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Preble Legacy: Sustained Forward Presence

PEARL HARBOR: The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) prepares to moor at its new homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Preble replaced the guided-missile frigate Reuben James (FFG 57), which was decommissioned July 18, 2013.

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific USS Preble (DDG 88) is one of our Hawaii-based warships now forward deployed to the Indo-Pacific. Like our other surface warships homeported in Pearl Harbor, Sailors aboard Preble demonstrate integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness. On …

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2017 in the U.S. Navy

For America’s Navy, 2017 was a story of maritime superiority, Sailor resiliency, as well as global assistance and partnership. It’s a story that included the commissioning of a new class of aircraft carriers – the Ford class led by USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Sailors’ making the ultimate sacrifice …

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10 Things to know about U.S. Navy Chiefs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2016) Fiscal Year 2017 chief petty officers stand at attention during a chief pinning ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)

Effectively running and fighting a warship relies on bridging the gap between officers and enlisted personnel. It was from this need that the creation of the rank of chief petty officer was born. The chief petty officer as it is recognized today was officially established April 1, 1893. Armed with official …

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