Odds And Ends

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From The Navy Newsstand:

USS Boone Returns from Twilight Deployment
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MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The guided-missile frigate USS Boone (FFG 28) returned to homeport at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Fla. Sept. 18 following a six-month deployment in support of Southern Seas 2011 and counter illicit trafficking operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet (C4F) area of responsibility.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62778
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Destroyer Squadron 26 Departs for Joint Warrior 11-2
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USS ARLEIGH BURKE, At Sea (NNS) -- Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), departed Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Sept. 16 to participate in the multinational exercise Joint Warrior 11-2 off the coast of Scotland.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62827
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Essex ARG Departs for Western Pacific Patrol
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SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Sasebo, Japan Sept. 21 to begin a patrol of the Western Pacific region.

During the patrol, Essex ARG will embark and work with elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to complete an amphibious integration training and certification exercise off the coast of Okinawa.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62858
 
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From Stratagy Page:

SM-3 Setbacks
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September 22, 2011: The U.S. recently told Japan that the new SM-3 Block 2A anti-missile missile will be delayed two years because of test failures with the warhead. The Block 2A missile is a joint U.S.-Japan project, with Japan paying 45 percent of the $2.7 billion development cost.
More at http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20110922.aspx
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Bataan ARG Marks 180 Deployed Days
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USS BATAAN, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) marked 180 days of deployment Sept. 18.

The BATARG deployed three months ahead of schedule to relieve the Kearsarge ARG and 26th MEU on station in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) and have since conducted a wide range of operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AORs.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62877
 
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From Defence World:

Raytheon Wins $142M Contract for SM-2 Missile from US Navy
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Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $142,565,902 not-to-exceed cost-only contract for fiscal 2011 Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) production of all-up-rounds, section level components and spares, shipping containers, and associated data.
More at http://www.defenseworld.net/go/defensenews.jsp?catid=3&id=6085&h=Raytheon%20Wins%20$142M%20Contract%20SM-2%20Missile%20from%20US%20Navy
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Essex Embarks 31st MEU Aviation Combat Element
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USS ESSEX, At Sea (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) got underway to embark aircraft with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU's) Aviation Combat Element (ACE) Sept. 27.

The fly-on of the remaining aircraft from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 265 marks the final stage of the onload of the 31st MEU by Essex.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62991
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Germantown Prepares for Amphibious Training Exercises
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OKINAWA, Japan (NNS) -- Forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departed Okinawa, Japan Oct. 1, to commence a patrol of the Western Pacific region after embarking elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63051
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Medal of Honor Recipient Visits USS Peleliu
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SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A Medal of Honor recipient visited amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Oct. 6 tying together his legacy from the Battle of Peleliu and the ship that bears its name.

Arthur J. Jackson was not quite 20 years old when his unit, the First Marine Division, attacked the Peleliu Island September 1944. He earned the Medal of Honor when he charged a heavily fortified hillside alone to protect the left flank as his unit advanced. He wiped out 12 machine gun pillboxes and killed 50 Japanese Imperial soldiers to take the hill while being wounded in the process.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63166
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Headline News Anchors Arrive at Naval Station Mayport to Tape Show
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MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Station Mayport welcomed Headline News anchors Oct. 7 to take video and record shows to be aired at a later date.

Morning anchor Robin Meade went aboard USS Farragut (DDG 99) to film her "Salute to the troops" episode. She has conducted several of these shows throughout the United Sates.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63164
 
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From The Navy Times:

Report: Protocol problems led to training death
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Maritime Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class Shaun Lin didn’t have to die at the bottom of the James River.

When Lin fell off a ladder during hook-and-climb training in Virginia one year ago, several safety precautions were meant to keep him afloat for easy rescue. But as Lin tried to activate his flotation device, he discovered it was missing the compressed carbon dioxide container it needed to inflate.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/10/navy-report-protocol-problems-led-to-training-death-100711/