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Future USS Daniel Inouye Completes Builder’s Trials
The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) returns to the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard after successfully completing Builder's Trials on Dec. 19, 2020.
Dec. 21, 2020 - BATH, Maine -- The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) successfully completed Builder’s trials Dec. 19 after spending four days at sea off the coast of Bath, Maine.  Builder's Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea...

Royal Australian Navy Officer Supports Delivery of USS Spruance
Dec. 14, 2020 - Lt. Cmdr. Luke Bogan of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) was recently recognized by Capt. David Hart, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) commanding officer, for his hard work during the execution and delivery of USS...

DDG 51 Flight III Progressing on Schedule
Nov. 20, 2020 - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy recently achieved several important milestones for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer Flight III upgrade, representing significant progress toward delivering critical Integrated Air and...

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center Hosts Women at Work Panel
Nov. 19, 2020 - SAN DIEGO – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) hosted their first Women at Work Panel on Nov. 5. “This panel provided an opportunity to start the dialogue and have some of the tough conversations that are needed to...

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center Completes On-Time Delivery of USS Anchorage
Nov. 16, 2020 - SAN DIEGO - Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully delivered USS Anchorage (LPD 23) from her availability on-time Oct. 16.“SWRMC worked with BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair to find cost-effective and...

Nineteen SERMC Sailors Earn Navy Enlisted Classifications
Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (left) presents a Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) Certificate to EM2 Marcus J. Dexter at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC). Dexter earned his NAMTS NEC in
Nov. 13, 2020 - MAYPORT, FL (NNS) – Nineteen Sailors from the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) were honored during an All Hands call Oct. 22 for attaining a Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) certification. Rear...

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center’s Intermediate-Level Maintenance and Repair Processes Improve with Kata
Nov. 13, 2020 - SAN DIEGO, Ca. - Southwest Regional Maintenance Center’s (SWRMC) latest success comes from their implementation and use of what’s called the Kata Improvement Process method to better overhaul and repair engine components in...

Panama City collaborates with Navy Reserve to conduct egress testing of LCAC-100 class craft
During egress testing, a test dummy was removed from the Landing Craft Air Cushion command area to simulate removing an injured troop through the emergency escape scuttle. Pictured above: Senior Chief Operations Specialist Josh Pearsall. Pictured below: Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Boatwright, Lt.j.g. Dale Hussung, and Builder 1st Class Richard Bordelon.
Nov. 12, 2020 - In order to ensure fleet readiness, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) partnered with the Navy Reserve to conduct egress testing on a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 100 Class Craft as part of the...

Navy’s Newest Yard Tug Delivered to Bremerton
The Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class tug recently delivered to Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton Annex.  Only 17 days after delivery, YT 808 was in the water assisting USNS Richard Byrd (T-AKE 4) as it moved away from the dock at Naval Magazine Indian Island.
Oct. 29, 2020 - BREMERTON, Wash. – The Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class tug recently delivered to Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton Annex.  Only 17 days after delivery, YT 808 was in the water assisting USNS Richard Byrd (T-AKE 4) as it moved...

FDRMC Contributes to Fifth Fleet Readiness with Completion of Coastal Patrol Availability
Oct. 22, 2020 - Manama, Bahrain – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain recently delivered USS Hurricane (PC 3) back to the fleet after successfully completing its Docking Phased Maintenance Availability...

USS Devastator Returns to Fifth Fleet Upon Completing Availability
Oct. 20, 2020 - Manama, Bahrain - Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain has returned USS Devastator (MCM 6) back to operations after successfully completing a scheduled Selected Restricted Availability...

USS Zumwalt Successfully Completes First Standard Missile Shot
201013-N-N2201-002 WASHINGTON (Oct. 13, 2020) -- The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, Oct. 13. The ships’ stealth and ability to operate in both the open-ocean and near-shore environments creates a new level of battlespace complexity for potential adversaries. The Zumwalt class will also operate as a key enabler in the acceleration of new warfighting capabilities and rapid development and validation of operational tactics, techniques, and procedures.
Oct. 19, 2020 - WASHINGTON –The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range,...

USS Donald Cook Completes Availability Ahead of Schedule
ROTA, Spain, (September 13, 2020) Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota completed the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) five days ahead of schedule, returning the ship for continued operational tasking.
Sept. 30, 2020 - ROTA, Spain – The Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota recently completed a Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) for USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) five days ahead of schedule, returning the ship...

Keel Authenticated for Future USNS Harvey Milk
Sept. 3, 2020 - SAN DIEGO – The keel for the future USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206), the Navy’s second John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD NASSCO), Sep. 3.Due to...

First of class LCAC 100 and 101 arrive at NSWC Panama City
The Navy’s newest Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft arrived at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Sept. 2. The two craft, LCAC-100 and LCAC-101, were escorted by NSWC PCD’s research, development, test and evaluation craft, LCAC-91.This effort is part of the Navy’s Ship to Shore Connector program which calls for the procurement of 72 craft with a separate craft serving as a test and training craft.
Sept. 3, 2020 - The Navy’s newest Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft arrived at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Sept. 2.The two craft, LCAC-100 and LCAC-101, were escorted by NSWC PCD’s research,...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Newport
The U.S. Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30.
Sept. 3, 2020 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), Sep. 2.EPFs are designed to operate in shallow waterways and are capable of a wide range of...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Second Next Generation Landing Craft
Aug. 28, 2020 - NEW ORLEANS – The Navy accepted delivery of the next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, Aug. 27.  LCAC 101 is the second craft delivered by Textron Systems to the...

USNS Newport Completes Integrated Sea Trials
The U.S. Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30.
Aug. 3, 2020 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy’s twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, USNS Newport (EPF 12), successfully competed Integrated Sea Trials, July 30.Integrated Trials combine Builder's and Acceptance Trials, allowing...

MARMC SST Advances OSD Grasp of COVID Risk
July 31, 2020 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) participated in the Navy-wide Sentinel Surveillance Testing (SST) program July 29, with 50 asymptomatic Sailors and civilian employees volunteering to be tested for COVID-19...

Newly Commissioned USS Tripoli Departs Shipyard for San Diego
July 24, 2020 - PASCAGULA, Miss. (NNS) - The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., July 24, for its San Diego...

U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tripoli Joins the Fleet
July 15, 2020 - The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Tripoli (LHA 7), today, July 15, 2020.Although the Navy canceled the traditional public commissioning ceremony due to public health and safety restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy...

USS Ross Completes Availability Early at Repair Maintenance Center Detachment Rota
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NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (June 27, 2020) Sailors assigned to the Naval Station Rota, Spain, Port Operations Department and Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) assist in the departure of USS Carney (DDG 64) for its homeport shift to Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida. Carney first arrived in Rota on Sept. 25, 2015 and was replaced with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) as one of four forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) in Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eduardo Otero/Released)
July 9, 2020 - Rota, Spain – On July 1, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota completed the USS Ross (DDG 71) Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) two days early, ensuring the ship’s readiness for continued...

USS Fitzgerald Arrives at San Diego Homeport
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SAN DIEGO (July 2, 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrives at homeport at Naval Base San Diego following more than two years of restoration and modernization at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Ingalls Shipbuilding Division's Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard. The ship was damaged during a 2017 collision that claimed the lives of seven Sailors. While in San Diego, the crew will complete extensive training and certifications through Basic, Advanced, and Integrated phases of training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin C. Leitner/Released)
July 2, 2020 - SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived at its homeport in San Diego, July 02, following more than two years of restoration and modernization after the warship was damaged during a...

Construction Begins on Fourth Expeditionary Sea Base Ship
Cmdr. Chris Schindler, Officer In Charge, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Bath (det. San Diego) commences construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB 6) at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company shipyard,
June 25. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the milestone was marked with an informal shipyard ceremony
June 29, 2020 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship officially began on June 25 at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Due to the...

Navy’s Second Ship to Shore Connector Completes Acceptance Trials
The Navy’s next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, concluded acceptance trials the week of June 8 after successfully completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
June 16, 2020 - NEW ORLEANS – The Navy’s next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, concluded acceptance trials the week of June 8 after successfully completing a series of graded...

USS Fitzgerald En Route to San Diego
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (June 13, 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)  prepares to depart Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard June 13 to return to her homeport in San Diego. The sail away reflects more than two years’ worth of effort in restoring and modernizing one of the Navy’s most capable warships after it was damaged during a collision in 2017 that claimed the lives of seven Sailors.
June 13, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard June 13 to return to her homeport in San Diego.The sail away...

Anderson Assumes Command of PEO Ships
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson relieved Rear Adm. Bill Galinis as Program Executive Officer, Ships at the Washington Navy Yard May 22. The transition took place without formal ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RD&A), served as the presiding official.
May 22, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Tom Anderson relieved Rear Adm. Bill Galinis as Program Executive Officer, Ships at the Washington Navy Yard May 22. The transition took place without formal ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

Navy Launches Newest Yard Tug
200516-N- N2201-0001 ANACORTES, Wash. (May 16, 2020) The Navy's first Yard Tug 808-class vessel docks in Anacortes, Washington after being successfully launched by Dakota Creek Industries.
May 19, 2020 - ANACORTES, Wash. – The Navy’s first Yard Tug (YT) 808 class vessel was successfully launched at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard, May 16. The YT 808 vessels are designed after the Navy’s existing YT 802 Valiant-class...

Yard Patrol 686 Craft Completes Service Life Extension Program
The Navy recently completed a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) on Yard Patrol 686 and returned the modernized craft to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), May 14. The SLEP for the vessel began in August 2019 and was executed in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard at their Curtis Bay shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland.
May 15, 2020 - WASHINGTON – The Navy recently completed a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) on Yard Patrol (YP) 686 and returned the modernized craft to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), May 14. The SLEP for the vessel began in August 2019...

Ver Hage Assumes Command of SEA 21 and Navy Regional Maintenance Center
Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage relieved Rear Adm. Tom Anderson as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and director, Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) at the Washington Navy Yard on Apr. 24.  The transition took place without formal ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Vice Adm. Tom Moore was the presiding officer.
April 24, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage relieved Rear Adm. Tom Anderson as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and director, Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) at the Washington Navy Yard on Apr...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Delbert D. Black
GULF OF MEXICO (Feb. 19, 2020) The  Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delbert Black (DDG 119) conducts the second builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of HII by Lance Davis/Released)
April 24, 2020 - Pascagoula, Miss. - The Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding division, Apr. 24.Accepting delivery of DDG 119...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USS Zumwalt
April 24, 2020 - SAN DIEGO - The Navy accepted delivery of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants, on April 24. Following this delivery, the ship will transition from Combat...

Change of Command at NAVSEA Warfare Centers
Rear Adm. Kevin P. Byrne, NAVSEA Warfare Centers
April 20, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Kevin P. Byrne assumed command of both the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) on April 20 at the Washington Navy Yard. Byrne relieved Rear Adm. Eric H. Ver...

Navy Awards Ship to Shore Connector Contract As Program Continues to Progress
April 16, 2020 - WASHINGTON – Today, the Navy awarded a contract for the Fiscal Year 2017-2020 procurement of Ship to Shore Connector craft.Ship to Shore Connectors are the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of Landing Craft, Air...

Sarar Relieves Johnson as Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program Commanding Officer
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Capt. Stephen F. Sarar relieved Capt. Andrew P. Johnson as Commanding Officer, Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program (SURFMEPP) in a private ceremony at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apr. 13 in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
April 15, 2020 - PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Capt. Stephen F. Sarar relieved Capt. Andrew P. Johnson as Commanding Officer, Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program (SURFMEPP) in a private ceremony at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apr. 13 in...

Repair Maintenance Centers in Bahrain and Japan Continue to Expand the Advantage
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) approaches the starboard side of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for replenishment at sea, June 5, 2017. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (BHRARG), comprised of USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Ashland (LSD 48) and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
April 6, 2020 - WASHINGTON -- Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain and Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) celebrated the on-time completion of availabilities on...

Future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Launched
The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. on March 28.
March 30, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. on March 28. Fort Lauderdale is the Navy’s 12th...

Future USS Delbert D. Black Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials
GULF OF MEXICO (Feb. 19, 2020) The  Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delbert Black (DDG 119) conducts the second builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of HII by Lance Davis/Released)
March 16, 2020 - Pascagoula, Miss. - The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed acceptance trials on March 12, returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division after spending two days at...

Navy to Commission Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams
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CHESAPEAKE BAY (Sept. 15, 2019) The Military Sealift Command expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel 'Woody' Williams (ESB 4) is at anchor in the Chesapeake Bay, Sept. 15, 2019 during mine countermeasure equipment testing. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
March 6, 2020 - “This ship honors a man who dedicated his life to service—heroic service as a Marine, and continued service to his fellow veterans,” said Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly. “This dedication will live on in USS Hershel...

Construction Begins on BIW’s First Flight III Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer
March 4, 2020 - BATH, Maine – Construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on Mar. 3. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW’s structural fabrication...

SERMC Wins 2019 Maintenance Excellence Award
Sailors and Civilians from Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) pose with the 2019 Maintenance Award and pennant with Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center and Director, Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) (Center, Left) and Capt. John Lobuono, Commanding Officer at SERMC (Center, Right).
March 3, 2020 - MAYPORT, Fla. -- Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) was presented the 2019 Regional Maintenance Center (RMC) Excellence Award on Feb. 26.The award is presented each year to a single RMC for superior performance and...

Future USS Delbert D. Black Completes Builder's Trials
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Feb. 22, 2020) The future USS Delbert D. Black sails in the Gulf of Mexico for builder's trials in late February. The Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer successfully completed builder's trials Feb. 22 and will be underway again in March for acceptance trials.
Feb. 24, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed Builder's trials Feb. 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington...

USNS Newport (EPF 12) Launched
The U.S. Navy's 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA's shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, Feb. 20. EPFs support a variety of missions including overseas contingency operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, support of special operations forces, theater security cooperation activities and emerging joint sea-basing concepts.
Feb. 21, 2020 - MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Navy’s 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA’s shipyard, Feb. 20.The launching of an EPF is a multi-step process. The ship modules...

Keel Laid for Future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7)
Tribal leaders from the Cherokee Nation, U.S. Navy officials from Program Executive Office Ships and executives from Gulf Island Shipyards look on as the initials of the Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation, The Honorable Chuck Hoskins, Jr. and the Deputy Speaker of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, The Honorable Victoria Mitchell Vazquez (ship sponsor) are cut into the keel of the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7) in a ceremony at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center here.
Feb. 13, 2020 - HOUMA, La. - A keel laying ceremony was held Feb. 12 for the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7), the second ship of the Navy's Navajo class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held near Gulf Island...

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Feb. 3, 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departs Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuildings Pascagoula shipyard to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness. The underway reflects nearly two years worth of effort in restoring and modernizing one of the Navys most capable warships after it was damaged during a collision in 2017 that claimed the lives of seven Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
Feb. 3, 2020 - PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness.The ship departed Huntington...

Keel Laid for Future USS John Basilone
Jan. 10, 2020 - BATH, Maine -- The keel of the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, Jan. 10. BATH, Maine (Jan. 10, 2020) Ship sponsor Ms. Ryan Manion welds her...