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Special Report: USS Fitzgerald Collision

YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Released)

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Below is a statement released July 21 by U.S. Navy Chief of Information, Rear Adm. Dawn Cutler on the …

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100-year Anniversary of Underway Replenishment

By Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne Commander, Military Sealift Command May marks the 100-year anniversary of our Navy’s use of underway replenishment to refuel and resupply our combatant ships at sea. As the organization responsible for the operation of Combat Logistics Force ships, we can take great pride in this …

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U.S. Navy Destroyers Launch Strikes on Syria

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 7, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/Released)

When we talk about the U.S. Navy providing on-call, scalable options to address challenges in a changing world, the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria, April 7, is an example of that. President Donald J. Trump ordered the targeted military strike on Al-Shayrat Air Base, the base from which …

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2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo

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Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo. Follow this page for live video and updates from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3-5. The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense …

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