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Navy Amphibious Ready Groups Capable, Necessary

This blog post was written by Navy Capt. Humberto L. Quintanilla II, Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Five, embarked aboard the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group departed Nov. 14 for a seven-month deployment.  Ahoy to all! As commodore for PHIBRON …

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Navy Full Speed Ahead with ‘Green Fleet’

This blog is being written as the Navy is conducting its final maritime alternative fuel test with Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 91 in Panama City, Fla., today, which achieved the Navy’s fastest maritime surface craft speed on algal fuel blend. This [LCAC] demonstration directly supported the secretary of the …

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Naval Base San Diego: A Global Force for Green

The following post was written by Capt. Winton Smith, Commanding Officer, Naval Base San Diego. I just got back to my hotel in D.C. after receiving an award from Chairperson of Whitehouse Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley, for Naval Base San Diego’s efforts in environmental stewardship! Along with being …

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Investing in Advanced Biofuels to Create Jobs

The following post was written by Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, and first appeared on the White House blog on August 17, 2011. Yesterday, President Obama announced that our Departments will jointly invest $510 million over the next three years to develop the …

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TOP 10: Navy Stories of 2010

In 2010, the Navy News Service staff published nearly 6,000 stories on Navy.mil with subjects ranging from women serving aboard submarines to Navy green energy initiatives to global exercises to humanitarian relief in Pakistan and Haiti. Those stories along with photos, video and social media posts kept you updated with the …

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Energy Security and Energy Independence Saves Lives

So often we categorize saving energy as the ‘hip’ thing to do, but we need to realize the bigger picture. Don’t be misled, turning lights off and putting your computer screen on power save makes a difference; conserving energy reduces the amount of fuel we must purchase, transport, store and protect to achieve our mission. Ultimately, the DON emphasis on energy security and energy independence is a life saving obligation.

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