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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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Waco Navy Week Celebrated

Coinciding with the Heart of Texas Air Show, the second Navy Week celebration of 2018 hosted Sailors in Waco, April 2-8. 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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7th Fleet’s 75th Anniversary

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2017) The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups transit the Western Pacific with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The strike groups were underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Rivera/Released)

By Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet U.S. 7th Fleet was established by a single naval message with the effective date of March 15, 1943. And now, 75 years later, we are the U.S. Navy’s largest fleet in the Indo-Pacific. We continue to be defined by our forward-deployed …

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