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U.S. Navy Commemorates Keel Laying Ceremony for Constellation-Class Guided-Missile Frigate (FFG 62)
MARINETTE, Wisc. – The U.S. Navy symbolically laid the keel to its first Constellation-class guided-missile frigate, the future USS Constellation (FFG 62) during a keel laying ceremony at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisc., April 12.
Distinguished guests (left to right) pictured: Mr.  James Dillenburg, Ceremony Chaplain; Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Chief of Naval Operations; Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy; Ms. Jean Wagner, Welder; Mrs. Melissa Braithwaite, Ship Sponsor; Mr. Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin; Mr. Mark Vandroff, Chief Executive Officer, Fincantieri Marinetti Marine; Mr. Marco Galbiati, Chief Executive Officer, Fincantieri Marine Group; Rear Adm. Kevin Smith, Program Executive Officer, Unmanned and Small Combatants
The Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG 62) represents the Navy’s next generation small surface combatant. This ship class will be an agile, multi-mission warship, capable of operations in both blue-water and littoral environments, providing increased combat-credible forward presence that provides a military advantage at sea.
April 12, 2024 - MARINETTE, Wisc. – The U.S. Navy marked a significant construction milestone for the first Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG 62) with a keel laying ceremony at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, April 12. The event...

NAVSEA Commander announces Sailor of the Year winners
WASHINGTON (April 11, 2024) Vice Adm. James P. Downey, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) (left) announced Hull Technician 1st Class Jennifer Schleuning from Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Jacksonville, Fla. (second from left) and Machinist Mate 1st Class Matthew Lipscomb from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Everett, Wash. (second from right) NAVSEA Sailor of the Year (SOY) for the active duty and reservist categories. NAVSEA’s senior enlisted Sailor Command Master Chief Blake G. Schimmel (right).
As NAVSEA’s top enlisted Sailors Schleuning and Lipscomb will now compete for the Navy’s highest enlisted awards, Chief of Naval Operations Shore and Reserve SOY.
NAVSEA is the largest of the US Navy's six systems commands. With a force of nearly 87,000 civilian and military personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems.
April 12, 2024 - WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – Vice Adm. Jim Downey, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), announced the active duty and reserve 2023 Sailor of the Year award winners during a ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard on...

U. S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Richard M. McCool Jr.
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) from HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding April 11.
April 11, 2024 - The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) from HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding, April 11.San Antonio-class ships, including the future USS Richard...

NAVSEA Remembers Crew of USS Thresher
(SSN-593) Starboard bow view, taken at sea on 24 July 1961. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
April 11, 2024 - Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) hosted a Apr. 10 ceremony honoring 129 crewmembers — 16 officers, 96 enlisted Sailors, and 17 civilian technicians — who lost their lives onboard USS Thresher (SSN 593) 61 years prior.NAVSEA...

Navy's Needed Revitalization of the Submarine Workforce Accelerates
April 11, 2024 - NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — During a key panel at the 2024 Sea-Air-Space exposition, Erica Logan, deputy director for Workforce, Submarine Industrial Base (SIB) program, Program Executive Office (PEO) Strategic Submarines,...

Innovating Under the Sea: Additive Manufacturing Boosts Submarine Construction, Sustainment
April 10, 2024 - Technology plays an increasingly critical role in military operations. Nowhere is this more apparent than beneath the waves, Mr. Matthew Sermon, executive director, Program Executive Office (PEO) Strategic Submarines,...

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) leaves dry dock, begins second phase of Refueling and Complex Overhaul
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (April 8, 2024) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is moved to an outfitting berth at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, April 8, 2024. John C. Stennis is conducting refueling and complex overhaul to prepare the ship for the second half of its 50-year service life. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Simon Pike)
April 9, 2024 - WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, DC – USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) undocked from drydock April 8, completing a significant milestone during its multi-year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at HII-Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) in...

NAVSEA to present at Sea Air Space National Exposition
April 4, 2024 - WASHINGTON – Key officials from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and affiliated program executive offices will participate in Sea Air Space panels and provide program updates in NAVSEA’s exhibit booth during the 2024 Sea...


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