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Arlington Sets Course with “Strength, Honor, Fortitude”

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Arlington (LPD 24) is positioned at its berth at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, March 22. Arlington was named for Arlington County, Va., and honors first responders and the 184 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Scott/Released)

The Navy commissioned the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Arlington (LPD 24), April 6, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, Va., and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the …

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Meet SSN 785 – The Navy’s 12th Virginia-Class Submarine

The keel for John Warner (SSN 785) will be laid March 16 at 11 a.m. EDT. Although John Warner is already under construction, the keel laying is the symbolic beginning of a ship’s construction. You can watch this ceremony live at www.livestream.com/usnavy.  This blog will help you prepare for the …

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USS Monitor: From 1861 to Now

An undated photo provided by Naval History and Heritage Command shows a drawing of USS Monitor. The Brooklyn-built Monitor made nautical history after being designed and assembled in 118 days, and then commissioned Feb. 25, 1862. Monitor fought in the first battle between two ironclads during an engagement against the Confederate navy ironclad CSS Virginia in the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862. The battle marked the first time iron-armored ships clashed in naval warfare and signaled the end of the era of wooden ships. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command/Released)

This Friday, the Navy will hold a graveside interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery for the remains of two unknown Sailors recovered from the USS Monitor shipwreck. The date of the interment honors Monitor’s role in the Battle of Hampton Roads 151 years ago. The battle marked the first time …

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21st Century Sailor and Marine – One Year Later

21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative

This blog post by Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan M. Garcia, provides an overview of the  Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative one year later. A year ago we launched the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative to maximize Sailor and …

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