Secretary of the Navy Story Archive

 

SECNAV Names Newest Destroyer in Honor of U.S. Marine  (12 March 2018)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher.
Secretary of the Navy Names Navy's Newest Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship  (13 February 2018)
On Feb. 13, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship will be named USNS Newport (T-EPF 12).
Secretary of the Navy Names Two Littoral Combat Ships  (13 February 2018)
On Feb. 13, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28).
SECNAV Names New Expeditionary Sea Base  (4 November 2017)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the Navy's newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, T-ESB 5, will be named in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Miguel Keith during a ceremony in National Harbor, Maryland, Nov. 4.
SECNAV Announces Strategic Readiness Review  (1 September 2017)
On Sept. 1, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the formation of an independent subject matter expert team to conduct a Strategic Readiness Review in response to the recent increase in surface fleet incidents.
SECNAV's Statement on the Loss of Three Marines  (8 August 2017)
On Aug. 5, a MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 crashed off Queensland, Australia, after launching from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Three Marines were killed in the crash. Read Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer's statement on the incident
Spencer is Sworn in as the 76th Secretary of the Navy  (3 August 2017)
Richard V. Spencer was sworn in as the 76th secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Aug. 3.
Secretary of the Navy Meets with Gabonese President  (6 April 2016)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba during an official visit to the nation's capital April 5.
Secretary of the Navy Attends Inauguration of New Central African Republic President  (31 March 2016)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus attended the inauguration of the Central African Republic's President-Elect Faustin-Archange Touadera, March 30, as part of the U.S. delegation appointed by President Barack Obama.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Names Virginia-Class Submarine   (22 August 2015)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony today to announce that SSN 799, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Idaho.
SECNAV Completes Visit to Estonia  (22 June 2015)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Commander of the Estonian Navy Capt. Sten Sepper aboard the Estonian Navy's flagship minesweeper, the ENS Admiral Cowan, June 19.
SECNAV Meets with Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Defense  (22 June 2015)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Defense Zekerijah Osmic during an official visit to the Balkan nation June 22.
SECNAV Completes Partnership-Building Visit to Latvia  (18 June 2015)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus completed a two-day visit to Latvia, June 18.
SECNAV Visits NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence  (17 June 2015)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence during a stop in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 17.
SECNAV Emphasizes Presence, Partnerships during Visit to Poland  (16 June 2015)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus concluded a two-day visit to Poland June 16 with a stop aboard USS San Antonio (LPD 17) as the ship continues its participation in Exercise BALTOPS 2015.

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