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Commander Nominated for Resurrected U.S. Second Fleet

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald J Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Andrew L. Lewis to command the new U.S. Second Fleet, to be headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Lewis, a naval aviator, has served as deputy chief of naval operations for…

Wave Gliders Selected to Study Arctic and Southern Oceans

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oceanographers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington (APL-UW) have selected Wave Glider long-duration ocean robots as their sensor platform to conduct advanced scientific research in the most…

Marine Corps to Award Orders for Cold Weather Boots and Socks

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Marines will stay warm during ambient cold weather operations with new boots and socks. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) intends to award sole source purchase orders for two types of Intense Cold Weather Boots…

Schultz Takes the Helm as Coast Guard Commandant

WASHINGTON — Adm. Karl L. Schultz took command of the U.S. Coast Guard during a June 1 ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters presided over by President Donald J. Trump and attended by most of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, homeland…

New ‘Rebreather’ Helps Navy Divers Beneath the Waves

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy diver hoisted a 60-pound life-support regulator onto his back, then donned a 30-pound metal helmet. Fellow divers connected his diving suit to an “umbilical” hose pumping in breathing gas and establishing communications with the…

HII Completes Initial Sea Trials of Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed the initial sea trials on the newest Virginia-class submarine, Indiana (SSN 789), the company announced in a May 25 release. The initial round of sea trials,…

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s U.K. Crew Finally Meets the F-35B

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Members of the flying control and flight deck control teams aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), flagship of the Royal Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, this week for their…

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