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CHIPS Articles: U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review
News you may have missed in America’s Navy this week
By Navy News Service - August 12, 2016
The U.S. Navy’s Flying, Fighting “Felines” — International Cat Day is the “purrfect” opportunity to highlight some of the U.S. Navy’s flying, fighting “felines” in naval aviation’s history. Check out photos and facts from Navy.mil, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

US Navy Collaborates with Germany for Technological Advances — Mine warfare experts from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) are preparing for the first major milestone of Allied Munitions Detection Underwater (ALMOND), a joint project with a German organization, in September, the Navy announced. The mine warfare experts will be taking technology to the Baltic Sea, including acoustic and magnetic sensors, to operate side-by-side with comparable German systems to see the differences and to learn from one another with the goal of advancing technologies and techniques for the detection, classification, and mapping of bottom and buried munitions.

Navy Medicine Researchers Develop Therapeutic Cocktail of Environmental Phages to Overcome Antibiotic-Resistant Infection — In a proof-of-concept study, a team from the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), in collaboration with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), reported success in combating an antibiotic-resistant infection in a laboratory model using bacteriophage therapy. The results will be published in the October issue of the journal, "Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy." The paper, "Personalized Therapeutic Cocktail of Wild Environmental Phages Rescues Mice From A. Baumannii Wound Infections," is available online on the American Society for Microbiology website.

Naval Oceanography Executes Mine Warfare Countermeasures at RIMPAC 2016 — Throughout the month of July, civilian personnel from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) worked alongside a military detachment from the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NOMWC) to support mine warfare countermeasures at the 2016 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in San Diego. NAVOCEANO civilians and NOMWC Sailors worked together both afloat and ashore, providing tactical environmental updates to on-scene mine countermeasures commanders.

NAVFAC Northwest Earns Third Golden Anchor — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest was awarded the "Retention Excellence Award", formerly known as the "Golden Anchor Award" for retention, for a third year Aug. 8. While deployable Navy ships are authorized to paint their anchors gold as a symbol of earning the award, NAVFAC Northwest — a shore command — will fly the "Golden Anchor" pennant for another year.

National Museum of the United States Navy — The National Museum of the United States Navy was established in 1961 and opened to the public in 1963. As an official Department of the Navy museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the United States Navy is the only Navy museum to present an overview of U.S. naval history 1775 to the present. Permanent and temporary exhibitions commemorate the Navy’s wartime heroes and battles as well as its peacetime contributions in exploration, diplomacy, navigation and humanitarian service.

Remember the Maine! Historic Ship's Gun on Road to Conservation — A century-old 6-inch, 30 caliber gun from the U.S. Navy battleship Maine left the Washington Navy Yard for conservation Aug. 7. Conservators from the Warren Lash Conservation Center (WLCC) in Charleston, South Carolina, worked with the Naval History and Heritage Command to remove the gun for conservation.

A Small World: Australian, Malaysian Naval Officers Rekindle Friendship After Nearly 40 Years — When Royal Australian Navy Capt. Mike Spruce stepped ashore in Kuantan for the Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony, the last person he expected to see was an old friend in Rear Adm. Azhari Bin Adbul Rashid, commander, Naval District 1.

P-8A Team Wins SECNAV Award for Environmental Compliance — Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) Dennis McGinn presented the P-8A environment, safety and occupational health (ESOH) team with the Secretary of the Navy's fiscal year 2015 environmental award for "Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Large Program" category, Aug. 5. The Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Program Office (PMA-290) integrated ESOH into the life-cycle management of its P-8A aircraft systems early in the acquisition cycle and streamlined hazardous materials tracking, among other accomplishments.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Aug. 8-12, 2016. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

Grumman F9F-2 Panther fighter of Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) in flight over Kojo Island, South Korea, June 27, 1952. This plane, based aboard USS Boxer (CV 21), was piloted by Lt. j.g. G.W. Stinnett, Jr. Official U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the National Archives.
Grumman F9F-2 Panther fighter of Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) in flight over Kojo Island, South Korea, June 27, 1952. This plane, based aboard USS Boxer (CV 21), was piloted by Lt. j.g. G.W. Stinnett, Jr. Official U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the National Archives.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (July 15, 2016) Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) interns describe the Capture the Flag (CTF) cybersecurity challenge to Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) employees during the CTF event at Gulf Coast State College. Pictured from left to right: NREIP intern Trevor Phillips, Mark Bates, NREIP intern Daniel Jermyn, Josh Westmoreland, David Cole and Tim McCabe. U.S. Navy Photo by Katherine Mapp.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (July 15, 2016) Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) interns describe the Capture the Flag (CTF) cybersecurity challenge to Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) employees during the CTF event at Gulf Coast State College. Pictured from left to right: NREIP intern Trevor Phillips, Mark Bates, NREIP intern Daniel Jermyn, Josh Westmoreland, David Cole and Tim McCabe. U.S. Navy Photo by Katherine Mapp.

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 4, 2013) Golden Anchors are installed on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76). Ronald Reagan is moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Hastings.
SAN DIEGO (Apr. 4, 2013) Golden Anchors are installed on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76). Ronald Reagan is moored and homeported at Naval Base Coronado. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Hastings.

WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2014) A 6-inch, 30 caliber gun from the battleship USS Maine is on display in Willard Park at the Washington Navy Yard. Naval History and Heritage Command has arranged for conservation of the gun because of deterioration due to exposure to the elements. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford.
WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2014) A 6-inch, 30 caliber gun from the battleship USS Maine is on display in Willard Park at the Washington Navy Yard. Naval History and Heritage Command has arranged for conservation of the gun because of deterioration due to exposure to the elements. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford.
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