USS Carl Vinson departs Guam

first_img USS Carl Vinson departs Guam The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 departed Guam after a scheduled four-day port visit, February 14.While in Guam, Carl Vinson sailors hosted distinguished visitors, toured local sites, and participated in community relations projects with various charitable organizations on the island.Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, Rear Adm. James Kilby said the port visit was a welcome opportunity for sailors to recharge after weeks of constant training.“A few weeks before we came to Guam, we were able to conduct training as we pushed further west, which was very valuable for the entire strike group,” said Kilby. “After five weeks of work at sea, sailors were able to see Guam, experience the rich culture, and really get re-energized. Everyone here in Guam has been so inviting and gracious. We are fortunate to have come here.”While the visit was important to Carl Vinson sailors, the port call was also important to the people of Guam.Jeff Jones, chairman of the armed forces committee for the Guam Chamber of Commerce, said sailors provide an economic boost for the island.“It has been fantastic having the sailors here for many reasons,” said Jones. “From an economic standpoint, it is a great boost to our economy to have 5,000 sailors participating in water sports, dining at the restaurants, and staying in the hotels.”Jones said in addition to the economic impact, Carl Vinson’s visit is a way to strengthen the historic ties between Guam and the U.S. Navy.“Guam has a long history of supporting the military, especially the Navy,” said Jones. “I think it is great for the island to be able to see the carrier in the harbor and continue to build on the great relationship Guam has with the Navy.”Carl Vinson has deployed to the region several times, starting with a deployment to the western Pacific in 1983 one year after commissioning. Most recently in 2015, Carl Vinson conducted port visits and exercises with regional navies in the South China Sea. View post tag: USS Carl Vinson February 15, 2017 View post tag: Naval Base Guam Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson departs Guam View post tag: US Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

NCUA grants, loans available to LICUs for COVID-19 response

first_imgFederally insured, low-income-designated credit unions can request grants and loans from NCUA to assist members, businesses, and communities experiencing economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible credit unions may apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Response grants or loans now through May 22 using the NCUA’s CyberGrants portal.Loans have a maximum award of $250,000 and will mature in three years. There will be no interest rate applied to loans awarded under this initiative throughout the full term of the loan.All loans must be repaid to the NCUA regardless of how they are accounted for by the credit union. The entire principal is due at maturity. There is no penalty for principal prepayment. Principal prepayments may be made as often as monthly.Grants, with a maximum award of $10,000, will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the open application period. Minority depository institutions and credit unions with less than $100 million in assets will receive priority. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Unbeaten Eagles Third and Fifth in B

first_imgELLSWORTH — In a pair of 4-1 wins over John Bapst on Tuesday, Reese, Keefe and the doubles duos of Toothaker-Small and Harding-Albee were winners, with Spencer Small falling to Bobtom Flynn 8-3 at first singles for the boys.Grant, Winkleman, Wadman-Maloney and White-Lewis prevailed for the girls, with John Bapst’s Ashley Gale edging Harding 8-6 at second singles.In matches played through Saturday, the Ellsworth boys were ranked fifth, while the Ellsworth girls were third, in Eastern Maine Class B. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Egypt win shootout to reach Africa Cup of Nations final

first_imgEGYPT reached the Africa Cup of Nations final after beating Burkina Faso 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw.Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary proved Egypt’s hero, saving Bertrand Traore’s spot-kick to secure victory.In normal time Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Egypt when he curled a superb shot into the top left corner.Burkina Faso became the first side to score against Egypt this tournament when Aristide Bance chested down Charles Kabore’s cross and volleyed in.The Burkinabe, who were the more adventurous and ambitious side throughout normal play, took an immediate advantage in the shootout.Goalkeeper Herve Koffi, only 20 years old, magnificently pushed Abdallah El Said’s spot-kick on to the post.But he later tasted despair when he stepped up to take his side’s fourth penalty and was unable to beat El Hadary – who at 24 years his senior is the oldest Nations Cup player in history.El Hadary’s experience – he now has a chance to win his fifth African title – proved vital as he then saved Bertrand Traore’s effort to send Burkina Faso home.It was a dramatic end to a game that was cagey, thanks to Egypt’s predominately defensive approach which had served them well and meant they had not leaked a goal going into the match.Two moments of excellent football provided the breakthroughs for the teams – Salah’s curling opener was sublime as was the chest control and volley from Bance that restored parity.Otherwise the football was not quite of the highest standard, with Koffi largely a bystander.While El Hadary was called on more often, he was relatively comfortable in keeping out shots from Prejuce Nakoulma and Banou Diawara.Egypt’s victory continues their remarkable success rate in Nations Cup semi-finals. They have now won their last six.In clinching victory in Libreville they equal Ghana’s record of appearing in eight finals.And if on Sunday they beat the winner of today’s semi-final between Cameroon and Ghana, Egypt will extend their own record as the most successful Nations Cup side with an eighth title. (BBC Sport)last_img read more