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Future USS Rafael Peralta Completes Acceptance Trials
BATH, Maine - The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 16 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine.
Dec. 28, 2016 - BATH, Maine – The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 16 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine.

Navy Accepts Delivery of the Future USS John Finn
Dec. 7, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Dec. 7.

Future USS John Finn Completes Acceptance Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss.  (August 29, 2016) The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) is underway for three days for initial builder's sea trials. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first of the Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA restart ships.
Nov. 10, 2016 - The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) successfully completed acceptance trials and returned to Pascagoula, Miss. Nov. 3.

The Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base, Strengthening Naval Power at Sea
Oct. 20, 2016 - During last week's Expeditionary Warfare Conference in Norfolk, I discussed the versatility and

Future USS Rafael Peralta Completes Alpha Trials
BATH, Maine (October 18, 2016) – The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sets sail for the first time to conduct initial at-sea builder's trials off the coast of Maine.
Oct. 19, 2016 - BATH, Maine – The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed alpha trials Oct. 18, after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine.

Future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) Launches in Shipyard
The future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) transits the Mobile river on a launch barge in preparation for its ceremonial launch at Austal USA shipyard, Sept. 16.
Sept. 19, 2016 - The Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), the future USNS Yuma (EPF 8), was launched from the Austal USA shipyard Sept. 17.

John Finn Successfully Completes Alpha Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss.  (August 29, 2016) The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) is underway for three days for initial builder's sea trials. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first of the Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA restart ships.
Sept. 2, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) successfully completed initial builder's sea trials on Aug. 30 following three days at sea.

Keel Laid for future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
SAN DIEGO, Calif (Aug. 2, 2016) Ms. Travie Ross, daughter of Hershel Woodrow
Aug. 3, 2016 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A keel laying ceremony for the future USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) was held Aug. 2 in San Diego, California, representing the formal beginning of the ship and recognizing the first joining together of ship components.

Galinis takes lead of Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships
July 20, 2016 - WASHINGTON - Rear Adm. William J. Galinis relieved Rear Adm. David Gale to take the lead of Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, July 20.

Downey Assumes Command of CNRMC
July 1, 2016 - VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia. - Rear Adm. James Downey relieved Rear Adm. William J. Galinis as Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) during a ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, June 29.

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7)
160525 (May 25, 2016) GULF OF MEXICO - The future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) successfully completed its builder's acceptance trials during an underway period in the Gulf of Mexico, May 25-26. Expeditionary Fast Transport class ships (EPFs) are versatile, non-combatant, transport ships that will be used for high-speed mobility and transportation of troops, military vehicles, and equipment in support of a wide variety of missions. (US Navy photo - released).
June 24, 2016 - MOBILE, Alabama - the Navy accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony in

Future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) Completes Acceptance Trials
160525 (May 25, 2016) GULF OF MEXICO - The future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) successfully completed its builder's acceptance trials during an underway period in the Gulf of Mexico, May 25-26. Expeditionary Fast Transport class ships (EPFs) are versatile, non-combatant, transport ships that will be used for high-speed mobility and transportation of troops, military vehicles, and equipment in support of a wide variety of missions. (US Navy photo - released).
June 6, 2016 - MOBILE, Alabama - The future USNS Carson City (EPF 7) successfully completed Acceptance Trials during an underway period in the Gulf of Mexico, May 25-26.

Future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Keel Authenticated
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (June 1, 2016) - Mrs. Ima Black places her initials onto the keel plate of DDG 119 during the ceremony authenticating the keel of the future USS Delbert D. Black. The destroyer was named in honor of Black’s late husband Delbert Black, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. The Flight IIA Arleigh Burke class ship will serve as an integral player in global maritime security, engaging in air, undersea, surface, strike and ballistic missile defense.
June 1, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The keel of the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) was ceremoniously laid at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard June 1.

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
160421-N-YE579-005 (May 20, 2016) BATH, Maine - The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, the future USS Zumwalt destroyer May 20. Following a crew certification period and October commissioning ceremony in Baltimore, Zumwalt will transit to her homeport in San Diego for a Post Delivery Availability and Mission Systems Activation. DDG 1000, pictured during acceptance trials in April, is the lead ship of the Zumwalt-class destroyers; next-generation multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance. (U.S. Navy Released)
May 20, 2016 - BATH, Maine – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants, May 20.

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)
GULF OF MEXICO - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Builder's Trials March 4. The principal mission of LPD 17 San Antonio class ships is to deploy combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. With the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion or conventional landing craft and augmented by helicopters or MV-22 vertical take-off and landing aircraft, these ships support amphibious assault, special operations, and expeditionary warfare missions. (Photo courtesy of HII)
May 16, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Mississippi – The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during a ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard May 13.

Future USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) Begins Fabrication
April 27, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The construction of the future USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) is officially underway at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. The milestone, which signifies the first 100 tons of steel being cut, was marked with a ceremony held in the shipyard's fabrication shop.

Future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Completes Acceptance Trials
April 19, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Acceptance Trials April 15.

USNS Yuma (EPF 8) Keel Authenticated
160329-N-YE579-001 (March 29, 2016) MOBILE, Alabama –The Honorable Douglas Nicholls (left), mayor of Yuma, Arizona, etches his initials into the keel plate of the future USNS Yuma (EPF 8) with the help of Austal USA Class A Welder Ms. Courtney Cagle, as part of the Keel Authentication ceremony March 29. Expeditionary Fast Transport Ships, EPFs, are non-combatant vessels designed to operate in shallow-draft ports and waterways, increasing operational flexibility for a wide range of activities.
March 29, 2016 - MOBILE, Ala. - Austal USA hosted a ceremony today celebrating the keel authentication of the Navy's eighth Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, the USNS Yuma (EPF 8).

USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Completes Builder's Trials
GULF OF MEXICO - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Builder's Trials March 4. The principal mission of LPD 17 San Antonio class ships is to deploy combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. With the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion or conventional landing craft and augmented by helicopters or MV-22 vertical take-off and landing aircraft, these ships support amphibious assault, special operations, and expeditionary warfare missions. (Photo courtesy of HII)
March 7, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy's future amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed Builder's Trials March 4.

Research Vessel Sally Ride Completes Builder's Trials
Feb. 25, 2016 - ANACORTES, Wash. - The Navy's Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), successfully completed Builder's Trials Feb. 21 off the coast of Anacortes, Washington.

Future USS Portland (LPD 27) Launches
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS Portland (LPD 27) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard Feb 13. The ship was transferred from the land level facility to the drydock, which was then flooded allowing her to float off the blocks. LPD 17 class ships are versatile players in maritime security with the ability to support a variety of amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions. (Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls)
Feb. 16, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS Portland (LPD 27) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Feb 13.

USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) Delivered
PASCAGOULA, Miss.- The Navy accepted USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) from builder VT Halter Feb. 16.
Feb. 16, 2016 - PASCAGOULA, Miss.- The Navy accepted USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) from builder VT Halter Feb. 16.