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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal

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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National Maritime Day: Remembering the forgotten

Merchant mariners stand alongside damage suffered by his ship, tanker SS Malay, when it was attacked by a German U-123 off North Carolina in January 1942. (Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)

U.S. merchant mariners have always been ready where it matters, when it matters. Today, they continue that proud tradition by operating forward in support of our Navy’s warfighters. National Maritime Day is May 22; this week, we’re celebrating the thousands of civilian mariners who support our freedom as part of …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, San Diego

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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Old, but Not Outdated: Mine Countermeasures

Mineman 3rd Class Joseph Gibson, left, classifies contracts on the AN/SQQ-32 variable depth mine hunting detection and classification sonar from the combat information center aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10), Sept. 22, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

Representatives from 41 nations have gathered in the Arabian Gulf for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013, a training exercise on how to keep the seas free of mines. By United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander Staff In a world of high-tech missiles, radars, stealth design and navigation systems, the simple mine is often seen …

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Trident Fury Enhances U.S. Navy Partnership with Royal Canadian Navy

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton (MM 703) left, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) center, and Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa (FFH 341), right, participate in a maneuvering exercise during Exercise Trident Fury, May 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Brown/Released)

One of the Navy’s core responsibilities, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s Sailing Directions, is to “foster and sustain cooperative relationships with an expanding set of allies and international partners to enhance global security.” In the waters west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, U.S. Navy Sailors aboard …

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