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U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)
May 16, 2016
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)

Future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Completes Acceptance Trials
May 13, 2016
160506-N-ZZ999-001 (May 6, 2016)Future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) at sea conducting acceptance trials demonstrating the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems. The acceptance trial is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned for later this spring.

Future USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) Begins Fabrication
April 27, 2016

Future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Completes Builder’s Trials
April 27, 2016

USNS Yuma (EPF 8) Keel Authenticated
March 29, 2016
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.

USS Lake Champlain conducts light-off test of Periscope Detection and Discrimination Capability
March 17, 2016
140725-N-FC670-226 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 25, 2014) The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) underway in close formation as one of forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Champlain is currently conducting live-fire testing off the coast of California with its 5-inch guns to verify the new mode on the SPQ-9B while the crew undergoes operator training to ensure proficiency with the new capability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Renfroe/Released)

USS Porter Conducts First SeaRAM Firing from DDG
March 9, 2016
160304-N-AL577-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 4, 2016) SeaRAM, a new system for guided-missile destroyers, is test fired March 4, 2016 from the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, and is preparing for deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

NNSY Completes USS Maryland’s Engineered Refueling Overhaul
February 25, 2016
160212-N-SY521-003 NORFOLK, Virginia (Feb. 12, 2016) USS Maryland (SSBN 738) is readied for return to the fleet following the completion of its engineered refueling overhaul. Maryland is the 13th of 18 operational Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and is homeported in Kings Bay, Georgia.

Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16)
January 12, 2016
MOBILE, Alabama (Jan. 11, 2016) A welder authenticates the keel by welding the initials of the ship's sponsor, former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma Mrs. Kathy Taylor, onto the keel plate of the U.S. Navy's sixteenth littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16). The keel laying is the formal recognition of the start of the ship and module construction process. (U.S. Navy Photo)

Norfolk shipyard returns Helena to the fleet
December 10, 2015
151026-N-MA158-006 (Oct. 26, 2015) PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - USS Helena (SSN 725) is pictured here at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY).