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Keel Authenticated for Twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport
Jan. 29, 2019 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for its twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, Newport (EPF 12), at Austal USA’s shipyard., Jan. 29. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by Charlotte Dorrance Marshall, signing her initials into the keel plate.

Future USS Paul Ignatius Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
Dec. 21, 2018 - Pascagoula, Miss. – The future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) successfully completed acceptance trials on Dec. 20, returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico.

Maiden Voyage Complete, Michael Monsoor Arrives Home
Dec. 14, 2018 - SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) arrived at its homeport of San Diego Dec. 7, successfully completing her sail around from Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Bath, Maine to California, the home state of her namesake – Medal of Honor recipient, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor.

Surface Combat Systems Community Officially Opens New High-Fidelity Trainer
Dec. 11, 2018 - SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD)/Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT), onboard Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), Dec. 6.

Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) Launched at Bath Iron Works
Dec. 11, 2018 - BATH, Maine (NNS) -- The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was launched Dec. 9 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard.

USS John S. McCain Leaves Dry Dock, Continues Repairs in Yokosuka
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 27, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is pulled towards a pier after departing from a dry dock at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. McCain is departing the dock after an extensive maintenance period in order to sustain the ship's ability to serve as a forward-deployed asset in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
Nov. 29, 2018 - YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) achieved a major milestone this week as it successfully launched from dry dock and moored pierside at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Nov. 27.