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Birmingham Hosts Navy Week

Alabama’s “Magic City” hosted members of the U.S. Navy during Navy Week Birmingham, April 9-15 as both Sailors and residents interacted in a series of community outreach events.  The Navy Week program serves as the Navy’s principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.  The program is …

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Win First and then Go to War

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 24, 2016) The Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) follows in formation with the Ticonderoga-Class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) during an underway replenishment with the Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)

By Cmdr. Stephen Aldridge Commanding officer, USS Mason (DDG 87) “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” This 2,500-year-old Sun Tzu maxim was the quote of the day in USS Mason’s Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, plan …

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Training to Fight and Win Today and Tomorrow

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean while conducting its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford/Released)

By Rear Adm. Kenny Whitesell Commander, Carrier Strike Group Four Recently, the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) completed its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) event in preparation for its deployment this past Wednesday.   This robust exercise featured 11 ships; the …

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VCNO Adm. Moran Keynote Address at Sea Air Space 2018

2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

The following are prepared remarks for Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran’s keynote address during the Sea Services Luncheon at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, April 9, 2018. Thanks for that warm into, and good afternoon! On behalf of CNO John Richardson and Secretary Richard Spencer, thanks for having me here …

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Faces of the Fleet

“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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Readying the Fleet to Own the Fight

 By Vice Adm. Richard Brown Commander, Naval Surface Forces Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Our Navy’s enduring mission is to protect and defend America and its national interests worldwide. As the largest contingent of the Nation’s maritime warfighting force, it is critical our surface ships continue to “own …

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