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Forged and Ready: Chung-Hoon Legacy

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) fires an SM-2 missile during a live-fire exercise. Sailors from the John C. Stennis Strike Group were participating in a sustainment training exercise (SUSTEX) to prepare for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Jiang/Released)

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Those who adapt can overcome. Consider the namesake of our Pearl Harbor-homeported USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Rear Adm. Gordon Paiea Chung-Hoon. Forged from the sea and seasoned in war, Chung-Hoon was a lieutenant assigned to …

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Navy Week Celebrated in Sacramento

Coinciding with the California’s State Fair, the state capital hosted Navy Week Sacramento, July 16-22.  Sailors interacted with residents in a series of community outreach events where Sailors visited the boys and girls club, volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, participated in community projects and did musical performances at the State …

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Reno / Carson City Hosts Navy Week

Coinciding with the Reno Rodeo, the sixth Navy Week celebration of 2018 hosted Sailors in Reno and Carson City, Nevada, June 18-24.  The primary purpose of the Navy Week program is to increase Navy awareness by presenting the Navy to Americans who live in cities that normally do not have a …

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The Legacy of William P. Lawrence: Toughness

This is the eighth in a series of namesake blogposts by Rear Adm. Brian Fort for all surface ships homeported in Pearl Harbor. By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific On June 28, 1967, flying his F-4B Phantom, naval aviator Cmdr. William …

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Past, Present and Future Links with Spain

By Adm. James G. Foggo III Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa A young, tenacious immigrant and mariner from Spain arrived on our shores before we were a country. He joined the revolutionary cause as a naval officer in the South Carolina …

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Chattanooga Celebrates Navy Week

Navy Week Chattanooga was held June 11-17 in conjunction with the Riverbend Festival, to increase exposure and allow the Sailors to showcase the mission, capabilities and achievements of the U.S. Navy. Navy Weeks serve as a principal outreach effort and provides residents the opportunity to meet Sailors firsthand with a …

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Resilience, Freedom Personified: Port Royal

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Our guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and its namesake, the Battle of Port Royal – fought in the first year of the American Civil War – are symbols of resilience and freedom.   …

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Tampa Hosts Navy Week 2018

The fourth Navy Week of 2018 hosted America’s Navy during Tampa Navy Week May 7-13 and allowed the Navy to showcase the mission, capabilities and achievements to a town that has been home to MacDill Air Force Base for 70 years.   Navy Week provided residents the opportunity to meet Sailors …

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Birmingham Hosts Navy Week

Alabama’s “Magic City” hosted members of the U.S. Navy during Navy Week Birmingham, April 9-15 as both Sailors and residents interacted in a series of community outreach events.  The Navy Week program serves as the Navy’s principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.  The program is …

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