December 18, 2010:
The Navy made history Dec. 18 when it launched the first
aircraft from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR),
Lakehurst, N.J., test site using the Electromagnetic
Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, technology.The Navy
has been using steam for more than 50 years to launch
aircraft from carriers.EMALS is a complete carrier-based
launch system designed for Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and
future Ford-class carriers.
The system will
provide the capability for launching all current and
future carrier air wing platforms – lightweight unmanned
to heavy strike fighters.
Engineers will continue
system functional demonstration testing at NAVAIR
Lakehurst. The team will expand aircraft launches with
the addition of T-45 and C-2 aircraft in 2011.
November 25, 2010: Happy Birthday Enterprise
CVN-65 is the eighth U.S. ship bearing the name
Enterprise and was commissioned Nov. 25, 1961.
Enterprise is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft
carrier, and with the exception of USS Constitution, is
the oldest commissioned warship in the Navy."Big E", as
the crew affectionately named her, is the largest
aircraft carrier to ever be built. One of a kind,
Enterprise stretches 1,123 feet and weighs 73,858 tons.
Enterprise is the only ship to ever house eight nuclear
Roughly 250,000 Sailors have served
aboard Enterprise in her 49-year tenure. Big E has
played a role in almost every major conflict since her
commissioning. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, through
multiple tours off Yankee Station in the Vietnam
conflict, cold war tensions, and culminating with it's
rapid response on 9/11.
Enterprise Carrier Strike Group
consists of Enterprise, the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf (CG 55), the guided-missile destroyers USS
Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Mason (DDG
87), USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8), Carrier Air Wing 1 and
Destroyer Squadron 2.
July 04 2010: USS George
Washington 18 Years Old. YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS)
-- USS George Washington (CVN 73) returned to her
forward-deployed base of Fleet Activities Yokosuka,
Japan, July 3, after a three-week underway period on
time to celebrate the 18th anniversary of her
commissioning on Independence Day.
July 03 2010: USS Ronald
Reagan at RIMPAC RIMPAC is the world's largest
multinational maritime exercise, with 14 nations, 32
ships and over 20,000 personnel taking part this year. A
biennial exercise, RIMPAC stresses the necessity of
operational readiness in the Pacific and the sentiment
that building relationships with our global partners
ensures maritime freedom for all. This year marks the
22nd in a series of RIMPAC exercises conducted since
June 18 2010
Truman Carrier Strike Group Transits Suez
Canal And Enters U.S. 5th Fleet
Harry S. Truman Public Affairs
USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea
(NNS) -- Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) entered the
5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) June 18 after completing
a successful transit through the Suez Canal.
is relieving Dwight D. Eisenhower CSG as part of a routine
rotation of forces during a scheduled deployment in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom, Maritime Security Operations (MSO)
and theater security cooperation (TSC) efforts in the region.
February 7 2010
US No Longer Doing The Hard
President Obama has dropped the idea of
returning to the moon. The spirit of Kennedy has finally been
extinguished, it began with the previous Administrations who
insisted the banks give loans for houses to the poor who could
not afford them, running deficits, year on year, overbuilding,
allowing the collapse of Lehman Bros. and then the GFC. and the
US cant even afford basic health care for all citizens, or the
political ideology to give it.
I can remember seeing man land on the moon on
TV and I'll never see them return, perhaps China will.
FY 2011 Navy Budget Procurement
Submarine(Virginia class) 2
February 2, 2010
USS George H.W. Bush Redelivered to Fleet,
Departs for Flight Deck Certification
USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, At
Sea (NNS) -- USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Naval
Station Norfolk, Va., for flight deck certification Feb. 2,
three days after successfully completing Sea Trials.
January15, 2010 USS Carl Vinson
Arrives in Haiti to Support Humanitarian Operations
USS CARL VINSON, At sea (NNS) Carl Vinson
commanding officer Capt. Bruce H. Lindsey said, "When tasked to
support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations
in Haiti, we immediately headed to Mayport, Fla., at more than
30 knots and loaded 19 helicopters, personnel and support
equipment from five different East Coast Navy squadrons in less
than eight hours. There is no other platform that can do all of
that so quickly."
January 6, 2010
Nimitz Receives Meritorious Unit Commendation
At Sea (NNS) -- The chief of naval operations (CNO) presented
the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) the Meritorious Unit
Commendation Jan. 6 during a two-day visit to the ship.
Nimitz was acknowledged for magnificent performance during two
deployments separated by the first-ever carrier incremental
availability, an intense 30-day maintenance period, followed by
a 10-day sustainment exercise.
Nimitz was acknowledged
for magnificent performance during two deployments separated by
the first-ever carrier incremental availability, an intense
30-day maintenance period, followed by a 10-day sustainment