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What is the Optimized Fleet Response Plan and What Will It Accomplish?

By U.S. Fleet Forces Command On Jan. 15, during the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, ADM Bill Gortney introduced the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. Below are additional details on the plan. Battling fiscal constraints, dealing with training back-ups and under-manned crews, and flexing with unpredictable deployment schedules, the Navy is …

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Creating a Command Climate Intolerant of Sexual Assault

By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Director, Twenty-First Century Sailor Office (N17)  Responsibility for fostering a climate intolerant of sexual assault lies with our frontline leaders, our commanding officers. They, along with their executive officers and Senior Enlisted Advisors, have the responsibility of creating a professional command climate that will not …

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Maiden Voyage To Display Joint High-Speed Vessel’s Capabilities

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) conducted high-speed trials, reaching speeds approximately 40 knots off the coast of Virginia.

by Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon Commander, Military Sealift Command As the Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead, begins its maiden operational voyage, Shannon reminds us that we can learn much about the character and capabilities of this amazing ship during the deployment. Just think of it: a maiden voyage …

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U.S. Surface Navy Priorities Updated

Ships from the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group simulate a strait transit in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2013. The strike group was conducting a pre-deployment evaluation. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/Released)

By Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden Director, Surface Warfare Division, N96 The progress we have made in understanding and funding manpower shortages, establishing and funding defendable maintenance requirements, stabilizing procurement accounts, and the successful deployment of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom to the Western Pacific have led me to reassess …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: Jan. 10, 2014

Recruit Division 191 enters the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at the beginning of a pass-in-review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command.

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 how Recruit Training Command transforms civilians …

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