USA: Bollinger Shipyard to Build New Coast Guard Cutters

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Bollinger Shipyard to Build New Coast Guard Cutters View post tag: coast View post tag: Bollinger View post tag: build Industry news The same Lockport shipbuilding company that was accused in a federal lawsuit last month of falsifying data to win a government contract is n…(houmatoday)[mappress]Source: houmatoday, September 8, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: shipyard View post tag: News by topic September 8, 2011 USA: Bollinger Shipyard to Build New Coast Guard Cutters View post tag: to Share this article View post tag: Cutters View post tag: Guard View post tag: Naval View post tag: Newlast_img

USA: Naval Station Norfolk Opens Ship Tour to Civilians

first_img October 10, 2011 USA: Naval Station Norfolk Opens Ship Tour to Civilians View post tag: to View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: ship View post tag: station View post tag: Civilians View post tag: News by topic For the first time since the Sept. 9, 2001, terror attacks, the public was invited to board a ship at Naval Station Norfolk. View post tag: Naval Training & Education (therepbulic)[mappress]Source: therepublic, October 10, 2011 View post tag: Tour View post tag: opens Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Station Norfolk Opens Ship Tour to Civilians View post tag: Navylast_img

UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150

first_img View post tag: 150 UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150 Commodore Jeremy Blunden RN assumed command of CTF 150 from Commodore Daryl Bates RAN bringing to an end the RAN’s fifth command of CTF 150 and beginning the Royal Navy’s seventh time in charge.The handover ceremony was overseen by Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command, Commander, US FIFTH Fleet, Commander, Combined Maritime Forces. He said:“CTF 150 has been very successful in interdicting illicit cargos: three hash seizures for a total 5,610 kilos, five heroin seizures for a total 1,494 kilos and three amphetamine seizures of 24 kilos. With each interdiction, we have been able to influence the adversary’s behaviour. “They know we are there, and that the stakes are raised due to the presence of this combined task force.”He added: “CTF 150 has also strengthened the CMF organisation well into the future through a series of rich engagement activities. Commodore Bates has raised the profile of CMF through significant engagement with the United Nations and regional nations.”CTF 150 is one of three task forces operated by CMF. Its mission is to promote maritime security in order to counter terrorist acts and other illegal activities, which terrorists use to fund, or hide, their movements. The area of operation is vast, covering some two million square miles, including the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman.Commodore Bates highlighted the skill and professionalism of his team and the multinational units under his command. He said:“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with so many nations committed to improving maritime security and countering terrorism. CMF is a very impressive organisation that achieves great things.”Acknowledging the accomplishments of Commodore Bates and his team, Commodore Blunden said:“In addition to their successes at sea, they have expanded our understanding of the frameworks within which we operate and helped moved CTF 150 forward.“More than at any time, there is an opportunity for CTF 150 to add real value in achieving maritime security in the region. My team stands ready for the task. It is well trained, well supported and eager to get on with the job.”“We look forward to working closely with CMF staff and all of our partners to make this a reality.”CTF 150 is a multinational task force. Participating nations have included: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Command is rotated on a four to six month basis.[mappress]Press Release, April 18, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: takes View post tag: Naval April 18, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Takes Over Command of CMF Combined Task Force 150 View post tag: CMF Authorities The Royal Navy has taken over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 from the Royal Australian Navy at a formal change of command ceremony in Bahrain. View post tag: over View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Task View post tag: UK View post tag: Command View post tag: Force View post tag: combined Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Coronado wraps up 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia

first_img View post tag: USS Coronado November 5, 2017 Authorities Littoral combat ship USS Coronado wraps up 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia View post tag: US Navy View post tag: LCS US Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) completed a 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia departing Singapore on November 4.Coronado is the first Independence-variant LCS to deploy to the US 7th Fleet as part of an initiative to deploy multiple LCS to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region in just a few years.During the deployment, the ship and crew operated with navies of 16 partner nations, participated in 11 multilateral and bilateral exercises, and made 10 strategic port visits across the region.“The rotational deployment of USS Coronado demonstrated the relevance of LCS as a platform tailor made for the dynamic and congested sea lanes, straits and archipelagos of South and Southeast Asia, providing flexible options and tactical advantages,” said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Task Force 73. “We made tremendous strides in a challenging, forward deployed environment and the team is already applying lessons learned to future deployments in 2018. The Navy remains committed to the rotational deployment of LCS to the Indo-Asia-Pacific and views the LCS as a pillar of future U.S. maritime presence in Southeast Asia.”Coronado achieved many operational milestones for the LCS program to include coordinated counterpiracy operations with the Philippine Navy in the Sulu Sea and inaugural port visits to Cam Ranh, Vietnam and Lamut, Malaysia where the ship and crew deepened maritime partnerships.While operating alongside the Republic of Singapore Navy during exercise Pacific Griffin near Guam, Coronado fired a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile and successfully struck a target beyond visual range. The ship also contributed to regional maritime security through routine presence operations in the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Andaman Sea, and the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.“USS Coronado has been an integral part of building and strengthening maritime partnerships around the region,” said Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7. “By working side-by-side with partner nations and learning from each other, we were able to effectively operate Coronado and enable the ship to make valuable contributions to maritime stability and security in the region.”There were also opportunities to improve scheduled and expeditionary maintenance for a deployed LCS. The ship’s maintainers reduced the average repair time while deployed from 15 to 4 days, increasing the availability and readiness of Coronado to operate across the region. Coronado also conducted expeditionary maintenance availabilities in locations outside Singapore to include Cam Ranh, Vietnam, Guam, and Lumut, Malaysia.“I am extremely proud of the sailors and the work we did in the region,” said Cmdr. Douglas Meagher, commanding officer of Coronado. “The experiences we’ve made with new friends and partner navies throughout the region during this deployment will remain with us for a long time.” Back to overview,Home naval-today Littoral combat ship USS Coronado wraps up 14-month deployment to Southeast Asia Share this articlelast_img read more

Kearsarge ARG completes first east coast SWATT

first_img Share this article View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Kearsarge ARG The US Navy amphibious ready group led by Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) returned to homeport on June 28, after completing the Navy’s first East Coast ARG Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise.SWATT is led by mentors and warfare tactics instructors (WTI) from Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) who develop and oversee the execution of ARG SWATTs, who provide at-sea mentoring to build more capable and tactically proficient surface forces.“SWATT provided us with the first opportunity for the ARG ships to operate as a warfighting team. SMWDC WTIs provided excellent training for warfare commanders, ships and watch standers,” said Capt. Daniel Blackburn, commodore of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 6. “This week definitely prepared us and set the stage for the upcoming integrated training phase.”“We couldn’t have asked for a better first East Coast SWATT,” said Cmdr. Jeff Heames, director of operations and training for SMWDC who embarked USS Arlington (LPD 24) as one of the senior mentors during the exercise.“We have refined the ARG SWATT training syllabus as well as the exercise control methodology for both the East and West exercises. This ensures that surface ships across the fleet are able to receive the same level of advanced training, which will position them for a running start into the high-end integrated training phase. The advanced phase is a vital part of the overall training cycle that delivers ready, lethal and capable units to our fleet commanders.”“SWATT bridges the gap between the basic and integrated training phases,” said Lt. Mor Rosenberg, a SMWDC anti-submarine warfare/surface warfare (ASW/SUW) WTI who embarked Kearsarge during the exercise. “It is a crawl, walk and run methodology that supports units working together as a team.”Sailors completed air warfare exercises and live-fire exercises, and engaged simulated torpedo attacks. SMWDC mentoring and real-time feedback using replay tools rapidly improved the watch team’s performance each time they completed advanced training events.“Reps and sets,” said Fire Controlman 1st Class Ryan Brown, who mans the anti-air warfare coordinator position, creating and managing the air picture for watch standers to view. “It really is an opportunity to accomplish the repetitions behind the consoles. The more often you do it, the better you get and the more capable, proficient and well-rounded you become.”Kearsarge ARG is preparing for an upcoming deployment, and the SWATT exercise provided the ARG a chance to synchronize their ARG warfighting and prepare for integrated phase training. During the integrated phase, the ARG will train with the Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) before receiving deployment certification.The Kearsarge ARG consists of PHIBRON 6, Kearsarge, the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) and the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). View post tag: USS Kearsarge Photo: USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is underway during a SWATT live-fire weapons exercise. photo: US Navy View post tag: SWATTlast_img read more

Human Genetics Division Head

first_imgUMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department ofPediatrics, Division of Genetics, is seeking a board-certifiedfull-time faculty member at the associate professor/professor levelto serve as Division Head . We are seeking a dynamic individual tolead an active clinical service with responsibilities for divisionadministration and active roles in clinical, research, and teachingarenas. The qualified candidate should have a broad interest inMedical Genetics and Genomics including experience/expertise indiagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism and aresearch focus with potential collaborations across campusincluding the Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine and theInstitute for Genome Sciences. The successful candidate should havean established track record of federal grant funding and currentNIH funding. The Division has a collaborative relationship with theUniversity of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and is a primary sitefor the Department’s Pediatric residency training program,participates in teaching students in the School of Medicine(UMSOM), and is directly involved in graduate student education inthe Master’s in Genetic Counseling Training Program and the HumanGenetics graduate program. The current clinical genetics servicesand resources include both general (pediatric and adult) andspecialty-focused (e.g. cardiogenetics) genetics services, withbiochemical genetics, cytogenetics and translational genomicslaboratories on site. The successful candidate will have a primaryappointment in Pediatrics, with secondary appointments in otherdepartments and programs, as appropriate. The academic rank andsalary of the candidate will be commensurate with experience andqualifications as evaluated by the UMSOM.Qualifications :The University of Maryland Medical Center is a major academictertiary care center serving Baltimore, the State of Maryland, andthe mid-Atlantic region. As the oldest public medical school in theUnited States, the University of Maryland School of Medicine has anestablished tradition of outstanding clinical care, education, andresearch. The Department of Pediatrics is deeply committed topromoting children’s health in the community and across the State,while supporting innovative clinical programs and expandingresearch initiatives.We are located in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor, justone of Baltimore’s many outstanding attractions. From fine arts andorchestras to professional sports teams, first-class dining andshopping to a wealth of historical sites, our city offers a fullrange of recreational and cultural opportunities. Washington, D.C.,Philadelphia and even New York City are within easy reach, as wellas beaches to the east and mountains to the west. Educationalexcellence abounds, as do family-friendly neighbourhoods and urbanliving options. Visit us online at www.ummsphysician.jobs tolearn more.Interested candidates should apply online to this posting andrefer to position # 03-314-485.last_img read more

Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Mohs Surgeon (55170)

first_imgThe Department of Dermatology invites applications for a part-timefellowship trained Mohs surgeon to pursue a career with theDepartment of Dermatology in the College of Medicine at theUniversity of Florida. This is a part-time .50 FTE clinical trackposition. Primary duties include providing care for dermatologypatients at UF Health Dermatology Deerwood Park in Jacksonville,Florida. It will be expected that the candidate participates inteaching dermatology residents/fellows, medicine residents andmedical students.Applicants must have a M.D. degree, board-certified orboard-eligible in Dermatology and have completed a Mohs fellowship.Applicant must be eligible for a Florida Medical License. Rank willcommensurate with experience.Please upload a CV, cover letter and three letters ofrecommendation in order to be considered for this position.Application review will begin immediately and will continue untilthe position is filled.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Cuppers cup conundrum

first_imgOrganisers of the inter-college JCR Association Football League are searching for the forgotten winners of what may be the oldest football trophy in the world. For more than 120 years, winning colleges have had their names engraved on silver shields attached to the cup, seven of which have now been lost. Richard Tur, Senior President of the OUAFC, stated “there is a challenge in finding out which colleges won the trophy in the missing years” Since Magdalen first won it in 1883, the trophy, worth over £5000, has been competed for annually in Cuppers by 28 different Oxford colleges. Andy James, captain of the Balliol football team who won the last Cuppers competition, said “we were very happy when we won the cup. Because of its history and prestige, we felt really proud.”ARCHIVE: 1st wek MT 2005last_img read more

Wadham burglar sentenced

first_imgA man who broke into a tutor’s room in Wadham in February has been sentenced to four years in prison for burglary. Jason Callaghan was given a sentence of three and a half years for burglary and attempted theft, and six months for assault. Callaghan entered Giula Zanderighi’s room on February 10. Zanderighi, a Physics fellow, found him there at 7pm. When she discovered him he had moved a laptop and disconnected some cables. She escorted Callaghan out of the college at which point he began to run on to South Parks Road, where Zanderighi pursued him, calling for help. He was caught and pinned to the ground by two men, until the police arrived. In the course of the struggle, he assaulted one of the men, having informed them that he had a knife. Callaghan told police that he was “just using the toilet” and that “the door [of Zanderighi’s room] was open.” He claimed that the laptop had been knocked onto the floor after he had banged his head. Callaghan, who later pleaded guilty to the crime, has 29 previous convictions since 1990 for over 80 offences, mostly for theft or criminal damage. He was sentenced to three years in prison for breaking into a student’s bedroom in Lincoln College in October 2004, and 21 months for burglary of another college room in Wadham in November 2006. At the time of the latest offence he had been out of prison for two months. The defence attorney rejected the supposition that Jason Callaghan was a dangerous man. The assault, he claimed, was a futile attempt to ward off his pursuers who had, “forcibly confronted him”. Callaghan had been previously convicted of attempted robbery, but this was quashed. A pre-sentence report did not mention any risk of physical harm. The judge told Callaghan that his catalogue of offences made “depressing reading”. She said, “Until you sort yourself out, there’s really not much hope for you outside in the community.” The crime, she said, was “unpleasant” but “a daytime offence in premises that were unoccupied.” Callaghan’s offences are linked to a long-standing heroin addiction, and various psychological problems. The court gave Joseph Valentine, one of the men who restrained Callaghan, a £250 Community Award for courage shown in pursuing him.last_img read more