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All Systems Go: Navy's Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:02am
Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer.

Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Fuel From the Sea Concept

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:11am
Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrated proof—of—concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:07am
The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016, the service announced today.

US 7th Fleet MH370 Update

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:20am
The U.S. Navy team operating the towed pinger locator (TPL) onboard Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield detected pinging signals, April 6. The detected signals are consistent with sounds that would come from a black box.

San Diego Family Safe Onboard Vandegrift

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 9:38pm
On April 6, 2014 Sailors from Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) assisted in the rescue of a family with a sick infant via the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort.

USS Coronado Commissioned in Namesake City

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:09pm
More than 4,000 guests watched as the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) joined the Navy's surface fleet during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., April 5.

US, ROK Forces Wrap Up Exercise Ssang Yong 2014

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 7:53pm
Sailors and Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7) and the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (3rd MEB), along with their counterparts from the Republic of Korea (ROK), wrapped up exercise Ssang Yong 2014, April 5.

Nationals Honor Washington Navy Yard Before Home Opener

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:16pm
The Washington Nationals paid tribute to those affected by last September's tragic event at Washington Navy Yard (WNY) during pre—game ceremonies of the team's home opener against the Atlanta Braves, April 4.

USS De Wert Decommissioned in Mayport

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:06pm
After more than 30 years of Naval service, crew members, plankowners, family members and friends gathered at Naval Station Mayport April 4, to bid farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS De Wert (FFG 45) during a decommissioning ceremony.

USS Stout Returns to Norfolk

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:22pm
Guided—missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Naval Station Norfolk April 4 after an eight—month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

US Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet Change of Command

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:44pm
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) conducted a change of command April 2 at the Frank B. Rowlett Building located at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Coronado

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:47pm
The Navy will commission its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), April 5, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, Calif.

Sailors' Opinions Sought in Sub Survey

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:26pm
The Navy has opened a voluntary online survey to all female enlisted Sailors to understand the level of interest among women to serve aboard submarines.

Navy Yard Shooting Survivors to Throw Nationals' First Pitch

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:07pm
Staring her shooter dead in the eyes, Jen Bennett was overcome with a profound sense of calm. He blinked; she blinked, and her world exploded.

Navy Chiefs on Guam Celebrate 121st CPO Birthday

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:50pm
Navy chiefs stationed on Guam were one of the first in the nation to celebrate the 121st birthday of chief petty officers (CPO).

Fleet Master Chief Beldo Talks Female Firsts and Chiefs' Pride

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:30am
Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Fleet Master Chief (AW/SW) April D. Beldo, one of the most accomplished Sailors in the Navy today with many "firsts" in her career, reflected on the role of the Chiefs' Mess on the chief petty officer (CPO) birthday, April 1.

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Completes 5th Fleet Mission

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:45pm
Ships and embarked squadrons from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) completed operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOR) March 28.

R/V Neil Armstrong: One Small Step Will Mean Giant Leap for Navy's Research Fleet

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:35am
Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder joined family members of the late Neil Armstrong March 29 to christen the Navy's newest research ship, named for the legendary astronaut and first man to walk on the moon.

Navy to Christen Research Vessel Neil Armstrong

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:12pm
The Navy will christen the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27) during a ceremony March 29 at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed in Anacortes, Wash.

Robert G. Bradley is Decommissioned

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:02pm
Nearly 30 years after she was commissioned in 1984, Cmdr. Pete Ehlers, commanding officer of USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), decommissioned the ship March 28, at a Naval Station Mayport ceremony.