HMS Bulwark Returns to Plymouth, UK

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Bulwark Returns to Plymouth, UK [mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 3, 2012; Image: UK MoD December 3, 2012 Training & Education Share this article View post tag: Plymouth View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Returns View post tag: Bulwark View post tag: Navy View post tag: UK View post tag: HMS HMS Bulwark Returns to Plymouth, UK The amphibious warship HMS Bulwark returned to her home base of Plymouth last week after two months with the largest Royal Naval deployment of the year in the Mediterranean.The command and control ship led the UK’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) on Exercise Cougar 12, consisting of the helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious, Plymouth-based HMS Montrose and HMS Northumberland, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay and the heavy-lift ferry Hartland Point.HMS Bulwark’s Commanding Officer, Captain Andrew Burns, said:“It has been an immensely successful deployment. We have proved we have the professionalism and the tools to do the job that we are here to do. We have come a long way in the two months since we sailed from Devonport, and we have honed the skills that make HMS Bulwark a capable and formidable amphibious platform and fleet flagship.“We now look forward to 2013 and the opportunities that we are presented with to develop and build upon our capabilities even further.”Sailing fully loaded with 550 sailors, Royal Marines and Commander United Kingdom Task Group staff officers, 62 Land Rovers and armoured vehicles and eight amphibious landing craft, HMS Bulwark departed as a fully loaded amphibious assault platform ready to grasp every opportunity available on the exercise to train and prove her capabilities.Having trained off the south west coast of England, where the task group took the opportunity to exercise the key elements of amphibious operations, the RFTG sailed for the Mediterranean, taking the opportunity to train with the Danish, French and Spanish navies along the way.The culmination of all the rehearsing took place in Corsica, testing the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force concept developed under the UK and France Defence Cooperation Treaty.The British and French navies were successfully able to examine and test the maritime element by demonstrating the task group’s ability to project air power from the sea using the French Carrier Strike Group and the British Amphibious Task Group, with HMS Bulwark at the centre of amphibious operations.The 13-day exercise in Albania involved Royal Marines from 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group and 45 Commando, a full land and air assault on the Vlore Peninsula, and simulated small boat attacks against the ships in the task group by the Albanian Navy, playing the role of smugglers and insurgents.Exercise Albanian Lion allowed HMS Bulwark to demonstrate her prowess in amphibious operations, command and control, and surface defence against maritime attack.The crew of HMS Bulwark also enjoyed port visits to Gibraltar, Toulon, Corfu and Malta for diplomacy duties, memorial services and sporting events. The crew are now taking some well-earned leave.last_img read more

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Canada: Lockheed Martin Selects Its 2012 Centennial Award Winner

first_img View post tag: its View post tag: award View post tag: Naval Canada: Lockheed Martin Selects Its 2012 Centennial Award Winner View post tag: Lockheed Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada: Lockheed Martin Selects Its 2012 Centennial Award Winner Share this article The National President of the Navy League of Canada announced on January 16th that Master Seaman Rebecca Charlesworth from HMCS MALAHAT in Victoria, British Columbia has been selected as the 2012 Lockheed Martin Centennial Award recipient. The award ceremony was attended by Mr. David Yates, National Vice President, The Navy League of Canada, the President of Lockheed Martin Canada, Rosemary J. Chapdelaine, and the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral Paul Maddison.MS Charlesworth was selected as the recipient for 2012 due to her selfless dedication as a naval reservist and answer the call of duty whenever required. Her volunteer service included a 28 week deployment with OP ATHENA gaining international operational experience, and earning a General Campaign Star for her service in Flight Line Security. Her performance was noted as superior as she exemplified the kind of contribution sailors can make to a land campaign. Other volunteer operations in which MS Charlesworh participated are OP PODIUM and OP LUSTRE. “This young woman exemplifies the highest ideals within the Canadian Forces and it is truly an honour to bestow this award on her today,” said Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Ron Buck, National President of the Navy League of Canada.In addition to having her name included on the Centennial Cup, the award also comes with two $1,500 cheques in which MS Charlesworth selects a Military Family Resource Centre and a Navy League Branch to receive the donations.The Lockheed Martin Canada Centennial Award was created in 2010 in partnership between The Navy League of Canada and Lockheed Martin Canada. The Canadian Navy Centennial Award was established to recognize excellence among junior non-commissioned personnel in the Royal Canadian Navy and his/her contribution to the quality of life in Canada’s Navy, as evidenced by their dedication, enthusiasm, and spirit of cooperation at sea and ashore.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 21, 2013; Image: HMCS MALAHAT View post tag: Martin View post tag: selectscenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: 2012 Authorities View post tag: Canada View post tag: Centennial January 21, 2013 View post tag: winner View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

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USA: Boeing Shows Off Upgraded EA-18G

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Boeing Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Boeing Shows Off Upgraded EA-18G View post tag: EA-18G View post tag: Upgraded The U.S. Navy recently flew Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft with sensor system upgrades and its newest data network, demonstrating how the enhanced technologies would allow aircrews to locate threats more quickly and accurately.Ultimately, the secure, high-speed network will allow aircrews to share targeting data in real time. The technology will be incorporated into deployed Growler electronic attack aircraft in 2018, sooner than all Navy aircraft other than the E-2D Hawkeye surveillance airplane. “These enhancements provide a significantly faster, more accurate and adaptable targeting solution for the Navy and allied forces,” said Capt. Frank Morley, U.S. Navy F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager. “The result is a more capable EA-18G that is better able to control the EA spectrum.”The demonstration occurred July 15-19 during the Navy’s fleet experimentation campaign at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. Integrating the technology onto the Growler involved a series of upgrades that provide “an affordable, low-risk approach to adding capability that allows us to deliver advanced technologies to the fleet more quickly,” said Mike Gibbons, Boeing F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs vice president.The upgrades are planned to be retrofitted into existing Growlers and included as a standard offering for future new aircraft sales. Boeing and the Navy will work closely with supplier partners Northrop Grumman, Harris Corporation, L-3 Communications and Rockwell Collins to add system upgrades to the fleet.The Growler is derived from the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet. It’s the United States’ newest and most advanced airborne electronic attack platform, providing electronic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to other aircraft. It has been combat deployed since 2010 by U.S. and allied forces around the world.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2013 View post tag: shows View post tag: off View post tag: Naval August 14, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense USA: Boeing Shows Off Upgraded EA-18G Equipment & technology View post tag: usa Share this articlelast_img read more

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CNO Explains U.S. Navy’s Compensation Reform

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today CNO Explains U.S. Navy’s Compensation Reform “We cannot sustain our current personnel cost trajectory,” said Greenert. “We need to address this problem sooner rather than later.”Greenert stated both he and Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens heard in their travels around the fleet, a vast majority of Sailors and families believe that their compensation matches well with their civilian counterparts. Since 2001, U.S. Navy manpower has shrunk significantly due to the elimination of 25 ships from the fleet. Meanwhile rising personnel costs have spiked which have been a burden on the Navy’s ability to balance investments, said Greenert. “Our Sailors and families are not enthusiastic about compensation reform,” said Greenert. However, he added, “they were clear that their quality of service – their work environment – needs to improve.”The DOD proposed compensation reforms are estimated to generate a savings to the U.S. Navy of $123 million in fiscal year 2015 and $3.1 billion over the Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP). “I intend to reinvest any and all of these savings into Sailor Quality of Service enhancements,” Greenert said.Greenert said quality of service enhancements resulting from proposed budget savings include: increasing sea pay, critical skills incentive pays; improving and constructing barracks, training buildings, MWR and fitness centers; providing school and trainings; purchasing tactical trainers and simulators; purchasing spare parts, tools and providing more maintenance opportunities. “All of these reinvestments address ‘dissatisfiers’ in our Sailors’ quality of service,” said Greenert. “These enhancements help Sailors get their jobs done effectively and safely, while addressing our critical manning, training and equipping challenges.”If Congress denies authority for the DOD compensation savings proposals, the U.S. Navy would be unable to enact Sailor quality of service improvements.There would also be an additional bill of $4 billion resulting from pay raises. Greenert said that would compel the Navy to reduce readiness, shipbuilding and aircraft procurement even further. “Our Navy would be less ready, less modern and less able to execute the missions outlined in the Defense Strategic Guidance,” said Greenert. During the hearing it was evident these budget decisions are tough but necessary, Greenert explained. Under the current budget these choices are necessary to better balance Sailors’ needs to ensure the Navy remains forward and ready, he said.[mappress]Press Release, May 7, 2014; Image: US Navy The U.S. Chief of Naval Operations testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) encouraging Congress to accept and implement the Department of Defense budget proposal recommendation to slow growth of service members’ pay and compensation. View post tag: Naval View post tag: Explains View post tag: CNO View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Compensation CNO Explains U.S. Navy’s Compensation Reform View post tag: Navy Authorities May 7, 2014 View post tag: Reform View post tag: U.S. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Australian Cadets Tour HMAS Newcastle

first_imgThe cadet unit based at HMAS Cairns took the rare opportunity afforded them to tour a major Fleet unit, meet some of the sailors and officers of Newcastle, and gain an insight into the roles and responsibilities of Navy personnel, while also discovering what it takes to be a crew member of a fighting warship.The Australian Navy Cadets teach young Australians the value of hard work, adventure and teamwork and the cadets were able to see how those attributes come into play in the Royal Australian Navy.Highlights of the day included tours of Newcastle’s embarked helicopter (affectionately known as ‘Fatcat’), bridge, and upper decks, including the 76mm gun and missile launchers.Newcastle’s Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Suresh Kumar said he strongly believes in the importance of the Australian Navy Cadets.“It’s important that the Royal Australian Navy maintains a regular and strong relationship with cadet units from all around the country,” he said.“Australian Navy Cadets supply a significant percentage of recruits to the Navy every year and the more they see of how the actual Navy operates the better informed they will be,” Lieutenant Kumar said.[mappress]Press Release, September 10, 2014; Image: Australian Navy September 10, 2014 During a recent Port visit to Cairns, HMAS Newcastle gave 33 cadets from Cadet Training Ship Endeavour the opportunity to tour the Guided Missile Frigate. Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Cadets Tour HMAS Newcastle View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cadets View post tag: HMAS Newcastle View post tag: Australian View post tag: Tour View post tag: Asia-Pacific Australian Cadets Tour HMAS Newcastle Share this articlelast_img read more

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Pakistan Navy Takes Command of CTF-151

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Pakistan Navy Takes Command of CTF-151 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: takes View post tag: middle east Authorities Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) from the Pakistan Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy at a ceremony in Bahrain on 26 February 2015. The ceremony marked Pakistan’s sixth command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151).Rear Admiral Wanich, who has led CTF-151 since 25 November 2014, said:Tasked to be the Gulf of Aden and Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor coordinator and then taking on the counter-piracy coordinator role has brought Thailand’s CMF command to the forefront of strategic development for this very important mission, but there is, as always, still room for improvement.Vice Admiral John W Miller, the Commander of CMF, presided over the handover:Commodore Asif previously served in CMF as the Chief of Staff to a previous Pakistani command of CTF-150, the counter-terrorism and maritime security task force.[mappress mapid=”15283″]Image: CMF View post tag: Command Pakistan Navy Takes Command of CTF-151center_img View post tag: CTF-151 View post tag: Pakistan Navy March 3, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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Fincantieri signs deal with France for STX France take over

first_img Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced on April 12 that it has signed a heads of terms agreement with France for the acquisition of STX France.The French state was represented by the Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE), Fincantieri said.STX France is owned by South Korean STX Offshore and Shipbuilding who, amid financial problems, decided to sell the French yard under a company-wide, court-led restructuring.The French government, which holds a minority stake of 33 percent in the firm, is likely to let its state-owned shipbuilder DCNS buy the minority stake of the yard.Retaining a stake in the company would be important for France since STX France is the only shipyard in the country capable of constructing aircraft- and helicopter carriers.Fincantieri added that it is working with the Court of Seoul in order to finalize the acquisition of STX France as soon as possible. View post tag: Fincantieri Back to overview,Home naval-today Fincantieri signs deal with France for STX France take over April 13, 2017 Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: STX France Fincantieri signs deal with France for STX France take over Share this articlelast_img read more

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Portuguese Navy frigate gets new multi-function consoles

first_imgAlewijnse has installed new multi-function consoles on board the Portuguese Navy’s M-frigate Bartolomeu Dias (F333) on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Defense. Share this article The M-frigates Bartolomeu Dias and Francisco de Almeida, formerly known as Van Nesand Van Galen respectively, are currently being modernised in Den Helder by the Defensie Materieel Organisatie (DMO) and the Directie Maritieme Instandhouding (DMI) of the Commando Zee Strijd Krachten (CZSK). View post tag: NRP Bartolomeu Dias Photo: Alewijnse Categories: Portuguese Navy frigate to undergo midlife upgrade In 2019, Bartolomeu Dias (F333) and Francisco de Almeida (F334) celebrated their twenty-fifth birthdays and become due for the modernizations necessary to enable them to continue active service into the thirties of the 21st century. The Portuguese Navy agreed to these major maintenance works taking place at Den Helder as, with both vessels having been built in the Netherlands, all the necessary expertise and facilities for such a complex project are readily available in the Den Helder yard. Related Article Alewijnse carried out a full range of assessments before officially delivering the consoles to the Bartolomeu Dias. These included intensive simulations to measure shock and heat resistance and various test runs during the site acceptance tests. The refit works took place at the RNLN shipyard in Den Helder after which Alewijnse undertook the installation, commissioning and acceptance tests.center_img Posted: over 3 years ago View post tag: Portuguese navy Authorities “The new MFCs replace the general operating stations (GOS) in the command centres (CoCe), the operational heart of the ships,” explains Alewijnse project manager Perry Eikelenboom. Systems integrator Alewijnse was contracted in 2019 for the design, construction, assembly and commissioning of the multi-function consoles (MFCs), the auxiliary control units of the command centres (CoCe) and completely new radio room consoles (RRC). View post tag: Alewijnse “There, all sensor data is presented, analysed and, among other things, the decision can be taken to switch to weapons deployment. The new MFCs are more versatile and user-friendly than the old GOS, which greatly increases the effectiveness of the operators. With a view to redundancy, the basic design of the MFCs is kept as uniform as possible, so that an operator can easily change to another console in the event of a malfunction.” Posted: over 3 years ago The delivery of new consoles for its sister ship, Francisco de Almeida (F334), is scheduled to be completed this summer.last_img read more

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Management, Adjunct

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty provides a quality learningexperience for students on a semester basis. Adjunct facultyreports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-related dutiesand responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with themission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationshipof the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher andfacilitator of learning.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Department Specific Essential Job FunctionsThe College of Business at the University of Central Oklahomainvites applications for part-time, in-classroom adjunct teachingpositions. The Management Department is seeking individuals who areprofessionally or academically qualified in Management. Thisposting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which theDepartment may draw as sections become open at any point in thecurrent academic year. Specific courses that we anticipate openingsfor are: Human Resource Management Principles of ManagementBusiness Ethics Labor Relations Management The ManagementDepartment currently houses 13 full-time faculty members, andoffers majors in Business Administration, Human ResourceManagement, International Management, Management, and PGA GolfManagement. UCO’s HRM Program is one of the nationally recognizedprograms aligning with the Society for Human Resource Management’scurriculum guidelines. The University of Central Oklahoma”s visionis to become one of the nation’s top metropolitan universities,serving our community while providing our students theopportunities to achieve their highest level of leadershippotential. Currently, the University serves approximately 17,000students. The university is located just north of Oklahoma City, ona suburban campus in Edmond, OK. Oklahoma City is a fast growingmetropolitan region of over 1.3 million people. Most recently, theOklahoma City metro area was ranked number one by Forbes Magazinein terms of economic prosperity and is constantly ranked among theTop Ten best metro areas to live in. Oklahoma City maintains astrong presence in industries such as biotechnology, energy,transportation/logistics, and health care. Edmond is a growing,upscale academic and professional city of approximately 80,000.Edmond school districts rank scholastically among the highest inOklahoma and in the top 5% nationwide. The city has excellentcommunity services and is among the safest in the nation.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Experience Preferred:Academic: Master’s degree in management or MBA from an accreditedinstitution. PhD in Management or related discipline preferred.Professional: Five years of documented Industry experience inManagement.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Teaching part-time in the Management Department.Will this employee supervise others?No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

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College of Arts & Sciences Visiting Faculty (Pooled Position)

first_imgJob SummaryAs a Visiting Faculty Job Description expectations vary accordingto Rank; you will teach at the undergraduate or Graduate level, asapplicable; Be involved in course and/or curriculum development;Conduct research/scholarship if applicable; Participate on Collegeand University committees and/or initiatives; and perform otherduties as assigned.Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive universitydedicated to quality education, research, and service. All facultyare expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changingprofessional needs; be committed to innovative delivery ofinstruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed toeffective use of technology including distance learning; producepeer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College,University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the maincampus or at off-campus sites within our region.Job DescriptionTypical duties include but are not limited to:Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures,tests, and evaluates.Maintains highest possible standards of classroominstruction.Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field ofinstruction.Actively serves on university committees.Actively participates in institutional meetings.Maintains professional skills through regular professionaldevelopment, and other activities appropriate to higher educationfaculty.Assists with the development of curriculum.Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.Additional Job DescriptionRequired QualificationsMaster’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in thefield of instruction.Must possess a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours from aregionally accredited institution in the field ofinstruction.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesAbility to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive,dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diverse studentpopulation.Experience or commitment to the use of technology in universityteaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside theUniversity in the development and delivery of instruction resultingin improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship andservice to the university, with a demonstrated ability or potentialfor developing a successful research program if applicable .FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.last_img read more

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