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Navy Recruit Graduation: Dec. 12, 2014

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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Keep an Even Keel this Holiday Season

By Rear Adm. Rick Snyder Director, 21st Century Sailor Office The “most wonderful time of the year” is upon us, but amidst the excitement, the holiday season can present some challenges: financial pressures, family separation, relationship stressors, less time for exerciseand meal planning, and traditions that maybe you no longer …

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MCPON Letter to the CPO Mess

Shipmates, I would like to start this letter off by saying how honored I am to have the opportunity to serve alongside all of you. It is my opinion that the Chief’s Mess is as strong as it has ever been. Your accomplishments are many and impressive; you should feel …

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Iwo Jima ARG Ready to Answer Call

An aerial view of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducting flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, March 9, 2014. Iwo Jima was conducting flight deck certification in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer/Released)

By Captain Timothy L. Schorr Commodore, Amphibious Squadron Eight Greetings from Amphibious Squadron 8! After months of hard work and preparation, the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is ready to deploy, and I could not be more excited or proud. We’ve done the drills, demonstrated proficiency in warfighting, integrated with …

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