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10 Things to Know About John Finn

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (March 28, 2015) The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) is launched. John Finn, the first Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) ship, will be equipped with the Navy's Aegis Combat System, the world's foremost integrated naval weapons system. Flight IIA ships will provide increased capabilities over previous DDG 51 destroyers, including advances in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

From the first U.S. destroyer commissioned in 1902 to the famous ships of World War II to the Arleigh Burke-class, the #USNavy’s destroyers have been evolving. Saturday, May 2, we will introduce the newest guided missile destroyer, the future USS John Finn (DDG 113), during a christening ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagaoula, Miss. Here are …

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Evolution of the Aircraft Carrier

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 28, 2013) The U.S. Navy's forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships participate in tactical maneuver training during Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13. AnnualEx 13 is designed to increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of Japanese and U.S. Naval forces through training in air and sea operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

By Annalisa Underwood Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Aircraft carriers are often revered as the “powerhouse of the fleet” because of their size, strength, capabilities and importance to our national security. For nearly 100 years, the aircraft carrier has continued to evolve alongside the technological advancements …

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Thank You Chief

EVERETT, Wash. (Sept. 14, 2012) Newly-pinned chief petty officers salute during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony in the Grand Vista Ballroom at Naval Station Everett. The Naval Station welcomed 24 newly pinned Sailors to the rank of chief petty officer during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeffry Willadsen/Released)

By Vice Adm. Bill Moran Chief of Naval Personnel Today, on this 122nd Birthday of the Mess, there is no greater honor than to salute our Chief Petty Officers – past, present and future.   As the conscience of our Navy, Chiefs keep us grounded in our proudest traditions, while always looking …

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