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Fabrication Begins on Future USS Bougainville (LHA 8)
Paul Bosarge, burner workleaderman, starts fabrication on Bougainville (LHA 8) with others observing, from left, Frank Jermyn, LHA 8 ship program manager; Lance Carnahan, Steel Fabrication director; Marine Corps Capt. J.D. Owens, representing SUPSHIP, Gulf Coast; and Ricky Hathorn, Hull general superintendent.
Oct. 16, 2018 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- On Oct. 15 the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) started fabrication at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) shipyard.

First in Class Ship, Future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Starts Construction
Sept. 21, 2018 - SAN DIEGO - A ceremony was hosted at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard to celebrate the start of construction of the Navy's first John Lewis-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler, the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Sept. 20.

Keel Authenticated for the Future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11)
Aug. 9, 2018 - MOBILE, Ala. – A ceremony celebrating the keel authentication of the Navy’s 11th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), was held at the Mobile, Alabama shipyard of Austal USA, the ship’s manufacturer. Puerto Rico will be the third ship in naval service named after the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, honoring its historically strong ties to the military.

Fabrication Begins on Amphibious Assault Ship Richard M. McCool, Jr.
July 30, 2018 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) started fabrication of the 13th LPD 17 San Antonio class ship, LPD 29, July 30, 2018 at their shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut.

Johnson relieves Bauer as Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program Commanding Officer
July 20, 2018 - PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Capt. Andrew P. Johnson relieved Capt. David Bauer as Commanding Officer, Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program (SURFMEPP) in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Shipyard July 20.

U.S. Navy Launches the Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.
July 16, 2018 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) was launched on July 13 at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard.