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Fleet Week New York City 2017


New York City’s time-honored celebration of the sea services concluded May 30 as USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed the Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 after participating in Fleet Week New York. Facebook Underway! Shift colors!Earlier today, USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) and other Fleet Week New York ships departed after participating …

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Faces of the Fleet: 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor attacks

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivors greet a child during the 75th Commemoration event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)

The 75th commemoration of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and other U.S. military facilities on Oahu was an opportunity for us to honor the courage, service and sacrifice of the U.S. military personnel present during the attacks. Thank you for your toughness, accountability, integrity and initiative that you demonstrated on Dec. 7th, 1941, …

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U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

KAIKOURA, New Zealand (Nov. 18, 2016) Cmdr. Timothy LaBenz (right) commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102), and Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray survey the damage to local infrastructure in a MH-60R Sea Hawk from the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 73, attached to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Jackson/Released)

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) supported earthquake recovery efforts there at the request of the New Zealand government. USS Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it …

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USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Joins the U.S. Navy’s Fleet

Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.

Our newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet when it was commissioned into active service Oct. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.   “On behalf of the U.S. Naval Surface Force, I proudly accept ownership of the Navy’s newest ship to the fleet.” – Vice Adm. …

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