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Navy’s Budget Ensures World’s Most Capable Naval Force

(June 9, 2011) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) hold a phone and distance line to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

By Rear Adm. John Kirby U.S. Navy Chief of Information The Navy Department’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget is on the Hill. It’s already faced a hearing in the House Armed Services Committee. And more hearings will occur in coming weeks. This is a good budget — a solid effort to …

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VCNO Testifies on FY14 Readiness

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its MK 45 5-Inch lightweight gun during a board of inspection and survey (INSURV) rehearsal. Curtis Wilbur is part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, April 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mark Ferguson testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee today about the Navy’s readiness in review of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request. Below are his opening statements. Madam Chairwoman, Senator Ayotte and distinguished members of the Committee, I appreciate the opportunity to testify on Navy readiness …

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MCPON Hosts First All Hands Call on Facebook

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael D. Stevens joined U.S. Navy Facebook fans for a live chat Thursday afternoon. During the 45 minute conversation, MCPON was asked a number of questions about important topics such as CPO365, sequestration, tuition assistance and uniforms. If you missed the opportunity to chat with MCPON, you can catch up …

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Department of the Navy Response to Sequestration

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This message was sent to all Navy and Marine units by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. On March 1, sequestration was enacted — necessitating the following actions: DTG 022300Z Mar 13 FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC TO ALNAV INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC CMC WASHINGTON DC CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS …

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Five Things You Need to Know About March 1

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The budget mechanism known as sequester, which takes effect at midnight, trims roughly half a trillion dollars from defense spending over the next 10 years. Here are five things that you need to know. 1.  What happens today? Will I notice sequestration has occurred? We recognize that the threat of sequestration …

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