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2017 in the U.S. Navy

For America’s Navy, 2017 was a story of maritime superiority, Sailor resiliency, as well as global assistance and partnership. It’s a story that included the commissioning of a new class of aircraft carriers – the Ford class led by USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Sailors’ making the ultimate sacrifice …

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Adaptive Sports: Life Changing and Lifesaving

CHICAGO (July 2, 2017) Construction Electrician 2nd Class Alan Thomas, a native of Copperas Cove, Texas and member of 2017 Warrior Games Team Navy, races towards the finish line during a running event at Lane Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny LaCrosse/Released)

Thirty-nine Team Navy athletes are competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans includes archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. While the athletes are competing for gold, the adaptive sports and …

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Fleet Week New York City 2017


New York City’s time-honored celebration of the sea services concluded May 30 as USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed the Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 after participating in Fleet Week New York. Facebook Underway! Shift colors!Earlier today, USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) and other Fleet Week New York ships departed after participating …

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Faces of the Fleet: 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor attacks

PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 7, 2016) Pearl Harbor survivors greet a child during the 75th Commemoration event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)

The 75th commemoration of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and other U.S. military facilities on Oahu was an opportunity for us to honor the courage, service and sacrifice of the U.S. military personnel present during the attacks. Thank you for your toughness, accountability, integrity and initiative that you demonstrated on Dec. 7th, 1941, …

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U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

KAIKOURA, New Zealand (Nov. 18, 2016) Cmdr. Timothy LaBenz (right) commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102), and Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray survey the damage to local infrastructure in a MH-60R Sea Hawk from the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 73, attached to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Jackson/Released)

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) supported earthquake recovery efforts there at the request of the New Zealand government. USS Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it …

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