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Navy News Weekly June 2, 2015

In This Issue

Admiral Swift Takes Command of Pacific Fleet

Admiral Swift Takes Command of Pacific Fleet

Admiral Scott H. Swift returned to his home state and relieved Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony on Joi...

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Contracts (May 29)

Contracts (May 29)

May 29 Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $149,495,209 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024 15 C-5408) for Standard Missile-2 (SM-2...

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Creating a Culture of Creativity

Creating a Culture of Creativity

Instilling a culture of innovation and creativity is no easy task. It means stepping away from the comfort of the familiar and routine and into the realm of unknown possibi...

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Face of Defense: Sailors Conduct Night Operations at Sea

Face of Defense: Sailors Conduct Night Operations at Sea

After sunset, the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington steams on into the night. All the while, the movement of aircraft never stops and avia...

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Harry S. Truman Completes Sea Trials, Returns to Homeport

Harry S. Truman Completes Sea Trials, Returns to Homeport

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returned to Norfolk Naval Station on May 27 after completing five days of sea trials, making the final...

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Here’s Looking at You: ONR Tests New Glasses

Here’s Looking at You: ONR Tests New Glasses

Marines were able to turn a lush golf course into a hostile battleground complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke at a demonstration on May 21 using an augmented reality ...

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Improvements Needed for Awarding Service Contracts at Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)

Improvements Needed for Awarding Service Contracts at Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)

On February 4, 2014, the House Committee on Armed Services requested the DoD Office of Inspector General perform a review of certain aspects of procurement activities and c...

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John S. McCain Changes Command

John S. McCain Changes Command

The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) held a change of command ceremony on May 28. Commander Chad Graham relieved Co...

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Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Receives Department of the Navy Innovation Funds

Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Receives Department of the Navy Innovation Funds

On May 28, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented the first Department of the Navy Innovation Funding Approval Certificate to Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (...

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Naval War College Holds Novel Capstone War Game

Naval War College Holds Novel Capstone War Game

A group of 66 naval officers representing 48 nations participated in the inaugural Naval Staff College (NSC) war game, May 15, at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newpor...

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Navy Achieves Initial Operating Capability on Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

Navy Achieves Initial Operating Capability on Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability (IOC) with the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 produced by Raytheon Company. RAM Block 2 is a significant perform...

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Navy Awards $46 Million for USS Montpelier Maintenance and Modernization

Navy Awards $46 Million for USS Montpelier Maintenance and Modernization

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $46.4 million contract for planning efforts in support of maintenance and modernization work on USS Montpelier, a...

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ONR Testing High-Speed Planing Hulls

ONR Testing High-Speed Planing Hulls

Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by wav...

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Rebalance Continues America’s Historic Role in Asia-Pacific

Rebalance Continues America’s Historic Role in Asia-Pacific

America’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific is a continuation of its pivotal role over the past 70 years in helping ensure prosperity in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carte...

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USS Kauffman, U.S. Coast Guard Team Intercept Narcotics

USS Kauffman, U.S. Coast Guard Team Intercept Narcotics

In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 1,775 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of a...

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USS Lassen Conducts Multilateral Exercises with Allied Navies

USS Lassen Conducts Multilateral Exercises with Allied Navies

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) and ships from the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) conducted separate one-day multilateral naval exercise...

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USS Topeka Arrives in Guam Homeport

USS Topeka Arrives in Guam Homeport

The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at its new homeport of U.S. Naval Base Guam on May 29. ...

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