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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 - January 15, 2016
Purple Heart Ceremony Honors Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith — A Purple Heart Ceremony honoring Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Smith was held Jan. 14 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Sailors Depart Iran Safely — Ten U.S. Navy Sailors safely returned to U.S. custody today, after departing Iran. There are no indications that the Sailors were harmed during their brief detention.

3D Printing to Enable Rapid On-Demand Manufacturing for Sailors — From making prosthetics to prototyping a robot, 3D printing technologies are making concepts a rapid reality for today's warfighter, on demand.

SNA Concludes Annual East Coast Symposium — The Surface Navy Association (SNA) wrapped up three days of information sharing and networking at the 28th Annual National Symposium in Crystal City, Jan. 14. The symposium provided an opportunity for discussions on a broad range of professional and career issues for the surface community.

Foreign Area Officer Website Relaunches, Goes Mobile — The Navy Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC) announced the relaunch of the joint Foreign Area Officer (FAO) web portal, known as FAOweb, on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), Jan. 13.

Chief of Naval Research Helps Steer New Tech for the Fleet — On Jan. 13, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter gave the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 28th Annual National Symposium, held in Crystal City, Virginia. The symposium featured defense companies, suppliers and military commands exhibiting surface warfare technology and future research and development initiatives.

Bittersweet Goodbyes: Last S-3 Viking Leaves U.S. Navy Service — After more than 40 years of service, the last S-3B Viking in U.S. Navy service launched one last time from the runway at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Jan. 11. Originally introduced in 1974 as a replacement for the S-2 Tracker, the Viking has ranged far from its anti-submarine warfare roots to perform various roles such as organic tanking, electronic intelligence, and carrier onboard delivery.

NHHC Illuminates History at Surface Navy Association — The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) shared the Navy's rich history and proud heritage at the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, Jan. 12-14, at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Jan. 11-15, 2016. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 13, 2016) Kelly Cooper, program manager at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), talks with visitors to the ONR exhibit during the 28th annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams.
ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 13, 2016) Kelly Cooper, program manager at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), talks with visitors to the ONR exhibit during the 28th annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams.

ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 13, 2016) Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, discusses game changing technology for the warfighter during a keynote address at the 28th annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. The Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams.
ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 13, 2016) Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, discusses game changing technology for the warfighter during a keynote address at the 28th annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. The Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams.

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2016) The last two U.S. Navy S-3B Viking aircraft soar over Laguna Peak at Naval Base Ventura County, California. In January, one aircraft left Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 30 and retired to the boneyard; the other went to start a new life with NASA. U.S. Navy photo by Scott Dworkin.
VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2016) The last two U.S. Navy S-3B Viking aircraft soar over Laguna Peak at Naval Base Ventura County, California. In January, one aircraft left Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 30 and retired to the boneyard; the other went to start a new life with NASA. U.S. Navy photo by Scott Dworkin.
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