019. Spencer highlighted several topics concerning the future of the Department of the Navy (DON), including readiness, partnerships and improving processes. “The Department of…

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DDG 131 Named for Korean War Veteran

March 26, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 131, in honor of Korean War veteran, and Navy Cross Recipient, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal. Neal, a native of Springfield, Ohio, served with Helicopter Utility Squadron ONE (HU-1), a Navy Helicopter rescue unit embarked from Australian light…

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Secretary of the Navy Names Independence Class LCS After Maine’s Capital

February 2, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Augusta (LCS 34). The future USS Augusta (LCS 34) is named in honor of the capital city of Maine, and is the sixth vessel to bear the name Augusta.  “It is an honor to name the…

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Méndez Núñez Hosts US Secretary of the Navy

January 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the morning of last 17, at the Naval Base of Norfolk, the frigate of the Navy Méndez Nuñez received the visit of the Secretary of the US Navy, Richard V. Spencer. The Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by the Undersecretary of Procurement James. F. Geurts, was received by the Commander and crew of…

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Secretary of the Navy Names Future Littoral Combat Ship

October 8, 2018 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Littoral Combat Ship, USS Cleveland today. The future USS Cleveland, will be named in honor of Cleveland, Ohio and the citizens of Cleveland for their service and longstanding support of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team. This is the fourth ship to bear the name…

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Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

October 9, 2018 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). The future USS Beloit (LCS 29) is named in honor of Beloit, Wis. and is the first ship to bear the name. “The city and citizens of Beloit have been a steadfast supporter…

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US Navy Expands Bureaucracy with Recreation of Second Fleet While Keeping the Replacement

August 22, 2018 – Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F) revealed a new crest and motto, designed to represent the fleet’s new mission, Aug. 22, prior to the establishment ceremony on Aug. 24 in Norfolk, Virginia. The symbolism is rich and reflective of the purpose of C2F. The logo’s centerpiece is a shield divided into two points. The top of the…

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