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April 5, 2019

27th Annual Naval Safety and Environmental Symposium to be Best Ever

The Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center’s 27th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium (PDS) will be April 8-12.

April 3, 2019

U.S. Fleet Forces Command Receives 2019 SECNAV Environmental Planning Award

U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) received a 2019 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award for environmental planning of the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area Phase III Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), March 19.

March 21, 2019

'Stewards of the Sea' Exhibit 5-Year Anniversary

The U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) sponsored 'Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment' interactive exhibit at Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia, marked its fifth year on display, March 13, 2019. The 1,000-square-foot dynamic exhibit, which is a partnership among the command, Nauticus, and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, is an integral component of the U.S. Navy’s environmental outreach program.

March 18, 2019

U.S. Navy’s Environment Exhibit ‘Stewards of the Sea’ on Display at Wilmington Navy Week

The U.S. Navy’s ’Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment’ exhibit is scheduled to be on display at Wilmington Navy Week, April 5-7. Subject matter experts on the Navy’s environmental stewardship at sea will be available to talk with the media and the public at the exhibit.

March 13, 2019

Navy Announces Record of Decision for Growler Environmental Impact Statement​

After carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action analyzed in the Growler Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the U.S. Navy has made the decision to implement Alternative 2A (the Preferred Alternative), which adds 36 EA-18G operational aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, stations additional personnel and their family members at the NAS Whidbey Island complex and in the surrounding community, constructs and renovates facilities at Ault Field, increases airfield operations at both Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville, and changes the distribution of field carrier landing practice (FCLP) to 20 percent occurring at Ault Field and 80 percent occurring at OLF Coupeville.

March 11, 2019

Navy Provides Response to ACHP

The Secretary of the Navy has responded to the comments from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The Navy agrees with ACHP on a number of comments and plans to provide the National Park Service with funds ($887,000) to support Ferry House preservation, and to install historical interpretive signs within the Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve.

Feb. 20, 2019

Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing MMPA Regulations Amendment Request

The National Marine Fisheries Service has received a request from the U.S. Navy to amend regulations authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to Navy training and testing activities conducted in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area from November 2018 to November 2023 to cover seven years of the Navy's activities, instead of five.

Jan. 29, 2019

Navy Will Award Hangar Contract at NAS Whidbey Island

This week the Navy will award a design-build contract for a maintenance hangar and supporting facilities at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and authorize the contractor to begin the design of the project. Construction will not commence until the Navy approves the final design (anticipated no sooner than summer 2019).

Nov. 30, 2018

Navy Terminates Section 106 Consultation for Increased Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island

After being unable to reach agreement through extensive, in-depth consultations, the Navy has decided to terminate consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) regarding a planned increased EA-18G Growler operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island. Termination of consultation is an option provided to the Federal agency under the Section 106 process, when the agency and consulting parties are unable to reach agreement on how to resolve adverse effects.

Nov. 14, 2018

Navy Releases Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Transition from C-2A to CMV-22B

The U.S. Navy has released the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzed potential impacts of providing facilities and functions to support the replacement of the C-2A Greyhound aircraft with the new CMV-22B Osprey (Navy V-22) aircraft at existing West and East Coast Fleet Logistics Centers Naval Air Station North Island, California, and Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.