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220419-N-LX838-1084 NEW ORLEANS (April 19, 2022) Rear Adm. Ronald J. Piret, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, gives Mayor LaToya Cantrell a gift at Gallier Hall during a welcoming ceremony as part of Navy Week New Orleans festivities. Navy Weeks are desinged to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Edgar)

[Pictured: Meteorology and Oceanography Department aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth (Ro8) ]Stennis Space Center, Miss. —— A common practice amongst militaries of allying countries are personnel exchanges, where service-members of respective countries participate in different military cultures and observe varying defense operations. Slidell, Louisiana-native, U.S. Navy Aerographer’s Mate Chief (AGC) David Bernhard joined the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy aboard one of its aircraft carriers—the HMS Queen Elizabeth (Ro8).With over 20-years enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and a novel of sea stories that follow, Bernhard recounted his time aboard the Queen Elizabeth (QE) with the British, and here is what he had to say.

The Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) enables Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training with live and synthetic systems around the globe. The Navy recently utilized NCTE during the Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021 to execute LVC events with forces from across the United States Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. The above graph show how the program communicates using networks, simulations, simulation routing equipment, data translation devices and live training range systems used to create a realistic LVC training environment. (Graphic created by Ron Keter)

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16-18) — During AFCEA-USNI WEST 2022, Michael Bendzlowicz, Deputy of Operations, discusses how Naval Oceanography uses the Remote Environmental Measuring Units (REMUS) class of UUVs: the REMUS 100; REMUS 600 (LBS-AUV program); REMUS 2500; and REMUS 6000, all man-portable, programmable vehicles that can perform independent operations from a shore, host platform and capable of diving meters below the surface, annotated after its title. (Ex: REMUS 600 dives 600 meters). AFCEA-USNI WEST is a premier conference and gathering of the latest, cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art capabilities that support sea service operations. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command directs and oversees more than 2,500 globally-distributed military and civilian personnel who collect, process and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to make better decisions faster than the adversary.

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