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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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SEACAT: A Southeast Asian Multilateral Powerhouse

By Cmdr. Greg Adams N7 Theater Security Cooperation, U.S. 7th Fleet, Task Force 73 Amidst recent calls for more multilateralism in our traditionally bilateral exercises, Southeast Asia Cooperation And Training (SEACAT) stands tall as the only multilateral information sharing exercise of its kind in Southeast Asia. A relatively small exercise …

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GMT 2016: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sailors stand in formation during a 9/11 Remembrance ceremony rehearsal aboard the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs As Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced in his May 2015 speech at the Naval Academy, the Navy is ending General Military Training (GMT) as we know it. NAVADMIN 213/15, issued Sept. 8, codifies the Navy’s revamped GMT program requirements for this …

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