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Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Deal

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $12,7 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI contract.   This modification provides for the procurement of F-35 Deployable Spares Package spares for the U.S. Air Force. Work will be performed in Owego, New […]

Partnership Comes to a Close at FRCSE

The partnership between Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) United Technologies Company to repair EA-6B “Prowler” aircraft J52 engine components officially came to a close during a short presentation ceremony at the military depot Aug. 14.   P&W representatives thanked the FRCSE team for 12 years of dedicated service in supporting […]

34 Sailors Removed from NNPP for Cheating

On February 3, 2014, a Sailor assigned to the Moored Training Ship (MTS 626) at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina reported that an examination key was compromised. The exam key that was compromised was for one of the staff certification exams for one of eleven watch station positions at one […]

Image of the Day: TR Fires Rolling Airframe Missile

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) launches a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM).   The RAM was tested to ensure its combat readiness, and ability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles and other asymmetric threats. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting training and preparing for future deployments. Naval Today Staff, August 21, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy

ATG, USS Theodore Roosevelt Crew Train Together

The Afloat Training Group (ATG), along with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), conducted training August 4-8 during the in-port portion of Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA).   “The main reason we are undergoing the in-port TSTA process is for us to correct CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training) […]

UK Navy’s Vintage Sea Fury Needs Funds to Fly

Fleet Air Arm historians are asking for donations to get the UK Navy’s last propeller-driven fighter in the skies again following its emergency landing at Culdrose last month.   The vintage Sea Fury skidded to a halt on the grass after pilot Lt Cdr Chris ‘Goaty’ Götke brought her down rapidly after the aircraft began […]

USS America Welcomes SECNAV

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus embarked the future USS America (LHA 6) as she transited the Strait of Magellan during her maiden voyage, “America Visits the Americas,” Aug. 19.   A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the “Argonauts” of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 transported Mabus and members of his staff […]

CNO Addresses NSWCCD Employees

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and hosted an All Hands call to address Navy civilian employees, including scientists and engineers largely responsible for designing fleet ships and ship systems, Aug. 19.   During his visit, Greenert met with NSWCCD leadership, Commanding Officer Capt. Richard […]

USCG Takes Action in Ohio Diesel Fuel Spill

The US Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency Region Four and Five as well as Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station near Cincinnati, Ohio.   The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has established a safety zone on the […]

Rear Admiral Talks to USS Benfold Crew

It was a seemingly routine Wednesday for any pier-side surface ship in the U.S. Navy, capped off by a visit from a rear admiral that involved a discussion with the wardroom and finally an all hands call.   However, Wednesday, Aug. 14 featured two critical differences on board USS Benfold (DDG 65) that would distinguish […]


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