Category archives for: Americas

USCG Commanding Officer of Activities Europe Temporarily Relieved

The US Coast Guard temporarily relieved Capt. James B. Robertson, commanding officer of Activities Europe, Tuesday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command.   The executive officer, Cmdr. Erin Williams, has assumed temporary command of Activities Europe. Robertson has been reassigned to Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Activities Europe was established in 1995 […]

Image of the Day: Clear the Launch Path!

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Daniel Alt clears the launch path of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Seahawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VA) 126 after attaching it to a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).   USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is the eighth […]

British Ambassador Tours USS Theodore Roosevelt

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 hosted the British Ambassador to the U.S. and four other high-ranking officials aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) for a day at sea, Sept. 30.   Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott was joined on the visit by British Consul General David Prodger, British Royal Navy Commodore Richard […]

USS George Washington Docks in Guam

USS George Washington Docks in Guam

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in Guam for a goodwill port visit, Oct. 2.   This marks George Washington’s third visit to Guam since relieving the now decommissioned USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 2008. George Washington is currently conducting its 2014 patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations, […]

USS Defender Retires after 25 Years of Service

USS Defender Retires after 25 Years of Service

The US Navy’s mine countermeasure ship USS Defender (MCM 2), was decommissioned after 25 years of naval service at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 1.   Defender was launched on April 4, 1987 and commissioned on Sept. 30, 1989. Lt. Cmdr. James Sordi, commanding officer of Defender, honored the plank owners that took part in […]

CNO, MCPON Hold US Navy Birthday All Hands Call

The US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) will hold a worldwide Navy birthday All Hands Call Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. EST from the Defense Media Activity at Ft. Meade, Maryland.   The all hands call will be televised on Direct-To-Sailor (DTS) and will be […]

US Navy Searching for Missing Aircrew Member

US Navy Searching for Missing Aircrew Member

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, when the aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Two air crewmen bailed […]

GD Awarded US, Australian Navy Submarines Contract Modifications

GD Awarded US, Australian Navy Submarines Contract Modifications

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded two contract modifications totaling $50 million to continue supporting the AN/BYG-1 combat control system aboard U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines, as part of the AN/BYG-1 modernization program for the tactical control systems (TCS) and weapons control systems (WCS).   General […]

BAE Systems Bags USS Lake Erie Maintenance Deal

BAE Systems Bags USS Lake Erie Maintenance Deal

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, was awarded a $25,4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Lake Erie (CG 70) fiscal 2014 extended dry-docking selected restricted availability.   An extended dry-docking selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the […]

HII Appoints New Corporate Director of Customer Affairs for Submarine Programs

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs.   Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems. He began his new position on Monday. “Kevin brings a wealth of leadership […]

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