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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Pacific Ocean, North Arabian Sea, 5th Fleet

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) watch as a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) leaves the launcher during a live-fire exercise as part of Multi-Sail 13 in the Pacific Ocean, April 11. Multi-Sail 13 is a training exercise designed to test ships operating ability across a wide range of disciplines including anti-submarine warfare, live fire exercises, and high value unit escort scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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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Navy Unveils FY14 Budget Proposal

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This blog is by Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy’s Chief of Information, and addresses key points of the Navy’s fiscal year 2014 budget. This year’s budget submission was guided by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. You’ll clearly see that …

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Ohio Replacement Class SSBNs an Essential Investment

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By Rear Adm. Barry L. Bruner Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97) As our nation debates future defense spending, a healthy dialogue concerning future capabilities, size and value of the nation’s nuclear weapons and the Navy’s ballistic missile submarine force continues to grow. As long as nuclear weapons remain in the hands …

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Meet SSN 785 – The Navy’s 12th Virginia-Class Submarine

Sub Unit Move from MOF to SMOF

The keel for John Warner (SSN 785) will be laid March 16 at 11 a.m. EDT. Although John Warner is already under construction, the keel laying is the symbolic beginning of a ship’s construction. You can watch this ceremony live at www.livestream.com/usnavy.  This blog will help you prepare for the …

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Department of the Navy Response to Sequestration

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This message was sent to all Navy and Marine units by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. On March 1, sequestration was enacted — necessitating the following actions: DTG 022300Z Mar 13 FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC TO ALNAV INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC CMC WASHINGTON DC CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS …

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Ohio Replacement Class – a Collaborative Effort

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In his previous blog concerning the Ohio Replacement program, Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, Director of Undersea Warfare, discussed the need for continued sea-based deterrence, how the Ohio Replacement SSBN will meet this need, how we are going to build an Ohio Replacement at the most responsible cost, and the basis …

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Warfighting First – Expanding the Navigation Plan

Sailors aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) recover an airborne mine countermeasures device. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric/Released)

“Warfighting has to be first because this country evaluates us based on our effectiveness as warfighters. Every Sailor and Navy civilian should understand their job and how it fits into our overall mission.” Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations The Navy’s primary mission is warfighting and all efforts …

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#WARFIGHTING – Submarines: A Community Like No Other

The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) cruises through the Mediterranean while on a scheduled deployment within the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Virginia is home ported in Groton, Conn., and is the lead boat of the Virginia-class of submarines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/Released)

October is #Warfighting month focusing on Navy Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression on, above, and below the sea. We asked Commander Dave Adams, Commanding Officer of USS Santa Fe, to talk about his perspective of serving onboard a U.S. Navy submarine. …

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