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Your Navy TODAY – Arabian Gulf, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Oman, Atlantic Ocean

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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Your Navy TODAY – Arabian Gulf, Japan, Pacific Ocean, Djibouti, Gulf of Oman

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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Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) for the Fleet and the Nation

A rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) carries marines from the Uganda People's Defense Force during ship boarding operations training as part of a maritime domain awareness exercise that focuses on addressing piracy through information sharing and coordinated operations among international navies.

By Rear Adm. Jonathan W. White Director, Office of the DoD Executive Agent for MDA   Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is defined as “the effective understanding of anything associated with the global Maritime Domain that could impact the security, safety, economy, or environment of the United States. The Maritime Domain …

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What is the Optimized Fleet Response Plan and What Will It Accomplish?

By U.S. Fleet Forces Command On Jan. 15, during the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, ADM Bill Gortney introduced the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. Below are additional details on the plan. Battling fiscal constraints, dealing with training back-ups and under-manned crews, and flexing with unpredictable deployment schedules, the Navy is …

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