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When the Navy Operated in the Arctic

USS Burton Island

By Rear Adm. Jonathan White Oceanographer of the Navy and Director Task Force Climate Change Sixty years ago this day, the U.S. Navy icebreaker USS Burton Island (AGB 1) and the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker USCGC Northwind (WAGB 282) became the first two ships to transit the fabled Northwest Passage through the …

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Making It Count: Invictus Games


By Retired U.S. Navy Airman Brett Parks In 2012, Parks sustained a gunshot wound after coming to the aid of a person being robbed. He is enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor, which assists seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. The sun peers over the …

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“Gator Navy” Makes its Debut in Mayport

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug.16, 2014) USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD 41) underway in formation en route to Mayport, Fla. The two ships are homeport shifting to Mayport, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 17.

By Capt. Timothy Schorr Commodore Amphibious Squadron 8 It’s a lovely summer afternoon in Florida. What better time for nearly 2,000 Sailors with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group to officially call Mayport home?Sailors on USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS New York (LPD 21) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD …

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