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U.S. — Japan SAR Efforts Continue for 7 Missing Fitzgerald Sailors

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- Search and rescue efforts continue by U.S. and Japanese aircraft and surface vessels in the hopes of recovering seven USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Sailors.Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles [...]

USS Fitzgerald Involved in Collision

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.As of this time, there have been two patients requiring medical evacuation. One was Cmdr. Bryce Benson, Fitzgerald's commanding officer, [...]

Air Force Sec. Wilson makes new space leadership position official

WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she approved the order Friday setting up a new deputy chief of staff for space operations position on the Air Staff of the Air Force, with a goal of making the office operational by Aug. 1. It’s a move intended to help “integrate, normalize, and elevate space” within the service, Wilson [...]

French startup raises $1.9 million for smallsat electric propulsion

WASHINGTON — A pair of French entrepreneurs have raised 1.7 million euros ($1.9 million) for a new electric propulsion system to address the small satellite market. ThrustMe, a startup formed in February by Ane Aanesland and Dmytro Rafalskyi, two researchers from France’s Ecole Polytechnique plasma physics laboratory and CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research, raised the money from [...]

U.S. Naval War College Graduates 1,502 in Ceremony

By Daniel L. Kuester, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, RI, graduated 1,502 students during a ceremony held June 16 at Dewey Field on board Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island."Today we celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduates and to formally mark their transition from intellectually curious students [...]

Missing USS Shiloh (CG67) Sailor Found Alive

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- The USS Shiloh (CG 67) Sailor missing since June 8, has been found alive aboard the ship.Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims was found June 15, and will be transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for a medical evaluation. Following that evaluation a recommendation [...]

CTF 150 Makes Record Number of Drug Busts in Four Months

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Steinberg, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- In a four-month span, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces has proven itself a formidable force against narcotics trafficking, with 10 drug seizures totaling over 3,300 kilograms of heroin, cocaine, cannabis resin and hashish since March.It [...]

Fleet Design, National Security Focuses of Naval War College Forum

By Daniel L. Kuester, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Newport, Rhode Island hosted the 68th Current Strategy Forum (CSF) this week bringing together national security experts from the military, academics, government and private industry to explore wide-ranging issues of national and international importance.CSF is the annual Capstone event for the [...]

Nuclear Security Enterprise team members are pumped to give to others

With preparedness close to their hearts and public service in their veins, giving back comes naturally – and so does the life-saving product they’re donating. On World Blood Donor Day the World Health Organization warns that when disaster strikes, and people need medical assistance, they can’t wait around for the supplies they need to come. It is the days and [...]

DoD Launches Online Program to Help Military Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Defense Department June 13, launched an online and mobile educational program to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault.The self-guided program, called, "Building Hope and Resiliency: Addressing the Effects of Sexual Assault," can be completed at the user's pace and features information about coping mechanisms, practical relaxation exercises, definitions, links [...]

DOE/NNSA test mobile nuclear facilities with Army during national security exercise

Experts from across the Department of Energy and NNSA recently teamed up with the U.S. Army at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, to exercise the capabilities of two rapid response facilities critical to national security. For six weeks in May and June, interagency partners practiced the operations and procedures necessary to deploy the Mobile Plutonium Facility and Mobile Uranium [...]

US Navy and Japanese Allies Suspend Search for Shiloh Sailor

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- After an exhaustive search, U.S. Navy and Japan Coast Guard assets suspended their search efforts at midnight on June 11 for a Sailor assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67).The Sailor was reported missing and assumed overboard June 8 at about 9:30 p.m. while Shiloh was conducting routine operations [...]

USS Lake Erie, U.S. service members render assistance in Sri Lanka after devastating floods

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 11 to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country. The United States Pacific Command will also deploy military aircraft and other specialists who will join in the humanitarian [...]

Search Ends for USS Normandy Sailor

By U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- After an exhaustive search, Navy and Coast Guard assets ended their efforts just after sunset June 9 for a Sailor assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60).Fire Controlman 2nd Class Christopher W. Clavin went overboard June 6 at about 3 p.m. while Normandy was conducting training 80 miles [...]

LGBTQ+ art installation, Post With Pride, supports mission focus on diversity

In a visible display promoting diversity, hundreds of people jotted words of support on Post-Its. June 8, 2017 Laboratory Executive Director Dave Lyons adds his support to the Post With Pride art installation in the Otowi building breezeway windows that are visible from the Lab’s main entrance. “Diversity is a critical part of building a best place to work—one of [...]