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Jan. 21, 2009

Navy Announces Decision on Southern California Range Complex

The Department of the Navy announced Jan. 21 that it has formally selected one of the training alternatives considered in its environmental study of the Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex.

Nov. 14, 2008

Supreme Court Rules For Navy

On Nov. 12 the Supreme Court ruled for the Navy on the challenge to Navy's use of sonar for the 14 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) combat certification training exercises off the coast of Southern California (SOCAL).

Nov. 11, 2008

Navy Investigates Marine Mammals and the Effects of Sound

Navy and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers concluded Oct. 2 their second year of field investigation on the effects of sound on whales during a Behavioral Response Study (BRS) at the Bahamas' Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC).

Oct. 8, 2008

Supreme Court Hears Navy Sonar Case

The Supreme Court heard Oral Argument Oct. 8 regarding the Navy's use of active sonar during major training exercises in Southern California.

Aug. 29, 2008

Environmental Symposium Highlights Navy's Initiatives

The "Sea of Change" Environmental Symposium held Aug. 26 by the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and University of North Florida provided the opportunity to showcase the U.S. Navy's environmental stewardship efforts.

July 9, 2008

RIMPAC 2008 Hosts Scientists on Marine Mammal Research Projects

In addition to providing invaluable military training, the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise will provide unique new opportunities for some of the world's top scientists to gather information about marine mammals.

June 23, 2008

Supreme Court Accepts Navy Sonar Requests

Today, June 23, 2008, the Supreme Court accepted a request by the Navy that the Court review a series of lower court rulings that restrict the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California.

April 4, 2008

Navy Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Public Review and Comment

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex, an offshore area used extensively for military training for more than 70 years.

March 5, 2008

Navy Hosts Public Forum on Sonar Training

The Navy hosted a hearing March 4 to gather public comments on the service's plans for how it will train with active sonar along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.

March 4, 2008

DoN Awards Contract for Initial Phase of New Walter Reed NMMC Project

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced March 4 the award of a design and construction contract required to establish the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda.