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USNS Comfort returns to port from 11-week medical support mission

Dec. 19 (UPI) — The USNS Comfort on Wednesday arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, following an 11-week mission to Central and South America to provide medical services and relieve shortages there. The docking is the end of the Comfort’s 11-week medical mission to Central and South America in support of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and ...

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Lockheed delivers first LRASM anti-ship missiles for B-1B Lancer

Dec. 18 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday it has delivered the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles to the U.S. Air Force for use on the B-1B Lancer — ahead of schedule. The LRASM will eventually be integrated for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet next year, but the weapon has hit EOC status for the B-1B early, the company ...

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Navy to activate first CMV-22B tilt-rotor aircraft squadron

Dec. 17 (UPI) — The Navy on Monday announced it held a ceremony to establish of its first squadron of CMV-22B tilt-rotor cargo aircraft, starting the transition from the C-2A Greyhound. The squadron, VRM 30, was officially established at a Dec. 14 ceremony at Naval Base Coronado. It is part of the Navy’s transition away from the venerable C-2A Greyhound ...

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Regulators accuse California utility of gas pipeline violations, falsifying records

Dec. 15 (UPI) — California regulators are investigating whether Pacific Gas and Electric continued to commit pipeline safety violations and falsified records eight years after an explosion killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area. PG&E, which serves 16 million people, also is facing class-action suits that it sparked the Camp Fire, which killed 86 people last month in ...

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Navy to christen littoral combat ship USS St. Louis in Wisconsin

Dec. 14 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy on Saturday will christen the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS St. Louis in Marinette, Wis., which is the seventh ship to bear the name. The christening, scheduled for 10 a.m. CST, will feature U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt as the principal speaker and Barbara Taylor, wife of Enterprise Holdings chairman Andy Taylor, will be ...

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