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Navy Commander Fired in Wake of USS McCain Collision

On Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore, resulting in 10 sailors missing. In the wake of the accident, some remains have been found, and VAdm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, was relieved of command. The Navy said it had lost “confidence” in the commander. Aucoin’s removal follows four accidents involving Navy

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Ten Sailors Missing After US Destroyer Collision with Chemical Tanker

Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil and chemical tanker in the Straits of Malacca in the South China Sea near Singapore. The collision occurred Sunday, August 20 at 5:24 p.m. EST (6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time). No cargo spillage has been reported. Search and rescue

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International Sub Races

The biannual International Submarine Races began June 25 and run through June 30 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in Bethesda, Maryland. This is the 14th time this event is taking place. High-school and university student teams come together at Carderock’s model basin to put their human-powered subs to the test. Teams come from around the world. Sea

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New Strategic Direction for Navy S&T

At the upcoming Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo–to be held in Washington, D.C., July 20 to 21–Chief of Naval Research (CNR) RAdm. David Hahn will announce a new strategic direction for the Navy’s science and technology and research and development programs. As adversaries move quickly to advance their technological capabilities, Hahn’s vision supports Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John

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USS Fitzgerald Crash

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald has collided with a merchant vessel off Japan, resulting in seven deaths aboard the Fitzgerald. The cause of the crash is yet unknown, and the Navy will investigate. Read NPR’s speculation on the cause here. Caption: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a

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CNR Wants Your Innovative Concepts

The Chief of Naval Research (CNR) is looking for innovative concepts that could generate a leap ahead in the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps capability in the future. He is looking for vision that really gets out in front of the rapid, ever-accelerating technology development and deployment cycle. Learn more about what the CNR is looking for at http://www.navalengineers.org/navaltechexpo (click on “CNR Concept Challenge”).

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