Littoral Combat Ship Program

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From Defence News:

LCSs Sail Through Trials, Tackle Challenges
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Launching and recovering small boats. Checking performance in high sea states. Testing firing procedures. Measuring fuel use to find the best speeds to operate the ships. Comparing simulated training with the real thing. Figuring out whether 40 people really can operate a state-of-the-art small combat ship. Fixing what doesn't work.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7311388&c=AME&s=SEA
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Construction Commences on Future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5)
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MARINETTE, Wis. (NNS) -- Naval Sea Systems Command announced Aug. 18 that fabrication of the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), the fifth ship of the littoral combat ship class, has begun at Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in Marinette, Wis.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62236
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

SECNAV Celebrates USS Milwaukee with Hometown Crowd
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MILWAUKEE (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus threw a ceremonial first pitch in the Milwaukee Brewers game Sept. 13 at Miller Park.

Prior to taking the field, SECNAV met with the team and congratulated them on being No. 1 in the National League. Additionally, Mabus introduced the crowd to the city's namesake USS Milwaukee, a graphic of which was displayed on the park's Jumbotron for all to see.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62738
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

LCS Boasts High Promotion Rate to CPO
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SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Twenty-two Sailors assigned to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program were promoted to the rank of chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony Sept. 16.

A total of 82 candidates passed the advancement exam to become "board eligible," and 22 of them were ultimately selected for promotion, resulting in a 25 percent advancement rate.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62736
 
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
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283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
From The Green Bay Press Gazette:

Naval contract opens doors, jobs in Northeastern Wisconsin
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MENOMINEE, MICH. – Just off 10th Street in Menominee, Mich., North Motorsports is on the verge of opening a business focused on selling Bombardier Recreational Products ranging from all terrain vehicles and snowmobiles to three-wheeled motorcycles.

The decision to expand from the existing line of Honda products sold in a nicely appointed retail store a few blocks up the road has been reinforced in part by the award of a U.S. Navy contract to Marinette Marine Corp. late last year. Marinette Marine will build as many as 10 littoral combat ships at the northern Wisconsin shipyard just across the river from Menominee.
Four page story begins at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/201110 23/GPG03/110230492/Naval-contract-opens-doors-jobs -Northeastern-Wisconsin?odyssey=nav%7Chead
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
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283
Easley South Carolina
From The Navy Newsstand:

PCU Fort Worth Completes Sea Trials
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MARINETTE, Wis. (NNS) -- Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed builder's sea trials on Lake Michigan, Oct. 24.

After more than two years, the shipbuilders of Marinette Marine Corporation received one of the ultimate rewards of their trade - watching PCU Fort Worth proceed down the Menominee River and out into Lake Michigan under her own power for builder's sea trials.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63 435