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Bounty Hunters Capture Rear Adm. McClusky… Award

“These awards acknowledge the remarkable efforts undertaken by every Sailor who served with us throughout the course of a very demanding year.” – Cmdr. John P. Greene, commanding officer of VFA-2 The Bounty Hunters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, deployed with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, received the 2011 Commander, …

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21st Century Sailor and Marine Overview

This is the first in a series of blog posts by Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan M. Garcia, to provide more detail about the Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. As the secretary mentioned, the overarching objective of the initiative is, after a decade of …

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ERB…The Why, The How, and The Now What

Last year’s Enlisted Retention Board was charged with identifying the most fully qualified Sailors for retention, applying both performance indicators and available quotas. Combined, the first and second phases of the ERB reviewed approximately 16,000 records for approximately 13,000 available retention quotas (81%). Though the primary criterion for all boards …

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Battle E, Battle Ready, Battle ‘Brothers’

“The strategy focuses on opportunities – not threats; on optimism – not fear; and on confidence – not doubt.  It recognizes the challenges imposed by the uncertain conditions in a time of rapid change and makes the case for the necessity of U.S. seapower in the 21st Century.” The world is rapidly changing, and the Navy …

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YOUR Navy Today

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, through this …

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Executing the Maritime Strategy

  “Together with our allies and partners, we will continue our commitment to maritime security and freedom of the seas in the Asia-Pacific region. We tangibly demonstrate this commitment through credible, purposeful forward presence. Our presence must prioritize the current war-fighting readiness necessary to operate as an effective force across …

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