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BALTOPS 2019 Focuses on Partnership, Presence, Professionals

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea June 9-21. Ground, maritime, and air forces from participating nations will work together to exercise air defense, maritime interdiction, anti-subsurface warfare, mine countermeasures, and amphibious operations in order to strengthen the development …

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New Mark VI Patrol Boat Command Opportunities: Q&A

From Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public Affairs Last year, U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs) learned of two new and exciting opportunities in the Coastal Riverine Force. Junior SWOs on track to successfully complete their second division officer tours were notified of the opportunity to screen for command-at-sea billets serving in …

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Five Things to Know About Navy EOD

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (March 22, 2012) Seaman Apprentice Aaron Gorby, a student at Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, tapes a fuse prior to removal during a training scenario in the Tools and Methods division. The school provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to more than 2,200 U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Elizabeth Allen/Released)

Did you know May 7 is National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day? The first Saturday in May honors members of the U.S. military who risk their lives in disposing explosives. Test your knowledge about our EOD Sailors with these 5 things that you may not know from EOD Groups 1 and 2: …

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Egemen 2015: The Culmination

DOGANBEY, Turkey (Oct. 27, 2015) U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned, Assault Craft Unit 4, conduct a joint amphibious assault during exercise Egemen 2015 in Doganbey, Turkey, Oct. 27. Egemen is a Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise designed to increase tactical proficiencies and interoperability among participants. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and PHIBRON 4 are deployed to the 6th fleet area of in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Andrew D. Pendracki/ Released)

The following blog is from Col. Robert Fulford, commanding officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaking on his experience during four day of the Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise Egemen 2015, Oct. 27. In April 1915, one of the most iconic battles of World War I occurred on the Gallipoli peninsula, in …

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