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CHIPS Articles: U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review
By Navy News Service - September 4, 2015
News you may have missed in America’s Navy this week:

70th Anniversary of WWII's End Commemorated Aboard Battleship Missouri — PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- More than 400 service members, veterans, government employees, foreign leaders, and civilians attended the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II held aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial on historic Ford Island, Sept. 2. The surrender took place on the wooden decks of the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) also known as the "Mighty Mo" on Sept. 2, 1945.

Lift-off, Signal Acquired for Navy's Fourth Communication Satellite — CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. (NNS) -- After a two-day delay due to tropical storm conditions, the Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched at 6:18 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41. MUOS-4, whose signal was acquired approximately three hours after launch, completes the initial operational constellation and provides near global network coverage for warfighters and combatant commanders.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Names Virginia-Class Submarine — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony Sept. 2 to announce SSN 794, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Montana. The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy.

Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Minneapolis/St. Paul (LCS 21).

What’s the Navy doing in Space? — There may be some people who would be surprised to learn that the Navy has a mission in space — they might also be surprised to know that the U.S. Naval Academy has produced more astronauts than any other undergraduate institution.

MISSILEX, COMRELs and Band Performances Highlight Successful CARAT Thailand — The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Royal Thai Armed Forces came to a close Sept. 2 on Sattahip Naval Base. CARAT Thailand 2015 consisted of eight days of shore-based and at-sea training events, through Sept. 2, designed to address shared maritime security concerns, build relationships, and enhance interoperability among participating forces.

Wave of the Future: ONR Forum Looks at Amphibious Operations — Technology to impact future amphibious naval operations was in the spotlight Aug. 27, as senior leaders from the Navy and Marine Corps spoke to a packed house at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on the topic of "Expeditionary and Irregular Warfare: The Amphibious High Water Speed Challenge."

NEXCOM Again Named One of "Top 50" Best Companies for Latinas to Work — For the fourth year in a row, LATINA Style Magazine has included the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) in it's list of top 50 companies providing the best career opportunities for Hispanic women in the United States.

September is Suicide Prevention Month — Each year, the Navy uses this month to reenergize efforts at the deckplate promoting fresh ways to stay engaged with shipmates, recognize signs of distress, and intervene early.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus issued three memos this week to advance his Innovation Vision for the Department of the Navy — “ Improve Community Management for the Department of the Navy, “Adaptive Force Packaging,” and “Additive Manufacturing/3-D Printing.”

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Aug. 31-Sept. 4. For more Navy news, go to: “How Can the Department of the Navy Cultivate More Women Innovators?” and the SECNAV innovation memos were originally published on the DON/SECNAV Innovation website:

Photo #: 80-G-701293 Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, signs the Instrument of Surrender as United States Representative, aboard USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945. Standing directly behind him are (left-to-right): General of the Army Douglas MacArthur; Admiral William F. Halsey, USN, and Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN. U.S. Navy photo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2015) The U.S. Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite, encapsulated in a 5-meter payload fairing lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41. The MUOS 4 satellite will bring advanced, new global communications capabilities to mobile military forces. Photo courtesy United Launch Alliance
SATTAHIP, Thailand (Aug. 27, 2015) Capt. H.B. Le, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, shakes hands with Royal Thai Navy sailors at the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2015. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsy Alamina
Lt. David Dziengowski, left, Yeoman 1st Class Silvia Raya, and Lt. j.g. Victor Gutierrez, from the Chief of Naval Personnel office, show support for the 1 Small Act message as part of the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign during Suicide Prevention Month. The campaign is designed to encourage dialogue and provide early resources to prevent suicide.
Cover page of the DON Innovation Vision. U.S. Navy image
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