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Providing Capability Around the World

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 22, 2015) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) patrols the 7th Fleet area of operation in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Alonzo M. Archer/Released)

By Rear Adm. Jeff Harley Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations, Plans and Strategy) A few people have asked if the Navy will have a “carrier gap” in certain regions of the world this year.   Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has stated “Our Navy uniquely provides presence …

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Evolution of the Aircraft Carrier

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 28, 2013) The U.S. Navy's forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships participate in tactical maneuver training during Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13. AnnualEx 13 is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and U.S. Naval forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

By Annalisa Underwood Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Aircraft carriers are often revered as the “powerhouse of the fleet” because of their size, strength, capabilities and importance to our national security. For nearly 100 years, the aircraft carrier has continued to evolve alongside the technological advancements …

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Pearl Harbor-Hickam Puts History in Your Hand

The new Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Historic Sites app for iPhone and iPad was recently released in time for the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7. The JBPHH Historic Sites app allows users to pull up information about various points of interest around the base, including vintage photographs, historical data …

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