29 Jul '12, 8am

US Navy Awards Ingalls $1.5 Million for Final LPD Class Amphibious Landing Ship: The US Navy christened today (S...

US Navy Awards Ingalls $1.5 Million for Final LPD Class Amphibious Landing Ship: The US Navy christened today (S...

The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long and 105 feet wide and displace approximately 25,000 tons. Its overall beam is 105ft (32 m’) and navigational draft is 23ft (7 meters). The vessel is powered by four turbo-charged diesel engines to cruise at a speed of 22k. Their principal mission is to deploy the combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. US Navy Commander Cole Hayes is the ship’s prospective commanding officer. He will lead a crew of 360 Navy officers and sailors as well as three Marines. The ships can carry up to 800 troops and have the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing crafts, augmented by helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22. The ships will support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the ...

Full article: http://defense-update.com/20120729_lpd25_somerset_christe...

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militarytimes.com 29 Jul '12, 1am

Navy Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jarod Newlove Died July 28, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 25, of Rento...

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navy.mil 30 Jul '12, 2am

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- The Navy made Pax River history July 29 after it conducted the naval air station's historic f...

#Navy christens last of three ships honoring 9/11 sites

#Navy christens last of three ships honoring 9/...

stripes.com 28 Jul '12, 6pm

Family members of victims of Flight 93, which crashed in Somerset County, Pa., on 9/11, bow their heads in a moment of sil...

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ecohomemagazine.com 01 Aug '12, 6pm

EHDA Merit Award: Killingsworth Station Portland, Ore., infill project for both market-rate and low-income buyers promotes...