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Building and Programming the Navy’s Surface Vision

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2015) Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) steams through the Atlantic after conducting a photo exercise with aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). UNITAS 2015, the U.S. Navy's longest running annual multinational maritime exercise, is part of the Southern Seas deployment planned by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. This iteration of UNITAS is conducted in two phases: UNITAS PACIFIC, hosted by Chile in October 2015 and UNITAS Atlantic hosted by Brazil in Nov.. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Nelson/Released)

By Lt. j.g. Kara Yingling U.S. Navy Office of Information Yesterday, the Surface Navy Association kicked off their 28th annual symposium. This year’s theme is “The Surface Warfare Strategy: A View Beyond the Horizon.” Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, commander, Surface Warfare Division, OPNAV N96, and Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens, director, …

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Surface Navy Association Symposium Videos

140114-N-WL435-237 ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 14, 2014) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks to active duty, retired and civilian members of the surface warfare community at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) 26th Annual National Symposium. Greenert spoke to the audience about the current and future status of the Navy and answered questions following his remarks. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

Naval leaders, government officials and members of private industry gathered to discuss the surface navy’s future at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Arlington, Va., Jan. 14-16. This year’s theme was Surface Warfare – Warfighting First. Below are videos of some of the sessions.     Click here …

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U.S. Surface Navy Priorities Updated

Ships from the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group simulate a strait transit in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2013. The strike group was conducting a pre-deployment evaluation. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/Released)

By Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden Director, Surface Warfare Division, N96 The progress we have made in understanding and funding manpower shortages, establishing and funding defendable maintenance requirements, stabilizing procurement accounts, and the successful deployment of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom to the Western Pacific have led me to reassess …

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How Do Junior Officers Inspire Innovation?

110825-N-PM781-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 25, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Rickey Robersone receives direction from the officer of the deck, Lt. Michael Ordonez, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, along with twenty-seven other Naval Station Norfolk-based ships, departed the area to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irene. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

This week, the Surface Navy Association is hosting its 25th annual National Symposium in Arlington, Va., with the theme “Answering All Bells: People, Technology and Innovation.” Navy and Surface Force leaders will discuss innovative solutions to today’s issues and tomorrow’s Surface Warfare challenges. One of the sessions is a junior …

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