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Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Puerto Rico
MOBILE, Ala USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11) successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport ship Aug. 22.  Integrated Trials combine Builder's and Acceptance Trials, allowing for the shipyard to demonstrate to the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey the operational capability and mission readiness of all the ship's systems during a single underway period.
Dec. 11, 2019 - MOBILE, Ala. - The Navy accepted delivery of its 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the

Navy awards Block V Virginia-class submarine contract
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Virginia-class submarine the future USS Delaware (SSN 791).
Dec. 2, 2019 - The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded a nine-ship -- eight with Virginia Payload Module (VPM) --

NAVSEA Inclusion and Engagement Council moving along after a year
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Inclusion and Engagement (IE) Council, chaired by Vice Adm. Thomas Moore (center) and co-chaired by Jim Smerchansky (center, back), pose for a photo on Oct. 22, 2019, during their face-to-face meeting to discuss their initiatives for diversity, inclusion and engagement in the NAVSEA Enterprise. The IE Council includes: Adam Sipp, Program Office for Advanced Undersea Systems (PMS 394); Alicia Sasso, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Philadelphia Division; Angela MacMurray, NSWC Dahlgren Division; Antonio Luciani, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY); Catherine Barrett, Program Executive Office (PEO) Carriers; Craig Taylor, PEO Integrated Warfare Systems; D.J. McDonald, PNSY; Dan Miller, NSWC Philadelphia Division; Debbie Jones, NSWC Crane Division; Doris Tung, NSWC Philadelphia Division; Jeannette Lacasse, Submarine Maintenance Engineering, Planning and Procurement (SUBMEPP); Juan Berrocal, PEO Submarines; Katy Kingsbury, PNSY; Lorna Tebrich, NSWC Dahlgren Division; Lou McIntosh, PNSY; Dr. Luis Rodriguez, NSWC Dahlgren Division; Mary Mapa, Naval Sea Logistics Command; Medar Edmond, PNSY; Michael Schock, PNSY; Michael Taylor, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY); Dr. Ramona Armijo, NSWC Port Hueneme Division; River Clemens, NSWC Carderock Division; Shari Thomas, NSWC Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division; Sherry Yu, NSWC Corona Division; Sree Bodana, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport Division; and Steven Littlejohn, PEO Carriers.
Nov. 26, 2019 - Just over a year has passed since Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) established the Inclusion and

LCS Mission Module Program Office Completes At-Sea Demonstration of GARC/TALONS System
The Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) is a parafoil-based system shown kiting from the Greenough Advanced Rescue Craft. TALONS relays data between the MCM USV and the LCS via the government-developed multi-vehicle communication relays system.
Nov. 25, 2019 - PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Navy completed a demonstration of the Greenough Advanced Rescue Craft (GARC)

Navy Cuts Steel on First Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Ship for Saudi Arabia
Royal Saudi Naval Forces Eastern Fleet Commander Admiral Fahad Al-Shimrami views MMSC steel cutting in progress at FMM as sparks fly.
Nov. 18, 2019 - MARINETTE, Wis. — A “Cut Steel” event marked the start of production for the first Multi-Mission

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Miguel Keith
USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5)
Nov. 18, 2019 - SAN DIEGO – The Navy accepted delivery of its third Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel


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