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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Navy Yard Shooter

U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard captain of the port has established a temporary safety and security zone Monday in response to a report of a shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The safety and security zone will be in effect for an undetermined amount of time and will limit all navigation on the Anacostia River from Haines Point to the John Philip Sousa Bridge. Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port of Baltimore. Vessels already at berth, mooring or anchor are not required to depart the security zone.

Washington Navy Yard Tragedy TAPS Fund Created

Photo credit TAPS

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) has set up a "Navy Yard Tragedy Family Support Fund" for those affected by the recent tragedy. They have experience and expertise in providing this support for families in circumstances like this, such as for the recent Fort Hood shooting victims. TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance front line resource for anyone grieving the death of a loved one in, or in support of, military service to America - including the surviving families of contractors and government civilians.

Washington Navy Yard Perpetrator Killed in Shoot-out

SECNAV at the hospital calls Obama: Photo courtesy of USN

A gunman who was shot dead after killing 12 people at the Navy Yard, and injuring 8 others now in hospital, has been identified as a former Navy serviceman, Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, reports BBC News. In a press conference at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced he had conferred SECNAV Designee status on injured personnel. The Secretary of the Navy Designee Program provides special eligibility for medical and dental care from naval medical facilities for patients affected by the shooting.

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 22

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 21

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Jan. 22

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)  

Active Shooter at Washington Navy Yard

An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time). There is one confirmed injury. Emergency personnel are on scene and a "shelter in place" order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel. The Naval Sea Systems Command's headquartes is the work place for about 3,000 people. The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, we engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet's current and future operational requirements. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the Navy's five system commands.

Lockheed Martin MS2 Division Awarded Contracts

Lockheed Martin's MS2 Division of Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a $10.5m cost plus fixed fee (CPIF) contract for engineering support to the Navy's SQQ-89A(V)15 Undersea Warfare System.Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by September 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The contract was competitively procured and advertised on the Internet, with one (1) proposal received.The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin's MS2 Division was also awarded a $10.1 CPIF contract for test and integration engineering of the Navy's SQQ-89A(V)15 Undersea Warfare System.Work will be performed in Syracuse…

UPDATE: Several Injured, Reports of Fatalities in Navy Yard Shooting

An undated file photo of an aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

WASHINGTON  -- Several people were injured and there are reports of fatalities in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16. An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time). Emergency personnel remain on scene and a "shelter in place" order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel. The Naval Sea Systems Command's headquarters is the work place for about 3,000 people.

Old Navy Yard Revitalization Begins

Forest City Washington broke ground recently on The Yards, a 42-acre redevelopment on property that used be part of the Washington Navy Yard. The area, formerly called Southeast Federal Center, will be home to 2,700 residential units, 1.8 million square feet of office and retail space. D.C. officials estimate that the project will have 3,700 residents and add 7,700 jobs, which would generate $450 million in annual paychecks. The project will create a $42m public park on 5.5 acres fronting the Anacostia River. Forest City will construct the park, designed by M. Paul Friedberg and Partners. The park will be dedicated to the District upon completion. [Source: Washington Business Journal]

Worker Killed at Brooklyn Navy Yard

According to WNYC, an ironworker who had gone to work on his day off to earn extra cash died Saturday when a massive metal plate weighing thousand of pounds fell and crushed him. 51-year-old Christopher Thomas of the Bronx was working at the GMD Shipyard in the Brooklyn Navy Yard just after 10 a.m. when the plate, which was being used to repair a dry-docked barge, came loose and fell. Thomas, who was working beneath the barge, was struck in the head and pinned underneath the heavy plate. Michael Cranston, the president of the GMD Shipyard, released a statement saying that the company is helping investigators to determine the cause of the accident. Thomas had two children. He had started working at the shipyard last week, according to his wife. Source: WNYC Newsroom

Hyundai Mipo Expands Navy Yard contract

A South Korean shipbuilder said that it will be building additional tankers and container ships at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard. The parent of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. said its expanded deal with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. covers an additional six tankers as well as exclusive rights for container ships. Under a 2004 deal, Hyundai Mipo has been providing design and procurement services for a series of 10 tankers currently under construction in Philadelphia. Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and its parent, Aker American Shipping Inc., are part of the Norway-based Aker group of oil services, engineering, construction and shipbuilding companies. Source: AP

Today in U.S. Naval history: June 17

Today in U.S. Naval history - June 17 1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Va., the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States 1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward 1898 - Navy Hospital Corps established 1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.  

This Day in Naval History – May 13

1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships transiting the Pacific Ocean. 1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel 1945 - Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin 2-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan 1964 - Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and USS Bainbridge, to Sixth Fleet (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – June 18

1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, VA, the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States 1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward 1898 - Navy Hospital Corps established 1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 13

1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships transiting the Pacific Ocean. 1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel 1945 - Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin 2-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan 1964 - Organization and deployment of world's first all nuclear-powered task group, USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and USS Bainbridge, to Sixth Fleet (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – June 17

1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, VA, the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States 1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward 1898 - Navy Hospital Corps established 1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy (Source: Navy News Service)

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 17

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 17 1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Va., the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States 1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward 1898 - Navy Hospital Corps established 1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in U.S Naval History – November 8

1921 - USS Olympia arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery. 1950 - Task Force 77 makes first attack on the Yalu River bridges. In first engagement between MIG-15 and F9F jets (USS Philippine Sea), LCDR William T. Amen (VF-111) shoots down a MIG and becomes first Navy pilot to shoot down a jet aircraft. 1956 - Secretary of the Navy proposes the Polaris missile program to the Secretary of Defense. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History – November 9

1921 - USS Olympia arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery. 1950 - Task Force 77 makes first attack on the Yalu River bridges. In first engagement between MIG-15 and F9F jets (USS Philippine Sea), LCDR William T. Amen (VF-111) shoots down a MIG and becomes first Navy pilot to shoot down a jet aircraft. 1956 - Secretary of the Navy proposes the Polaris missile program to the Secretary of Defense. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 14

From the Navy News Service 1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus. 1886 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard. 1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II, Aug. 15. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - May 22

From the Navy News Service:   1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade. 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23. 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN 589) is lost with all hands.   For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History

1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise first U.S. flag over foreign soil. 1813 - U.S. Navy and Army forces capture York (now Toronto), Canada. 1861 - President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to Virginia and North Carolina ports. 1865 - Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard. (From the Navy News Service)

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