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The Navy as an Extension of Diplomacy

By VADM James G. Foggo Commander, 6th Fleet Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO “A good Navy is not a provocation of war.  It is the surest guarantee of peace.”  -Theodore Roosevelt On 8 June I reported in this media forum on the launch of 49 ships from the …

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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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Working with a Region on the Rise: Reflections on CARAT 2014

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (July 30, 2014) Military members from the U.S., the Republic of Singapore and Australia discuss the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2014.

By Capt. Fred Kacher Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 7 The 20th year of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) bilateral exercise series came to a close last week as we completed CARAT Brunei following a very successful underway phase. Spanning from initial planning conferences beginning in January all the way …

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RIMPAC 2014: From My Maritime Perspective

By Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier RIMPAC 2014 Combined Forces Maritime Component CommanderOne could ask what it means to be the Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) for RIMPAC 2014. But first, one needs to understand what I just said.The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) is the largest maritime exercise in the …

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Life Aboard USNS Mercy

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Courtez Brown, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Fredelyne Dolores, and Command Senior Chief Dedrick Walker USNS Mercy Two Hospital Corpsman HM1 Courtez Brown: I am a respiratory therapist aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Serving on Mercy has been such a humbling yet inspiring experience. My …

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Our RIMPAC Journey

By Lt. Cmdr Bronwyn Low, Royal Australian Navy, Commander Task Force 176 Medical Planner and Lt. Kristin Love, U.S. Navy, Fleet Surgical Team-1 Medical Regulating Control Officer   “G’day” and “Good afternoon” everyone, Lt. Cmdr. Bronwyn Low from the Royal Australian Navy and Lt. Kristin Love from the U.S. Navy, Fleet …

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