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Moore Assumes Command of NAVSEA

Jun 11, 2016

Vice Adm. Thomas J. Moore relieved Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) during a June 10 ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard.Moore graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in math and operations analysis…

Chinese Navy Ship Irks Japan

Jun 09, 2016

Japan has lodged a protest with the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo, after a Chinese ship sailed close to contested islands in the East China Sea. Chinese navy has made an unprecedented entry into waters around the disputed Senkaku Islands…

USN's Oceanography Warrant Officers to Make a Return

Jun 08, 2016

The Navy is bringing warrant officers back to Naval Oceanography in 2018 after a 28-year hiatus.In late March, the Navy Personnel Command released the message, NAVADMIN 079/16, reestablishing the program and at the same time disestablishing the Oceanography Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program…

DST, Raytheon Ink Defence Technologies Deal

Jun 08, 2016

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) and Raytheon Australia today signed a strategic alliance to strengthen collaboration on defence technologies. The agreement was signed by the Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky and Mr Michael Ward…

Damen Introduces New Range of Naval Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessels

Jun 08, 2016

During the Oceanographic Survey Vessel Conference in London, Damen Shipyards Group announced the introduction of a new range of Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessels (MRAV). The common theme running through the series is the provision of a basic platform…

USCG Completes Investigation into Wake from Milwaukee

Jun 04, 2016

The Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan-led investigation regarding wake from the USS Milwaukee and recreational vessels off Chambers Island on Green Bay September 5, 2015, is completed. The marine casualty investigation determined that enforcement…

US Navy Updated Zika Virus Infection Guidance

May 29, 2016

Navy Medicine released updated Zika Virus Infection guidance in NAVADMIN 121/16, May 26, communicating current information, travel precautions, and risk reduction measures to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.'The updated NAVADMIN includes…

1,076 Graduate from U.S. Naval Academy

May 29, 2016

The U.S. Naval Academy graduated 1,076 men and women at the annual graduation and commissioning ceremony May 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter spoke about the particularly significant achievements of the Class of 2016…

Phoenix Express 2016 Concludes

May 28, 2016

Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded exercise Phoenix Express 2016 with closing ceremonies in Souda Bay, Greece May 27.Phoenix Express, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is…

2016 SDAP Rates Announced

May 26, 2016

The US Navy released updates to the Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eligible enlisted Sailors in NAVADMIN 120/16, May 25.The SDAP program enhances the Navy's ability to size, shape and stabilize the force by encouraging qualified…

US, Thailand Naval Exercise in Andaman Sea

May 26, 2016

The U.S. Navy (USN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) kicked off Exercise Guardian Sea, Andaman Sea comprising bilateral naval training drills that aim to enhance cooperation in the fields of anti-submarine warfare and maritime domain awareness…

USNS Mercy Arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

May 26, 2016

Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations May 24 in support of Pacific Partnership 2016. Now in its 11th year, Pacific Partnership is a multilateral, disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region…

Mount Whitney Makes History

May 25, 2016

USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, made history today as the first amphibious command ship to have an MV-22B Osprey land on its flight deck, May 23, 2016.The MV-22B and crew are part of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (VMM-263)…

General Dynamics Bags $ 47 mi US Navy Contract

May 23, 2016

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract to provide information technology services and security assistance support to the Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) and Navy International Programs Office…

14 MAN Engines for Indian Navy

May 17, 2016

Construction of the first ship is expected to start by early 2017 with handover to the Indian Navy by 2023. The project scope includes 7 P-17A frigates, each equipped with two MAN 12V28/33D STC engines. The building yards are Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd…

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