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USS Bataan Homecoming

NORFOLK (Oct. 31, 2014) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Norfolk following a nine-month deployment. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group deployed in support of maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 31 as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group following a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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Reflecting on San Francisco Fleet Week

More than 8,000 friends, family members and guests watch Sailors and Marines man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Oct. 11. America is the first ship of its class and the fourth to bear the name. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan A. Colon/Released)

By Capt. Tom Spink, USN (retired)As a long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, who also served here in uniform, I wanted to share information about a few of the outstanding outreach events conducted during Fleet Week, Oct. 6-13. Instituted in 1981 by then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco Fleet …

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NYC’s Connection to Navy’s Birthday

At sea aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Mar. 26, 2002 -- Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, New York City Police and New York City Firefighters take part in the returning of the World Trade Center flag to the city of New York. The flag returned was that which has become known from a widely used photo in which it is being raised in the midst of the rubble from the September 11 terrorist attack. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jason Scarborough. (RELEASED)

By Rear Admiral Paul Becker Director for Intelligence Joint Chiefs of Staff Monday marked the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday. From its humble beginning with just six frigates, it’s become the most dominant and influential naval force ever to sail the world’s oceans.  Our Navy ensures freedom of the seas, projects power in support of …

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Bringing USS America to Life

By Capt. Robert A. Hall, Jr. USS America (LHA 6) Commanding Officer The commissioning journey for the newest amphibious assault ship in the fleet, USS America (LHA 6), has been challenging, rewarding and everything the first commanding officer of a new warship could ask for. I am so proud to bring …

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