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Summer 2014 Uniform Matters Update

Information Technician 3rd Class Alyza Marie Santos, left, Electronic Technician 2nd Class Melissa Rheaume and Master-at Arms 2nd Class Ashley Ann Fisher discuss their observations about the new female E6 and below service dress blue uniform prototypes they are testing as part of a preliminary, three-week wear evaluation, May 29, 2014. Twenty-seven participants were outfitted with two prototype design version of the Dixie hat, one service dress blue jumper top and two different service dress blue slack designs-one front-zipper and one side-zipper design. This preliminary evaluation will gather initial feedback that the Uniform Matters Office can incorporate into an improved design for the Extended Wear Evaluation this fall. (U.S. Navy photo by Sharon Anderson/Released)

By Rear Adm. Fritz Roegge In this update, I want to provide the results of the 2013 Women’s Uniform Survey and share a number of uniform changes that are in the works.   First, I’d like to thank you for your participation and for the wide range of views expressed. …

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Why I Serve: United States Navy Ceremonial Guard Edition

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment. For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. The …

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The Value of Sea Based Strategic Deterrence

By Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo Director, Undersea Warfare Division (OPNAV N97) In response to the recent release of the Navy’s 30-year ship building plan, there have been a number of articles in the media highlighting the impact of procuring the Ohio Replacement (OR) SSBN on other Navy shipbuilding programs. These articles …

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RIMPAC 2014: The Evolution of Cohesiveness

By Rear Admiral Simon Cullen, Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director of the RIMPAC 2014 Combined Task Force It has been an absolute honor and privilege to be the first Australian Deputy Director of the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Combined Task Force. Holding a leadership role in an exercise …

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