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RFP Released for USCG's Heavy Polar Icebreaker
March 5, 2018 - The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), released a request for proposal (RFP) on March 2, 2018, for the advance procurement and detail design for the USCG's heavy polar icebreaker (HPIB), with options for detail design and construction (DD&C) for up to three HPIBs. The IPO is using a full and open competition strategy for DD&C; a single contract award will be made in FY 2019.

USNS Burlington Launched
March 1, 2018 - MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Navy's tenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, Burlington (EPF 10), was launched at Austal USA's shipyard, March 1.

Navy Accepts delivery of USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
171019-N-N0101-110 WASHINGTON (Oct. 19, 2017) An undated artist rendering of the future expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel
Feb. 22, 2018 - SAN DIEGO– The Navy accepted delivery of its second Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), Feb. 22.

Future USS Michael Monsoor Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
Feb. 2, 2018 - BATH, Maine -- The Navy’s next generation destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), successfully completed acceptance trials on Feb. 1.

Keel Laid for Future USNS Miguel Keith
Jan. 30, 2018 - SAN DIEGO - The future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) held a keel laying ceremony on Jan. 30 at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, San Diego.

USNS Hershel Williams Completes Integrated Trials
USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) is preparing to be floated out and launched at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, Aug. 19. In the background, USS Boxer (LHD 4) is undergoing maintenance and modernization. (Courtesy photo by General Dynamics NASSCO)
Jan. 23, 2018 - SAN DIEGO – USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4), successfully completed the first Integrated Trials for an Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship Jan. 19, sailing from and returning to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego.