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Aug. 23, 2014

Stewards of the Sea: Gettysburg Partners With Marine Biologists

A team of Navy-trained marine biologists embarked aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) Aug 18-22.

July 25, 2014

Navy to Analyze New Growler Alternatives

As has been recently reported, Congress is considering authorizing and appropriating funds so the U.S. Navy may procure EA-18G Growler aircraft. While it is unclear whether more Growlers will ultimately be procured, the Navy has decided to be proactive in analyzing the potential growth in the Growler inventory in order to ensure full transparency with the public and local community. Therefore, U.S. Fleet Forces Command has been directed to incorporate additional force structure alternatives for the Navy's electronic attack community at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island into the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

July 4, 2014

Navy Marine Mammal Project Breaks New Ground

A newly released scientific report demonstrates the viability of a new method to estimate received sound levels during real scenarios and analyzes movements of satellite-tagged individuals of three species of marine mammals exposed to Navy mid-frequency active sonar around Kauai's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF).

Feb. 25, 2014

NWTT Draft EIS Available for Public Review and Comment

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate potential environmental impacts associated with military training and testing activities within the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Study Area.

Feb. 14, 2014

Navy Conducts Assessments to Protect Environment

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, has deployed teams to assess and respond to potential environmental impacts due to the grounding of the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 13.

Jan. 13, 2014

U.S. Navy Extends Scoping Period for Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Navy has extended the scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at NAS Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville, including the proposed introduction of two additional expeditionary Electronic Attack (VAQ) squadrons and the addition of aircraft to the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS).

Dec. 23, 2013

Navy Issues Record of Decision for Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Navy issued a Record of Decision (ROD) Dec. 23 for the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS).

Nov. 27, 2013

Navy Celebrates Annual Return of Right Whales

The Navy helped celebrate the annual return of the right whale to its calving grounds in Florida and Georgia waters at the Right Whale Festival held Nov. 23 at the Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Oct. 17, 2013

Environmental Compliance Team Meets at Fleet Readiness Center Jacksonville

Navy environmental leaders met Oct. 10 with state, regional and city regulators at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) to promote environmental compliance and sustainability through a cooperative effort aimed at environmental excellence.

Aug. 30, 2013

Navy Releases Final Environmental Impact Statements for At-Sea Training and Testing Activities

U.S. Navy publicly released the Final Environmental Impact Statements/Overseas Environmental Impact Statements (EIS/OEISs) Aug. 30 for planned training and testing activities in the waters off the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, Southern California and Hawaii.