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Nearly 60 Years On, America’s Nuclear Subs Remain Technological Marvels

n this file photo taken Jan. 21, 1954, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus (SSN 571) slips into the Thames River.

By Lt. Cmdr. Ben Amdur Officer in Charge of the Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN 571) and the Director of the Submarine Force Museum On Nov. 2, 2013 Precommissioning Unit North Dakota (SSN 784) will be christened at the Electric Boat Ship Yard in Groton, Conn., launching the most advanced submarine in …

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Bigger And Better: MQ-8C Takes To The Skies

MQ-8C

By Capt. Patrick Smith Fire Scout Program Manager The Fire Scout system has proven itself in numerous and diverse operational deployments, supporting troops on the ground in Afghanistan, completing weapons Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC) testing with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), continuing deployments on Guided Missile Frigates (FFG) …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Coral Sea, Pacific Ocean

A Sea Sparrow missile is launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a missile firing exercise of the coast of California.

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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MUOS Satellite Improves Communications for U.S. Forces on the Move

An artist rendering of a U.S. Navy Mobile User Objective System satellite in space. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

By Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers Commander,U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. TENTH Fleet  The Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System satellite is scheduled to be launched July 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida.     MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical communications system designed to improve communications for U.S. forces …

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Military Sealift Command Logistics Team Plays Key Role in Refitting USS Ponce

Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon, commander, Military Sealift Command, left, presents a plaque to Kristen Reale during a morning awards ceremony, July 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Barry Lake/Released)

By Capt. Don Williams Technical Director, Operational Logistics Military Sealift Command   Our Navy honored Military Sealift Command’s logistics team with a prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Award as the Joint Logistics Team of the Year for 2012. This dedicated group played a crucial role in converting USS Ponce (AFSB (I) …

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What You Need to Know About the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network

Sailors work together to assess the security of the computer networks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Jan 17, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams Jr./Released)

The Navy awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services a contract for the Next Generation Enterprise Network June 27. In this blog, the Department of the Navy’s Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen explains what NGEN means to the current 800,000 end-users on one of the largest intranets in the world. With the …

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Protecting Classified Information, Cybersecurity are All Hands’ Responsibilities

The Information Dominance Warfare Specialty Pin.

By Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Public Affairs Recent media reports about public leaks of protected U.S. Government information may have you wondering what, as a Sailor, you should do when you come across classified material in media reports or elsewhere online. Therefore, this is a good time for a …

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