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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 past week
By Navy News Service - May 12, 2017
Lincoln Achieves Redelivery — The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was redelivered to the fleet May 12, marking the successful completion of its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) carried out at Newport News Shipyard. At sea for the first time since March 2014, the crew conducted rigorous tests of engineering components, the modernized combat systems suite and flight deck equipment that supports Lincoln's mission at sea. Damage control capabilities and basic deck seamanship were also checked to ensure both the ship and the crew's operational readiness.

US, Singapore, Thai Navies Enhance Cooperation, Interoperability during Multilateral CARAT — Ships from the Republic of Singapore navy, Royal Thai navy and U.S. Navy completed a three-day multilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in the South China Sea May 12. The three-day exercise included a broad spectrum of naval competencies and maritime security training aimed at enhancing cooperation and interoperability amongst the three navies. The navies are long-time maritime partners under the CARAT series, which began in 1995 with Thailand and Singapore as original participants in the exercise series.

Oceanographer of the Navy Speaks to First Unmanned Certification Class — Oceanographer of the Navy and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM) Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet spoke to 15 students who will be the first class in the nation to earn a certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS), May 11. The program is the only one of its kind in the U.S., and kicked off two weeks ago at The University of Southern Mississippi at Stennis Space Center. The goal is to offer training in the safe and effective use of underwater and ocean surface UMS.

Abraham Lincoln Tests AFFF — USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) crew fully tested the aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) systems throughout the ship, May 9-10, to support shipboard airwing operations and damage control efforts, while underway for sea trials following a four-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH).

Father, Boxer, Orphan: Sailor Finds Long Lost Family — If being a professional boxer isn't enough of a challenge for you, try adding a career as an active-duty Navy Sailor and a father of a 10-year-old daughter to your plate. Not enough? Petty Officer Carlo Moore recently completed a grueling, 10-year-long trek to solve the mystery of his life.

Navy Announces Effort to Modernize its Performance Evaluation System — The Navy announced Sunday that an effort is underway to replace its current performance evaluation system with a new, modern one. The Navy's goal is to test a conceptual prototype platform later this fall while running the existing performance evaluation system in parallel.

Holocaust Remembrance: 'What we Carry' — If you had to pack one bag to take with you for the next two years what would it be? This is the decision that Dana Cohen and other survivors had to face when they tried to flee during the Holocaust in World War II. Service members and civilians assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) heard firsthand what a Holocaust survivor packed during a remembrance program held at the Type Command on board Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, May 4.

Naval Oceanography Partners with Romanian Navy — Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM) Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet met with Romanian Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. Alexandru Mirsu, May 3, at Romanian Navy Headquarters in Bucharest to discuss meteorology, oceanography and hydrography collaborations.

Navy Lab Tests GunnAR Helmet with Bunker Hill Crew — Representatives from Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) to demonstrate and test GunnAR, an augmented reality (AR) combat helmet prior to the start of Exercise Trident Warrior 2017 (TW17), April 28 to May 1. The combat heads up display (HUD) has undergone extensive testing and design refinement over the last year within the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab to prepare for demonstrations like the one currently underway on Bunker Hill.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during May 8-12, 2017. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 10, 2017) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) deploy a "killer tomato" target in preparation for Sterett, Republic of Singapore ship RSS Intrepid (FFS 69), Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Naresuan (FFG 421), and Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) to conduct a live-fire exercise in support of multilateral exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is a series of annual maritime exercises aimed at strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability through bilateral and multilateral engagements ashore and at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 10, 2017) Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) deploy a "killer tomato" target in preparation for Sterett, Republic of Singapore ship RSS Intrepid (FFS 69), Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Naresuan (FFG 421), and Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) to conduct a live-fire exercise in support of multilateral exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is a series of annual maritime exercises aimed at strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability through bilateral and multilateral engagements ashore and at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2010) Sailors scrub the hangar bay for an aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) testing wash down aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is conducting sea trials following a nine-month Planned Incremental Availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric S. Powell.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2010) Sailors scrub the hangar bay for an aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) testing wash down aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is conducting sea trials following a nine-month Planned Incremental Availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric S. Powell.

Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM) Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet met with Romanian Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. Alexandru Mirsu on May 3, 2017, at Romanian Navy Headquarters in Bucharest, to discuss meteorology, oceanography and hydrography collaborations. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM) Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet met with Romanian Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. Alexandru Mirsu on May 3, 2017, at Romanian Navy Headquarters in Bucharest, to discuss meteorology, oceanography and hydrography collaborations. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

Fifteen students began classes May 1, 2017, at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), where they are expected to be the first class in the nation to earn a certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS). Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
Fifteen students began classes May 1, 2017, at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), where they are expected to be the first class in the nation to earn a certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS). Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
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