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Happy 244th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

Oct. 13 is the 244th birthday of the United States Navy. As the Navy grows ever more capable with new ships and technologies, we continue to rely on our Sailors, working side by side with the U.S. Marines to protect America’s people, partners and interests around the world. Secretary of …

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USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)’s commissioning ceremony. The principal speaker will be Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio. Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will serve as the ship’s sponsor. Senior military representative at the ceremony will be Adm. James Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval …

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Remarks from Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly to U.S. Naval Academy Change of Command

Admiral Richardson, Vice Admiral Carter, Vice Admiral Buck (doesn’t that sound good, Sean? ’83 what do you think?) Distinguished Guests, and most of all, the faculty and staff of this national treasure, our United States Naval Academy: Good morning, Annapolis! Good morning, Navy! Secretary Spencer wishes he could be here …

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Becoming One Navy Team

On the 71st anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s signing of the Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, mandating equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services and federal government regardless of race, color, religion, or national origin, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson addresses the …

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Quad Cities Celebrate Navy Week

The eighth Navy Week of 2019 took America’s Navy to Quad Cities, Iowa, June 24-30.  Navy Weeks play a vital role in connecting the American public with Sailors, assets and Navy equipment. The weeklong engagement introduced the local communities, who do not have frequent visibility of the Navy, with an …

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Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly Remarks at D-Day Commemoration

Below are Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly’s remarks on the Cleveland D-Day 75th Commemoration Event at League Park, June 6, 2019. Good afternoon, everyone.  Mayor Jackson, General Dziedzeski, executives of the Cleveland Indians, distinguished guests and friends, and most importantly, our heroic and cherished veterans, thank you so much for …

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