Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Esper Announces Stars for Navy, Marine Officers

ARLINGTON, Va. — Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper announced on July 6 that the president has made the following nominations:  Navy Capt. Trent R. Demoss for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Demoss is serving as vice…

Reliance Departs for New Homeport

KITTERY, MAINE — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance crew was to depart on patrol from the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on July 6 and return in August to its new homeport of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, the Coast Guard’s 1st District said in a release.  After…

Navy Will Inactivate 9 Ships in 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy plans to inactivate nine ships in fiscal 2021, the service said in a message to the fleet. According to a June 30 message from the chief of naval operations, four littoral combat ships (LCS),…

USS McCampbell Departs Japan for Modernization, 3rd Fleet Duty

PACIFIC OCEAN — The USS McCampbell departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, on July 2 following 13 years of service forward-deployed to U.S. 7th Fleet.  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer is en route to Portland, Oregon, where it will undergo midlife modernization. Following routine maintenance and system upgrades, McCampbell will proceed…

Fitzgerald Returns to San Diego Two Years After Fatal Collision

SAN DIEGO — The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrived back at its homeport in San Diego on July 2 following more than two years of restoration and modernization after the warship was damaged in a collision in 2017.  “Returning Fitzgerald to the fleet has truly been a team effort,”…

Navy Prepping More Prospective Minority Students for NROTC

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is expanding its program to prepare more minority students for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, a senior Navy admiral said, to increase officer accessions of more black officers. Speaking at a July 2…

Coast Guard Interdicts, Repatriates Migrants to Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 86 of 87 migrants to the Dominican Republic navy between June 30 and July 1 following the interdiction of three illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage off the west coast of Puerto Rico, the…

Task Force One Navy Established to Combat Discrimination, Racism

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy stood up a special task force on June 30 to address the issues of racism, sexism and other destructive biases and their impact on naval readiness, the chief of naval personnel public affairs office said in a release.  “Task Force (TF) One Navy” will be led by Rear…

KBR to Develop Navy Technical Training Products

HOUSTON — KBR has been awarded a $42.5 million task order to support technical training product development for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the company said in a June 30 release.  KBR was awarded this recompete task order under…

Coast Guard, Columbian Navy Interdict Suspected Drugs

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies interdicted about 1,500 packages testing positive for cocaine on a 72-foot motor vessel approximately 46 miles northeast of Panama on June 8, the Coast Guard 7th District said.  While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard HC-130…