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Raytheon Gets New Chairman of the Board

The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company has elected Thomas A. Kennedy, age 59, as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Company effective October 1, 2014.   This action follows notice to the Board by William H. Swanson, Raytheon’s current Chairman of the Board, of his retirement from the Company effective September 30, 2014. Mr. […]

HMAS Ballarat Celebrates Tenth Birthday

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat proudly celebrated her tenth birthday recently, on a characteristically windy day at Fleet Base West.   It was a busy time for the ship’s crew as they were preparing Ballarat to enter the Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade program, whilst simultaneously bringing Ballarat’s sister […]

USNS Mercy Holds Hospital Corpsmen Academy

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) held a three-day hospital corpsmen academy during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 24-26.   The academy’s purpose was to train non-clinically assigned hospital corpsmen in core skills so that they are better able to fulfill their roles as caretakers of Marines and Sailors. […]

USS America Embarks Trinidad and Tobago Distinguished Visitors

Eight distinguished visitors and 14 guests from Trinidad and Tobago embarked the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) at sea for a key leadership engagement July 25.   The visit’s main focus was for Trinidad and Tobago representatives, which included the minister of national security, chief of defence staff, representatives from the office […]

RNAS Yeovilton Hosts International Air Day

Blue skies and glorious sunshine set off a glittering line up for International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.   For the second year running temperatures soared at the Royal Navy’s Premier Air Day as thousands enjoyed an annual banquet of aviation. Bathed in the sunshine crowds at Air Day saw aircraft […]

Canadian Minister Nicholson Participates in Unveiling of Korea Memorial Monument

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence of Canada, along with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and other dignitaries, participated yesterday in the unveiling of the Korea Memorial Monument in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario.   “We must always remain grateful to our veterans of the Korean War, which was one […]

USA: EODMU 11 Changes Command

The U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 held a change of command ceremony July 25 at Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach, California. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ford Ewaldsen Jr. relieved Cmdr. Keith Dowling as Commanding Officer of EODMU-11.   Dowling assumed command of EODMU-11 in April 2012. During his time as commander, […]

USS Bataan Docks in Bahrain

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pulled into port in Bahrain July 15, 2014, for a mid-deployment maintenance period and much-needed down time for the crew after an extended 135 days at sea.   Bahrain, a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf (also known as Arabian […]

Australian Sea Trainer Awarded as Top Instructor

Instructor of the Year On-the-Job for 2103, Warrant Officer James McEwan was presented with his award at Garden Island, Fleet Base East on Friday 18 July.   As the Fleet Gunnery Assistant for Sea Training Group from February 2011 through January 2014, Warrant Officer McEwan trained ships’ companies in close range and small arms gunnery, […]

Historic Merchant Vessel Departs Charlestown Navy Yard

The Charles W. Morgan, an 18th century commercial vessel, departed Charlestown Navy Yard July 23 after a week-long visit to Boston, one of the ship’s port stops along her voyage up the eastern seaboard.   The Morgan sailed to Boston during her 38th voyage to not only share with the public the ship’s rich history, […]


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