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June 25, 2018

Navy Announces EIS Preferred Alternative for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island and Releases NHPA Section 106 Consultation

The Navy has identified a preferred alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing EA-18G Growler operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville because it provides the best training for our pilots and impacts the fewest number of residents living in the community.

Feb. 22, 2018

Navy Public Meeting Regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment for Home Basing of V-22 Osprey Aircraft at NAS North Island Has Been Postponed

Due to the federal government shutdown, the Navy has postponed the public meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA, regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment for home basing of the V-22 Osprey aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island.

Feb. 2, 2018

Navy to Host Public Meeting Regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment for Home Basing of V-22 Osprey Aircraft at NAS North Island; Media Availability Scheduled for February 6

The Navy has prepared and released to the public a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) proposing to provide facilities and functions to support the replacement of the aging 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.

Dec. 1, 2017

Environmental Science Students Conduct Stream Study at NSGB Beaches

Students from W.T. Sampson School's Environmental Science class, in partnership with Public Works Department's (PWD) Environmental division, conducted a stream study at Cuzco Beach, Nov. 30.

Oct. 24, 2017

USFF Introduces New Tool for Afloat Environmental Compliance

U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Installations and Environment department has developed an Afloat Environmental Compliance website to improve Sailors' access to environmental compliance resources, Oct. 24.

Oct. 5, 2017

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division Teams with New Bedford Whaling Museum for Marine Mammals Exhibit

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport Division teamed with the New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) on an exhibit exploring the Navy's long history of marine mammal research, its role in protecting the ocean environment, and its contributions to marine mammal science and conservation.

Sept. 18, 2017

Tagging Project to Aid in Successful Management of Guam's Endangered Sea Turtles

Hawaii researchers are preparing to publish information, sometime this year, based on three years of fieldwork and data collection which assessed juvenile sea turtle behavior in Guam's waters.

Sept. 5, 2017

Navy Sonobuoys Facilitate Endangered Whale Sighting

Thanks to sonobuoys provided by the U.S. Navy, the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) recently spotted two endangered North Pacific right whales in the Bering Sea near Bristol Bay, Alaska, Aug. 6.

Aug. 14, 2017

Deputy Secretary of Defense Signs NDE for SURTASS LFA

The Deputy Secretary of Defense has invoked a National Defense Exemption (NDE), after conferring with the Secretary of Commerce. The NDE will enable the U.S. Navy to continue routine training, testing and operations with Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar.

Aug. 14, 2017

Helping Hands: NAVSTA Mayport Volunteers Inventory Sea Turtle Eggs

As the sun's rays lifted above the calm ocean waters, more than ten members from the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport's Sea Turtle Patrol Team, gathered together at the north end of the base's beach to inventory and monitor three sea turtle nests August 7.