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USS Fitzgerald departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka

From Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, Nov. 24, to meet heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf and begin her journey to Pascagoula, Mississippi for further repairs.Fitzgerald was towed to deep water to begin the heavy lift process, which is expected to last several [...]

Graduate Fellow Feature: Kaatrin ‘Kat’ Abbott

The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise. These full-time, salaried positions offer a year of specialized, on-the-job training and the chance to tackle real-world challenges in one of NNSA’s program offices. Fellows develop technical and leadership skills to launch their careers with a full immersion in one of [...]

UPDATE: Eight Personnel Recovered from C2—A Crash, Search Continues

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- UPDATE POSTED NOV. 22, 10:30 A.M. (EDT)Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer's statement on the incident: "I would like everyone to take a moment and keep some of our Navy family in their thoughts and prayers. A C2 Greyhound with 11 personnel on board crashed in the Philippine Sea while in transit to USS Ronald Reagan. [...]

NNSA conducts nuclear safeguards workshop for North African countries

Experts from NNSA and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducted a workshop to promote the adoption of the Additional Protocol and provide training on Complementary Access for 15 nuclear safeguards practitioners from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia earlier this month in Rabat, Morocco. The course was co-hosted by Morocco’s National Center for Nuclear Energy, Sciences, and Techniques. International nuclear safeguards [...]

Quantum dots amplify light with electrical pumping

Los Alamos achieves light amplification with electrically stimulated quantum dots, critical step towards solution-processible laser diodes LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 20, 2017— In a breakthrough development, Los Alamos scientists have shown that they can successfully amplify light using electrically excited films of the chemically synthesized semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots. The quantum dot films are integrated into devices much [...]

Two Los Alamos scientists honored by AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science taps Garcia, Smilowitz with Fellowships LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 20, 2017—Prominent researchers Angel E. Garcia and Laura Smilowitz of Los Alamos National Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon Association members by their peers. [...]

Eight Los Alamos innovations win R&D 100 Awards

“Oscars of Invention” honor the latest and best innovations of the past year LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 20, 2017—Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards last week at R&D Magazine’s annual ceremony in Orlando, Florida. “The R&D 100 Awards represent the breadth, depth and innovation of the science and engineering at our Laboratory. They also reflect our [...]

US Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Submarine Search

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) to join in the search for the Argentine navy's submarine, A.R.A. San Juan, in South Atlantic waters.The equipment consists of one Bluefin 12D (Deep) UUV and three Iver 580 UUVs, which are operated by the U.S. Navy's [...]

Second US Navy P—8A Aircraft Joins Argentina’s Submarine Search

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- A second U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft will deploy to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Nov. 19 to join an ongoing international search for the Argentinean Navy's submarine A.R.A. San Juan in Southern Atlantic waters.The aircraft and a crew of 21 personnel will depart Jacksonville, Fla., [...]

US Navy to Deploy Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy has ordered its Undersea Rescue Command (URC) based in San Diego to deploy to Argentina Nov. 18, to support the South American nation's ongoing search for the Argentinean Navy submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the Southern Atlantic.URC is deploying two independent rescue assets [...]

US Navy P—8A Poseidon to Support Argentina Search for Submarine

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) directed the U.S. Navy to deploy a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Nov. 18, to support the South American nation's ongoing search for the submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the waters of the Southern Atlantic.The aircraft and its [...]

Time flies: NNSA recognizes Aviation History Month

Aviation History Month is the perfect time to take a fun look back at historic NNSA moments in flight – enjoy these classic “Throwback Thursday” photos from our laboratories and sites. 1957: A prototype US Navy blimp readies for flight at the Nevada Test Site. 1942: Bad weather forced six P-38 fighters and two B-17 bombers to crash land in [...]

This Is Just a Drill

There has been confusion and rumors on social media about a U.S. Department of Defense drill that starts on November 4, 2017.

NNSA leads U.S. participation in international nuclear verification initiative

The United States has joined Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom in a multi-year arms control initiative known as the Quad Nuclear Verification Partnership. NNSA is coordinating the U.S. role in the partnership, which will build on past collaborations of the U.K.-Norway Initiative and U.S.-U.K. arms control verification technical cooperation. “As the first multilateral initiative of its kind to involve [...]

Los Alamos’ Trinity Supercomputer lands on two top-10 lists

Trinity is the seventh fastest supercomputer in the world LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 16, 2017—The Trinity Supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recently named as a top 10 supercomputer on two lists: it made number three on the High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark project, and is number seven on the TOP500 list. “Trinity has already made unique contributions [...]