Ford Sailors Thriving After Successful Ike Integration — The crew of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) has been deployed for over five months, tirelessly supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, accompanied by an all-volunteer group of 61 Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). These Ford Sailors, who have spent their entire tour at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, deployed with Ike to learn from the ship's experienced crew and bring new expertise to their own command before the Navy's newest aircraft carrier gets underway.
Oregon Engineers Innovate Their Way to Victory in Wave Energy Prize Contest — One team emerged victorious from an initial field of 92 competing in renewable energy development to win $1.5 million during the Wave Energy Prize Innovation Showcase Nov. 16 at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. With nine teams in the finals, Alex Hagmuller and Max Levites-Ginsburg of team AquaHarmonics, both civilian engineers and graduates of Oregon State University, took the prize with the most effective and cost-efficient wave energy converter (WEC) design, which they tested and demonstrated at Carderock Division headquarters in West Bethesda, Maryland.
CNIC Supports Training of Warfighters with Advanced Technology — A recent survey conducted by Navy Installations Command (NIC) indicates that the use of an automated range management system continues to benefit the Navy's warfighters. The Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS), funded by NIC, is in use throughout the shore enterprise at a majority of its regions that manage training ranges and activities for the Navy's warfighters.
USS Sampson to Support New Zealand-led Forces Responding to Earthquake — Guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) and its two embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopters will join a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft supporting New Zealand earthquake recovery efforts, at the request of the New Zealand government. Sampson, whose crew just days ago conducted a passing exercise with Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Endeavour, a Royal New Zealand navy fleet replenishment oiler, has altered course to join the New Zealand-led task force efforts.
US Navy Divers Conduct Inaugural Dive, Preserve Legacy of USS Salute — Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 are teaming with Royal Brunei navy personnel Nov. 16-18 for diving operations on former USS Salute (AM 294), a World War II-era minesweeper sunk by a Japanese mine during preparations for amphibious landings in the Battle of Borneo. The diving operations are the first by the U.S. Navy on the wreckage of Salute, which lies in approximately 90 feet of water in Brunei Bay. The operations are occurring with divers embarked on Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) who are in Brunei for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2016.
New Non-resident Training Course Benefits IT Sailors — The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) released an overhauled version of the information systems technician (IT) rating non-resident training course (NRTC), Nov. 10. The new NRTC immediately replaces previous versions, which will be archived in six months, and applies to Sailors with Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) codes B460 (IT) and C260 (IT Submarine). Technological innovations and the Navy's recent rating modernization effort made the older versions obsolete.
We Are in the Battlespace Every Single Day — Nearly every aspect of our lives is connected online. From sending a message to our doctor to work, we use computers and the web constantly to helps us manage our time and lives. This online dependence has brought new challenges and threats. We have to understand these threats and know how to protect ourselves and our country.
Newest Navy Destroyer Has Significant Ties to Logistics Community — The U.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard Nov. 12. The ship was named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, who served as secretary of the Navy under President Lyndon Johnson from 1967 to 1969. The launch of the ship took place on Veterans Day weekend, coinciding with the Veterans Day birthday of its namesake, Ignatius.
Veterans Classic Basketball Teams Tour Naval Academy — Players and staff of the Vanderbilt Commodores, Marquette Golden Eagles, and Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball teams participated in a guided tour of the U.S. Naval Academy Nov. 10. The teams were in town for the 3rd annual Veterans Classic, which was held in Alumni Hall Nov. 11.
These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Nov. 14-18, 2016. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.