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Special Report: Hurricane Florence

Satellite image of Hurricane Florence before coming ashore.

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, Sept. 14, as a Category 1 storm with significant flooding forecasted. Prior to the storm’s arrival, the Department of Defense proactively positioned forces across the full spectrum of DoD capabilities at every level – by air, by sea and by land – to respond …

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Charge Letter from MCPON Smith

I wish I could write every Chief Petty Officer Selectee your own personal charge letter. It would give me great joy to meet all 4,700 of you – look you in the eye, shake your hand and welcome you into our Mess. Since I am unable to do that, please …

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We Serve. We Remember 9/11.

Never forget

Never forget! Today and every day, we remember Sept. 11, 2001 – especially our shipmates who are serving aboard three U.S. Navy ships dedicated and named after the locations where the 9/11 attacks occurred:   🇺🇸  USS New York (LPD 21), named in honor of the City of New York where …

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USS Indiana (SSN 789) Commissioning

The official crest of the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789). (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

The newest Virginia-class attack submarine, USS Indiana (SSN 789), will be commissioned at Port Canaveral, Florida, Sept. 29, 2018. It will be the 16th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet. As the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, the submarine can operate in both littoral and …

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