Monday, November 11, 2019

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Submarines Among Last U.S. Asymmetric Advantages, Admiral Tells Symposium

ARLINGTON, Va. — The commander of the U.S. Navy’s submarine forces said the sub fleet has focused on battle readiness in view of the current era of great power competition and is taking steps to increase its effectiveness, speed of technological development and integration with…

Navy to Christen Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy will christen its newest expeditionary fast transport (EPF), the future USNS Newport, during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony on Nov. 9 at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, the Defense Department said.   The principal speaker will be Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, president of the Naval…

Coast Guard Cutter James Returns Home from 62-Day Counter-Drug Patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard cutter James returned to Charleston on Oct. 31 following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard’s 7th District said in a release.  During their patrol, the James’ crew, along with…

Icebreaker Returns Home After 3-Month Arctic Deployment

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy returned home on Nov. 2 to Seattle following a three-month deployment to the Arctic in support of Coast Guard operations and multiple scientific research missions sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Office of Naval…

USS Detroit Departs on Maiden Deployment

MAYPORT, Fla. — The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility on its maiden deployment on Oct. 31.  Detroit will conduct operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force…

Keel Laid for First-in-Class T-ATS

HOUMA, La. — Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of towing, salvage and rescue vessels. The ceremony was held at…