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USS Michael Murphy the Protector

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Lt. Michael P. Murphy, namesake of our USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), was tough – physically, mentally and morally. From an early age he was known as “the Protector.” He looked out for others, whether …

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Promoting a Healthy Fleet

A conversation with registered dietitian LT Pam Gregory about Registered Dietitian Support to Operational Forces LTJG PHILLIPS – Welcome to the Sailor to Sailor podcast. I’m LTJG Stuart Phillips, for the Chief of Naval Personnel. Today we’ll be talking about Registered Dietitian Support to Operational Forces, an initiative that promotes …

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A Message From Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith

Shipmates, At the request of the Chief of Naval Operations, I have now temporarily assumed the duties of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. I’m humbled to have been chosen to take on the important charge of maintaining the form and function of the office until the CNO can …

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Let RIMPAC 2018 Be ‘Our Finest Hour’

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific The Rim of the Pacific Exercise is the world’s largest maritime exercise. It happens right on our doorstep once every two years. The Navy’s 26th RIMPAC starts here next week, hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific …

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Past, Present and Future Links with Spain

By Adm. James G. Foggo III Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa A young, tenacious immigrant and mariner from Spain arrived on our shores before we were a country. He joined the revolutionary cause as a naval officer in the South Carolina …

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Keep the Feedback Coming!

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations Like many, I was pleased to read NAVADMIN 065/18, which addresses aviation retention bonuses and incentive pay. Chief of Naval Personnel and his team have been working hard on this issue for months. Perhaps more than any other office, that team …

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