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One Marine’s Story Becomes Navy Ship’s Legacy

Graphic of Sgt. Rafael Peralta and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115)

From Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and provides us the opportunity to recognize the achievements of the heroic individuals of Hispanic descent who overcame adversity in their careers and – through their actions – reflect great credit upon the naval service. …

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SECNAV Statement on DOD Transgender Policy Announcement


Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus issued the following statement today on his Facebook Page in regards to the Department of Defense’s transgender policy. We welcome today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Defense will lift the restrictions preventing transgender individuals from openly serving their nation. The Department of the Navy remains …

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More Than Just A Dot

TARAWA, Kiribati (June 17, 2015) - An I-Kiribati girl presents a traditional garland to Commodore, Task Force Forager Capt. James Meyer during a ribbon cutting ceremony June 17.

By Chaplain Ken Diekema New Zealand Defense Force I feel it would be fair to say that the average person outside of the Pacific Region wouldn’t know much about the island nations that exist here.  On many world maps the nations get left off all together.  The maps that do …

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