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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
USCG’s Third Fast Response Cutter Launched
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USCG’s Third Fast Response Cutter Launched

The United States Coast Guard announced Tuesday the launch of its third Sentinel-class, Fast Response Cutter, the William Flores, at Bollinger Shipyards in

November 29, 2011
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
MSC’s Newest T-AKE-class Cargo Ship Christened in San Diego
Navy

MSC’s Newest T-AKE-class Cargo Ship Christened in San Diego

USNS Medgar Evers, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy’s Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships operated by civilian mariners working with

November 15, 2011
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Veterans Day Observed: Ceremonies around the world honor servicemen and women
Navy

Veterans Day Observed: Ceremonies around the world honor servicemen and women

Soldiers from Ft. Lee, Va., helped mark Veterans Day ceremonies at the World War II Memorial in Washington. Joshua Donahue and his daughter Addelyne walked

November 11, 2011
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Ship Photo of the Week – USS Carl Vinson Hosts Spartans vs Tar Heels Basketball Game
Navy

Ship Photo of the Week – USS Carl Vinson Hosts Spartans vs Tar Heels Basketball Game

This could be the most impressive and creative sports venue we’ve seen. Today, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will host the Michigan

November 11, 2011
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
USS Cole Suspect’s Trial Tests Gitmo Rules, Policy
Navy

USS Cole Suspect’s Trial Tests Gitmo Rules, Policy

By Jess Bravin, The Wall Street Journal FORT MEADE, Md. — The man accused of planning the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole was arraigned Wednesday by

November 10, 2011
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The Truth About Cold Water Recovery
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The Truth About Cold Water Recovery

Sitting in the chief’s office of Coast Guard Station Fairport Harbor in Mentor, Ohio, I’m reading the legal release that I have to sign if I want

November 10, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Saudi Man Arraigned in Deadly USS Cole Bombing
Navy

Saudi Man Arraigned in Deadly USS Cole Bombing

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba—A Saudi considered among the most senior figures in al Qaeda emerged Wednesday from nine years of secret confinement to

November 9, 2011
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Monday, October 31, 2011
A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle
Interesting

A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle

Some of you may remember a cartoon which appeared during World War I, a drawing showing an inquisitive stranger talking with the gateman at a railway crossing.

October 31, 2011
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
A Jobs-Deficits-Defense Trifecta at U.S. Naval Shipyard
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A Jobs-Deficits-Defense Trifecta at U.S. Naval Shipyard

By Nathan Hodge Deficits, jobs and defense are shaping up as a single issue on Capitol Hill: In recent days, opponents of military spending cuts have issued

October 27, 2011
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Leon Panetta
Navy

US To Strengthen Naval Seapower In The Pacific

By Adam Entous U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta assured anxious Asian allies on Sunday that the U.S. will maintain its large military presence in the

October 23, 2011
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
HMS Cornwall Royal Marines rhib inflatable boat special forces seals
Defense

Royal Marines Capture Back-to-Back Pirate Ships, Hostages Rescued

In a spectacular show of “I’m going to seriously ruin your world if you don’t comply,” the British Royal Marines embarked on HMS

October 20, 2011
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
navy-maritime-usv
Navy

Unmanned Surface Vehicles – The Future of Robotic Pirate Hunters

Drone aircraft, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are just starting to be used to spot, identify, scare pirates away, and prevent hostage

October 18, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011
canadian-ship-program
Navy

A Canadian Shipbuilding Revolution: $35 Billion Announcement Pending

Contracts will soon be awarded to Canadian shipyards for an aggressive $35-billion shipbuilding project, the largest military procurement in modern Canadian

October 17, 2011
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
Engineering News

U.S. Shipbuilders Batten Hatches As Navy Weighs Cuts

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–Mike Petters keeps a well-thumbed volume of naval history handy on his desk. One of its lessons, he says, is that maintaining a fleet

October 13, 2011
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Rear-Admiral-Greene, USMMA Superintendent
Defense

Merchant Marine Academy Superintendent Reassigned

Department Of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today the appointment of Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. to be the Department of Transportation

October 11, 2011
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USS Carl Vinson San Francisco
Defense

Ship Photo of The Day – USS Carl Vinson Participates in San Francisco Fleet Week

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) anchors in San Francisco Bay during Fleet Week 2011.  Outstanding shot by Mr. Michael McGreedy. In May, the USS Carl Vinson famously

October 11, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
USCG: Deepwater Horizon Is NOT Source Of Gulf Oil Sheen
Offshore

USCG: Deepwater Horizon Is NOT Source Of Gulf Oil Sheen

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday the wreckage of Transocean Ltd.’s (RIG) Deepwater Horizon rig, which sank last year,

October 10, 2011
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Arctic Council Countries
USCG

Arctic Council – Search And Rescue Agreement Signed

The first international agreement written exclusively for the Arctic region was signed at the ministerial meeting in Nuuk, May 12 2011. The agreement, which

October 10, 2011
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DSME Eyeing $1.1 Billion Submarine Deal
Engineering News

DSME Eyeing $1.1 Billion Submarine Deal

SEOUL (Dow Jones)–Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (042660.SE) said Monday it is talking with the Indonesian government about the

October 10, 2011
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Mark-Begich-rats
USCG

“Demonstrate Coast Guard Firepower & Blow Up The Rats!” suggests Alaska Senator Mark Begich

Congratulating the Coast Guard for its successful capture of a pirate fishing vessel on the North Pacific, U.S. Senator Mark Begich suggested the rat-infested,

October 5, 2011
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