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

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review
10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy
By Navy News Service - August 15, 2014

Sharing Airspace with X-47B — Lt. Cmdr. Brian “Dumpy” Hall, X-47B’s government flight test director, shares his thoughts on the unmanned system’s future in naval aviation.

CNO and MCPON talk Leadership — During a trip to the Pacific Northwest region, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens took part in an Aug. 6 interview with Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Fred Gray to discuss leadership. "Conversation with a Shipmate" is a series of informal discussions, each with a different focus, in which Greenert and/or Stevens have the opportunity to address concerns of Sailors throughout the fleet.

Dr. Igor Medintz Honored with 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award — Research biologist Dr. Igor Medintz was recently awarded the 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award for Basic Science. Dr. Medintz, who works at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), was honored for his "vision and dedication as a research biologist which have established him as a world-recognized leader in the growing field of bionanotechnology." The Flemming Awards recognize the achievements of exceptional federal employees in categories such as applied science, engineering and mathematics, and research.

Hurricane Hunters, Naval Academy Team Up for Research — From Aug. 5-10 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, a research team from the Naval Academy's Training and Research in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Cyclones (TROPIC) internship program worked with the Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters to collect data from Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio. The ongoing partnership, now in its fourth year, was put in place to help the National Hurricane Center increase the accuracy of hurricane forecasts.

Multilateral Exercise SEACAT 2014 begins in Singapore, Continues throughout Southeast Asia — On Aug. 11, the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise began at the Republic of Singapore Navy's Multinational Operations and Exercises Center (MOEC). Officers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States are participating in this year’s exercise, creating strategies to respond to shared maritime security issues such as piracy and smuggling.

US, Singapore Navies Wrap Up 20th CARAT Singapore — Aug. 8 saw the conclusion of the 20th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore. Shore-based and at-sea training exercises were conducted during CARAT 2014, with emphasis placed on maritime security priorities and enhancement of interoperability among both navies. A ceremony was held at Changi Naval Base to mark the end of the exercise; Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet's Task Force 73, was guest speaker.

GUAMEX 2014 Commences in the Pacific — GUAMEX 2014 kicked off on Aug. 9. The multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise, which is taking place in the waters off Guam, is focused on increasing the interoperability capacity between nations with a Pacific presence — Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the U.S.

PANAMAX Participants Learn from One Another While Preparing to Defend the Panama Canal — PANAMAX 2014, an exercise focused on safeguarding the passage of traffic through the Panama Canal while still respecting national sovereignty, marked the halfway point of this year’s event on Aug. 11. PANAMAX is one of the largest maritime exercises in the world with about 1,200 multinational military personnel participating in Florida, Texas, Arizona and Virginia.

A Matter of 'Record': Navy's Patent Volume Surpasses Other Tech Agencies — In a report published last month by the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association, the Navy found itself sitting pretty at no. 89 on the IP Record's Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents. The Navy increased its patent volume by 12 percent in 2013, with a total of 399 patents received. This ranking places the Navy above more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies.

NAVAIR partners with industry on 3-D printing, develop a roadmap for the future — On July 24, a team from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) met with industry providers at the NAVAIR Additive Manufacturing (AM) Industry Day in Solomons, Maryland to create a roadmap for 3-D printing. The Additive Manufacturing Roadmap addresses both issues and goals in regards to the implementation of 3-D printing. NAVAIR is a leader in AM; their Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation (AVMI) group is currently using the technology in support of naval aircraft flight testing and prototyping projects.

Lt. Cmdr. Brian “Dumpy” Hall. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
Lt. Cmdr. Brian “Dumpy” Hall. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), May 14, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis.
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), May 14, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis.

BANGOR, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2014) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens sit down to record another episode of "Conversation with A Shipmate" at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. "Conversation with A Shipmate" is an informal interview where Greenert and, or Stevens discuss issues of concern among Sailors in the fleet. The topic for this episode is leadership development and can be found on the CNO's leadership page on Navy.mil. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor.
BANGOR, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2014) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens sit down to record another episode of "Conversation with A Shipmate" at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. "Conversation with A Shipmate" is an informal interview where Greenert and, or Stevens discuss issues of concern among Sailors in the fleet. The topic for this episode is leadership development and can be found on the CNO's leadership page on Navy.mil. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor.

Igor Medintz, a research biologist at the Naval Research Laboratory, is honored with the 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award in the Basic Science category. Photo by James Marshall, courtesy of U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
Igor Medintz, a research biologist at the Naval Research Laboratory, is honored with the 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award in the Basic Science category. Photo by James Marshall, courtesy of U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Aug. 11, 2014) Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander of Task Force 73, speaks with maritime liaison officers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States during the opening ceremony of exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2014. In its 13th year, SEACAT is a multinational maritime security exercise designed to enhance information sharing, coordination and cooperation among regional navies. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Clay Doss.
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Aug. 11, 2014) Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander of Task Force 73, speaks with maritime liaison officers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States during the opening ceremony of exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2014. In its 13th year, SEACAT is a multinational maritime security exercise designed to enhance information sharing, coordination and cooperation among regional navies. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Clay Doss.

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Aug. 8, 2014) Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 73, addresses service members from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Singapore during the closing ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014. In its 20th year, CARAT is a bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The CARAT 2014 exercise series commenced in May and will continue through November. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gabriel S. Weber.
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (Aug. 8, 2014) Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 73, addresses service members from the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Singapore during the closing ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014. In its 20th year, CARAT is a bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The CARAT 2014 exercise series commenced in May and will continue through November. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gabriel S. Weber.

YIGO, Guam (Aug. 6, 2014) Lt. Jon Torbitt, left, assigned to Task Force (TF) 72 and the U.S. action officer for GUAMEX 2014, greets sailors from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force next to a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base. GUAMEX 2014 is a multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise around the waters of Guam to increase interoperability between nations that operate in the Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Wilson.
YIGO, Guam (Aug. 6, 2014) Lt. Jon Torbitt, left, assigned to Task Force (TF) 72 and the U.S. action officer for GUAMEX 2014, greets sailors from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force next to a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base. GUAMEX 2014 is a multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise around the waters of Guam to increase interoperability between nations that operate in the Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Wilson.

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2014) Operations officer Lt. j.g Daniel Minter, left, Operations Specialist 1st Class Gavin Hawthorne, Chilean navy Capt. Allan Nettle, Commander of Command Task Force, and Peruvian Capt. Christian Ponce, all members of Command Task Force 801, discuss high value target locations during PANAMAX 2014 at Naval Station Mayport. PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored Exercise series that focuses on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andre N. McIntyre.
MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2014) Operations officer Lt. j.g Daniel Minter, left, Operations Specialist 1st Class Gavin Hawthorne, Chilean navy Capt. Allan Nettle, Commander of Command Task Force, and Peruvian Capt. Christian Ponce, all members of Command Task Force 801, discuss high value target locations during PANAMAX 2014 at Naval Station Mayport. PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored Exercise series that focuses on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andre N. McIntyre.

A plastic part, printed from a 3-D printer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., is used as a fit check to install an MH-60R instrumentation operator’s seat onto an MH-60S aircraft. The part, which will be replaced by a machined part, is one example of NAVAIR’s use of additive manufacturing. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
A plastic part, printed from a 3-D printer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., is used as a fit check to install an MH-60R instrumentation operator’s seat onto an MH-60S aircraft. The part, which will be replaced by a machined part, is one example of NAVAIR’s use of additive manufacturing. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
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