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125th Chief Petty Officer Birthday Ceremony

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 16, 2017) Chief petty officer combination covers are displayed prior to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) pinning ceremony at the Navy Operational Support Center in Portland, Ore., Sept. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Heather C. Wamsley/Released)

Happy (early) birthday, Navy chiefs! On April 1, 1893, Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer. This year, we celebrate 125 years of our chiefs’ trusted leadership, technical expertise, advising and mentorship that enable America’s combat ready naval force to be continuously flexible, more innovative, and …

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Readying the Fleet to Own the Fight

 By Vice Adm. Richard Brown Commander, Naval Surface Forces Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Our Navy’s enduring mission is to protect and defend America and its national interests worldwide. As the largest contingent of the Nation’s maritime warfighting force, it is critical our surface ships continue to “own …

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USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioning

GULF OF MEXICO (July 27, 2017) Ingalls Shipbuilding completed builder's sea trials on the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship's main propulsion, combat and other ship systems. (U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Young/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the commissioning of the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioning Watch to help us welcome our newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson – DDG 114 to our fleet.The ship's namesake earned the Medal of …

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