August 22nd, 2016

James Zumwalt is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The son of the late Navy Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., he’s also a best-selling author, speaker and business executive. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. On Jan. 2,

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The Navy’s Stealthy DDG 1000 Begins “Acceptance Trials”

April 22nd, 2016

By Kris Osborn The Navy’s new stealthy destroyer will have new weapons, radar, sensors, on-board power and mine-detecting sonar technology. The Navy’s new stealthy high-tech destroyer has begun “Acceptance Trials” to assess, refine and further develop its many technologies including navigation, propulsion, auxiliary systems, fire protection and damage control capabilities, service officials said. The ship,

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Navy’s new stealthly Zumwalt rescues stricken fisherman off Maine coast

December 14th, 2015

The U.S. Navy’s brand new $4.3 billion stealth destroyer, the Zumwalt, came to the rescue of a fisherman suffering chest pains early Saturday off the coast of Maine. It was only Monday that the Zumwalt, the largest destroyer ever built for the Navy, headed out to sea for the first time. Coast Guard officials reported

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NEWS | Delays in Zumwalt Destroyer Program Hamper Production of DDG-51s at Bath Iron Works

July 15th, 2015

By:  Sam LaGrone Delays in the construction of the first two of three next-generation Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) guided missile destroyers at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard are partially to blame for slowing work on two Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) destroyers being built at the Maine yard, USNI News has learned. Several sources told USNI News

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GUEST POST | Honoring Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and Remembering the Service Connected Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma That Killed Him

July 13th, 2015

by Roger Worthington: Mesothelioma, as we know, does not respect fame, fortune, fitness, beauty or power.  It has taken down movie stars (Steve McQueen), athletes (Merlin Olsen), artists (Warren Zevon), politicians (Bruce Vento), and warriors, such as Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. Back in the late 1990s, when I helped launch the first-ever meso medical research  foundation (MARF), 

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NEWS | Navy Will Test its Electromagnetic Rail Gun aboard DDG 1000

April 19th, 2015
NEWS | Navy Will Test its Electromagnetic Rail Gun aboard DDG 1000

The Navy is evaluating whether to mount its new Electromagnetic Rail Gun weapon aboard the high-tech DDG 1000 destroyer by the mid-2020s, service officials said. The DDG 1000’s Integrated Power System provides a large amount of on board electricity sufficient to accommodate the weapon, Capt. Mike Ziv, Program Manager for Directed Energy and Electric Weapon Systems, told reporters at

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Admiral Zumwalt’s Legacy, Spirit Carries Through Today’s Navy

January 5th, 2015

By Capt. James “T” Kirk, Commanding Officer, Pre-Commissioning Unit ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) On January 2, 2000, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, died at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. On this date 15 years ago, we lost a great man whose legacy and spirit still serve as the backbone of

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NEWS | Articles about the christening of the USS Zumwalt

April 21st, 2014

 For those interested in reading about the April 12, 2014 christening of USS ZUMWALT, please visit the following links:   Navy Chaplains and the Naval Tradition of Christening Ships (The Chaplain Corps has a special link to Admiral Zumwalt. He personally commissioned the first female chaplain in the entire Armed Forces, LTJG Diana Pohlman, on July

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The Namesake of the USS Zumwalt

April 15th, 2014

These videos were prepared by the U.S. Navy at the request of the USS ZUMWALT’s Prospective Commanding Officer, Captain James Kirk. Long Version: The purpose of the longer video is to educate the ship’s crew about their ship’s namesake, hopefully instilling in each crew member an understanding of the importance in continuing his legacy by

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Link for streaming video of the USS Zumwalt christening on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00AM Eastern

April 7th, 2014

For those of you who cannot attend the christening of the USS Zumwalt on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00AM Eastern:   Below is a link to watch streaming video of the event. The web cast link will be active 1/2 hour before the ceremony begins. At 10:30am Eastern a video of the Sponsors dinner and the DDG 1000 Construction

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