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UCAS-D Soars to Success

The following post was written by LCDR Kevin “LAMB” Watkins, X-47B Department Head, Government Flight Test Director – UCAS-D. Today some members from our Unmanned Combat Air System CV Demonstration (UCAS-D) Integrated Test Team (ITT) are in Seattle, Wash. receiving the James S. McDonnell award for Outstanding Achievements in Flight …

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Navy Drops Anchor in Indianapolis for Navy Week

Coinciding with the Indiana State Fair, Navy Week Indianapolis, Aug. 7-13, included a week-long series of engagements which brought America’s Navy closer to the people it protects. The U.S. Navy Week program serves as our principal outreach effort into the areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.  The …

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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The U.S. Navy’s “Last” Ships

By Sandy Gall Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division We talk a lot about Navy’s firsts (humble brag – we’ve had a LOT) but with the premiere of The Last Ship coming up, we thought we take a different approach.  Today, we’re paying homage to Navy’s “lasts!” …

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Faces of the Fleet

Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Mbalu Fornah, attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), mans the rails as the ship arrives in Zhanjiang.

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet an“Faces of the Fleet” …

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The Iwo Jima Legacy Lives

U.S. troops near Coast Guard and Navy landing craft unload supplies to the blackened sands of Iwo Jima, a few hours after the Marines had wrested their foothold on the vital island, March 1945. (Department of Defense photo)

By Captain Dana Gordon Commanding Officer, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) As executive officer and now commanding officer of USS Iwo Jima, I have always been very proud and honored to serve aboard a ship with such a powerful namesake. February 19th until March 26th marks the 70th anniversary of …

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