Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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  • Marine Corps Identifies Personnel Killed in AAV Mishap - MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, have identified the one Marine who was killed and seven other Marines and one Sailor who are presumed dead after an amphibious assault vehicle mishap on July 30.  Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas, was...
  • USNS Newport Completes Integrated Sea Trials - MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport vessel, USNS Newport, successfully competed integrated sea trials on July 30, the Program Executive Office-Ships said in an Aug. 3 release.  Integrated trials combine builder’s and acceptance trials, allowing for the shipyard to demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey the operational capability and mission readiness of all the ship’s systems during...
  • Cubic to Support Navy Surface Training Immersive Gaming, Simulations - SAN DIEGO — Cubic Corp.’s Cubic Global Defense division has been awarded a contract worth more than $99 million to support the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division’s Surface Training Immersive Gaming and Simulations (STIGS) effort and the development, delivery and total life cycle support of a new virtual environment training system,...
  • Pentagon Allocates $31 Million to Shore Up Shipbuilding Industrial Base - ARLINGTON, Va. — As part of the national response to COVID-19, the Defense Department entered into a $31 million agreement with North American Forgemasters under Title III of the Defense Production Act, the Defense Department said in a July 31 release.    This investment will sustain and increase critical industrial base capability for domestic production of...
  • STRATCOM Commander: Number of SSBNs Needed Depends on Threat - ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is planning to build 12 Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace its 14 legacy Ohio-class SSBNs, but the number could change if the threat to the United States changes.  With the increasing concern about the growing power of China and Russia in the era...

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Marine Corps Identifies Personnel Killed in AAV Mishap

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, have identified the one Marine who was killed and seven other Marines...

USNS Newport Completes Integrated Sea Trials

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport vessel, USNS Newport, successfully competed integrated sea trials on July 30, the Program Executi...

STRATCOM Commander: Number of SSBNs Needed Depends on Threat

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is planning to build 12 Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace its 14 legacy Ohio-class SSBNs, but the number could change if the threat to the United States chang...

Tiered COVID-19 Testing System Exceeding Weekly Goal, Pentagon Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The tiered system for testing of U.S. military personnel for COVID-19, considered a key element in defeating the novel coronavirus, has exceeded the goal of 56,000 tests per week, Defense Departme...

Geurts: Navy Focused on Preserving Shipbuilding Industrial Base

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s top acquisition official said the service is focused on sustaining its shipbuilding industrial base and the shipyard workers, critical to avoiding the pain of losing the ser...