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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 - December 19, 2014
DON Ushers in the New Year with More Renewable Energy — The Department of the Navy (DON) announced, Dec. 19, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)-Energy issued two Requests for Proposal (RFP) to provide renewable energy for installations on the east coast. Proposals are being requested to serve two major load points, one for seven installations in the Washington, D.C.-area, and the second for four installations in the Mid-Atlantic region. Together the two RFPs could award 100 to 200 megawatts of cost-effective renewable electricity from new generation facilities over a 20-year period.

DDG 1000: Future is here — Capt. David M. McFarland, deputy director of Surface Warfare, N96B, talks about the benefits of the new Zumwalt class destroyers.

CNO Visits US Fleet Cyber Command, Presents Navy Unit Commendation Award — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) headquarters at Fort Meade, Dec. 17. Greenert received an update on FCC/C10F operations and plans, met with Sailors and civilian staff, held an all-hands call, and presented the Navy Unit Commendation award to the command. Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, commander, FCC/C10F, received the award on behalf of the crew for their actions during Operation Rolling Tide.

DDG Modernization — Capt. Ted Zobel, program manager for Surface Combatant Modernization, discusses the modernization of the Navy’s Arleigh Burke class DDG 51 destroyers.

Washington Navy Yard NHHC Completes Warehoused Artifacts Transfer — Washington Navy Yard Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) curators completed the transfer of previously warehoused artifacts to their new home in Richmond, Virginia, officials announced, Dec. 16. The transfer is part of an ongoing project to consolidate more than 300,000 artifacts from warehouses at three different locations to their new collection management facility in Richmond. Some of the transferred artifacts are part of the headquarters collection and date back to the founding of the Republic. The consolidation, now in the third of a projected 18-month move, allows the Navy to centrally locate the overwhelming majority of its artifacts.

Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track — Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced Dec. 16. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the technology adds speed and precision the process of finding the best routes around hazards in waterways around the world.

US, UK Navies Sign Framework for Future Cooperation — Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation Dec. 11, the culmination of a yearlong effort that will build on a long-standing maritime partnership over the next 15 years. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and his counterpart in the United Kingdom, First Sea Lord Sir George Zambellas, signed a combined strategic narrative that articulates a shared vision for deeper cooperation between the U.S. Navy (USN) and the Royal Navy (RN). The narrative, titled "Combined Seapower: A Shared Vision for Royal Navy-United States Navy Cooperation," is the culmination of a yearlong effort by a RN-USN study group formed in September 2013 to identify opportunities to enhance ties.

Center for Information Dominance Streamlines Training — In an effort to deliver cryptologists to the fleet faster, the Center for Information Dominance (CID) announced Dec. 12 that it will directly provide group-paced apprentice technical training (ATT) for the cryptologic technician (technical) and the cryptologic technician (maintenance) ratings. ATT provides new Sailors with technical training on basic electricity, basic electronics, communications and radar.

Navy's Newest Submarine Squadron Stands Up in 5th Fleet — The Navy's newest submarine squadron stood up Dec. 15 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Commander, Submarine Squadron (CSS) 21 replaces the Commander, Task Force (CTF) 54 detachment as the organization charged with supporting submarines forward-deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), which encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.

Credentialing Available for Both Navy and Marine Corps Under DoN COOL — With the introduction of Marine Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) to partner with the existing Navy program, the vision of a joint Department of the Navy (DoN) COOL is complete. DoN COOL provides a unique shared-entry portal for Sailors and Marines to access their service's credentialing programs (Marine Corps COOL and Navy COOL). The COOL sites are web-based hubs that consolidate information from numerous sources at the federal, state and local levels on certifications, licenses, apprenticeships and growth opportunities that correspond with each Navy rating and Marine Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) as well as enlisted jobs and occupations.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Dec. 15-19, 2014. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

WEST BETHESDA, Md. (April 2, 2013) Materials Requirements Analyst Major Sean Sadlier, energy officer for Marine Corps Pentagon Headquarters, demonstrates Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy (GREENs) apparatus at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. The GREENs program is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Carderock is using GREENs to meet a Navy-wide initiative to increase use of alternative energy sources by 50 percent by the year 2020. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
WEST BETHESDA, Md. (April 2, 2013) Materials Requirements Analyst Major Sean Sadlier, energy officer for Marine Corps Pentagon Headquarters, demonstrates Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy (GREENs) apparatus at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. The GREENs program is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Carderock is using GREENs to meet a Navy-wide initiative to increase use of alternative energy sources by 50 percent by the year 2020. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers christens the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during a christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, April 12, 2014. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-1974. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works by Dennis Griggs.
Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers christens the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during a christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, April 12, 2014. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-1974. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works by Dennis Griggs.

The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2014) The guided-missile destroyers USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57), the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 96) align in a column behind USS Vicksburg (CG 69), not pictured. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2014) The guided-missile destroyers USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and USS Mitscher (DDG 57), the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 96) align in a column behind USS Vicksburg (CG 69), not pictured. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 25, 2014) Lt. j.g. Colcord Moore, from Boston, Mass., and Quartermaster 1st Class Howell Trinidad, from Long Beach, Calif., discuss navigation charts in the pilot house of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). Stethem is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alonzo M. Archer.
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 25, 2014) Lt. j.g. Colcord Moore, from Boston, Mass., and Quartermaster 1st Class Howell Trinidad, from Long Beach, Calif., discuss navigation charts in the pilot house of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). Stethem is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alonzo M. Archer.

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (Dec. 15, 2014) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. Fifth Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, passes the Commander Submarine Squadron (CSS) 21 command pennant to Capt. Michael Fisher, assuming commander of CSS-21 during an assumption of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. CSS-21 replaces the Commander, Task Force 54 detachment as the organization charged with supporting submarines forward-deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, which encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area; including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki.
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (Dec. 15, 2014) Vice Adm. John Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. Fifth Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, passes the Commander Submarine Squadron (CSS) 21 command pennant to Capt. Michael Fisher, assuming commander of CSS-21 during an assumption of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. CSS-21 replaces the Commander, Task Force 54 detachment as the organization charged with supporting submarines forward-deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, which encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area; including the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki.
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