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USS Anchorage Joins the Fleet

Introduction by Maj. Gen. Timothy C. Hanifen, U.S. Marine Corps: This weekend, as director of Expeditionary Warfare, I will attend the commissioning of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as we welcome the newest warship to our fleet, with the motto of “Nil Fato Relinquemus,” translated in English …

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Operation Praying Mantis – 25 Years Later

Just before 5 p.m. on April 14, 1988, the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) struck an Iranian M-08 naval mine while participating in Operation Earnest Will in the central Arabian Gulf.   The explosion blew a 21-foot hole in the side of the ship and nearly sank it. After the crew saved the ship and Roberts was towed …

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” takes a look at YOUR Navy operating forward. These images represent the greatest Sailors in the greatest Navy in the world leading from the deck plates, and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! Hooyah, Navy!   What’s your …

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Navy to Commission USS Arlington (LPD 24)

Today, the Navy will commission its newest landing transport dock ship, USS Arlington (LPD 24). The event will be streamed live at 12:30 p.m. EDT on the Navy’s Livetream channel. Arlington honors the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001, as …

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