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_Michael Fabey

_Michael Fabey
Osprey Makes First Landing On U.S. Navy Amphib Command Ship 
LCC 20 USS Mount Whitney, the U.S. 6th Fleet’s flagship, became the first amphibious command ship to have an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor land on its flight deck earlier this month.
U.S. Navy Acquisition Chief: Stick With Cost-Plus If Risk Is High 

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite a growing Pentagon movement toward fixed-price contracts to keep a lid on costs, U.S. Navy contracting officers should look to cost-plus contracts if there is a greater element of risk, says Sean Stackley, assistant Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition.

California Enlists U.S. Navy Seahawks To Fight Fires 

Six flight crews from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC)-3 provided support to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to help fight wildfires throughout San Diego County this month.
At the request of Cal Fire, the six specially-equipped MH-60S, or Sierra, Seahawks are supporting firefighting efforts in the vicinity of USMC Camp Pendleton, Calif., by conducting aerial water drops.

U.S. Navy Sees Lift In Rotary-Wing Operations 

BATH, MAINE — While the current fiscal 2015 Pentagon budget proposal includes plans to cut future buys for Sikorsky MH-60 helicopters and Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout UAVs, the U.S. Navy is continuing to build and train for future operations using both, especially in tandem, off its surface-fleet ships.

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