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July 21, 2017

Navy to Host Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Meeting in Morehead City, NC

The Navy has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas EIS (OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects from training and testing activities conducted within the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area.

July 14, 2017

Navy to Host Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Meeting in Providence

The Navy has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas EIS (OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects from training and testing activities conducted within the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area.

June 14, 2017

'Purple Heart' Sea Turtle Released Back into the Ocean with Navy Satellite Tag Used for Research

On Memorial Day, a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle was incidentally hooked by a recreational fisherman at the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia. As a result, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's Stranding Response Team was called in to rescue the sea turtle.

May 22, 2017

Timeline for Release of Final EIS for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island Extended

The release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing an increase of EA-18G Growler aircraft at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island complex, originally scheduled for autumn of this year, is being extended for about 10 months.

May 15, 2017

Environmental Management System Identifies, Manages Liabilities

By definition, the Environmental Management System (EMS) provides the Navy's framework for day-to-day decision making and long term planning processes to support mission readiness and regulatory compliance.

April 25, 2017

"Stewards of the Sea" Exhibits during Earth Day Event at Mount Trashmore

The U.S. Navy's "Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment" exhibit was showcased at Mount Trashmore Park April 22 as part of Earth Day celebrations.

April 14, 2017

The Navy on Guam Partners with Local, Federal Agencies to Remove Abandoned Boat from Guam Reef

A team of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas environmental specialists and Navy salvage divers safely floated a 26-foot abandoned fiberglass boat on April 5, a result of a One Guam cooperative effort between government of Guam, federal agencies and the Navy.

March 8, 2017

USS Mitscher Lookouts Spot Marine Mammals

Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) completed a two-week underway period, March 5, after a stop at Navy Week Mobile. Leaving Norfolk, trained underway lookouts were posted to watch for whales and other marine resources as the ship transited through Thimble Shoals Channel, a known concentration area for marine mammals.

Jan. 13, 2017

Navy Extends Public Comment Period for Growler Draft Environmental Impact Statement

In response to requests from elected officials, the Navy has agreed to extend (by 30 days) the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island. The original extended public comment period of 75 days was due to conclude January 25. The comment period will now conclude on February 24.

Nov. 9, 2016

Growler Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review

The Navy will publish a notice of availability in the Federal Register tomorrow (Nov. 10) announcing the release of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island. The Draft EIS will be available for review tomorrow on the project website (http://www.whidbeyeis.com). Hard copies will also be available at area public libraries.