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Ship Christened in Pascagoula without Mayor of Namesake City

USS Portland (Photo: U.S. Navy video screengrab)

Ingalls Shipbuilding christened its newest Navy warship Saturday — the Portland — despite the refusal of its namesake city's mayor to get on board. The LPD 27 Navy vessel is named for the largest city in Oregon. That's why the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus invited Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to attend the amphibious transport dock's christe... more

Planning Your Navy Move

U.S. Navy personnel preparing to execute a permanent change of station (PCS) move are encouraged to take the following actions 30 days prior to receipt of orders: (1) visit the NAVSUP GLS HHG and personal property website; (2) explore the informative tutorials available on the website; (3) register for a Defense Personal Property System account ... more

Navy Fleet Scholars Education Program Quotas

The U.S. Navy has announced its Fiscal Year 2017 academic year Fleet Scholars Education Program (FSEP) quotas. FSEP is a Navy talent management initiative that provides education opportunities to community-selected unrestricted line and information warfare community officers. Selectees will attend an accredited graduate school of their choice in... more

John P. Murtha Ship Delivered to Navy

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is launched from the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

The Pre-Commissioning Unit John P. Murtha has been delivered to the Navy. Huntington Ingalls Industries built the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock that is named after the late U.S. Rep. John Murtha, a Cambria County resident who became the longest-serving congressman in Pennsylvania history, shortly before his death in February 2010.... more

5 New Aspects of This Year's Naval Academy Graduation

Naval Academy

Commissioning week at the Naval Academy is largely the same every year: ring dance, Herndon Monument Climb, covers flying in the air at commencement. But there are some things that are unique about graduation of the Class of 2016. 1. Not all graduates will join the Navy or Marine Corps. Two graduates this year are cross-commissioning to other... more

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