In August 2018, Osprey pilots successfully tested rolling landing and takeoffs aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Testing included integrating the MV-22 into flight deck operations, and heavy gross weight rolling landings and takeoffs.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) joined members of government and industry to support small business opportunities at the National Defense Industrial Association 30th Annual Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event, Aug. 7-8 at the San Diego Convention Center.
A ceremony celebrating the keel authentication of the Navy's eleventh Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), was held at Mobile, Alabama shipyard of Austal USA, the ship's manufacturer.
NAVFAC EXWC, in collaboration with UCSB, and NSWC PHD, hosted the Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning in Naval Engineering and Science (PIPELINES) final presentations and Design Challenge Awards at the Seabee Museum at Naval Base Ventura County, Aug. 3.
The Navy’s Keep What You’ve Earned and Prescription for Discharge campaigns aim to help Sailors make responsible decisions when it comes to alcohol and prescription drug use, preserving their health and careers.
Nearly 1,200 Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returned to their homeport of Mayport, Fla., Aug. 9, following a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operations.
A team of U.S. Navy divers and medical professionals arrived in Port of Spain, Aug. 8 to begin subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) and partner capacity building engagements with the Trinidad and Tobago military and security forces as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018.
In 2016, SMWDC was designated as the executive agent for fleet commanders' revamped missile exercise program, Live Fire with a Purpose, and has now supported firing more than 100 missiles. On May 28, 2018, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) launched an SM2 to mark the centennial missile firing.