Navy Honors First MCPON: USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)

On April 24, the Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilding division. For the fleet, the vessel will carry a very special honor bearing the name of the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. MCPON Delbert Black was “known for guiding the … More Navy Honors First MCPON: USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)

Mark W. Thompson Attends USS Tulsa (LCS-16) Commissioning in San Francisco

On February 16, NOUS Northwest was well represented in San Francisco at the commissioning ceremony for USS Tulsa (LCS-16), the Navy’s newest surface combatant. Well done to Mark Thompson! Scroll down for some great photographs provided by him. “The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy’s second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. … More Mark W. Thompson Attends USS Tulsa (LCS-16) Commissioning in San Francisco

Old and New, and Serving!

Naval historians will enjoy viewing photos and reading about the restoration of “Old Ironsides” as well as the introduction of Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) to the fleet as the eventual replacement for the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65).  First, from the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website: “USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State, entered the Charlestown … More Old and New, and Serving!