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7th Fleet’s 75th Anniversary

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2017) The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups transit the Western Pacific with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The strike groups were underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Rivera/Released)

By Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet U.S. 7th Fleet was established by a single naval message with the effective date of March 15, 1943. And now, 75 years later, we are the U.S. Navy’s largest fleet in the Indo-Pacific. We continue to be defined by our forward-deployed …

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My Navy Chief Taught Me …

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 13, 2012) Chief Boatswain's Mate Sorrells Claiborne, left, teaches Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Charlesa Anderson how to signal while training her as a rig captain aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

April 1 marks 124 years of deckplate leadership by our Navy chiefs. Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer in 1893. As we approached the birthday of the Navy chief, we asked our Facebook fans what their chief taught them about integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness. Below …

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