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Navy 311: Ready to Help Sailors Answer Any Question, Any Time, Anywhere

Whether you’re at sea, in port, on duty or on liberty, NAVY 311 is your single point of entry to access help desk support across the Navy – and no topic is off limits. 1-855-NAVY-311 (1-855-628-9311) How does Navy 311 help Sailors? Have a question? Then call Navy 311. It’s that simple. Navy …

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From Medical Residency to Naval Operational Medicine

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Palms sweating, heart beating fast, orders in hand, I stepped onto the brow of the mighty warship. “You must be the new SMO?” remarked the Officer of the Deck, rendering a crisp salute. Returning the salute I said, “Yes, my name is Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, and I’m the …

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Midshipmen Ready for Ship Selection Night

Every year seniors at the U.S. Naval Academy come together for a ceremony known as Ship Selection Night. The ceremony marks a major milestone for the soon-to-be surface warfare officers, as they choose the ships where they will first serve once joining the fleet after graduation. The Midshipmen get to choose in order of …

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Gerald R. Ford Reaches Key Milestone

130126-N-ZZ999-001 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress today as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

  By Rear Adm. Tom Moore, Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers Today we celebrate a milestone in the construction of the Navy’s next generation aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The island is among the last of 160 total superlifts, and as it is landed on the …

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