News and Updates Archive

114th Congress: 2015-2016


January 2015



NESDIS Newsletter- January 2015

The NESDIS Newsletter- January 2015 [PDF], provides an update on the operations, key data sets, messages, activites, and programs for NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service.


Mississippi Delegation Staff Attend Change of Command Ceremony for NOAA Ship Pisces

On January 22, staff for Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) joined Rear Admiral (two star) David Score, Director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, at the Change of Command Ceremony for the NOAA Ship Pisces in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Senator Cochran also sent a letter of greeting that was read during the ceremony.


NOAA Fleet Update - January 2015

The NOAA Fleet Update - January 2015 [PDF] provides the status of NOAA’s fleet of ships and aircraft, which play a critical role in the collection of oceanographic, atmospheric, hydrographic, and fisheries data. NOAA’s current fleet of 16 ships – the largest civilian research and survey fleet in the world – and nine aircraft, are operated, managed, and maintained by NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO). OMAO includes civilians, mariners, and officers of the United States NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps), one of the nation’s seven Uniformed Services.
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Re-winging of N42RF is scheduled to commence in March 2015 and finish in May 2016.

Re-wing Kit Consists of:
-Outer Wing Assembly (OWA)
-Center Wing Box (CWB)
-Horizontal Stabilizer (Hstab)