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Happy 104th Birthday Navy Dental Corps

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison Surgeon General Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I’d like to extend my thanks and appreciation to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as they commemorate 104 years of continued service to our nation.   On Aug. …

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Our Greatest Asset, the American Sailor

QINGDAO, China (August 8, 2016) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) man the rails while pulling in for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)

By Cmdr. Justin Harts Commanding officer, USS Benfold (DDG 65) A few days ago, I was asked to contribute to the Navy Live blog to describe what it was like commanding a U.S. warship during a rare port visit to China and to share my thoughts with people about life …

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F-35C Lightning II: Bringing the Thunder

“The supersonic, multi-role, multi-service F-35C Lightning II represents a quantum leap in air superiority capability. Combining the next-generation fighter characteristics of radar-evading stealth, supersonic speed and fighter agility with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history, the F-35C delivers unprecedented lethality and survivability …

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T-AO 206 Ship Naming Ceremony

Graphic of fleet replenishment oiler (T-AO) class ship

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the ship naming ceremony for T-AO 206. Live video from San Francisco, California, where Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will announce the fleet replenishment oiler’s name, is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. EDT Aug 16. [dciframe]https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/embed/9185,625px,375px[/dciframe] The first fleet replenishment oiler (T-AO …

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DDG-122 Ship Naming Ceremony

Graphic of an Arleigh-Burke class destroyer

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the ship naming ceremony for DDG-122. Live video from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, where Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will announce the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer’s name, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. EDT Aug 16. [dciframe]https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/embed/9216,625px,375px[/dciframe] Arleigh-Burke class destroyers …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: August 15, 2016

Weekly Wire Rundown open (v3)

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople@gmail.com. It can also be …

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A Return to Sea Control

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 19, 2016) USS Coronado (LCS 4), an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Bryce Hadley/Released)

By Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces Speaking from the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed the crew of the carrier and stated, “Any country which wishes to protect its security and the security of those allied with it …

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The U.S. Navy’s Flying, Fighting “Felines”

Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. (Jul. 17, 1996) - An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) prepares to make a bombing run at Twenty Nine Palms Marine Corps Station. The aircraft is on a routine training mission and is loaded with four MK-82 500-pound bombs. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Mahlon K. Miller/Released)

We thought this International Cat Day is the “purrfect” opportunity to highlight some of our flying, fighting “felines” in naval aviation’s history. Check out these photos and facts from Navy.mil, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, and the National Naval Aviation Museum. Is there anything that you would add to our …

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