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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 26, 2017
Why Naval History Matters to New York — The New York state motto is “Excelsior” and New Yorkers definitely believe that they move “ever upward” just like their 229-year relationship with the U.S. Navy. New York was the 11th state admitted to the union in 1788 and since then, more than 30 ships have been named after the people, places, and famous battles from New York.

3-D Printed Tool Brings Cost-Savings, Innovation to Norfolk Naval Shipyard — Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) personnel have created a three-dimensional (3D) tie bolt anti-rotation tool for use on a variety of components aboard naval vessels, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced, May 25.

Adm. Howard Visits Algeria — Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa Adm. Michelle J. Howard completed a two-day trip to Algeria, May 24. During the trip Adm. Howard met with U.S. and Algerian civilian and military officials to discuss the enduring relationship shared by the nations' militaries.

Ronald Reagan Completes Carrier Air Wing Qualifications — Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW5) completed carrier qualifications aboard the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), May 22. More than 100 pilots in more than 60 aircraft from nine squadrons based out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Iwakuni, Japan, completed almost 700 events, including more than 200 touch and goes and almost 500 arrested landings, to qualify pilots to conduct missions as the ship begins patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operation. The air wing's mission is critical to the United States' commitment to the peace and stability of this region.

NRL Tests Autonomous 'Soaring with Solar' Concept — The Solar Photovoltaic and Autonomous Soaring Base Program and the U.S. Marine Corps' Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) want to improve the ability of unmanned platforms to support 24-7 information, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Their research investigates the presence of solar photovoltaics (PV) to the cooperative autonomous soaring techniques, which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that use the power of the sun.

Truman Earns Navy Surgeon General's Blue H Award — Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman's (CVN 75) Medical department was awarded a 2016 Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award May 12 for excellence in workplace health promotion policies, activities and outcomes.

Sea Service Members to Build With Habitat for Humanity New York City during Fleet Week — Sea service members, including U.S. Navy Seabee personnel, will help Habitat for Humanity New York City (Habitat NYC) on revitalization projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens as part of a Fleet Week New York (FWNY) community service project, May 25-26. Military personnel will assist with one home building project in Brooklyn; three revitalization projects in Jamaica, Queens; and a Manhattan community center in conjunction with "A Brush with Kindness" project.

MCPON, VCNO Honor 2016 Sailors of the Year — The Navy's 2016 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony, May 18, at the Navy Memorial. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran served as guest speaker during the pinning ceremony hosted by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano.

Naval War College Holds Past Presidents' Colloquium — Past presidents of U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, RI from as far back as 1987 returned to the school for the inaugural "Past Presidents' Colloquium and Strategy Review" on May 18 to discuss the direction of the institution. The colloquium was initiated and developed by current President Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley (56th president, 2016) with the goal of drawing on the lessons and experience of the former leaders to help steer the college's current and future path.

Navy Small Business Office Workshop Debuts During Memphis Navy Week — More than 45 Memphis-area small businesses gathered at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to learn how to do business with the Department of the Navy (DON), during Navy Week Memphis. During a two-hour Small Business Workshop hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), the seminar was designed to educate small businesses how the DON's acquisition process works and what resources are available to assist them.

Pacific Partnership 2017 Partners with Project HOPE — Each year Pacific Partnership provides support and the exchanging of knowledge to help strengthen relationships with partner nations around the world. An integral part of Pacific Partnership 2017 has been its volunteers from the Project HOPE foundation, which delivers essential medicine and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives.

U.S. Navy Museum Near You — Headquartered on the historic Washington Navy Yard, D.C., the Naval History and Heritage command includes ten official Navy museums – strategically located around the country in areas of U.S. Navy concentration – that work to share the story of the U.S. Navy through exhibits and educational programs.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during May 15-26, 2017. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

Infographic courtesy of NHHC.
Infographic courtesy of NHHC.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 19, 2017) An E-2D Hawkeye assigned to the "Tigertails" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Carrier Air Wing 5 is embarked on Ronald Reagan and conducting flight-deck qualifications to ensure the ship and air wing is able to safely launch and recover aircraft. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke.
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 19, 2017) An E-2D Hawkeye assigned to the "Tigertails" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Carrier Air Wing 5 is embarked on Ronald Reagan and conducting flight-deck qualifications to ensure the ship and air wing is able to safely launch and recover aircraft. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke.

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 18, 2017) Four former presidents and the president of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) along with members of the faculty meet during a visit to the school for a Past Presidents' Colloquium and Strategy Review. The colloquium was initiated and developed by Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, 56th President of the NWC, with the goal of drawing on the lessons and experiences of the former leaders to help steer the college's path. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis.
NEWPORT, R.I. (May 18, 2017) Four former presidents and the president of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) along with members of the faculty meet during a visit to the school for a Past Presidents' Colloquium and Strategy Review. The colloquium was initiated and developed by Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, 56th President of the NWC, with the goal of drawing on the lessons and experiences of the former leaders to help steer the college's path. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis.

DA NANG, Vietnam (May 9, 2017) Christine Booth, Project Hope volunteer, comforts a burn victim receiving medical care from U.S. Navy doctors Vietnamese doctors at Da Nang General Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2017 Da Nang May 9. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for manmade and natural disasters. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton.
DA NANG, Vietnam (May 9, 2017) Christine Booth, Project Hope volunteer, comforts a burn victim receiving medical care from U.S. Navy doctors Vietnamese doctors at Da Nang General Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2017 Da Nang May 9. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for manmade and natural disasters. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton.
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