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USS Detroit (LCS 7) Joins Navy’s Fleet

DETROIT (Oct. 22, 2016) The crew of the Navy's newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Detroit (LCS 7) brings the ship to life during a commissioning ceremony. LCS-7 is the sixth U.S. ship named in honor of city of Detroit. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)

Welcome to the U.S. Navy’s fleet, USS Detroit (LCS 7)! [dciframe]https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwxyzdetroit%2Fvideos%2F10153861665911135&width=618&show_text=false&appId=472077692991648&height=412,618px,412px[/dciframe] Our newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship was commissioned during a ceremony Oct. 22, 2016, on the waterfront of the ship’s namesake city.   “This ship represents so much. It represents the city of Detroit, the motor city. It represents the highly-skilled …

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USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Joins the U.S. Navy’s Fleet

Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.

Our newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet when it was commissioned into active service Oct. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.   “On behalf of the U.S. Naval Surface Force, I proudly accept ownership of the Navy’s newest ship to the fleet.” – Vice Adm. …

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USS Constitution by the Numbers

USS Constitution with eight sails set while underway in Boston Harbor, c.2005. (U.S. Navy photo)

Did you know today is Constitution Day? 229 years ago, our nation’s Constitution was ratified on Sept 17. 10 years later, our Navy’s USS Constitution was launched Oct. 21. In observance of Constitution Day, we’re sharing some of USS Constitution’s history by the numbers. 6 In 1794, Congress authorized President …

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The Decision and Drive to Serve in the U.S. Navy

Photo of SN (SW/AW) Sasha L. Blair and PSSN Edwin Diaz

By Jason Kelly U.S. Navy Digital Media Engagement Director Over the past eight months, more than 6,000 Carrier Strike Group 8 Sailors served in the 5th and 6th U.S. Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over …

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Five Things to Know About Navy EOD

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (March 22, 2012) Seaman Apprentice Aaron Gorby, a student at Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, tapes a fuse prior to removal during a training scenario in the Tools and Methods division. The school provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to more than 2,200 U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Elizabeth Allen/Released)

Did you know May 7 is National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day? The first Saturday in May honors members of the U.S. military who risk their lives in disposing explosives. Test your knowledge about our EOD Sailors with these 5 things that you may not know from EOD Groups 1 and 2: …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: April 25, 2016

Weekly Wire Rundown open (v3)

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople@gmail.com. It can also be …

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