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National Maritime Day 2015 – An Interview With Navy Capt. John Rinko, Commodore of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa

Navy Capt. John Rinko, commodore of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa

Every year on May 22, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day. This lesser-known but very important holiday recognizes an outstanding group of civilians – our country’s merchant mariners – who work patriotically at-sea alongside our military every single day to promote our nation’s commerce and protect our nation’s freedom. …

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Foal Eagle 2015 and the U.S.-ROK Alliance: A Photo Essay

The U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations.  This year being the 62nd anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Mutual Defense Treaty, our shared commitment to democracy and sustained partnership provide a foundation for the enduring friendship that tightly …

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Department of Navy Fiscal Year (FY)16 Budget: Where it Matters; When it Matters… Resourcing the Navy Marine Corps Team.

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By Rear Admiral William Lescher Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget Today the Department of the Navy submitted our FY16 budget request of $161.0 billion to Congress. Here’s what it means for the Navy. In a challenging fiscal context, this request provides the investment required for the Navy and …

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Your Navy Today- Hawaii, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, U.S. Fifth Fleet

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with Mr. Burton Goldstein and Mrs. Shellie Goldstein, from the Hope Animal Assistance Crisis Response (HOPE AACR), who volunteered to help personnel affected by the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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Fast, Forward and Flexible – Naval Forces in Exercise Eager Lion 13

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By Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group FIVE Our Navy-Marine Corps team launched participation in the annual U.S. Central Command exercise Eager Lion this week, during which we will be executing training events from multiple locations in Jordan and its littorals over the period June 9-20.  Expeditionary …

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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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