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Brown to lead Stennis

The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center is getting a new commander. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says Capt. Brian B. Brown is being promoted to rear admiral and will be posted to Stennis. A news release says Brown is currently executive assistant to the director for oceanography, space, and maritime domain awareness at the Pentagon.

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Huntington Ingalls gets $2.38 billion Navy contract

JACKSON — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $2.38 billion contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries to build an amphibious assault ship. The future USS Tripoli will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula. The Defense Department announced the contract Thursday. The shipyard earlier won a contract to order advance materials. The Tripoli’s sister ship, the future USS ...

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Navy christens submarine Mississippi in Groton

GROTON, Conn. — With the smash of a champagne bottle, the Navy christened its newest submarine on Saturday as the Mississippi, the ninth member of a new generation of attack subs hailed as the world’s most complex pieces of machinery. A Navy band struck up “Anchors Aweigh” as the submarine’s sponsor, a deputy assistant Navy secretary, smashed the bottle against ...

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