HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled

first_img View post tag: Unveiled View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas November 7, 2014 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled View post tag: europe The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, unveiled the ship’s bell recovered from the recently discovered Franklin Expedition shipwreck, HMS Erebus.According to naval traditions, a ship’s bell is a symbolic embodiment of the ship itself. The ship’s bell from HMS Erebus would have been used for marking the passage of time onboard the vessel. Like the chiming of a clock, the bell would have been struck every half hour both day and night to announce the march of time and to signal the changing of the crew’s watches (shifts).This stunning artifact was recovered during dives and archaeological investigation by Parks Canada’s underwater archaeology team in September. The bell was found on the deck adjacent to the ship’s displaced windlass (a form of anchor winch), above which it was originally mounted. Since then, the bell has been undergoing conservation stabilization and additional research.The bell is intact and generally in very good condition. Two embossed markings – introduced when the bronze bell was first cast – are evident on the artifact: a Royal Navy “broad arrow” indicating property of the British Government, as well as the date “1845.”Press release, Image: Parks Canada View post tag: HMS Erebus Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Parks Canada View post tag: Bell Share this articlelast_img read more

Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate?

first_img View post tag: US Navy Share this article Authorities View post tag: Warships View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Make View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships.The company will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem (HP BCSS) that’s compatible with High Energy Lasers (HEL) based on solid-state laser (SSL) technology.Boeing’s solution will be compatible with systems other companies are designing for the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program.The resulting beam control system will focus and hold a laser on a moving aimpoint long enough to disable the target. Doing that with a ship-based laser is particularly challenging, given the maritime environment and constant movement of an at-sea vessel.Peggy Morse, vice president, Boeing Directed Energy & Strategic Systems (DESS), said:Boeing innovations in beam control and directed energy technologies are keys to understanding laser weapon system configurations that could yield a capability for the Navy in their maritime environment.[mappress mapid=”15159″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate? View post tag: more View post tag: Accurate View post tag: will View post tag: laser Back to overview,Home naval-today Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate? View post tag: Weapons February 18, 2015 View post tag: Navallast_img read more

USS Ashland starts 7th Fleet area of operations patrol

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Ashland starts 7th Fleet area of operations patrol January 28, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Authorities U.S. Navy’s Whidbey Island Class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, currently assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), departed the Sasebo Naval Base for a routine patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.During her patrol, Ashland will embark Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).Commander Daniel P. Duhan, commanding officer of Ashland, said: “My crew, from the most veteran sailor down to the newest sailor, is ready and excited to get out to sea and integrate with the 31st MEU. The blue-green team will emerge from the patrol as a more cohesive unit, well versed in amphibious operations.”Ashland’s crew spent the last few months preparing for their routine patrol and they are eager to begin training with the Marines.Elizabeth Hornbeck, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Petty Officer aboard USS Ashland, said: “I am excited to be a part of Ashland’s crew for my first underway. The Navy has prepared me to adapt to many things and I can’t wait to work alongside the Marines.”USS Ashland is one of three ships that comprise the Bonhomme Richard ARG and is scheduled to meet up with amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) at a later date.[mappress mapid=”17646″] USS Ashland starts 7th Fleet area of operations patrol View post tag: Bonhomme Richard ARG View post tag: USS Ashland Share this articlelast_img read more

U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet

first_img Named to honor President Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, the Great Green Fleet is a U.S. Navy initiative highlighting how the Navy and Marine Corps are using energy efficiency and alternative energy/fuels to increase combat capability and operational flexibility.Stockdale became the first naval ship to use the fuel blend for regular operations when it departed for deployment from San Diego, Jan. 20. Mobile Bay and the other destroyers received the biofuel during replenishments-at-sea from Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships.The alternative fuel is made from 10 percent beef tallow provided from farmers in the Midwest and 90 percent marine diesel, and is cost competitive with traditional fuels. It is used as a drop-in alternative, meaning no modifications to engines or operational procedures are required.A centerpiece of this yearlong initiative is John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG), which departed on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment in January and is scheduled to join the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise later this month.“As a whole, these energy saving measures allow us to be on station longer and to do our job better,” said Cmdr. Walter C. Mainor, commanding officer, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). “The Navy has been at the forefront of energy innovation [for generations]. From coal to steam to oil, this is just another measure that the Navy is taking on and leaning forward for energy innovation.”Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and guided-missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and William P. Lawrence are all operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific using alternative fuel.The U.S. Navy’s carrier fleet, including USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) has operated using only an alternative fuel source, nuclear energy, since 2009. Nuclear power eliminates large-volume storage requirements for fuel, increasing capacity for other consumables and improving sustainability.There’s more to the Great Green Fleet than alternative fuel. JCSSG uses various ECMs including energy-efficient systems, and operational procedures to operate farther, stay on station longer and deliver more firepower.Chung-Hoon’s crew implemented a temperature control initiative in May, adjusting the settings of thermostats, ensuring that they are in proper working parameters, and finding and replacing faulty parts in the chill water cooling system.Sailors replaced legacy lighting fixtures aboard all JCSSG ships with solid state lighting (SSL) lamps that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The new bulbs are rated for 100,000 hours of service life, compared to the 100 hours of use of an incandescent bulb.The cruisers and destroyers of the strike group all have stern flaps installed. These modify the flow of water under the ship’s hull to reduce drag and resistance. Mobile Bay has a fouling release hull coating, which makes it harder for barnacles and other organisms to attach to the hull. Both of these ECMs reduce resistance through the water, thereby increasing fuel efficiency.In March, William P. Lawrence separated from the strike group for its Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) tasking in the Western Pacific, but continued practicing energy-efficient operational procedures as part of the Great Green Fleet.During OMSI tasking, William P. Lawrence burned an average of 20,159 gallons of fuel per day, 4.4 percent of its total fuel capacity and 40 percent less than its average fuel burn rate in 2015.When operational tasking allowed, the strike group conducted trail shaft and drift operations, which are both operational procedures U.S. Navy ships use to conserve energy use. Trail shaft means driving a ship with one of two propellers while the other remains out of use with a pitch angle set to minimize drag. Drift operations are just what they sound like, drifting with ocean currents.Great Green Fleet ships recently participated in a ‘green’ replenishment maneuver with ships from the Italian Navy which also works on developing fuel efficiency measures. June 28, 2016 U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet Authorities Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Great Green Fleet Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

UK defense ministry confirms aircraft carrier will be late

first_img The lead ship of Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will miss the spring time frame set for its seagoing trials, UK’s minister for defence procurement acknowledged on Tuesday.Speaking before Parliament’s Defence Select Committee, minister Harriet Baldwin said that she could not give an estimate on when exactly the carrier would set sail but it is likely that this will happen in the summer.Construction of HMS Queen Elizabeth cost the UK over £3 billion and the ship is now late for the second time. Back in 2014, when the first seagoing Captain of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen was appointed, the Royal Navy said the carrier would start trials in 2016.HMS Queen Elizabeth and sister-ship HMS Prince of Wales are the biggest ships the Royal Navy has ever built at 65,000 tonnes. The 280-meter STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing) ships will both be capable of carrying 36 F-35B Lightning II stealth jets.In preparation for the arrival of the first carrier, the UK invested around £100m in Portsmouth Naval Base improving the jetties, dredging the main harbour channel, buying new tugs, fenders, sponsons, gangways, providing a high-voltage power supply, erecting navigational aids. Share this article View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth View post tag: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK defense ministry confirms aircraft carrier will be late View post tag: UK February 1, 2017 Authorities UK defense ministry confirms aircraft carrier will be latelast_img read more

US Navy ends search for three sailors in C-2A aircraft crash

first_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: USS Ronald Reagan View post tag: C-2A Greyhound View post tag: US Navy November 24, 2017 US Navy ends search for three sailors in C-2A aircraft crash Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy ends search for three sailors in C-2A aircraft crash The search for three missing sailors following a C-2A Greyhound crash on November 22 was ended at 10:00 am Japan Standard Time on November 24, the US Navy announced.The Grumman C-2A Greyhound, used by the navy for carrier onboard delivery, crashed at approximately 2:45 pm, Wednesday, while en route to the US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) which was operating in the Philippine Sea.Eight sailors were immediately recovered from the crash and transferred to Ronald Reagan for medical evaluation. All are in good condition at this time.USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) led the combined search and rescue efforts with units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). During the course of two days, eight U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships, three helicopter squadrons and maritime patrol aircraft covered nearly 1000 square nautical miles in the search for the missing sailors.In addition to US destroyers and MH-60R helicopters, JMSDF ships were heavily involved in the search effort having sent three destroyer and two helicopter carriers to the search and rescue area.“Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families,” said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, Commander, Task Force 70. “As difficult as this is, we are thankful for the rapid and effective response that led to the rescue of eight of our shipmates, and I appreciate the professionalism and dedication shown by all who participated in the search efforts.”An investigation is currently underway, the navy said.last_img read more

New avionics for Leonardo’s USN helicopter trainer contender

first_img Photo: Photo: Leonardo Share this article Leonardo’s TH-119 single-engine helicopter, which is being pitched for the US Navy’s new helicopter trainer program, now benefits from the new Genesys Aerosystems avionics, the company has announced.The new avionics and cockpit allowing IFR operations is being integrated at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility, home to the AW119 single engine final assembly line for the US and global market.The TH-119 is expected to perform its maiden flight in autumn and to achieve FAA certification in the 1Q2019.The TH-119 is a dedicated variant of the AW119 specifically designed for military training customers, primarily to meet the US Navy requirements.The US Navy is looking to acquire commercial aircraft to replace its TH-57 helicopter trainer currently in service. The service expects to procure 105 aircraft with acquisition starting in fiscal year 2020.The new TH-119 features distinctive capabilities and unique features differentiating it from the AW119 commercial helicopter while keeping certification advantages, the company says.“This event marks a major step forward in the integration of the all new avionics into the only IFR operations-capable single engine helicopter, as we get close to more extensive ground and flight testing activities towards FAA certification early next year,” William Hunt, CEO, AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation said. “I congratulate the whole team and partners for this achievement aimed at offering US naval aviators the best, most cost-effective US-made solution for their future basic and operational training.”The TH-119 maintains redundancies on several key systems for maximum safety, high power margin thanks to its popular and highly reliable Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-B engine while featuring a Genesys Aerosystems cockpit that gives flexibility to instruct from either seat.Other contenders in the competition are Bell Helicopter with its 407GX single-engine helicopter and Airbus with a helicopter based on the commercial H135. View post tag: Leonardocenter_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: helicopter traininglast_img read more

HMS Dragon arrives in India for exercise Konkan 2018

first_img View post tag: HMS Dragon Royal Navy destroyer arrives in India for exercise Konkan 2018 November 29, 2018 View post tag: INS Kolkata View post tag: Royal Navy After seizing three tons of hashish in the Middle East earlier this week, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in India where it will join Indian Navy ships for the bilateral naval exercise Konkan 2018.The Konkan exercise provides a platform for the two navies to periodically exercise at sea and in harbor, so as to build interoperability and share best practices.The Konkan series of exercises commenced in 2004, and since then has grown in scale. Konkan 2018 will be conducted from November 28 to December 6 off Goa.The at sea phase will be conducted by HMS Dragon and INS Kolkata, the lead destroyer in its class, and an unidentified Indian Navy submarine. In addition, Indian maritime patrol aircraft Dornier will also participate in the exercise.The thrust of the exercise this year would be on anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, visit board search and seizure (VBSS) and seamanship evolutions.The Portsmouth-based HMS Dragon is now in the third month of her Middle East deployment. The destroyer has so far operated in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf in addition to contributing to the international Combined Task Force 150. Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy destroyer arrives in India for exercise Konkan 2018 Share this article View post tag: Konkan Authorities View post tag: Indian Navylast_img read more

Facilities Support (Grounds) Short-Term

first_imgLICENSES OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS :Some job assignments may require a valid California driver’slicense and/or possession of a license and/or certificate ofcompletion from an accredited college or agency relative to theassigned area. Continuing education, training or certification maybe required.Knowledge of:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Ability to:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Conditions of EmploymentUnder direct to minimum supervision of the head of the Division,Department, or Program, the non-academic, non-classified short-termsupport employee will provide services to the department to supportand assist regular employees by performing a variety of neededtemporary tasks.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District, and are not benefits eligible. Short-termemployment shall not result in the displacement of Classifiedpersonnel.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees perform servicesand tasks, which once completed, will not be extended or needed ona continuing basis. Short-term non-classified employees performservices that are not re-occurring and are not a permanentcomponent of the District’s operations. Short-term employees may beemployed to perform work at a one-time event that occurs on anirregular basis.Short-term non classified employees may not exceed 160 workingdays within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and may not exceed 19working hours per week and may only occupy one primary assignmentwithin the District.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporaryassignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays ortime not worked but are entitled to sick leave per Labor Code2810.5. However, CalPERS retired annuitants are not entitled tothis benefit. The hours of work and effective date of employmentwill be arranged with the supervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individual’s interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTSTo be considered for employment you must submit a completeapplication packet. A complete application packet includes:Online Employment ApplicationAnswers to all of the supplemental questions.Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since it’s founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation.APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.cccd.edu1370 Adams AvenueCosta Mesa, CA [email protected] DefinitionUnder direct to minimum supervision of the head of the Division,Department, or Program, the non-academic, non-classified short-termsupport employee will provide services to the department to supportand assist regular employees by performing a variety of neededtemporary tasks.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District, and are not benefits eligible. Short-termemployment shall not result in the displacement of Classifiedpersonnel.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees perform servicesand tasks, which once completed, will not be extended or needed ona continuing basis. Short-term non-classified employees performservices that are not re-occurring and are not a permanentcomponent of the District’s operations. Short-term employees may beemployed to perform work at a one-time event that occurs on anirregular basis.Short-term non classified employees may not exceed 160 workingdays within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and may not exceed 19working hours per week and may only occupy one primary assignmentwithin the District.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:On a temporary basis, provide grounds assistance in the areassupporting facilities or maintenance operations. Performsadditional related duties as assigned.Qualifications and Physical DemandsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Or, any combination of education an experience that wouldprovide the required equivalent qualifications.last_img read more

Communication Studies-Adjunct

first_imgTeaching Responsibilities Position TitleCommunication Studies-Adjunct Nondiscrimination Statement Qualifications Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. * Are you a Christian?YesNo Posting Details Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6099center_img Teaching Responsibilities:• The primary responsibilities of part-time adjunct faculty are toteach classes currently in the curriculum. The adjunct facultymember will prepare and provide students with course outlines,materials, and lectures that support learning objectives set forthin the course syllabus; when requested, help develop and measurelearning outcomes; and assess student performance and maintaingrade records.• The adjunct faculty member will create an effective learningenvironment through the use of a variety of instructionalmethods.• The adjunct faculty member will grade classwork andassignments.• The adjunct faculty member will be responsive to studentquestions and concerns and provide timely feedback to ourstudents.• The adjunct faculty member will remain knowledgeable aboutadvances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and inpedagogy.• The adjunct faculty member will support the institution’smission, vision, values, and policies with a primary goal ofproviding a quality education for all students attending theuniversity * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Position Summary If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) California Baptist University is an evangelical Christianuniversity affiliated with the California Southern BaptistConvention. The College of Arts and Sciences at California BaptistUniversity invites applications for an adjunct faculty appointmentin the Department of Communication Arts.Candidates must embrace the mission of California BaptistUniversity and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitmentto, excellence in teaching through the integration of the Christianfaith and learning. Successful adjunct candidates should have a terminal degree inCommunication Studies or a related field. However, candidates witha Master’s degree will be considered. Qualified adjunct facultyshould be able to instruct students in a broad range ofcommunication studies courses. Specific expertise in oralcommunication, digital communication, and/or rhetoric is stronglypreferred. Also, prior teaching experience in higher education,adaptability to different technologies, and an understanding ofBlackboard LMS are preferred. Adjunct faculty members reportdirectly to the department chair. Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsChristian Experience EssayResumeCover LetterCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcriptlast_img read more