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Your Navy TODAY – Pacific Ocean, 5th Fleet, Honolulu, Republic of Korea

130130-N-ZQ631-174 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 30, 2013) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) fires the MK- 45 5 inch/54- caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise. Lawrence is currently operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carla Ocampo/Released)

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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USS Cole Returns from Maiden Ballistic Missile Defense Deployment

130126-N- BY172-002 NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) -- Families wait with welcome signs as the USS Cole (DDG 67) rounds the end of the pier following a nine-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The guided-missile destroyer returned to Naval Station Norfolk today, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William E. Blake/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Saturday, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Her commanding officer, Cmdr. Peter K. Nilsen, reflects on the deployment. Our chief of Naval Operation’s tenets are Warfighting First, Operate Forward …

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How Do Junior Officers Inspire Innovation?

110825-N-PM781-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 25, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Rickey Robersone receives direction from the officer of the deck, Lt. Michael Ordonez, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, along with twenty-seven other Naval Station Norfolk-based ships, departed the area to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irene. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

This week, the Surface Navy Association is hosting its 25th annual National Symposium in Arlington, Va., with the theme “Answering All Bells: People, Technology and Innovation.” Navy and Surface Force leaders will discuss innovative solutions to today’s issues and tomorrow’s Surface Warfare challenges. One of the sessions is a junior …

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