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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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U.S. Naval Academy: Shaping our Midshipmen

By Vice Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr.U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent The first academic year in my tenure as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy starts this week, and I am honored and humbled to be in the position of guiding this distinguished institution. There is no higher calling than …

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Why I Serve: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) 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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Sharing Airspace with X-47B

Lt. Cmdr. Brian "Dumpy" Hall

By Lt. Cmdr. Brian “Dumpy” Hall X-47B Government Flight Test Director Recently, I was asked to share my thoughts on the upcoming X-47B detachment aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as we prepare to demonstrate limited integration of an unmanned system into the carrier air wing.  So here I sit …

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