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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.

July 23, 2016

St. Juliens Annex Celebrates Significant Environmental Milestone

A near-perfect summer day marked the celebration of a significant milestone regarding the Navy's Environmental Restoration Program during a ceremony held at St. Juliens Creek Annex in Chesapeake, Virginia, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m.

June 2, 2016

U.S. Navy Promotes Energy, Environment during Fleet Week New York

U.S. Fleet Forces Command's "Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment" static exhibit was showcased during Fleet Week New York aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), in Manhattan, Times Square, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, and New Jersey's Liberty State Park.

April 5, 2016

NAS Whidbey Island Draft EIS Release Now Scheduled for Fall

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the addition of Growler aircraft to NAS Whidbey Island, originally scheduled to be released to the public this summer, will now be released in the fall. The Draft EIS will address the environmental impacts associated with the potential addition of up to 36 EA-18G Growler aircraft at NAS Whidbey Island.

Jan. 7, 2016

Navy to Host Informational Session for Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing EIS/OEIS

The Navy last November published a notice of intent in the Federal Register to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with conducting training and testing activities in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area beginning in November of 2018.

Nov. 12, 2015

Navy to Begin EIS/OEIS for Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing

The Navy has published a notice of intent in the Federal Register to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with conducting training and testing activities in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area beginning in November of 2018. Proposed training and testing activities are similar to the types of activities that have been occurring in the study area for decades.

Sept. 1, 2015

Department of the Navy Releases Record of Decision for Relocation of Marines to Guam

The Department of the Navy (DON) Aug. 29 released the Record of Decision (ROD) for relocating U.S. Marine Corps forces to Guam.