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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 14, 2016
National Museum of the U.S. Navy Celebrates Artist Tom Freeman's Legacy — In celebration of the Navy's 241st birthday, the National Museum of the U.S. Navy hosted a grand opening of an exhibit featuring the art of a world-renowned painter Oct. 13. Seldom does a person with no formal art training rise to the level of international prominence that Tom W. Freeman achieved. Freeman's art hangs not only in many museums but also in the West Wing of The White House, the USS Arizona Memorial, the Vatican, and the Royal Palace of Bahrain.

World War II Imperial Japanese Navy Flag Returns to Pearl Harbor — An Imperial Japanese navy flag recovered from battleship Nagato by a Sailor assigned to high-speed transport USS Horace A. Bass (APD 124) in 1945 was donated to the National Park Service Oct. 13 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Nagato was the flagship of Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Barnacle Busting: ONR-Sponsored Research Targets Ship Biofouling — Individually, tiny barnacles pose little threat to hulking U.S. Navy ships. But when clustered in thick clumps on a vessel's hull -- a natural occurrence called biofouling -- these sticky crustaceans can slow the ship and increase its fuel consumption by 40 percent.

NECC's Fuel Reporting Tool Indicates 78 Percent Reduction in Fuel Usage Since 2008 — As part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)/NECC Pacific's 15-year energy plan, expeditionary forces have continued to monitor their fuel usage since 2008 as part of overall Energy Conservation Measures and have seen a 78 percent reduction in overall usage. NECC and its forces are focused on three key energy objectives to increase combat capability, which include increasing energy efficiency for equipment, increasing alternative energy use in expeditionary operations, and changing how equipment is used in expeditionary operations.

USS Cole Conducts Remembrance Ceremony, Honors Fallen of 2000 Attack — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) held a commemoration ceremony onboard Oct. 12, for fallen and injured Sailors of the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack. During the ceremony, a wreath was laid, a 21-gun salute was fired and taps played to honor the sacrifice of the 17 Sailors who were killed and 37 wounded when suicide bombers detonated an explosive-laden boat directly against the port side of the ship while refueling in Aden, Yemen, 16 years ago.

Navy and Energy Commission Agree to Partner on Renewable Energy Projects — The California Energy Commission and the Department of the Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Oct. 12 that will help the state and the Navy and Marine Corps continue to operate on the cutting edge of technology by pursuing innovative renewable energy initiatives.

Navy Wounded Warriors Cycle Through Washington, DC — Wounded Warrior athletes representing the Navy, Army and Air Force demonstrated the healing power of sports with Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command, during a 17-mile fun ride that started and ended at the Washington Navy Yard, Oct. 11. Smith, riding on a tandem bike with Adrian "AJ" Mohammed, served as pilot for the retired Navy petty officer second class. Mohammed's combat injuries left him visually impaired, and cycling has created new challenges and opportunities.

MIT, Woods Hole Joint Master's Degree Program in Oceanography Opens — Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare Vice Adm. Jan Tighe recently announced that applications are being accepted for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Master's Degree in Oceanography Program.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Oct. 10-14, 2016. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

Washington Navy Yard (Apr. 21, 2003) -- The Navy Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary and the legacy of past naval museums with a new exhibit called, Spanning Three Centuries: Museums on the Washington Navy Yard. This anniversary exhibit highlights images and artifacts from the Navy’s original collection and its early museums. As the largest museum to chronicle the history of the U.S. Navy from its creation to the present, the modern Navy Museum continues to embody founder Adm. Arleigh Burke’s vision of sharing the Navy’s history and traditions with the world. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
Washington Navy Yard (Apr. 21, 2003) -- The Navy Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary and the legacy of past naval museums with a new exhibit called, Spanning Three Centuries: Museums on the Washington Navy Yard. This anniversary exhibit highlights images and artifacts from the Navy’s original collection and its early museums. As the largest museum to chronicle the history of the U.S. Navy from its creation to the present, the modern Navy Museum continues to embody founder Adm. Arleigh Burke’s vision of sharing the Navy’s history and traditions with the world. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 13, 2016) Dianne Hall, left, donates an Imperial Japanese Navy flag recovered from the Japanese Battleship Nagato to the National Park Service at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Hall and her siblings inherited the flag from their late father, Robert Hartman Sr., a former cook aboard USS Horace A. Bass (APD 124). Nagato was the flagship of Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto during World War II. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer Corwin M. Colbert.
PEARL HARBOR (Oct. 13, 2016) Dianne Hall, left, donates an Imperial Japanese Navy flag recovered from the Japanese Battleship Nagato to the National Park Service at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Hall and her siblings inherited the flag from their late father, Robert Hartman Sr., a former cook aboard USS Horace A. Bass (APD 124). Nagato was the flagship of Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto during World War II. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer Corwin M. Colbert.

BREMERTON, Wash. (Aug. 12, 2014) Seaman Audriana Wheeler, from Hell, Mich., scrapes barnacles from the bottom of a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing a docking planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Christopher Frost.
BREMERTON, Wash. (Aug. 12, 2014) Seaman Audriana Wheeler, from Hell, Mich., scrapes barnacles from the bottom of a rigid-hull inflatable boat aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is undergoing a docking planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Christopher Frost.

WASHINGTON (Oct. 11, 2016) Commander, Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, speaks with retired Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrian "AJ" Mohammed before a 17-mile fun ride that started and ended at the Washington, D.C.'s historic Navy Yard. Smith, riding on a tandem bike with Mohammed, served as pilot for the retired petty officer. Mohammed's combat injuries left him visually impaired, and cycling has created new challenges and opportunities. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Belanger.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 11, 2016) Commander, Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, speaks with retired Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrian "AJ" Mohammed before a 17-mile fun ride that started and ended at the Washington, D.C.'s historic Navy Yard. Smith, riding on a tandem bike with Mohammed, served as pilot for the retired petty officer. Mohammed's combat injuries left him visually impaired, and cycling has created new challenges and opportunities. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Belanger.
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