US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport

first_img View post tag: Transport US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport View post tag: Navy Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside for the first time at her homeport in San Diego during a homecoming ceremony Nov. 21.The Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock completed her maiden voyage from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. where she departed Oct. 30. The departure completed nearly six years of construction when fabrication kicked off in January 2007.Fire Controlman 1st Class Michael Keller was among the first crew members to report to Anchorage while she was under construction, arriving in Avondale more than a year-and-a-half ago. “The entire process was amazing to witness and be a part of,” said Keller, who hails from San Diego. “When I got to Anchorage, she wasn’t even painted. There were wires everywhere, scaffolds, and decks were bare metal. The relationship we built with both the shipbuilders and each other really brought this ship to life. I know as the first crew members, we’ll be proud to leave behind a legacy that will endure throughout the entirety of Anchorage’s history.”Anchorage’s crew will spend the next few months working on certifications and completing installation of non-essential ship systems prior to sailing to her namesake Anchorage, Alaska where she will be commissioned in May.“We are excited to be reunited with our families,” said Capt. Brian J. Quin, Anchorage’s commanding officer. “It’s been a rewarding journey, but we’re not done yet. We look forward to the next round of testing and our voyage to Alaska. The community in Anchorage has already welcomed us with open arms and we will work even harder to live up to the rich diversity and tradition present in the ship’s namesake municipality.”Anchorage is the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. She was delivered to the U.S. Navy Sept. 17. The ship is the second ship to be named for the city.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 26, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Her View post tag: Homeport November 26, 2012 Industry news View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Dock View post tag: newest View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more

Southern Comfort Musical Will Play Public Theater

first_imgTransformative tuner Southern Comfort has been added to the Public Theater’s 2015-16 downtown season. Directed by Thomas Caruso, the off-Broadway production will feature a book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and is scheduled to begin previews on February 23, 2016. Opening night is set for March 7 and the show will play a limited engagement through March 27 in the Public’s Anspacher Theater.In casting the musical, the Public wants to meet with actors and singers who identify as transgender; contact details are below. The complete company will be announced later.Based on Kate Davis’ 2001 Sundance Award-winning documentary and conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Caruso, Southern Comfort tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.  Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award, the folk and bluegrass-inspired musical is a celebration of redefining family and choosing love over every obstacle.The production will feature scenic design by James J. Fenton, costume design by Patricia E. Doherty, lighting design by Ed McCarthy, sound design by Andrew Keister and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak.Any transgender artists interested in being considered should email [email protected] with a picture and resume or bio, along with any video/audio performance samples, if available. Artists can also mail hard copy submissions/performance samples to: Casting/The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10003; Attention: Southern Comfort. Related Shows View Comments Southern Comfort Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016last_img read more

Players must raise game – Anichebe

first_img “We’ve had some good results against top teams, but the next couple of games against teams around us are the games that are important for us. “They’re the games we need to start picking up points from.” Albion have not kept a clean sheet since January 1, and the 25-year-old Nigerian added: “The most important thing is we need to be really hard to beat. “It doesn’t matter about scoring one, two or three goals. “The most important thing is keeping a clean sheet and being hard to beat then try to nick a goal or give our players the chance to do something special.” With 10 fixtures left to go this season, the Baggies are currently 17th in the Barclays Premier League and separated from the relegation zone by goal difference alone. They have not won any of their seven matches under Mel following his appointment in January and reports have suggested the Spaniard’s job is under threat. Anichebe is in no doubt that things need to change – but on the pitch, in terms of the players’ performance. “We’re in a serious position and we need to pull our socks up and get some points,” Anichebe, quoted by West Brom’s official website, said. “The next game (Saturday’s trip to Swansea) we need to improve and all of us know that. “It’s down to us as players to go out there and play as well as we can. “It’s not all down to the head coach. We, as players, need to go out and do well for the team and the supporters. “Whatever team the head coach puts out, we’re the ones who step over the line and we need to work hard and fight.” West Brom’s last outing saw them beaten 3-0 at The Hawthorns by Manchester United on Saturday. After Swansea, they face Hull and Norwich away, either side of hosting Cardiff. Anichebe said: “We can’t be too down about last Saturday because we’re not going to play Manchester United every week. West Brom forward Victor Anichebe has emphasised the urgent need for him and his Albion team-mates to up their game, stressing that head coach Pepe Mel cannot take all the blame for the club’s current predicament. Press Associationlast_img read more