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Sailing Past 30 for the Ohio Class Boomers

The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 740) returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol, Jan. 28, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes/Released)

By Rear Adm. Dave Kriete Commander, Submarine Group 9 Today marks an important milestone for our Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) force – the 30th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). The ship, its crew and the ship’s sponsor, Anna Marie Laurence, are hosting a …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: Oct. 3, 2014

Recruit Division 191 enters the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at the beginning of a pass-in-review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command.

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 …

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Seeing the Light: Shipboard LEDs

Modern lighting improves visibility, saves time and energy, reduces maintenance and safety risks By Rear Adm. Kevin Slates Director, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division This week marks the beginning of Energy Action Month, which is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of Navy’s commitment to energy security. …

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A Community Set Apart

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2014) The Navy sitting volleyball team gathers at the sideline before its first match at the 2014 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center.

By retired Navy Lt. j.g. Laura Root Root, an accomplished member of Team Navy, is enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor, the Navy’s wounded warrior support program. Last year, I attended the Warrior Games for the first time. At the time, I was at war with myself about …

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Why I Serve: United States Navy Band 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 Oath

By Rear Adm. Barry L. Bruner Director, Programming Division, N80 Last week I was afforded the honor of promoting one of our officers in the Programming Division of OPNAV (N80). This time however, the promotion ceremony was significantly different from the past few we have done. CDR Sam Brasfield is …

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