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My 2016 Surface Week Experience

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (June 2, 2010) Marines assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (3rd AABN), 1st Marine Division, teach midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy about the armored amphibious assault landing vehicle (AAV-P7A1). Marines take the midshipmen on a short ride to show them the capabilities of the AAVP7A1 during PROTRAMID, a program designed to educate midshipmen about the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Albert F. Hunt/Released)

By MIDN 2/C Alex Ashley U.S. Naval Academy At the conclusion of my sophomore year, I left the U.S. Naval Academy to embark on another summer of training. I had already experienced a training session the previous summer onboard a naval ship and was ready to see what new things this …

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Faces of the Fleet

Navy Band Northwest kicks off Boise Navy Week at the Idaho State Capitol. (U.S. Navy Photo by Kayla Good/Released)

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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Faces of the Fleet

Navy Band Great Lakes marching band performs at the Iowa State Fair Veterans’ Day Parade kicking off Navy Week in Des Moines, Iowa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gilbert Bolibol/Released)

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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F-35C Lightning II: Bringing the Thunder

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2016) An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy’s F-35C Fleet replacement squadron, prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). VFA-101 aircraft and pilots are conducting initial qualifications aboard George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean. The F-35C is expected to be Fleet operational in 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comunication Specialist 3rd Class Kashif Basharat)

“The supersonic, multi-role, multi-service F-35C Lightning II represents a quantum leap in air superiority capability. Combining the next-generation fighter characteristics of radar-evading stealth, supersonic speed and fighter agility with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history, the F-35C delivers unprecedented lethality and survivability …

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Faces of the Fleet

Military Working Dog (MWD) unit Master-at-Arms 1st Class Stephanie M. Durazo instructs Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Karen L. Crocker at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay with military working dog Eeverest.  (U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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A Return to Sea Control

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2016) USS Coronado (LCS 4), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Bryce Hadley/Released)

By Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces Speaking from the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed the crew of the carrier and stated, “Any country which wishes to protect its security and the security of those allied with it …

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