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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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Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration

Grace Hopper and USS Hopper

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific During last month’s historic first visit of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson spoke about his father, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who was 15 years old at the …

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Navy Week Celebrated in San Antonio

Beginning with a kickoff event at the Alamo, the first of 14 scheduled Navy Weeks held across the country, kicked off in San Antonio, Texas, to help celebrate the city’s Tricentennial. Navy Week San Antonio ran Feb. 19 through 25, bringing a variety of events, equipment, and personnel to the …

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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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USS O’Kane Crosses into 2018

Lt. j.g. Steve Naylor

At the time this blog is posted, most people in the United States are busy readying themselves for a well-deserved evening of revelry ringing in the New Year. They are free to do so, in large part, because of our Sailors around the world. Lt. j.g. Steve Naylor of Waterbury, …

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