Ships Avoid Benin Waters Due to Piracy

first_img View post tag: waters Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Ships Avoid Benin Waters Due to Piracy View post tag: due A spike in pirate attacks off Benin has forced dozens of ships to steer clear of the West African state’s waters, the head of the country’s…(Reuters)[mappress]Source: Reuters, August 12, 2011; August 12, 2011 View post tag: Benin View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: piracy View post tag: Naval Ships Avoid Benin Waters Due to Piracy View post tag: ships View post tag: Avoid Share this articlelast_img read more

Sailors from USS Theodore Roosevelt Honor Fallen SEALs

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sailors from USS Theodore Roosevelt Honor Fallen SEALs View post tag: from View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: Theodore Sailors from USS Theodore Roosevelt Honor Fallen SEALs View post tag: USS View post tag: Honor More than 1,000 Sailors from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participated in a ceremonial event to honor the 17 fallen SEALs who were shot down in Wardak Province, Afghanistan Aug. 25 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.TR Sailors lined up in waves to volunteer for the opportunities to participate in the ceremony honoring the Navy heroes.“I thought it was great that TR showed up to pay respects to the men who paid such a huge price,” said Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW) Daniel C. Merrick.The Sailors showed their support with the long-standing tradition of “manning the rails” outside the Convention Center in remembrance of the fallen heroes.“I was devastated when I heard the news,” said Aviation Ordnanceman Airman April Cornell, “One fallen member is too many, and more than one is a tragedy.”The ceremony was kept to a private setting allowing only those service members who knew the fallen Sailors to enter.The Sailors stood alongside the streets for approximately one-and-a-half hours as the family and official party members arrived. One-by-one, bus-by-bus, the family and friends arrived to see Sailors standing at attention, showing the pride and camaraderie displayed in all military branches.“We wanted to show the families that they not only have support from within their own community, but they also have support from within the Navy,” said Merrick.With the last of the family members arriving and the start of the ceremony, TR Sailors broke from formation and departed the ceremony, proud that they were given the opportunity to pay their tributes to the heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice.“TR and crew give our condolences to the families out there, and we are sorry for their loss,” said Merrick, “and our prayers go out to the families.”[mappress]Source: navy, September 2, 2011; View post tag: seals Share this article View post tag: Fallen View post tag: sailors View post tag: Roosevelt September 2, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navylast_img read more

USS Topeka Visits Yokosuka

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Topeka Visits Yokosuka Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka March 20.This is the submarine’s first port visit as part of its western Pacific deployment.With a crew of approximately 140, Topeka will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.“My crew and I are excited about deploying to the western Pacific,” said Cmdr. Jim Belz, Topeka’s commanding officer. “We have trained extensively in order to support our mission here in the Seventh Fleet. In preparation for this deployment, my crew’s hard work over the past year has been truly amazing and I am very proud of their efforts,” said Belz.Topeka is capable of supporting a variety of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare involving special operations forces, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and mine warfare“We have had a challenging schedule and our crew has performed in a highly professional manner in all aspects of submarine operations,” said Senior Chief Logistics Specialist Glenn Hurdle, chief of the boat. “I am proud of each man and this deployment is another opportunity to display our strong work ethic and commitment.”For many of the crew members, this is their first time visiting Japan.“I am looking forward to all the great Japanese food, and experiencing some of the unique culture in Japan,” said Culinary Specialist 3rd class Lonnie Laoretti.Topeka is homeported at Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, Calif.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 21, 2012; View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS USS Topeka Visits Yokosuka Training & Education March 21, 2012 View post tag: Topeka View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Yokosuka View post tag: visitslast_img read more

India’s DRDO to Hold Trials of Domestically-Developed Hypersonic Ramjet

first_img India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will hold trials of domestically-developed hypersonic combustion ramjet in… (rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy , April 25, 2012; Equipment & technology View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today India’s DRDO to Hold Trials of Domestically-Developed Hypersonic Ramjet India’s DRDO to Hold Trials of Domestically-Developed Hypersonic Ramjet View post tag: Hypersonic View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Domestically-Developed View post tag: DRDO View post tag: hold April 25, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ramjet View post tag: India View post tag: trials Share this articlelast_img read more

FS Nivose Conducts Training with Djiboutian Coastguard

first_img View post tag: conducts May 6, 2013 Training & Education FS Nivose Conducts Training with Djiboutian Coastguard View post tag: Naval View post tag: Djiboutian View post tag: NIVOSE View post tag: with Back to overview,Home naval-today FS Nivose Conducts Training with Djiboutian Coastguard View post tag: Trainingcenter_img View post tag: Coastguard View post tag: FS View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic During a port visit to Djibouti EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Ship FS Nivose lead a Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training exercise with the Djiboutian coastguard. After being given an overview of maritime security training, from boarding a suspect vessel to the securing of a visiting ship, several training scenarios enabled the Djiboutian Coastguard to practice routines such as the stop and search of a suspect crew, progressing through the ship and securing a compartment onboard.This cooperation is in line with the EU’s Commitment to working with states off the Horn of Africa to help build security and stability in the region. EU Naval Force units are working closely with staff from the recently launched EUCAP NESTOR mission, which aims to secure a long-term resolution to the piracy problem by enhancing the coastal maritime capacity of the Horn of Africa countries. These training exercises allow better understanding of maritime units involved in counter piracy as well as the sharing of experiences and promoting best practice.Surveillance ship FS Nivose has been part of the EU Counter-Piracy mission, Operation Atalanta which contributes to the deterrence, prevention and repression of piracy since 10 April.[mappress]Press Release, May 6, 2013; Image: EU NAVFOR View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence Share this articlelast_img read more

US, Australian Navies Conduct ASW Exercises

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US, Australian Navies Conduct ASW Exercises View post tag: ASW U.S. and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sailors began a series of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercises off the northeast coast of Australia in support of Talisman Saber 2013 (TS 13), July 16.The series of ASW exercises provide the two militaries a chance to flex their capabilities while focusing on improving interoperability and coordination.“To see the two nations work together effectively in a multi-threat high end warfare environment is an impressive sight,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Bannister, torpedo and anti-submarine warfare officer for RAN’s guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03). “It’s also a testament to the interoperability that exists at every level of our military force.”These exercises will include scenarios involving but not limiting to, detection and success over simulated opponents, which put the navies’ tactical training and communications to the test.“We have spent the last three months conducting high-end war fighting training while embedded with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group,” said Bannister. “To have the opportunity to put all the lessons and skills to use in a live, combined, and joint environment is excellent. My anti-submarine warfare team has performed over and above what was expected of them. They have relished the opportunity to take part in Talisman Saber 2013.”Approximately 8,000 U.S. and 1,000 Australian personnel will participate in the ASW exercises over the next few days.“I think it’s really important that we practice these skills,” said Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Josh Mobley, assigned to Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). “We need to train together so we can understand each other and strengthen our capability to handle any situation.”Exercises such as TS 13 provide realistic and relevant training that is necessary to maintain regional security, peace and stability.Some of the participants of the ASW portion of TS 13 include the George Washington Carrier Strike Group comprised of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, embarked Commander Destroyer Squadron 15, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), and the RAN guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03).[mappress]Press Release, July 18, 2013; Image: US Navy Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: Australian View post tag: Defence US, Australian Navies Conduct ASW Exercises View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercises View post tag: conduct July 18, 2013 View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navies View post tag: USlast_img read more

U.S. Naval War College Celebrates Three Anniversaries

first_img Authorities U.S. Naval War College Celebrates Three Anniversaries College faculty, staff, and students at the NWC got a head start on the official birthday of the Navy traditionally celebrated around the fleet Oct. 13.The NWC event included a ceremony, lunch, music by the Navy Choristers and Navy Band Northeast, and a steel beach picnic including the traditional cake-cutting ceremony.“Today we celebrate a trifecta that has affected all of us, some more and some less, but to a certain degree, all of us,” said retired Rear Adm. Joseph Strasser in his remarks during the formal portion of the ceremony.Strasser served as president of the NWC from 1990 to 1995 and later was executive director of the NWC Foundation.Strasser’s remarks included local history as he highlighted great naval figures with Rhode Island roots, including Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.[mappress]Press Release, October 08, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Anniversaries View post tag: News by topic View post tag: three Follow @navaltoday View post tag: americascenter_img View post tag: celebrates Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Naval War College Celebrates Three Anniversaries October 8, 2014 View post tag: U.S. Naval War College View post tag: Naval The U.S. Naval War College celebrated the 239th Navy Birthday, the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), and the 45th year of the NWC Foundation during a ceremony Oct. 6. Share this articlelast_img read more

Commander CTF-150 Meets Saudi Naval Authorities

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Authorities View post tag: CTF-150 July 13, 2015 Commander CTF-150 Meets Saudi Naval Authorities View post tag: middle east View post tag: Commander View post tag: Saudicenter_img Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander CTF-150 Meets Saudi Naval Authorities Authorities In June 2015, French Ship (FS) Var, which is hosting CTF-150 commander Captain Crignola and his staff, stopped in Jeddah for a three days port visit.This was the opportunity for Captain Crignola to meet with several representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Navy, as part of a regional engagement program to improve maritime security in the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) operational area.Captain Crignola was received by Rear Admiral Ali Al-Amri, interim Commanding Officer of the Royal Saudi Navy West Fleet, at West Fleet headquarters in Jeddah.Captain Crignola also had the opportunity to visit the Saudi ship Al Damman, and the new Naval Tactical Training Center, dedicated to continuous training of Saudi crews.CTF-150 is responsible for conducting regional engagements and capacity building activities to constantly improve interoperability between all partners as well as to help regional navies and security agencies to improve their readiness and maritime security capabilities.[mappress mapid=”16469″]Image: CMFlast_img read more

USS Fitzgerald refloated in post-collision repair milestone

first_img View post tag: HII Share this article View post tag: US Navy To restore the impacted spaces to full operations and functionality, various Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E), Combat System (CS) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C5I) repairs are being conducted.These repairs range from partial to complete refurbishment of impacted spaces to replacement of equipment such as the radar and electronic warfare suite. The ship is also receiving HM&E, Combat System and C5I modernization upgrades. Due to the extent and complexity of the restoration, both repair and new construction procedures are being used to accomplish the restoration and modernization efforts.“This undocking is a step forward and brings us that much closer to getting Fitzgerald back out to sea – where the ship belongs,” said Cmdr. Garrett Miller, Fitzgerald’s commanding officer. “I’m proud of this crew’s hard work over the past year and look forward returning to the fleet with enhanced warfighting capability and lethality.” View post tag: USS Fitzgerald US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) came a step closer to rejoining the fleet after it was launched and moored pier-side at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) – Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard, April 16.The ship is undergoing a complex repair and restoration following a collision with Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, on June 17, 2017.Seven sailors lost their lives and the ship was damaged on her starboard side above and below the waterline.The ship was transported from its forward-deployed homeport in Yokosuka, Japan, to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in Pascagoula, Mississippi for both repairs and upgrades.“The complexity of this overhaul has been challenging, but our planning team at Bath Iron Works and waterfront team at HII is executing repairs and installing upgrades so that Fitzgerald returns to our Sailors lethal and mission-ready,” said Rear Adm. Jim Downey, deputy commander for surface warfare and commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center. “We’re excited to have the ship back in the water where we can begin outfitting and testing efforts in support of getting the ship and crew back underway.”Photo: US Navy Photo: USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) sits inside a dry-dock in preparation for launch at Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard. Photo: US Navylast_img read more

Communication Studies Adjunct Assistant Professor (Speech)

first_imgPosting Date12/15/2016 * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Open ContinuouslyYes Posting NumberF00039P Physical Demands Closing Date Department Location Special Requirements 1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in speech,speech broadcasting, telecommunications, rhetoric, communication,communication studies, speech communication, or organizationalcommunication; OR, bachelor’s in any of the above AND master’s indrama/ theater arts, mass communication, or English; OR, hold aCalifornia Community College Instructor’s Credential in thediscipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtfaculty posting are requested to submit the following to beconsidered:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (“graduateadvising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts) NOTE : Los Rios employees are also requiredto submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended).4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Click Foreign Transcript Evaluations on theHuman Resources Services page for detailsForeign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Work Schedule Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note The Institution Total Hrs per Week/Day Work YearN/A Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Posting Details Application Instructions * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form - – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agreecenter_img SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities, emergent arts, and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each districtand college department strives for the highest quality in allprograms, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Assignment Responsibilities Quicklink How and where to apply Position Summary The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Minimum Qualifications All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Job Posting TitleCommunication Studies Adjunct Assistant Professor (Speech) Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Beginning and/or Ending Dates * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed ( College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Conditions Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2last_img read more