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Taking a Hard Look at Navy Diving

Navy Diver 3rd Class Marcus Yensick, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, stands by for a training dive aboard the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53).

By Capt. Fuzz Harrison Deputy for Diving and Sub Rescue, OPNAV N97 Navy diving operations are an integral part of the Navy and personnel safety is the primary consideration in all Navy diving operations. As the Deputy for Diving on the Navy Staff, I recently served as the co-lead for the …

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5 Things to Know About Navy 3D Printing

Carolyn Lambeth, a mechanical engineer at Combat Direction Systems Activity, right, explains the process on addictive manufacturing and 3D printing to Sailors during the U.S. Navy's first Maker Faire titled "Print the Fleet," June 26, 2014. The event showcased additive manufacturing techniques for Sailors and other stakeholders attending the two-day event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan B. Trejo/ Released)

By Vice Adm. Phillip Cullom Chief of Fleet Readiness and Logistics Last month, I had the chance to drop in by video-teleconference on a workshop in Dam Neck, Va., connecting Sailors with the Navy’s current 3D-printing efforts, demonstrating the use of 3D printers in hands-on tutorials, and exploring the potential …

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101st Birthday of CVN 78 Namesake Recognized

The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pier side at Newport News Shipbuilding, April 9, 2014. CVN 78 is the first of a new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding for the U. S. Navy. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is undergoing inactivation in the background. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Thompson, Newport News Shipbuilding)

By Rear Adm. Moore This week, we celebrate the 101st birthday of former President Gerald Ford, namesake of the CVN 78-Class, as well as CVN 78 herself. We have made tremendous progress since the launch of the ship in November 2013, having nearly completed installation of all major ship’s systems. …

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Shedding Light On FY-15 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan

A unit for the future aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) rests on the assembly platen at Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carriers being built by the shipyard for the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Chris Oxley/Released)

By U.S. Navy We delivered to Congress July 3 our annual long-range plan for the construction of naval combatant and support vessels for fiscal year 2015 (FY15). Commonly referred to as the 30-year shipbuilding plan, we have highlighted a path forward that captures the required number of ships by type, …

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Partnerships Matter: RIMPAC By The Numbers


The future is maritime partnerships. The world’s navies must be able to come together quickly to work on common interests and things that are important worldwide. The Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 is an example of that. Here’s a look at RIMPAC by the numbers. Click on the image to enlarge …

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Why I Serve: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Edition

Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Joslyn Kelly from Fairfax, Virginia, shares her #WhyIServe statement from USS George Washington (CVN 73).

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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Partnerships Matter: RIMPAC 2014 Gets Underway


The future is maritime partnerships. The world’s navies must be able to come together quickly to work on common interests and things that are important worldwide. The Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 is an example of that. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft …

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