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Bomb Cyclone Shuts Hampton Roads Maritime Traffic

Bomb Cyclone Shuts Hampton Roads Maritime Traffic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration GOES-16 satellite caught a dramatic view of the bomb cyclone moving up the East Coast on Jan. 4, 2017. NOAA Photo

A quarter billion dollars of commerce halted Wednesday night and Thursday as Hampton Roads — entry to the Chesapeake Bay — was closed by the Coast Guard, a move spurred by high winds and blizzard conditions on the water.

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Top Stories 2017: U.S. Navy Acquisition and Maintenance

Top Stories 2017: U.S. Navy Acquisition and Maintenance

USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.

The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories: International AcquisitionNavy OperationsMarine Corps OperationsMarine Corps and Coast Guard AcquisitionInternational Operations and New Administration

2017 began with the promise of planning for a larger fleet: at the end of 2016, the Navy announced a 355-ship requirement, and the incoming Trump Administration expressed its support for a larger military and a heftier Navy. Few concrete steps were taken this year, though, to begin a buildup – though many programs that will be pivotal to the 355-ship fleet of the future reached significant programmatic milestones in 2017. 

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F-35C Aviators Carrier Qualify Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln

F-35C Aviators Carrier Qualify Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln

An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting training after successful completion of carrier incremental availability. US Navy Photo

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) recently notched some significant firsts for air operations, including using a new landing system during carrier operations and qualifying its first F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aviators.
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UPDATED: 7 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Now Simultaneously Underway

UPDATED: 7 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Now Simultaneously Underway

Seven U.S. aircraft carriers are underway for the first time simultaneously in several years.
Top: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
Center: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Bottom: USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). USNI News Image

This post has been updated with a statement from Commander of U.S. Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Michael Shoemaker.

Seven out of 11 U.S. nuclear aircraft carriers are underway simultaneously for the first time in several years, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard Evaluating Hurricane Irma Damage to Facilities, Ports

Navy, Coast Guard Evaluating Hurricane Irma Damage to Facilities, Ports

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ray Clark signals to raise an aircraft elevator in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD) 7 as part of preparations for potential humanitarian relief efforts on Sept. 11, 2017. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s Hurricane Irma relief effort is ramping up as more ships position off the coast of Florida and teams arrive on land to deliver supplies and assess damage, the service said on Wednesday. Read More

Helos from USS Abraham Lincoln Now Delivering Food and Water to Hurricane Irma Victims

Helos from USS Abraham Lincoln Now Delivering Food and Water to Hurricane Irma Victims

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Oliver Martin and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Parker Eastman, assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, load boxes of water onto an MH-60R Sea Hawk from the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Sept. 11, 2017. US Navy Photo

Positioned off the coast of Florida, helicopters from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) are now delivering food and water to Florida as part of the Hurricane Irma relief effort. Read More

Navy Moves Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, 4 More Ships for Potential Hurricane Irma Relief Operations

Navy Moves Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, 4 More Ships for Potential Hurricane Irma Relief Operations

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducts high-speed turn drills in the Atlantic Ocean during sea trials on May 11, 2017. US Navy photo.

Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LHD-21) and guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99), are underway moving into position to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts if needed, U.S. Fleet Forces command said on Friday. Read More

USS George Washington Begins Midlife Refueling, Overhaul With Benefit of Lessons From 5 Previous Aircraft Carriers

USS George Washington Begins Midlife Refueling, Overhaul With Benefit of Lessons From 5 Previous Aircraft Carriers

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is towed by tug boats to its new homeport in Newport News, Va., on Aug. 4, 2017. George Washington changed homeports to support the ship’s refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) maintenance at Newport News Shipyard. US Navy photo.

Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) began a 48-month Refueling and Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding earlier this month after serving for seven years as the forward-deployed carrier in Japan, creating a somewhat unique work package for the Navy’s sixth-ever RCOH. Read More