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Navy to Christen Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport
Nov. 8, 2019 - The Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12),

Keel Authenticated for First Flight III Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Nov. 7, 2019) Ingalls Shipbuilding welder James Ellis welds Ship Sponsors Ruby Lucas and Catherine B. Reynolds’ initials into a steel plate during a keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard Nov. 7, 2019. DDG 125 is the first ship to be named for Jack H. Lucas. During World War II, Lucas, then a private first class in the Marine Corps, received the Medal of Honor at age 17 for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Nov. 7, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – In an historic milestone for the DDG 51 program, the keel of the first Flight

Keel Laid for First-in-Class T-ATS
191030-N-IJ355-002 (Oct. 20, 2019) -- Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana.
Oct. 31, 2019 - HOUMA, La. – Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo

Tripoli Completes Acceptance Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Oct. 23, 2019) The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) transits through the Gulf of Mexico in the early morning hours of Oct. 23, 2019 at the beginning of Acceptance Trials. During the underway, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey performed a rigorous evaluation on all of the ship's major systems including propulsion, communications, navigation, combat systems, and aviation capabilities.
Oct. 28, 2019 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed acceptance trials when she returned to

Miguel Keith Completes Acceptance Trials
The future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) departs General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. shipyard in San Diego, Calif. During the weeklong acceptance trials, the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey conducted comprehensive tests to demonstrate and evaluate the performance of all of the ship's major systems.
Oct. 15, 2019 - SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy's newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), Miguel Keith (ESB 5) successfully

Navy Collaborates with Industry to Double Dock Destroyers
191008-N-JC336-001 (Oct. 8, 2019) 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center supported the double docking of USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Stethem (DDG 63) and in BAE Systems – Ship Repair’s dry dock, the Pride of California, on Oct. 8.
Oct. 11, 2019 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) supported the double docking of USS