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Navy Talks the Way Forward for LCS Acquisition, Development

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) demonstrates its maneuvering capabilities in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, July 18, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

Today, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Sean Stackley and Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, director of Navy Staff and chair of the Littoral Combat Ship Council, testified to the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee on LCS acquisition and development challenges in conjunction with the release of a Government Accountability …

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Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Deployment

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the ship departs for a scheduled deployment from Norfolk, Va., May 21, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group deployment. The carrier strike group is scheduled to deploy July 22 for an eight- to nine-month deployment in support of 5th and 6th Fleet operations. Due to technical issues, we are unable to carry the broadcast live and …

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LCS OPNAV Review: Executive Summary

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is underway off the coast of Malaysia during a divisional tactics drill as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Malaysia 2013, June 20. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Matthew Olay/Released

In January 2012, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations directed that there be an assessment and review of the Navy’s readiness to receive, employ and deploy the littoral combat ship. This document provides a summary of the effort that went into that review.  As a reminder, this report is more …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: July 19, 2013

Recruit Division 191 enters the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at the beginning of a pass-in-review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command.

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs. Read how Recruit Training Command transforms civilians …

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100th Birthday of CVN 78 Namesake Recognized

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers Sunday, July 14th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald R. Ford, 38th president of the United States. This was an important historical milestone for the country because of President Ford’s exceptional legacy of service, but also an important …

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Navy Expands Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives

Navy leaders announced their newest sexual assault prevention initiatives Thursday in a NAVADMIN and a policy letter designed to continue the fleet-wide comprehensive battle against this crime. Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations made the announcement in NAVADMIN 181/13 that outlined additional fleet initiatives from the San Diego fleet …

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MUOS Satellite Improves Communications for U.S. Forces on the Move

An artist rendering of a U.S. Navy Mobile User Objective System satellite in space. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

By Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers Commander,U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. TENTH Fleet  The Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite is scheduled to be launched July 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida.     MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical communications system designed to improve communications for U.S. forces …

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