US Navy carrier strike group starts South China Sea patrol

first_img Share this article View post tag: USS Carl Vinson US Navy carrier strike group starts South China Sea patrol View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: South China Sea U.S Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and the attached carrier strike group entered the South China Sea and started patrols in the disputed region, the U.S. Navy announced on February.The start of “routine operations” comes a week after Beijing warned the U.S. not to challenge China’s sovereignty in the South China Sea.What is more, according to media reports, China is considering maritime law changes that could possibly require foreign ships to obtain China’s permission to enter its waters. Additionally, submarines would likely have to surface while transiting Chinese waters.Prior to starting the patrol, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), together with guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, trained off the islands of Hawaii and Guam to maintain and improve their readiness and develop cohesion as a strike group.The strike group recently enjoyed a port visit to Guam and after departing the Marianas, conducted operations in the Philippine Sea.Vinson last deployed to the Western-Pacific in 2015 and conducted a bilateral exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force in the South China Sea. Vinson first operated in the South China Sea in 1983 and in total, has operated there during 16 previous deployments over its 35 year history.“The training completed over the past few weeks has really brought the team together and improved our effectiveness and readiness as a strike group,” said Rear Adm. James Kilby, commander, CSG 1. “We are looking forward to demonstrating those capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our allies, partners and friends in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.”While deployed, the Carl Vinson CSG will remain under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control, including beyond the international dateline, which previously divided operational areas of responsibility for 3rd and 7th Fleets. Third Fleet operating forward offers additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander by leveraging the capabilities of 3rd and 7th Fleets. This operational concept allows both numbered fleets to complement one another and provide the foundation of stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy carrier strike group starts South China Sea patrol February 19, 2017last_img read more

Mack Molding Wins 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award

first_imgAbout Mack MoldingMack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates seven facilities throughout the eastern United States. For more news and information about the applications and services of Mack Molding Co., go to www.mack.com(link is external). Click on this link for a corporate overview — http://www.mack.com/resource/Corporate%20Overview.pdf(link is external) Mack will be honored at a ceremony in June along with a list of other winners that reads like a directory of Who s Who in Manufacturing, including Alcoa, BigBelly Solar, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caterpillar, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Emerson, Genentech, General Mills, L Oreal, Pfizer, Pratt & Whitney, and Toshiba, to mention a few. The projects that enabled these companies to become PM100 winners reflect great creativity and inventiveness, a determined willingness to take risk, and an enduring resilience to continually improve every aspect of their business, says David Brousell, editor-in-chief of Managing Automation Media. These companies are leading the way to a better future for all industry. #   #   #   #   #center_img Mack Group,Mack Molding Co. has been named a winner of Managing Automation Media s prestigious 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award for its recently completed Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Project, which affected all three Vermont plants.The comprehensive lighting project, a $450,000 investment, called for the installation of more than 2,100 high-intensity fluorescent light fixtures that increased light levels throughout the three plants and eliminated hot spots and shadows. From an energy-efficiency perspective, the initiative is expected to save over 1.7 million kWh per year of electricity, the equivalent of taking 167 cars off the road or powering nearly 300 Vermont homes. It is one of the 10 largest energy-saving projects completed by a Vermont company in partnership with Efficiency Vermont, the state s energy efficiency services provider. Receiving this award recognizes our commitment to innovation and the use of advanced technology, and validates that we are on the right track with our mission and business strategies, says Jeff Somple, president of Mack Molding s Northern Operations. Even in these tough economic times, Mack will continue to make intelligent investments in our future.last_img read more

#Donkomi: Yaw Yeboah leaves Celta Vigo

first_imgFormer Ghana youth midfielder Yaw Yeboah has has left La Liga club Celta Vigo.Yeboah joined the Sky Blue lads on loan with the option to purchase from Segunda Division side Numancia last summer.The 23-year-old failed to break into the side’s first team despite being touted a bright talent by coach Oscar Garcia.He however managed to clock 20 games under his belt and scored 5 goals in the side’s second team.The midfielder’s contract at the Balaidos expired on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, but the club have forfeited their obligation to sign him permanently.He joined the club from Manchester City last summer after successive loans at Lille in France, Dutch side FC Twente and Real Oviedo in Spain.Yeboah was on the books of Ghanaian club Right to Dream Academy before moving abroad.The attacker was selected in Ghana’s provisional roster for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt but failed to make the final 23-man squad for the tournament.last_img read more