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Celebrating Navy Week Wilmington

The Port City, Wilmington, North Carolina, welcomed U.S. Navy Sailors to town during the annual Azalea Festival, coinciding the event with Navy Week in the city April 1-7. Navy Weeks play a vital role in connecting the American public with Sailors, assets and Navy equipment. The weeklong engagement introduces the …

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Miami Navy Week Celebrated

The third Navy Week of 2019 took America’s Navy to Miami, Florida, March 25 – 31.  Sailors showcased the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy through a variety of community outreach events. The primary purpose of the Navy Week program is to increase awareness by presenting the Navy …

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Happy 126th Birthday Chiefs – Chief On!

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2017) Chief petty officers (CPO) assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pose for a group photo as part of the 124th birthday celebration of the CPO rank.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline/Released)

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith In the beginning there was no birthday, no Mess, no initiation process. There were only Sailors, salty with experience and a deep conviction to bridge the gap between the vision their officers had and the Sailors who executed the …

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Charleston Hosts Navy Week

The crew of USS Charleston (LCS-18) made a visit to its namesake city for Navy Week, March 11-17, to showcase the mission, capabilities and achievements of the Independence class littoral combat ship. Navy Week Charleston featured more than 80 community outreach events, giving the residents the opportunity to meet Sailors …

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USS McCampbell Welcomes 2019

WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct. 15, 2016) The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) participates in a photo exercise with Republic of Korea Navy ships during Invincible Spirit 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)

At the time this blog is posted, most people in the United States are busy readying themselves for a well-deserved evening of revelry ringing in the New Year. They are free to do so, in large part, because of our Sailors who protecting the homeland and preserving America’s strategic influence …

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