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George Washington: Living his Legacy

Editor’s Note: While most of us stateside were lighting sprinklers, grilling out and watching fireworks, USS George Washington Sailors were on watch protecting and defending the freedom we hold so dear. That didn’t keep them from the festivities though! Not only did they celebrate our nation’s birthday, but also their …

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Pacific Partnership 2015’s “Weapon” System

By Capt. Christopher Engdahl Mission Commander, Pacific Partnership 2015 As a Destroyer Squadron Commodore conducting Carrier Strike Group operations I had a wide variety of powerful weapons available for both offensive and defensive use.  These weapons span the technological and lethal spectrum from complex surface-to-surface missiles, intelligent air dropped torpedoes, …

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6 Things You Might Not Know About Talisman Sabre

FOG BAY, Australia (July 8, 2015) U.S. Marines assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment practice an amphibious assault using amphibious assault vehicles during Talisman Sabre 2015 at Fog Bay, Australia. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian defense forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries' ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Louis Rojas/Released)

Talisman Sabre is a realistic and challenging exercise that brings service members closer and improves U.S. and Australia’s ability to work together, and prepares them to be poised to provide security regionally and globally. This exercise is a major undertaking and illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance …

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What is a Gigawatt?

By Hon. Dennis McGinnAssistant Secretary of the Navy – Energy, Installations & Environment If you’ve ever seen Back to the Future, you’ll know that in order to get the DeLorean running again, Doc needed 1.21 gigawatts of power. When he uttered that amount in his eccentric way, you probably either …

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Why the Fourth of July Holds Special Meaning for Me

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Harrison Mwanzi Pacific Partnership How would you react if you found out you won a 500 million dollar lotto jackpot? Especially if you and your family you had been living on less than a dollar a day? That is how I felt when I realized …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: July 5, 2015

New Weekly Wire Rundown open

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 downloaded …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: Old Glory

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 17, 2014) The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) leads other coastal patrol ships assigned to Patrol Coastal Squadron 1 (PCRON 1) in formation during a divisional tactics exercise. PCRON-1 is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)

To celebrate the Fourth of July and our Nation’s independence, the Weekly Wire Rundown presents a reading of “Old Glory,” a poem that captures the special relationship between the National Ensign and men and women who serve in the armed forces to protect the freedoms our flag represents.    WWR …

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