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Maritime Security Partnerships

By Adm. Bruce Clingan Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa OBANGAME EXPRESS, a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational exercise now in its fourth year, wrapped up today after successfully bringing together 20 maritime partners to enhance tactical naval expertise and cooperation among West and Central African nations. Our African partners chose the …

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Presence Matters: A Strong Navy

Editor’s note: This was originally published April 19, 2014 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. By Juan Garcia Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs For the next seven days, America’s Navy is celebrating Dallas-Fort Worth Navy Week to demonstrate and explain how the service, “The Global Force for …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: April 18, 2014

Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Naval Reserves, inspects a recruit drill platoon at the weekly pass-in-review graduation at Recruit Training Command (RTC). RTC trains more than 37,000 Sailors annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Doug Mappin/Released)

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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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Facts

An AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter assigned to the 4th Aerial Reconnaissance Battalion (Attack), 2nd Aviation Regiment, lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the East China Sea, April 11. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling/Released)

The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is engaged in search and rescue operations, April 17, near the site of Korean passenger ship Sewol that sank near the island of Jindo off the southwestern coast of the Republic of Korea. Advanced platforms like USS Bonhomme Richard allow …

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USS Zumwalt: Building the Future

The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard.

By Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden Director of Surface Warfare, N96 This past weekend in Bath, Maine, Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, the daughters of Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, broke two ceremonial bottles of champagne on the gleaming bow of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), and officially christened this 21st century …

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Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Homecoming

NORFOLK (April 18, 2014) Sailors and Marines man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after completing a 9-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily M. Blair/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group’s return to Naval Station Norfolk. Approximately 6,000 Sailors and Marines assigned to the carrier strike group  arrived at their homeports in Norfolk and Mayport, Fla., April 18, following a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and …

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2013 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year Nominees

Each year, every command Navy-wide convenes a selection board to select and recognize the best enlisted Sailor. The goal of the Navy Shore SOY Selection Week is to recognize all nominees and select the very best all-around Sailor assigned to a shore activity for meritorious promotion to chief petty officer. …

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