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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Coral Sea, Pacific Ocean

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. …

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Your Navy TODAY – Philippines Sea, Italy, Atlantic Ocean

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Arrested Landing

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10, 2013. The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

Below is a photo for the history books. It shows a tailless, unmanned autonomous aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier. It’s a first for the Navy.  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Wednesday’s milestone on Twitter. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completed the arrested landing on the flight …

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CVN 78: A True Leap Ahead for the Navy and Naval Aviation

A design rendering of the nuclear-powered, aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Gerald R. Ford is the first in a class of new carriers to be built by Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo illustration courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding/Released)

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers As program executive officer for aircraft carriers, I am responsible for the design, new construction, maintenance, refueling and inactivation of our Nation’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. This year has been an exciting and rewarding year for aircraft carriers. In December 2012, …

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YOUR Navy Today – Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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