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Timing The Opening Of A New Maritime Crossroad: The Arctic

Ship's Serviceman Seaman Recruit Jamal Powell, left, and Seaman Recruit Stephen Harmon stand forward lookout watch aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) as the ship navigates an ice field north of Iceland.

By Rear Adm. Jon White Oceanographer & Navigator of the Navy, Director Task Force Climate Change   The loss of seasonal sea ice in the Arctic will have ramifications for the U.S. Navy in terms of future missions, force structure, training and investments. To get a better handle on planning …

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Remembering John F. Kennedy, President, Sailor

President John F. Kennedy delivers remarks to assembled officers, midshipmen and their guests at Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, August 1, 1963.

By Naval History and Heritage Command November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. In recent weeks there has been plenty of news coverage of his political life and his murder. We’ll leave that coverage to commercial media. Today, we’d …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: Nov. 22, 2013

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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New U.S. Navy Ocean Model Supports CNO’s Undersea Domain Initiative

Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Grabon launches a global drifter buoy into the Pacific Ocean from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) while underway for Pacific Partnership 2013. The buoy, belonging to the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is used to measure ocean currents up to 15 meters in depth, sea surface temperatures, and atmospheric pressure.

By William H. Burnett, Ph.D. Deputy/Technical Director, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), recently made the argument that the U.S. must be diligent in maintaining its tactical and strategic advantages under the sea (“How the U.S. Can Maintain the Undersea Advantage,” Defense One, Oct. 2013). …

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