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April 3, 2019

U.S. Fleet Forces Command Receives 2019 SECNAV Environmental Planning Award

U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) received a 2019 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award for environmental planning of the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area Phase III Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), March 19.

March 21, 2019

'Stewards of the Sea' Exhibit 5-Year Anniversary

The U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) sponsored 'Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment' interactive exhibit at Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia, marked its fifth year on display, March 13, 2019. The 1,000-square-foot dynamic exhibit, which is a partnership among the command, Nauticus, and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, is an integral component of the U.S. Navy’s environmental outreach program.

Oct. 19, 2018

U.S. Navy Stewards of the Sea visits Baltimore

The U.S. Navy’s "Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment" exhibit was showcased during Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore.

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.