Washington, DC - The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), released a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) October 19 for the detail design and construction of a Heavy Polar Icebreaker (HPIB).

Washington, DC - The Navy announced the Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) program manager training schedule in NAVADMIN 251/17, today.

Singapore - Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visited Singapore October 11-14 to strengthen maritime partnerships with leaders from the Republic of Singapore Navy while meeting with U.S. Sailors and their families.

Arabian Gulf - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) escorted the Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary fleet replenishment ship Fort Rosalie (A385) through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, Thursday.

Souda Bay, Greece - The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and embarked Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Souda Bay, Greece, on yesterday, for a scheduled port visit.

Washington, DC - The Navy will christen its newest attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut.

Washington, DC - At a Pentagon ceremony yesterday, the Department of the Navy recognized outstanding performance in running the "business" side of the Navy and Marine Corps.