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Modernizing the Navy’s Mine Hunting Platforms

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 2, 2016) From left to right, Machinist Mate 1st Class Micah Patterson, Boatswains Mate 1st Class Stephen Wodraska, Engineman 2nd Class Richard Meyer, Mineman 1st Class Coy Tully and Mineman 3rd Class Pete Calvert, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, launch a MK 18 MOD 2 unmanned underwater vehicle from a rigid-hull inflatable boat during Squadex 2016.

By Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens Director, Expeditionary Warfare (OPNAV N95)   Looking out on the future of the Navy’s mine warfare programs the expeditionary community faces the critical challenge of determining the best way to modernize aging mine hunting platforms. It’s an important topic that I discussed at the Mine …

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Moving CSADD into the Future

Fleet Master Chief April Beldo addresses USS Constitution crew members on the ship's spar deck during a visit to 'Old Ironsides'.

By April Beldo Fleet Master Chief for Manning, Personnel, Training and Education As the Chief of Naval Personnel and I travel around the fleet, a frequent question we receive is how chapters of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) can become self-sufficient. CSADD chapters have been doing an …

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