Commemorations & Celebrations Archive

  • By Capt. Ronald Ravelo Commanding Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln This Veterans Day, we take time to honor our men and women who have served in our armed forces in the […]

    USS Abraham Lincoln Turns 25 on Veterans Day

    By Capt. Ronald Ravelo Commanding Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln This Veterans Day, we take time to honor our men and women who have served in our armed forces in the […]

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  • USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) returned to her homeport Oct. 31 after an 8 month deployment to the 5th and 6th areas of responsibility.

    USS Mesa Verde’s Homecoming

    USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) returned to her homeport Oct. 31 after an 8 month deployment to the 5th and 6th areas of responsibility.

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  • The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 31 as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group following a deployment to support […]

    USS Bataan Homecoming

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 31 as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group following a deployment to support […]

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  • By Rear Admiral Paul Becker Director for Intelligence Joint Chiefs of Staff Monday marked the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday. From its humble beginning with just six frigates, it’s become the most dominant […]

    NYC’s Connection to Navy’s Birthday

    By Rear Admiral Paul Becker Director for Intelligence Joint Chiefs of Staff Monday marked the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday. From its humble beginning with just six frigates, it’s become the most dominant […]

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  • By U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs Today marks the official founding of the U.S. Naval Academy.  169 years ago, Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft secured 10 acres of land […]

    169 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy: Proud Past…Bright Future

    By U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs Today marks the official founding of the U.S. Naval Academy.  169 years ago, Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft secured 10 acres of land […]

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  • Since 1775, we have served as America’s Away Team, protecting and defending our great nation on the world’s oceans. For 239 years, our ships have been sailing the seas, making our […]

    Go Navy, it’s Your Birthday!

    Since 1775, we have served as America’s Away Team, protecting and defending our great nation on the world’s oceans. For 239 years, our ships have been sailing the seas, making our […]

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  • Shipmates and Navy Families,Many Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and patriotic displays of red, white and blue, just as the founding fathers commemorated the Fourth of July at the […]

    MCPON’s Fourth of July Message

    Shipmates and Navy Families,Many Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and patriotic displays of red, white and blue, just as the founding fathers commemorated the Fourth of July at the […]

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  • By Jim George Combat Logistics Force Program Manager, Military Sealift Command On this day in 1917, USS Maumee (AO 2) made history when she became the first ship to refuel another […]

    Navy Underway Replenishments Past and Present

    By Jim George Combat Logistics Force Program Manager, Military Sealift Command On this day in 1917, USS Maumee (AO 2) made history when she became the first ship to refuel another […]

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  • For many people, Memorial Day means family, barbecues and pool openings. The true meaning, however, is far bigger and deserves more than one day. For deployed Sailors aboard many of […]

    Navy’s Remembrance Through Forward Presence

    For many people, Memorial Day means family, barbecues and pool openings. The true meaning, however, is far bigger and deserves more than one day. For deployed Sailors aboard many of […]

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  • Shipmates, Navy families and friends, This weekend we will reflect on our Navy history and core values with great pride. We often hear the words, “Freedom is not free.” We […]

    MCPON’s 2014 Memorial Day Message

    Shipmates, Navy families and friends, This weekend we will reflect on our Navy history and core values with great pride. We often hear the words, “Freedom is not free.” We […]

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