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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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Feeding the Fleet on Thanksgiving by the Numbers

2017 Thanksgiving meal infographic

If you think it is stressful to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal for your family, try cooking for 324,000+ people – our Navy family of our Sailors who are protecting and defending America. Since we’re a forward Navy, many of our shipmates are away from their families this Thanksgiving, but they’ll …

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