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Ronald Reagan Awarded First Battle "E"

Cruising along side-by-side while pumping thousands of gallons of fuel, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) perform a fueling at sea (FAS). U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) earned the 2006 Commander Naval Air Force Carrier Battle Efficiency “E” award for the West Coast, the first Battle "E” ever for the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. The announcement was made Feb. 26 as the crew enjoyed a five-day port visit to Sasebo, Japan. The highly sought-after Battle “E” is awarded annually to ships that display the maximum condition of readiness in their specific category, and for their capability to perform their wartime responsibilities. The Battle “E” is presented by the respective type commanders (TYCOM) to ships under their cognizance that have achieved the highest level of combat readiness. Capt. Terry B. Kraft, Ronald Reagan’s commanding officer, said he credits the award to the hard working officers and crew. “I’m extremely proud of our departments who worked hard at earning this prestigious award,” said Kraft. “The entire crew can take pride in knowing that Ronald Regan was awarded its first ‘Battle E’ on the ship’s maiden deployment.” TYCOMs present departmental awards at the end of the competitive calendar year to departments that have achieved outstanding levels of departmental readiness


USS Ronald Reagan Commissioned in Norfolk

The Navy’s newest and most sophisticated nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), was commissioned July 12, 2003 at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. Named after America's 40th president, Reagan is the ninth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier built by Northrop Grumman Newport News and the first carrier named for a living president. The keynote speaker for the commissioning ceremony was Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney. Mrs


Northrop Grumman Completes Builder's Trials on Ronald Reagan

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that the nation's newest and most advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), returned to the Newport News sector following successful completion of initial sea trials. The sea trials are an aggressive series of operational tests to demonstrate that Reagan's two nuclear propulsion plants and their operators are fully mission capable. Adm. Frank L. "Skip" Bowman, director of the U.S


USS Ronald Reagan Departs on Maiden Deployment

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) man the rails as the ship departs Naval Air Station North Island. More then 5,500 Sailors from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group deployed today in support of the Global War on Terrorism and maritime security operations. This will be the maiden deployment for the Navy’s newest Nimitz-Class nuclear powered aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Christopher Brown (RELEASED)


Strike Group Operates with JMSDF Ships

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Donnie Ryan, USS Ronald Reagan Public Affairs USS RONALD REAGAN, At Sea (NNS) -- The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (RRCSG) took part in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the Philippine Sea March 16-18. JMSDF ships participating in the PASSEX were the JS Myoko (DDG 175), JS Hamagiri (DD 155), JS Yuugiri (DD 153) and JS Haruna (DDH 141). In addition to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), U.S


Ronald Reagan Strike Group Operates with JMSDF Ships

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) guided missile destroyer JS Myoko (DDG 175) pulls alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for a refueling at sea (RAS). Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (RRCSG) took part in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the JMSDF in the Philippine Sea March 16-18. RRCSG and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW) 14 are underway in support of operations in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call


Editor’s Note

I’ve been to many ship and boatbuilding facilities ... domestic and foreign; large and small; modern and antiquated. In fact, traveling to shipyards, witnessing first hand the different means incorporated to build ships and boats and meeting the people responsible, is probably the best part of my job. Naturally, I’ve seen many different types of vessels in varying degrees of build, from the largest cruise ships and LNG carriers to the smallest tugboats and water taxies.


USS Russell Returns to Homeport

The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) returned home to Naval Station Pearl Harbor on April 7 after a three-month deployment with Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG). Cmdr. Brad Cooper, commanding officer of Russell, said he is very proud of the command’s flexibility and motivation to support its tasking. “We deployed in early February with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group as part of a surge deployment [of] forces moving to the Central Command region


News Briefs

Pilots Association Again Chooses IF Engines The Delaware River Pilots Association recently contracted with Carey's Diesel to repower a vessel with a pair of Isotta Fraschini marine diesel engines, rated at 550 hp @ 2,400 rpm. This is the third vessel the Pilots Association has chosen to repower using Isotta Fraschini engines. The first Isotta Fraschini repowers were two 56,000-lb. vessels named Wilmington and Delaware


Navy Saves Ill Girl on Cruise

A teenager whose appendix ruptured at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got safely to shore Tuesday after an unusual rescue in which the Navy airlifted her from a cruise ship for emergency surgery. Laura Montero, 14, fell ill aboard the Dawn Princess cruise ship off the coast of Baja California. The Bahamian-registered ship sent out a distress call Friday that was answered by the USS Ronald Reagan, which was on training maneuvers about 500 miles away.


NNS Director Receives 'Women in Business' Award

Dru Branche: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries says that Dru Branche, health and safety director for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, has been recognized as a recipient of an Inside Business 2013 Women in Business Achievement Award


Justices Question Obama Climate Change Regulations

By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it weighed whether the administration of President Barack Obama exceeded its authority when crafting the nation's first greenhouse gas emissions regulations.


Scalia to Address CGA Corps of Cadets

The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy March 18, as the 2014 Hedrick Fellow. Justice Scalia will address the corps of cadets in Leamy Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., in an event that is open to the public.


AWA Opens Houston Office

American Worldwide Agencies (AWA) is adding to its global network of freight forwarders and agents with a new office in Houston, the company announced today. The Houston office is part of AWA's global expansion plans and will handle the company's growing business in the region for project freight


This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 21

1881- The light was first shown at Tillamook Lighthouse, located 19 miles south of the Columbia River entrance. 1897- Secretary of Treasury empowered to bestow life-saving medals. 1969-CGC Point Banks while on patrol south of Cam Rahn Bay received a call for help from a nine-man ARVN


U.S. Navy Repositions Ships Off Japan, Contamination Detected

Photo courtesy US Navy

The U.S. 7th Fleet has temporarily repositioned its ships and aircraft away from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant after detecting low level contamination in the air and on its aircraft operating in the area. The source of this airborne radioactivity is a radioactive plume released from


U.S. Navy Photo: Replenishment at Sea

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In this photo, an SA-330 Puma helicopter lifts a pallet of supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a replenishment at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)


MTN Names Olivier President, CEO

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) said that Errol Olivier was appointed President and CEO. Olivier most recently served as the company’s President and COO.   Olivier has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry


CVN 76: Picture of the Day

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 Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) Airmen, Brianna Luttrell, from Bonanza, Ore., and Matthew Page, from Boston, view the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from the ground level of its dry dock. Ronald Reagan is in Bremerton, Wash


General Dynamics Awarded $25 Million for Submarine and Carrier Work

Groton, Conn. – The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts worth $25.2 million to perform nuclear submarine and carrier maintenance and modernization work in Groton, Conn., and Bremerton, Wash. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics


"The Future of Our Oceans"

Dr. Stephen M. Coan (Courtesy of the Sea Research Foundation)

On April 23, 2012, Dr. Stephen M. Coan delivered remarks entitled “The Future of Our Ocean”, part of the Open VISIONS Forum Lecture Series and presented at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn. Following is the text of his speech.


Maersk Line's Sustainability Commitment Recognized

US-flagged Maersk Line Ship: Photo credit Maesrk Line

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) wins two awards for its continued efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of its operations. MLL received awards from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA).


Crowley Maritime Tops Eco-Achievement Awards List

Award Presentation: Photo credit Crowley

Crowley honored with more CSA 2012 Environmental Achievement Awards than any other maritime company. Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with 96 environmental achievement awards for safe vessel operations during 2012


US Coast Guard Schedule TWIC Public Meetings

The U.S. Coast Guard public meetings concern the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) proposal. The meetings are scheduled in accordance with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Background:


U.S. Coast Guard to Host Public Meeting

Media are invited to attend the public meeting on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking April 18, 2013. WHO: Personnel from the Office of Port and Facilities Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C


 
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