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Aug. 29, 2008

Environmental Symposium Highlights Navy's Initiatives

The "Sea of Change" Environmental Symposium held Aug. 26 by the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and University of North Florida provided the opportunity to showcase the U.S. Navy's environmental stewardship efforts.

July 9, 2008

RIMPAC 2008 Hosts Scientists on Marine Mammal Research Projects

In addition to providing invaluable military training, the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise will provide unique new opportunities for some of the world's top scientists to gather information about marine mammals.

June 23, 2008

Supreme Court Accepts Navy Sonar Requests

Today, June 23, 2008, the Supreme Court accepted a request by the Navy that the Court review a series of lower court rulings that restrict the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California.

April 4, 2008

Navy Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Public Review and Comment

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex, an offshore area used extensively for military training for more than 70 years.

March 5, 2008

Navy Hosts Public Forum on Sonar Training

The Navy hosted a hearing March 4 to gather public comments on the service's plans for how it will train with active sonar along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.

March 4, 2008

DoN Awards Contract for Initial Phase of New Walter Reed NMMC Project

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced March 4 the award of a design and construction contract required to establish the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda.

March 3, 2008

NAVFAC Far East Provides Integral Environmental Support

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East's environmental expertise was underscored recently, as three installations the command supports were selected as winners in the fiscal year (FY) 2007 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards competition.

Feb. 12, 2008

Navy Holds Conference on the Science of Acoustic Research

The Navy's Scientific Operational Naval Acoustic Research Conference was held February 6-7 to provide an opportunity for the Navy's scientists, fleet operators, and environmental specialists to share information regarding recent advances in science, mission requirements, and communication needs.

Feb. 4, 2008

Navy's Environmental Readiness Director Discusses Sonar and New Website

The Environmental Director for the Chief of Naval Operations has spearheaded the creation of a new website to better educate and inform the public and Sailors on what the U.S. Navy is doing to protect the seas and its inhabitants during crucial training exercises.

Jan. 29, 2008

SECNAV Views ASW Exercise Aboard Lincoln

The Honorable Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, and several reporters visited the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Jan. 26 to observe how the Navy conducts Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) training using mid-frequency, active sonar while protecting marine life.