4 May
2021

USA: Pre-Commissioning Unit Arlington Completes First Crew Certification Phase

first_img Training & Education October 31, 2012 View post tag: Pre-Commissioning USA: Pre-Commissioning Unit Arlington Completes First Crew Certification Phase View post tag: Unit Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Pre-Commissioning Unit Arlington Completes First Crew Certification Phase View post tag: certification View post tag: completes View post tag: phase View post tag: Naval View post tag: first View post tag: crew View post tag: News by topic Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Arlington (LPD 24) completed the two-day Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) Crew Certification Phase One administrative evaluation Oct. 22, while the ship is under construction in the Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ shipyard.The inspection, performed by nine members of the amphibious transport dock ship’s type commander from Norfolk, Va., reviewed the command’s administration, policies, training and warfare areas to ensure the crew can safely operate their ship at sea following delivery.“Arlington did an outstanding job,” said Lt. Tim Henderson, the SURFLANT team’s amphibious readiness officer. “It was evident that the ship’s leadership and crew were very engaged.”Arlington has been preparing for this phase of crew certification since “day one” – almost two years – said Prospective Commanding Officer Cmdr. Darren Nelson.“Overall, our programs are in really good shape,” he said. “I’m very proud of my command’s senior leadership, as well as all the first and second class petty officers, who stepped up and made this a success on the deckplates.”The second and final phase of crew certification, scheduled to take place during the last week of February, will include material inspections of the ship.“We cannot perform a material inspection of the ship yet, because most of our equipment is still in warehouses, and the Navy doesn’t own the ship,” Nelson explained. The Navy is scheduled to take delivery of Arlington Dec. 7.Arlington’s next milestone will be acceptance trials, Oct. 28 through Nov. 2.“Huntington-Ingalls Industries will be showing the ship to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey, and if everything looks good, they will make a recommendation to the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations to accept the ship for delivery,” Nelson explained. “Once the secretary of the Navy has given the green light, the supervisor of shipbuilding will accept the ship on behalf of the Navy, and they will sign the ship over to the crew of Arlington.”Arlington is named for Arlington County, Va., home of the Pentagon, in honor of the 184 victims and heroes who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack there.Arlington is the eighth in the Navy’s San Antonio-class of ships, designed to be the most survivable amphibious vessels ever put to sea. The third in the U.S. fleet to bear the name, Arlington will be commissioned in early 2013 and homeported in Norfolk, Va. The ship combines 21st century amphibious shipbuilding and warfighting technologies to support current and future Marine Corps aircraft and landing craft and will be capable of taking nearly 1,200 Sailors and Marines into harm’s way.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 31, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Arlington Share this articlelast_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

Trudeau slams China on human rights, ‘coercive diplomacy’

first_imgCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned China on Tuesday that its “coercive diplomacy,” repressive measures in Hong Kong and detention of Uighur Muslims are counterproductive for itself and the rest of the world.Trudeau took aim at Beijing’s record as he marked the 50th anniversary of Canada’s diplomatic ties with China.”We will remain absolutely committed to working with our allies to ensure that China’s approach of coercive diplomacy, its arbitrary detention of two Canadian citizens alongside other citizens of other countries around the world is not viewed as a successful tactic by them,” Trudeau said at a press conference. Topics : He also mentioned Canada’s “concern for the protection of human rights and places like Hong Kong and… with the Uighurs.”He said that Canada would “continue to work with our fellow like-minded nations around the world, to impress upon China that its approach to internal affairs and global affairs is not on a particularly productive path for itself or for all of us.”Canadian former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been held in China for nearly two years and have been charged with spying.Canada’s ambassador to China obtained “virtual consular access” to Spavor and Kovrig over the weekend, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Saturday.Western governments see the detention of the two Canadians as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and daughter of its founder. Meng was arrested on a US warrant in December 2018 during a stopover in Vancouver and is charged with bank fraud related to violations of US sanctions against Iran. She has been fighting extradition ever since.last_img read more

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8 Sep
2020

UEFA Slams Sergio Ramos with Two-match Ban

first_imgSergio Ramos has been given a two-game ban by UEFA “for clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose” during Real Madrid’s Champions League tie at Ajax.Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with Real 2-1 up, meaning he is suspended for the last-16 second leg.The Spain defender, 32, told reporters afterwards he would “be lying if I said I didn’t force (the booking)”. Captains Affairs.Real Madrid’s Captain Sergio Ramos and Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi have another El Clasico date barely three days of the Copa del Rey clash UEFA opened an investigation and gave him with an additional one-match ban for obtained a booking deliberately.By picking up a suspension at this stage, Ramos reduced the risk of missing a potentially more important match later in the competition, as all bookings are wiped following the quarter-final stage.But should Champions League holders Real progress to the last eight, Ramos would be unavailable for the first leg of that tie.Ramos clarified his post-match comments, saying: “I was referring to forcing the foul, a foul that was inevitable. Not to forcing the booking.“It was a very dangerous counter-attack in the 88th minute, with an open match and the tie as well.”He added: “That’s why I said that I would lie if I said I did not know that I was carrying a penalty, just as I knew that I had no other choice than to make a mistake. And that’s what I meant when I said that in football you have to make complicated decisions.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

Double triumph for England at St Rule Trophy

first_img1 Jun 2014 Double triumph for England at St Rule Trophy England scored a double triumph at the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews when Alice Hewson won the U18 prize and combined with Meghan MacLaren and Bethan Popel to win the Nations Cup. Alice (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) took the U18 honours with scores which included a nine-under par 67 on the Old Course. It was the best score of the final round and just one shot outside the women’s course record. Earlier, on the new Course, she has scores of 72 and 80 and finished tied fourth overall on seven-under par. Alice, 16, won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale last week and clearly took her good form to St Andrews. Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) finished just ahead of her in third place overall, with scores of 72, 74, 71. Bethan Popel (Long Ashton, Gloucestershire) also beat par, finishing 14th on two-under par: 74, 74, 76. The England trio of Alice, Meghan and Bethan combined for a team total of 430, followed by France on 441, with Scotland and Belgium tied for third on 450. The individual championship was won by Scotland’s Jess Meek, who beat France’s Aaelle Carnet at the third hole of a sudden-death play-off. Caption: Alice Hewson (left) and Meghan MacLaren with the U18 and team trophies respectively.last_img read more

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