Amphibious Ships Return to Norfolk

10/05/2011: Amphibious Ships Return to Norfolk [slidepress gallery='amphibious-ships-return-to-norfolk'] Credit: USN Visual Service: 8/31/2011 In photos, 1-3 and 5, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp and amphibious transport dock ships USS New York and USS San Antonio transit in formation during a training exercise. The ships are returning to Norfolk after…

US Navy Ships Underway Prior to Hurricane Irene Arrival

09/27/2011: USS Nicholas (FFG 47), USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), USS Kauffman (FFG 59) and an attack submarine getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk due to the setting of Sortie Condition Alpha prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irene. Credit: USN Visual Service:08/25/2011

The USCG and Hurricane Irene: It is Time to Rebuild the Elizabeth City Facility to Protect America

08/27/2011 by Robbin Laird The hurricane pounding the East Coast is a reminder of the reliance Americans have on the USCG for search, rescue and safety in extreme circumstances.  But it is time to pay the USCG back for such centrality to the American way of life. The entire…