Naval Lab Earns Prestigious Cyber Forensics Award — Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic's Cyber Forensics Criminal Investigations (CFIX) Laboratory became the first in the Navy to earn the prestigious cyber forensics award. The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) announced SSC Atlantic's ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation honor on Oct. 15.
Charting a New Course: Celestial Navigation Returns to USNA — Based on direction from the Chief of Naval Operations, Celestial Navigation has been reinstated into the navigation curriculum and is a requirement in the Officer Professional Core Competencies Manual. This administrative change ensures the instruction will be an enduring requirement. The Naval Academy resumed classroom instruction during the summer session of 2015. The class of 2017 will be the first in many years to graduate with a basic knowledge of CELNAV.
Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during a ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard Oct. 16. Milwaukee is the sixth littoral combat ship to be delivered to the Navy and the third of the Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 5 from a Lockheed Martin-led team to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for Nov. 21 in its namesake city.
Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton Offers Holistic Treatment for Wounded Warriors — An innovative healing arts program at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Groton's Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic is helping Wounded Ill & Injured Sailors and Marines along the path to recovery. Developed by the clinic's registered nurse, Caroline Lampasona, the healing arts modules are integral components of the clinic's five-week intensive outpatient program and introduce service members to complementary and alternative treatment modalities such as art, yoga, journaling, mindfulness meditation, and guided imagery.
NEIC Receives Accolades for Maritime and Expeditionary Intelligence Capabilities — Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command (NEIC), based in Dam Neck, recently received accolades from the Department of Defense for their information dominance capability in maritime and expeditionary environments.
SECNAV Hosts Energy Innovation Roundtable — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted an energy innovation roundtable at the National Defense University's Eisenhower School in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14. The discussion focused on innovation in energy culture and technology. Attendees discussed the progress of energy and what the future holds for energy technologies. SECNAV unveiled his five energy initiatives in 2009 and has worked to ensure the Navy reduces its dependence on fossil fuel and focuses on renewable energy sources.
USS Cole Holds 15th Commemoration Ceremony — Navy officials, family members, former and current USS Cole (DDG 67) crew members gathered together Oct. 12, at the Cole Memorial to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack on the guided-missile destroyer. Although the ship is docked in Marine Hydraulics International Ship Repair and Services dry dock for scheduled maintenance, more than 150 attended the heartfelt commemoration held along the waterfront at Naval Station Norfolk.
Lincoln Joins Enterprise, Ford For DC Olympics — Damage control has always been an integral part of U.S. Naval history. It has consistently protected the lives of Sailors. For damage control to be an effective strategy, Sailors need the proper training to combat shipboard emergencies. In honor of the Navy's upcoming 240th birthday, more than 350 Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), and USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) teamed up for a Damage Control (DC) Olympics competition at Huntington Hall in Newport News, Virginia, Oct. 9.
Blue Sky V Promotes Stability, Security During Southern Seas '15 — Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, embarked aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) and the Chilean Air Force (FACh) are conducting exercise Blue Sky (BS) V as part of Southern Seas 2015, Oct. 9-23. "Blue Sky" is a historic name given to exercises conducted between the FACh and U.S. aviation forces. The exercise is designed to improve relations between Chile and the U.S. through cooperative airborne tactical engagements. During BS V, CVW 2 will conduct bi-lateral exercises with the FACh over land and off the coast of Chile.
Navy Releases Energy General Military Training — The Navy released the inaugural Energy General Military Training (GMT) lesson via Navy eLearning on the Navy Knowledge Online website. Navy Energy Coordination Office developed the lesson and it explains the benefits of energy efficiency for combat capability and mission success.
These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Oct. 13-16, 2015. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.