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Battle of Midway Commemoration

More than 200 Sailors and Marines attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 4, 2013. The Battle of Midway was the turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II and set the stage for the United States victory over Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K Morrissette/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 73rd anniversary of the historic Battle of Midway victory. Live video from the U.S. Navy Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., is scheduled to start at June 4, 9 a.m. EDT. The featured speaker will be Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard. …

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Why Navy History Matters to Illinois

By Alexis Cutler, Intern Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Illinois’ Navy Ship History Did you know the second Navy vessel to bear the name USS Illinois is planned to enter the Fleet in 2016? Illinois’ first Navy ship was the battleship USS Illinois (BB-7). Commissioned on …

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Getting Medical Records in the Right Hands

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (May 28, 2015) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Benjamin Payne received a retiring Sailors medical record at Naval Branch Health Clinic, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Marshall/Released)

From Navy Personnel Command As a veteran, whether you did one tour or retired after a lengthy career, you may have earned medical benefits that the VA administers. Between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the service branches, there has been an ongoing effort to improve medical service delivery …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: May 31, 2015

New Weekly Wire Rundown open

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 downloaded …

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Mission Kiribati: The Bar is Ours to Set

By Lt. j.g. William Lindahl Pacific Partnership 2015 Advanced Party Engineer We’ve been in Kiribati 10 days now, and have made serious progress preparing for the arrival of our Joint High Speed Vessel, the USNS Millinocket. Cruising in with tons of equipment and manpower, I’m confident Pacific Partnership 2015 will make …

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U.S. Navy Month in Review: May 2015

Month in Review May

Welcome to the U.S. Navy’s multimedia production featuring selected images from around the fleet. The images represent the work of the Navy, deployed worldwide. The images are submitted to the Navy Office of Information. For access to more than 170,000 high-resolution photos visit, http://www.navy.mil/view_photos_top or http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/‬.

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Navy Recruit Graduation: May 29, 2015

Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Naval Reserves, inspects a recruit drill platoon at the weekly pass-in-review graduation at Recruit Training Command (RTC). RTC trains more than 37,000 Sailors annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Doug Mappin/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs. Read how …

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A Mission Unlike Any Other in the World

PEARL HARBOR (May 25, 2015) Onlookers wave to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) as it arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Pacific Partnership 2015. Now in its tenth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indio-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions have provided medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. Additionally, Pacific Partnership has provided critical infrastructure development to host nations through the completion of more than 180 engineering projects.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gabrielle Joyner/Released)

By Capt. Christopher Engdahl Mission Commander Pacific Partnership 2015 What is Pacific Partnership? I freely admit that nearly a year ago I was asking myself that same question. I had no idea there was even an opportunity for a destroyer squadron commodore to lead such a dynamic and complex mission.   But …

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