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Nov. 24, 2021

Navy Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for ICEX

The Department of the Navy has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA)/Overseas Environmental Assessment (OEA) for Ice Exercises (ICEX) 2022 conducted in the Beaufort Sea 150 miles north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The Draft EA/OEA evaluates potential environmental effects of conducting ice exercises and research activity in the Arctic environment.

March 17, 2021

Navy Announces Release of MQ-25A Home Basing Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

The Navy has released a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for home basing of the MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based Unmanned Air System (Stingray CBUAS) at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu, California.

Dec. 11, 2020

Navy-Funded Research Team May Have Discovered New Whale Species

Researchers funded by the Naval Sea Systems Command Monitoring Program believe they have discovered a new species of beaked whale in the waters off Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Dec. 3, 2020

Navy Announces Release of Pinecastle Range Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

The Navy has released a final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Training Operations at the Pinecastle Range Complex (PRC), Florida.

Oct. 29, 2020

Navy Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment for MQ-25A Stingray Home Basing

The Navy is proposing to home base a new carrier-based unmanned air system at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, California. This system is known as the MQ-25A Stingray. The Stingray will serve as a tanker capable of refueling aircraft in flight. The Stingray will also be capable of conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

Aug. 10, 2020

USS Bataan Receives Energy Excellence Award

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) received the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy Excellence Award, afloat large amphibious category, for actions performed during fiscal year 2019 while preparing for deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 2nd, 5th and 6th Fleet area of operations.

July 29, 2020

Carderock Engineers Lead Environmental Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is home to many unique facilities, but few are like the environmental laboratories managed by the Environmental Engineering, Science and Technology Branch (Code 633). Between the Building 60 Solid Waste, Wastewater, Ballast and Analytical Laboratories, and the Building 63 Thermal Destruction Laboratory, Code 633 engineers, scientists and technicians combine their expertise across multiple technical areas to design environmental treatment and management solutions for the U.S. Navy, DoD and other agencies.

July 24, 2020

USS Cole Supports Marine Mammal Study

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) received an unusual assignment while at sea July 15, to help monitor migrating whales.

July 24, 2020

Navy Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment for Pinecastle Range Complex

The Department of the Navy is announcing the release of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Training Operations at the Pinecastle Range Complex (PRC), Florida.

May 1, 2020

U.S. Fleet Forces EIMS Team Wins SECNAV and SECDEF Environmental Awards

The Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) team from U.S. Fleet Forces Command has been awarded both the 2020 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Environmental Awards for environmental quality in the individual/team category, April 22.