The Right Resources at the Right Time: MARMC Engineering Service Desk
Jan. 4, 2019 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) Engineering Department is rounding out 2018 with a renewed emphasis on their integration into the maintenance availability teams. For years now, MARMC’s Project Support Engineers (PSE) have served as technical subject matter experts (SME) for ships going through Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) avails. As their presence grows on the avail teams, the concept of the Engineering Service Desk (ESD) has begun to take shape.
MARMC Rigging/Weight Testing Shop: MARMC’s Boatswain’s Mates Move the Fleet
Jan. 4, 2019 - As the oldest rating in the U.S. Navy, Boatswain’s Mate (BM) carries a long and storied tradition. This tradition, steeped in a legacy of often overlooked yet critically vital taskings, often carries the weight of the U.S. Navy. For the Boatswain’s Mates at Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), the arts of rigging and weight testing are two of the unsung taskings that continue to ensure ships are mission-ready. For BM1 (SW) Drew Miller, accomplishing MARMC’s mission of preparing vessels for the fleet goes hand-in-hand with qualifying Sailors in the NAMTS Rigging/Weight Testing Job Qualification Requirement (JQR) while keeping the traditions of the BM rating alive.
Teamwork, Leadership Key Monterey Impressive 20% O&I
Dec. 16, 2018 - The USS Monterey (CG 61) project team accomplished the first major milestone of a six-month selected restricted availability (SRA), Oct. 19, when they completed the 20% Open and Inspect (O&I).
Mission Ready: MARMC Prepares Kearsarge, Arlington for Deployment
Dec. 11, 2018 - In December, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Arlington (LPD 24) will depart for deployment. MARMC’s Waterfront Operations Department (Code 300) is managing their final Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) prior to getting underway. It is the last opportunity to complete casualty reports (CASREPS), departure from specifications (DFS) and conduct any other outstanding repairs before the ships and their crews pull away from the pier.
Testing the Tools that Keep the Fleet Afloat
Nov. 13, 2018 - It is nearing midnight and you’re fast asleep at home when in the stillness of the evening your phone begins to buzz. You brush it off at first, but then realize that it’s a call coming in. You answer and your supervisors voice is on the other end informing you that you’ll be boarding a plane early that morning to head half way around the world to troubleshoot a faulty critical system on board a U.S. Navy vessel. You pull yourself out of bed, pack your clothes and make sure you have your travel documents in order. Before heading to the airport you make a quick detour to Mid- Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) to pick up your all important test equipment.
Navy’s Oldest Dry-dock gets New Commanding Officer
Oct. 31, 2018 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) floating dry-dock Dynamic (AFDL 6) welcomed her 18th commanding officer (CO), as Lt. Cmdr. Seth Hall relieved Lt. Edward Menezes during a change of command ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story, Oct. 31.