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Egemen 2015: Partnerships Matter

DOGANBEY, Turkey (Oct. 27, 2015) Turkish Marines disembark from a Turkish landing craft while conducting a joint amphibious assault with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit 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 is 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 Capt. Augustus P. Bennett, commodore, Amphibious Squadron Four, speaking on his experience during the fourth day of the Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise Egemen 2015, Oct. 27. As Egemen 2015 comes to a close, the extensive man-hours of exercise planning, beach surveying, current and tidal research, …

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Egemen 2015: The Importance of Relationships

AEGEAN SEA (Oct. 26, 2015) A landing craft air cushion returns to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) from a beach landing in Foca, Turkey, during Egemen 2015, Oct. 26, 2015. Egemen is a Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise designed to increase tactical proficiencies and interoperability among participants. Kearsarge, deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ryre Arciaga/Released)

The following blog is from Col. Robert Fulford, commanding officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaking on his experience during third day of the Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise Egemen 2015, Oct. 26. When it comes to building great teams, there is a saying – ‘it’s not just about relationships … it’s …

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Maiden Voyage To Display Joint High-Speed Vessel’s Capabilities

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) conducted high-speed trials, reaching speeds approximately 40 knots off the coast of Virginia.

by Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon Commander, Military Sealift Command As the Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead, begins its maiden operational voyage, Shannon reminds us that we can learn much about the character and capabilities of this amazing ship during the deployment. Just think of it: a maiden voyage …

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Fast, Forward and Flexible – Naval Forces in Exercise Eager Lion 13

By Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group FIVE Our Navy-Marine Corps team launched participation in the annual U.S. Central Command exercise Eager Lion this week, during which we will be executing training events from multiple locations in Jordan and its littorals over the period June 9-20.  Expeditionary …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, San Diego

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. …

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Navy Unveils FY14 Budget Proposal

This blog is by Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy’s Chief of Information, and addresses key points of the Navy’s fiscal year 2014 budget. This year’s budget submission was guided by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. You’ll clearly see that …

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