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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 - September 11, 2015
Day of Remembrance — The Naval History and Heritage Command reflects on 9/11 through the eyes of a Sailor who was working at the Pentagon on that tragic day.

A Pearl Harbor Perspective on Remembering 9/11 — Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific remembers September 11, 2001.

NHHC Archaeologists Get Out On the Water — The Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch team takes to the water to search for lost aircraft.

Autonomy, Advanced Materials in Focus as ONR, Indian Scientists Meet — Answering the call from the Chief of Naval Operations to help build and strengthen international partnerships, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and ONR Global have increased scientific cooperation with the Indian government in recent weeks, including a series of high-profile meetings in India Aug. 21-23, and in the U.S. just before that.

Navy Legend: John Barry Also Called “Father of U.S. Navy” — The Naval History and Heritage Command takes a closer look at John Barry, the man who shares the Navy’s esteemed “Father of the U.S. Navy” title with John Paul Jones.

NAVSSES Completes First Remote Halocarbon Alarm Installation on DDG 51 Class — Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) announced today its engineers oversaw the installation of the first DDG 51 Class Remote Halocarbon Alarm installation on USS Shoup (DDG 86) in August. Halocarbon compounds are chemicals used as refrigerants in Navy ships and tend to accumulate because they don't readily degrade in natural environments. Incineration and accidental fires can create corrosive byproducts and poisons.

Operation Teddy Bears: Southern Partnership Station Service Members Deliver Donations — U.S. Sailors, Marines and Soldiers distributed soft toys donated from "Loving Hugs" charity to approximately 20 children of the Juan Ramon Salgado School in Trujillo, Honduras as part of a Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) community relations event.

AEODRS Increment One Enters Integration Phase — Naval Sea Systems Command announced the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) Increment One approval for integration after a contract was awarded Aug. 31.

Farragut Lends a Helping Hand to Stranded Fishermen — The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and an embarked detachment rendered aid to a distressed fishing vessel in the Red Sea, Sept. 8. Farragut Sailors and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crew assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 noticed the disabled boat. Farragut's visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team approached the vessel and found three fishermen inside.

NRL Meteorologists Receive Naval Technology Achievement Award — A team comprised of eleven research meteorologists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Marine Meteorology Division, received the Dr. Arthur E. Bisson Prize for Naval Technology Achievement at a ceremony hosted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Aug. 26. The award honors the team for expertise and innovative scientific work resulting in the rapid development, from basic research to transition to operations, of an innovative and versatile Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) system significantly improving the prediction of tropical cyclones (TC) - one of the most significant threats to Department of Defense (DoD) operations in the tropical and mid-latitude ocean areas around the world.

FBI agents, fire fighters, rescue workers and engineers work at the Pentagon crash site on Sept. 14, 2001, where a hijacked American Airlines flight slammed into the building on Sept. 11. The terrorist attack caused extensive damage to the west face of the building and followed similar attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Cedric H. Rudisill.
DoD photo of 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.
Members of Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch, in partnership with Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. and Supervisor of Navy Diving and Salvage, prepare archaeological survey equipment while in the Chesapeake Bay, Aug. 20. The team surveyed the Bay to potentially identify aircraft wreck sites in the area. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
Portrait by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), circa 1801. In 1972 this painting was on indefinite loan to the White House. It was then owned by Peter Brady. U.S. Navy photo, courtesy of the White House, Washington, D.C.
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