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/.