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A Fish Out of Water

By Wing Commander Jennifer Atkinson Royal New Zealand Air Force, Chief of Staff, Pacific Partnership New Zealand Defence Force nominations for Pacific Partnership 2015 were sought at the end of last year.  I received a very brief email that provide minimal information on the mission – other than it was …

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Setting Sail for BALTOPS

By VADM James G. Foggo Commander, 6th Fleet Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO Today, June 8, a fleet of Allied and partner ships set sail from Gdynia, Poland, in one of the largest naval exercises the Baltic Sea and greater Atlantic Ocean area has seen in the 21st Century. …

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Mauri! Pacific Partnership 2015 Kiribati

By Cmdr Heather Sellers Lead Nurse Planner Kiribati The plane ride into the Bonriki International Airport was an experience to remember.  The island atoll of Tarawa is the shape of a ‘V’ and the water topaz blue, just like you see in the movies. The plane landed and slowed down …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: Nov. 14, 2014

Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Naval Reserves, inspects a recruit drill platoon at the weekly pass-in-review graduation at Recruit Training Command (RTC). RTC trains more than 37,000 Sailors annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Doug Mappin/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs. Read …

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Shedding Light On FY-15 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan

A unit for the future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) rests on the assembly platen at Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carriers being built by the shipyard for the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Chris Oxley/Released)

By U.S. Navy We delivered to Congress July 3 our annual long-range plan for the construction of naval combatant and support vessels for fiscal year 2015 (FY15). Commonly referred to as the 30-year shipbuilding plan, we have highlighted a path forward that captures the required number of ships by type, …

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Renewable Energy Initiatives

Solar panels form part of the Renewable Hydrogen Fueling and Production Station on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. It is the only hydrogen station in Hawaii and about 30 hydrogen-powered vehicles use the JBPHH station. (U.S. Navy Photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

By Capt. Pat Rios Director, CNIC Facilities and Environmental Throughout the Navy Shore enterprise, we’re engaging in renewable initiatives.  These range from a public-private geothermal power plant that provides enough power for 180,000 homes in California, to replacing nearly 2,000 street and parking lights with Solar LED lights on Naval …

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