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NAMTS Program Graduated Record Number of Sailors in 2020
MR2 Katherine Chumbiray holds two vent plenum bolts, the one on the right is one she manufactured aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4).  MR2 Chumibray is enrolled in the NAMTS Inside Machine JQR and is working towards earning her Inside Machinist Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC).
April 6, 2021 - NORFOLK, VA – The Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) program graduated 1,135 Sailors in 2020, a record number, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Established by the Chief of Naval Operations in 1998, NAMTS improves...

Keel Laid for Future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.
(210406-N-N2201-001) BATH, Maine -- The future the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124) namesake, Col. Harvey
April 6, 2021 - BATH, Maine - The keel of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG 124) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, April 6.The ship’s namesake, Col. Harvey "Barney" Barnum, Jr. (USMC, Ret.)...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Daniel Inouye
The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) departs General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard on Feb. 3 for acceptance trials.
March 8, 2021 - BATH, Maine – The Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, March 8.Delivery of DDG 118 represents the official transfer of...

Seaborne Targets Depot Team Demonstrates Contribution to Readiness
March 5, 2021 - PORT HUENEME, Calif. – The U.S. Navy’s Seaborne Targets team from Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships and NAVAIR’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) demonstrated its essential capabilities to Chief of Naval...

Maintenance and Modernization Summit Supports a Ready and Capable U.S. Navy
Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) hosted a Maintenance and Modernization Summit, Feb. 25-26 to ensure continued readiness of the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet. The event brought together senior maintenance professionals from NAVSEA, CNSP, Naval Supply Systems Command, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Program Executive Offices, Navy Regional Maintenance Centers, type commanders, fleet stakeholders and industrial base representatives to discuss multi-faceted approaches to improve sustainment, maintenance and modernization outcomes.
March 4, 2021 - Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) hosted a Maintenance and Modernization Summit, Feb. 25-26 to ensure continued readiness of the U.S. Navy’s surface...

Simulated Firearms Training System, “Game Changer” for PCU Sailors
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, Program Executive Officer, Ships, reviews the Firearms Training System (FATS), a new simulated use of force option that Sailors can use to fulfill their weapons qualifications training. FATS allows Sailors assigned to Pre-Commissioning Units located at Bath Iron Works Shipyard, Bath, Maine a full experience in use of force option handling and application in a classroom environment. This enhances their capabilities and saves the government money on travel, range time and ordnance.
Feb. 12, 2021 - Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Sailors assigned to ships located at Bath Iron Works Shipyard, Bath, Maine now have access to a new simulated use of force option to fulfill their weapons qualifications training.The Firearms...