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Navy Orders Four F-35C Strike Fighters

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered four F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighters from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., the Defense Department said in a release.  Naval Air Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin a $360.8 million not-to-exceed undefinitized contract modification to previously…

HII Awarded $936 Million Contract to Build Navy Destroyer

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III guided-missile destroyer for the U.S. Navy, the company said in a June 30 release. …

New Acting Undersecretary of the Navy Selected

WASHINGTON — Gregory J. Slavonic was selected by the president as acting undersecretary of the Navy on June 22, the Navy secretary’s public affairs office said in a release.  Slavonic has been serving as the 18th assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs since June 2018.  “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Greg…

USS Carney Concludes Time as FDNF-E Asset with 6th Fleet

ROTA, Spain — The  Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney departed Naval Station Rota for the last time as a Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) asset on June 27.  USS Roosevelt, named after the 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, replaced Carney in…

Construction Begins on Fourth Expeditionary Sea Base Ship

SAN DIEGO — Construction of the fourth expeditionary sea base ship officially began June 25 at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding shipyard, the Program Executive Office-Ships said in a release. Due to the COVID pandemic, the milestone was marked with an informal shipyard ceremony.  ESB…

USS Preble Returns After Successful Counter-Narcotics Deployment

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble returned June 25 to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the ship’s surge deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, the U.S. 3rd Fleet said in a release.  Preble, along with a detachment from “Easyriders” from Helicopter…

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Oakland

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Oakland on June 26 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, the Program Executive Office-Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) public affairs said in a release.  Oakland is the 22nd littoral combat ship (LCS)…

Ike, San Jacinto Break Navy At-Sea Record

ARABIAN SEA — As of June 25, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its escort ship, the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto, have been continuously at sea for 161 days, setting a new record for the U.S. Navy, Carrier…