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What and When “Matters”

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 9, 2014) Fleet Master Chief April Beldo talks with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend/Released)

By Vice Adm. Bill MoranA couple of years ago, our CNO coined the phrase “where it matters, when it matters” to plainly describe the unique proximity and responsiveness our Navy provides in times of conflict and crisis.  And it’s our ready Sailors who make it happen. This past week, Fleet Master …

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Power of Partnerships

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (July 30, 2014) – Lt. Amy Enron explains landing procedures to members of the Republic of Singapore Navy aboard the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2014. In its 20th year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations including, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh/Released)

By Capt. Fred Kacher Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 7 Having spent the past 20 months forward-deployed to Southeast Asia, first as deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7 and now as the commodore, I’m convinced this region is one of the world’s preeminent maritime theaters and it will play an even greater role …

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Why I Serve: The Greyhawks of VAW-120 Edition

Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Farzana Khan, from Dhaka Bangladesh, stationed with the Greyhawks of VAW-120 shares the reason why she serves in the U.S. Navy.

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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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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