Monday, September 16, 2019

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Navy Pushing to Sustain Lethal Capacity with New DASN Office

PENTAGON — The Navy has created a new leadership position — deputy assistant secretary of sustainment — in its work to sustain and grow lethal capacity and move faster to respond to the growing size of the fleet.  “Building a workforce…

Marine Corps Sets New Milestone with GA-ASI MQ-9A Reaper UAV

SAN DIEGO — Over the last year, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) blazed a trail of firsts and was awarded the 2018 Marine Corps Aviation Association Unmanned Aircraft Squadron of the Year.  A major…

General Atomics Awarded Contract for Columbia Submarine Bearing Support Structures

SAN DIEGO — General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a contract from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), to fabricate and deliver two large bearing support structures for Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarines, the company said in a release.   “This contract leverages our extensive manufacturing competencies to…

Coast Guard Repatriates 46 Migrants to the Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) repatriated 46 migrants on Sept. 10 to a Dominican Republic navy vessel just off Samaná following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage, the Coast Guard 7th District…

Coast Guard to Open Polar Security Cutter Project Office in Pascagoula

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard Acquisitions Program are scheduled to preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 11 in Pascagoula to formally open the service’s Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office, the Coast Guard’s 8th District said in a release.   The Project Resident…

Coast Guard Repatriates 27 Migrants to the Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 27 migrants Sept. 5 to the Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard 7th District said in…

USS Nebraska Tests Four Trident II D5 Missiles

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy conducted four scheduled missile test flights of unarmed Trident II (D5) missiles from USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, off the coast of Southern California, U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs Public…