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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 - July 31, 2017
This week in U.S. Navy History:

On July 28, 1973, Skylab 3 is launched. The mission is the second to the first U.S. manned space station.

CNO talks with Japanese Counterpart — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC), July 27 with Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. During the call, the two discussed new ways to expand and deepen bilateral and multilateral maritime operations, the situation in North Korea and the East China Sea, and the commitment of the U.S. to our allies in the region. Richardson specifically stressed the importance of the U.S.-Japan partnership in supporting maritime security in the region and across the globe.

Sailors Volunteer With Green Bay's Habitat for Humanity — Sailors attached to the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, volunteer with Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center - Green Bay and Future Sailors in the Navy's Delayed Entry Program (DEP) at a local Habitat for Humanity during Green Bay/Fox Cities Navy Week 2017.

Clean, Clear and Bright Fuel — Flying planes off of an aircraft carrier is more than just a pilot turning on the throttle. Everything on, and in, the plane is carefully maintained and monitored. Inside the plane, fuel lines pump the lifeblood of the aircraft to the engines, ensuring the plane can fly and the mission can be completed safely and efficiently. If the fuel isn't pure, the planes don't fly and the mission isn't completed. That's where V-4's below decks work center aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) comes in.

CNO: How Can U.S. Navy Prevail in Contest for Maritime Supremacy? — The U.S. Navy has enjoyed uncontested global maritime supremacy for the past 25 years, said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, held July 20-21 in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the CNO said, those days are over. American naval forces now face a new era of competition from rising and resurgent naval powers-citing recent examples such as a bilateral exercise in the Baltic Sea involving the Russian and Chinese navies, and a Chinese live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea.

America Completes First Replenishment-at-Sea — Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed their first connective replenishment (CONREP), as well as first replenishment-at-sea (RAS) and vertical replenishment (VERTREP), for the ship's maiden deployment, July 19. The supplies were provided by the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9).

MCPON Attends UNITAS 2017 — Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano traveled to Lima, Peru to attend the commencement of the 58th annual UNITAS exercise, July 16-17. Hosted by the Peruvian navy this year, 19 countries' naval maritime forces participated in the exercise. During his two-day visit, Giordano toured two U.S. Navy ships, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, a Peruvian navy submarine and a Peruvian frigate. He also attended office calls with Peruvian navy officials.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during July 24-28, 2017. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 12, 2017) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Airman Jamal King carries a fueling hose aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 12, 2017) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Airman Jamal King carries a fueling hose aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage.

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2017) The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) receives supplies from the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) during the ship's first ever connected replenishment. America is embarked on its maiden deployment and is part of the America Amphibious Ready Group comprised of more than 1,800 Sailors and 2,600 Marines assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and America. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ramon Go.
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2017) The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) receives supplies from the Military Sealift Command Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) during the ship's first ever connected replenishment. America is embarked on its maiden deployment and is part of the America Amphibious Ready Group comprised of more than 1,800 Sailors and 2,600 Marines assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and America. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ramon Go.

CALLAO, Peru (July 17, 2017) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano, center, speaks with Rear Adm. Augusto Octavio Bohorquez Villalta, secretary of the general commander of the Peruvian navy, in Callao, Peru, during UNITAS 2017. The annual multi-national exercise that focuses on strengthening our existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise through the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr.
CALLAO, Peru (July 17, 2017) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano, center, speaks with Rear Adm. Augusto Octavio Bohorquez Villalta, secretary of the general commander of the Peruvian navy, in Callao, Peru, during UNITAS 2017. The annual multi-national exercise that focuses on strengthening our existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise through the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr.
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