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Battle of Midway: Information dominance’s legacy

This week, the Navy is commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The battle, which took place June 4 to 7, 1942, changed the course of the war in the Pacific and highlighted naval aviation’s vast capabilities. In this blog, the co-leads for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps explain …

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National Maritime Day: Remembering the forgotten

Merchant mariners stand alongside damage suffered by his ship, tanker SS Malay, when it was attacked by a German U-123 off North Carolina in January 1942. (Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)

U.S. merchant mariners have always been ready where it matters, when it matters. Today, they continue that proud tradition by operating forward in support of our Navy’s warfighters. National Maritime Day is May 22; this week, we’re celebrating the thousands of civilian mariners who support our freedom as part of …

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USS Anchorage (LPD 23) Commissioned in Alaska

Sailors and Marines man the rails after bringing the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage, May 4. More than 4,000 people gathered to witness the ship's commissioning in its namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage, the seventh San Antonio-class LPD, is the second ship to be named for the city and the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Alaska. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans/Released)

USS Anchorage (LPD 23), an amphibious transport dock ship, was commissioned during a ceremony held May 4 in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska. You can watch the commissioning ceremony and replay an enhanced moderated chat of the ceremony below. Below is a moderated enhanced chat of the commissioning ceremony.

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USS Anchorage Joins the Fleet

Introduction by Maj. Gen. Timothy C. Hanifen, U.S. Marine Corps: This weekend, as director of Expeditionary Warfare, I will attend the commissioning of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as we welcome the newest warship to our fleet, with the motto of “Nil Fato Relinquemus,” translated in English …

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Operation Praying Mantis – 25 Years Later

Just before 5 p.m. on April 14, 1988, the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) struck an Iranian M-08 naval mine while participating in Operation Earnest Will in the central Arabian Gulf.   The explosion blew a 21-foot hole in the side of the ship and nearly sank it. After the crew saved the ship and Roberts was towed …

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