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Wicker named chairman of Senate seapower subcommittee

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker has been named chairman of the Senate seapower subcommittee. The announcement was made Thursday by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz. The Subcommittee on Seapower is responsible for Navy and Marine Corps programs and procurement, maritime issues, and strategic lift programs for the Department of Defense Wicker says the subcommittee’s duty ...

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Merchants Co. lands $12.3M military contract

HATTIESBURG — The Merchants Co. of Hattiesburg has been awarded to provide food and beverage services to the U.S. military. The contact, awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency, has a maximum value of $12.3 million. The company will provide services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air National Guard. Merchants says it supplies fresh and ...

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PASCAGOULA – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24) to the U.S. Navy. Arlington is the eighth ship in the LPD 17 class of ships Ingalls has delivered to the Navy. “The delivery of LPD 24 caps an outstanding year in our amphibious shipbuilding programs,” said Ingalls’ LPD Vice ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding awarded $1.5B contract to build Navy ship

PASACAGOULA — The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $1.5 billion fixed-price incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The ship will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Ingalls is building the entire San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships. The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long ...

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Appeals Court rules against VT Halter in Navy-trade secrets lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — Federal prosecutors say the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has vacated a $1.4 million judgment against the Navy for allegedly disclosing trade secrets on the design of a military craft to a rival. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the appellate court has ruled against United States Marine Inc. and Pascagoula-based VT Halter Marine Inc., ...

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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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USS Mississippi to be commissioned in June

GULFPORT — The USS Mississippi, a $2-billion submarine, will be commissioned in the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor in June, according to U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo. Palazzo, R-Miss., says the event is scheduled for June 2, 2012, with more details to be released later. Palazzo says having the commissioning in Mississippi is an achievement the whole state can be proud of. ...

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Navy shutting down Seabee battalion on Coast

GULFPORT — The Navy says a Seabee battalion in Gulfport will be shut down in September 2012 in a cost-cutting move. The battalion, commonly known as “The Magnificent 7,” is made up of about 600 Seabees — a number that makes up just over 10 percent of the Gulfport Seabee force. Battalion officials say some Seabees will be reassigned to ...

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Huntington Ingalls wins $697M destroyer contract

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. has been awarded a $697.6-million contract to build an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in Pascagoula. Low bidder Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, meanwhile, is being awarded a similar contract with an option to build a second ship. The Arleigh Burke-class ships are guided missile destroyers equipped with the Aegis weapons systems, and the multi-mission ...

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Work begins on new assault ship at Ingalls

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction on LPD 26, the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship. The Mississippi Press reports the vessel is named for U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who died in February 2010. Murtha also spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps. In April, the shipyard in Pascagoula was awarded a $1.5 billion final ...

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