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Wicked Problem? Back to the Basics

NAPLES, Italy (Sept. 13, 2013) – Newly promoted Chief Petty Officers (CPO) stand at attention during the closing moments of a CPO pinning ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples. The ceremony honored more than 30 men and women promoted to rank of Chief Petty officer, having their anchors pinned by friends, family and their new peers in the CPO Mess. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey Hensley)

The following excerpts are from a speech given at the chief petty officer pinning ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, by Adm. Bruce Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples at Naval Support Activity, Naples. During his remarks, he highlighted the importance of the rank of chief …

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USS Mahan Homecoming and Chief Pinning

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 31, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Moore/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live coverage of Friday’s homecoming of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The webcast, which is scheduled to begin at noon EDT, will also feature the promotion of ten Sailors to the rank of chief petty officer. The promotion is significant. Chief …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: Sept. 13, 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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Naval Station Norfolk 9/11 Remembrance

Naval Station Norfolk, Va., honored the 12th anniversary of 9/11 starting with a tribute to fallen shipmates, the flag’s history and the playing of Taps. [dciframe]http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/usnavy?layout=4&clip=pla_f1fddb70-5737-469a-8252-8df19f9c3543&color=0xe7e7e7&autoPlay=false&mute=false&iconColorOver=0x888888&iconColor=0x777777&allowchat=true&height=340&width=560,561px,341px[/dciframe] What do you remember from 9/11? Share your comments below.

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Battle of Lake Erie 200 Years Later: Lessons Learned

WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2013) A painting shows a scene from the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. The battle took place between the opposing forces of the U.S. and Britain on the contested waters of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The Battle of Lake Erie was one of the pivotal points of the war, with the United States trying to invade parts of Canada to use as a bargaining chip against the British in order to gain Sailor's rights and Free Trade. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Earlier today, Vice Adm. Michelle Howard gave a speech at the Naval History and Heritage Command’s National Museum of the U.S. Navy about the importance of remembering the Battle of Lake Erie. Sept. 10, 2013, marks the battle’s 200th anniversary. While our ships, allies and platforms are different, our Sailors’ …

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SECNAV: Case for American Sea Power Today

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivered the following speech Wednesday, Sept. 11 at National Defense University highlighting the case for American sea power today, how it is supported by the Department of the Navy’s priorities of people, power, platforms and partnerships and why these priorities matter in today’s global …

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CNO Hosts All Hands Call at NAS North Island

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert held an All Hands Call Sept. 10 at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif. Below is video of the All Hands Call. [dciframe]http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/usnavy?layout=4&clip=pla_88bb3e48-7823-4efc-b0aa-ab6987de36fe&color=0xe7e7e7&autoPlay=false&mute=false&iconColorOver=0x888888&iconColor=0x777777&allowchat=true&height=340&width=560,561px,341px[/dciframe] The following questions were submitted for Adm. Greenert. [dciframe] http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=d482bbcf07/height=500/width=599,600,500,1,no,border:3px;[/dciframe]    

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