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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 - October 2, 2015
The Navy drives forward with Telematics — The first of approximately 3,330 government vehicles was installed with telematics devices this week as part of the Navy's overall shore energy initiatives. Vehicles throughout CONUS and OCONUS bases including Guantanamo Bay, Hawaii, and Guam will have devices fitted over the next 90 days. This initiative is part of a partnership between Navy Installations Command and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).

Naval War College, Brown Examine Future of Cyber —U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, Providence, welcomed cyber experts from around the world to discuss possible cyber futures on a global scale at the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies 3rd Biennial Workshop held at NWC. The three-day workshop, this year titled "Cybered Future and Conflict/Governance Implications," examined three separate possible futures for cyber development and how world governments might respond to each.

Changing Training One Helo At A Time —Thanks to the visionary efforts of ATGM's Mobility Aviation (MOB-A) Team, CRUDES warships and soon littoral combat ships will be able to practice with an actual helicopter on deck.

CNP to Hold Worldwide All Hands Call —The Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo will answer Sailors' questions and update the fleet on personnel issues during a worldwide all hands call Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. EDT. The event will be held at the Defense Media Activity studio in Ft. Meade, Maryland, and will be live-streamed on www.Navy.mil, Direct to Sailor (DTS), and DOD News. Additionally, questions from the fleet will be taken via satellite and social media.

Energy Action Month 2015: Delivering Power, Presence —Worldwide throughout the month of October, naval commands are using Energy Action Month 2015 as an opportunity to strengthen their workforce's commitment to responsible energy use as an enabler of the mission. The Navy's Energy Action Month theme for this year is "Power. Presence." The theme makes clear the connection between the energy operating forces depend on and the Navy's commitment to be on station when and where our nation requires, 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Navy Digital Library Expands its Reach! — For Sailors, families, retirees, dependents and civilians wanting 24/7 access to electronic books, audio books, reference materials, and newspapers, all free of charge, the Navy has a solution for you. The Navy General Library Program (NGLP) launched its new Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Digital Library website Oct.1.

ONR Spotlights Futuristic Science & Technology at Modern Day Marine — From laser weapons to improved battlefield medical care, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) showcased a host of technologies at Modern Day Marine-an expo featuring advances for an increasingly complex military landscape-officials announced Sept. 25. Held Sept. 22-24 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, the event displayed research and equipment that could support Marines on the battlefield.

T-2C Buckeye Ends 56-Year Navy Career — The Navy's last flying T-2C Buckeye made its final flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, Sept. 25, capping 56 years of the aircraft type's service to the fleet. Although T-2s were officially retired from service in 2008 with a "sundown" ceremony, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 at NAS Patuxent River continued to use three Buckeyes as safety chase aircraft during test and evaluation flights of the E-2D Hawkeye, P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system.

Navy Completes Review of Florida WW II Bomber Crash Site — The Navy released its findings Sept. 30 in the investigation of a World War II era aircraft wreck site in Osteen, Florida. Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Archaeologist Dr. George Schwarz personally visited the site, examined recovered artifacts and helped organize an ongoing survey of the site to document additional wreckage.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

Image courtesy of U.S. Navy.
Image courtesy of U.S. Navy.

FORT MEADE, Md. (Feb. 3, 2015) Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief of Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education April Beldo speak to Sailors during a world-wide all-hands call at Defense Media Activity at Fort George G. Meade, Md. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Sunderman.
FORT MEADE, Md. (Feb. 3, 2015) Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief of Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education April Beldo speak to Sailors during a world-wide all-hands call at Defense Media Activity at Fort George G. Meade, Md. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Sunderman.

Patuxent River, Md. (Aug. 3, 2005) - A T-2C Buckeye, assigned to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, folds-up its landing gear as it takes off for a training flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) provides instruction to experienced pilots, flight officers, and engineers in the processes and techniques of aircraft and systems test and evaluation. The school investigates and develops new flight test techniques, publishes manuals for use of the aviation test community for standardization of flight test techniques and project reporting, and conducts special projects. USNTPS operates approximately 50 aircraft of 13 types. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain.
Patuxent River, Md. (Aug. 3, 2005) - A T-2C Buckeye, assigned to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, folds-up its landing gear as it takes off for a training flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) provides instruction to experienced pilots, flight officers, and engineers in the processes and techniques of aircraft and systems test and evaluation. The school investigates and develops new flight test techniques, publishes manuals for use of the aviation test community for standardization of flight test techniques and project reporting, and conducts special projects. USNTPS operates approximately 50 aircraft of 13 types. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain.

OSTEEN, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2015) More than 45 volunteers converged on a property in Osteen, Fla., to help assess, evaluate, and document artifacts from a World War II Navy aircraft discovered on a local property. Orange flags designate areas of interest found by members of the Central Florida Metal Detecting Club. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Heidi Lenzini.
OSTEEN, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2015) More than 45 volunteers converged on a property in Osteen, Fla., to help assess, evaluate, and document artifacts from a World War II Navy aircraft discovered on a local property. Orange flags designate areas of interest found by members of the Central Florida Metal Detecting Club. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Heidi Lenzini.
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