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New U.S. Navy Ocean Model Supports CNO’s Undersea Domain Initiative

Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Grabon launches a global drifter buoy into the Pacific Ocean from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) while underway for Pacific Partnership 2013. The buoy, belonging to the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is used to measure ocean currents up to 15 meters in depth, sea surface temperatures, and atmospheric pressure.

By William H. Burnett, Ph.D. Deputy/Technical Director, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), recently made the argument that the U.S. must be diligent in maintaining its tactical and strategic advantages under the sea (“How the U.S. Can Maintain the Undersea Advantage,” Defense One, Oct. 2013). …

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Navy’s Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier Ready for Christening

Newport News Shipbuilding begins flooding Dry Dock 12 to float the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) will be christened Saturday in Newport News, Va., by Mrs. Susan Ford Bales, CVN 78’s sponsor and daughter of the late president. The christening of the ship comes after more than 12 years of …

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Rejoins the Fleet

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk for the first time in four years, Aug. 29. Theodore Roosevelt was redelivered to the U.S. Navy following successful sea trials that tested the ship's systems after its refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Ricky Thompson/Released)

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers On Thursday, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to the fleet to her homeport of Norfolk, Va., following her nearly four year refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding and a very successful sea trial. As program executive officer …

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