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USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Norfolk

By Capt. John J. Cummings, Commanding Officer, USS Gerald R. Ford Today, the mighty warship USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk for the first time in 15 months, marking the official completion of our post-shakedown availability (PSA) at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. Fifteen …

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Resourcing a Ready Surface Force

Since the establishment of the Readiness Reform and Oversight Council (RROC), the Navy made significant progress in its reform efforts to deliver a more ready and more capable Surface Force. With the support of Congress, the Navy invested in meaningful Surface Force reform, and remains committed to doing everything necessary …

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Surface Reflections

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations Today kicks off the first day of the Surface Navy Association Annual Symposium, an event that offers much opportunity to share our collective course and speed with each other and with the American public. If only millions of Americans could see …

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Readying the Fleet to Own the Fight

 By Vice Adm. Richard Brown Commander, Naval Surface Forces Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Our Navy’s enduring mission is to protect and defend America and its national interests worldwide. As the largest contingent of the Nation’s maritime warfighting force, it is critical our surface ships continue to “own …

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