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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 - June 30, 2017
"Behind These Walls" Public History Exhibit Opens —A new public history exhibit highlighting the Washington Navy Yard's past was officially opened during a June 30 ceremony at the Cold War Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. The exhibit, entitled "Behind These Walls," features eleven 9' by 7' historical photographs displayed on the Washington Navy Yard's historic perimeter wall along 11th and M Streets, SE.

CNO, MCPON Visit Boot Camp, Review Graduation Ceremony — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John M. Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano visited the Navy's Only Boot Camp, Recruit Training Command (RTC), June 29-30. Accompanied by Rear Adm. Stephen C. Evans, commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), CNO and MCPON toured RTC facilities on June 29, where they held a roundtable discussion on Navy training with leadership from area commands.

American Parts for American Sailors — USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), like any aircraft carrier, is a gigantic machine composed of countless moving parts, and those parts sometimes need to be repaired or replaced. That is where the Sailors of GHWB's machine shop come in.

NAVOCEANO Traces its Roots on World Hydrography Day 2017 — The Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), once known as the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, honored its heritage and the importance of its mission by celebrating World Hydrography Day on June 26 at Stennis Space Center (SSC), home of the world's largest concentration of hydrographers and oceanographers.

Framework for Success: Naval Future Force S&T Expo — At the upcoming Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, to be held in Washington July 20-21, Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. David Hahn will announce a new strategic direction for the Navy's science and technology and research and development programs.

New Web Tuition Assistance Automation Significantly Speeds Approval Process — As part of the Navy's transformation to a virtual service delivery model, the Navy College Program launched an update to the My Education portal June 27, significantly improving the Web Tuition Assistance approval process for Sailors taking off-duty education courses.

US Navy Divers Keep Students Safe at Carderock During International Human-Powered Submarine Races — Every other year, hundreds of college and high school students come from around the world to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), to race human-powered submarines they designed and built themselves in the command's David Taylor Model Basin (DTMB). Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy's primary source of diving and hyperbaric operational guidance are on station in the basin during the 14th International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR), running June 25-30, 2017, ensuring the most important part of the race — safety — is maintained in this high-stakes environment.

Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network Secretariat Celebrates 50th Anniversary — The Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) Secretariat celebrated its 50th anniversary by conducting a Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) video teleconference at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) headquarters, Jun 23.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during June 26-30, 2017. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (June 29, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson talks with recruits during "Pizza Night" in the galley of the USS Triton recruit barracks at Recruit Training Command (RTC). CNO and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano toured RTC facilities, including the Navy's largest simulator USS Trayer (BST 21), a 210-foot-long replica of an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer recruits use for their final training evolutions, known as Battle Stations, before graduating from the Navy's only boot camp. U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom.
GREAT LAKES, Ill. (June 29, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson talks with recruits during "Pizza Night" in the galley of the USS Triton recruit barracks at Recruit Training Command (RTC). CNO and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano toured RTC facilities, including the Navy's largest simulator USS Trayer (BST 21), a 210-foot-long replica of an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer recruits use for their final training evolutions, known as Battle Stations, before graduating from the Navy's only boot camp. U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom.

During a celebration of World Hydrography Day on June 26, 2017, the Naval Oceanographic Office displayed hydrographic survey equipment from years past in the commands lobby for attendees to view. U.S. Navy photo released/by Rebecca Burke Eckhoff.
During a celebration of World Hydrography Day on June 26, 2017, the Naval Oceanographic Office displayed hydrographic survey equipment from years past in the commands lobby for attendees to view. U.S. Navy photo released/by Rebecca Burke Eckhoff.

Sailors assigned to Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) stand by to assist in the David Taylor Model Basin during the 14th International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md., June 28, 2017. NEDU and supporting dive-qualified Sailors in the National Capital Region are helping ensure a safe competition between the students at Carderock racing human-powered submersibles they designed and built for the biennial event, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Underwater Research and Education and is considered the capstone event for science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach at Carderock. U.S. Navy photo by Devin Pisner.
Sailors assigned to Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) stand by to assist in the David Taylor Model Basin during the 14th International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md., June 28, 2017. NEDU and supporting dive-qualified Sailors in the National Capital Region are helping ensure a safe competition between the students at Carderock racing human-powered submersibles they designed and built for the biennial event, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Underwater Research and Education and is considered the capstone event for science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach at Carderock. U.S. Navy photo by Devin Pisner.
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