Friday, October 23, 2020

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Navy EOD Releases Strategic Guidance for Next 10 Years

CORONADO, Calif. — Navy EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) released its force-shaping blueprint for the next 10 years as its leadership looks to mold the military’s maritime EOD force into one that best supports the U.S., its allies and partner nations…

SECDEF Announces 3 Flag Officer Nominations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper announced Oct. 21 that the president has made the following nominations:  Rear Adm. (lower half) Richard D. Heinz for appointment to the rank of rear admiral.  Heinz is currently serving…

U.S. Navy Opens Tech Bridge Network in London

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s acquisition chief announced on Oct. 20 the establishment of the London Tech Bridge — the Navy’s first such innovation center outside the United States, NavalX Public Affairs said in a release.  “London Tech Bridge makes 13…

U.S., UK. Naval Leaders Cite Advances in Interchangeability

ARLINGTON, Va. — Senior naval leaders in the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal Navy have praised advances beyond interoperability to interchangeability as the two navies pledge to work closer together in achieving synergistic improvements in capability.  “Going forwards, there will…

Navy Kicks Off Naval Sustainment System Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. William Lescher welcomed top Navy leaders Oct. 19 to kick off the Naval Sustainment System (NSS) – Supply steering group. NSS-Supply seeks to streamline the Navy’s supply chains to decrease…

USS Zumwalt Successfully Completes First Standard Missile Shot

WASHINGTON — The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the Mk57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, Oct. 13,…

Navy F/A-18 Strike Fighter Crashes in California

ARLINGTON, Va. — A U.S. Navy F/A-18 strike fighter crashed Oct. 20 west of Ridgecrest, California, according to a source and a local news bulletin.   A source said the pilot of the Super Hornet — assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron…

Navy Establishes CMV-22B Osprey Replacement Training Squadron

ARLINGTON, Va. — The fleet replacement squadron for the Navy’s CMV-22B Osprey community has been established by the Navy to prepare future aviators, aircrew, and maintenance personnel for operating and maintaining the fleet’s newest aircraft type.  Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron…

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