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Navy to Commission Newest Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship into service on Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Fl. The Lockheed Martin-build USS Billings, named after the largest city in Montana, to support the Navy's missions in near-shore and open-ocean environments, the Department of Defense said Wednesday

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Navy to Commission HII-Built USS Paul Ignatius Missile Destroyer

The USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to be commissioned into naval service on July 27 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Huntington Ingalls Industries-manufactured vessel is named after the 59th U.S. Navy secretary and will be the 67th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer owned by the military service, the Defense Department said Wednesday

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Navy to Commission Future USS Indianapolis

The U.S. Navy has set a commissioning ceremony for LCS 17, the littoral combat ship to be named USS Indianapolis on Oct. 26 in Burns Harbor, Ind. Jill Donnelly, the wife of former Sen. Joe Donnelly, will order the activation of the LCS as the vessel's sponsor, the Navy said Thursday.

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NAVSUP to Boost Engagement with Supply Chain Partners

Amid U.S. Navy Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Richard Spencer's call to reinforce the capabilities of the service branch, the Naval Supply Systems Command plans to update its business practices to address supply chain gaps. NAVSUP will foster relationships with partners through the use of key performance indicators and executive forums to share information on supply chain concerns and develop strategic efforts through the Strategic Supplier Relationship Management program, the Navy said Friday.

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Report: Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Among Top Candidates for CNO Role

Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, has emerged as one of the top contenders for the role of chief of naval operations, Defense News reported Tuesday. Sources said Gilday would bring his experience in cyber warfare to the role if he were to be nominated and confirmed. He is former head of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet.

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Navy, USMC Increase AI Implementation Efforts; Richard Spencer Quoted

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps are pursuing ways to further implement the use of artificial intelligence in operations, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy, said the service branch is planning to focus on AI for its fiscal year 2020 budget proposal.

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Future Destroyer Carries Name of WWII Coast Guard Veteran

The U.S. Navy has decided to name an upcoming Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer after a Coast Guard captain who served in the second World War. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, announced the naming of the future USS Quentin Walsh or DDG 132 during a ceremony in Cherbourg, France, where the captain once deployed, the service branch said Thursday.

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