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USS Zumwalt: Building the Future

The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard.

By Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden Director of Surface Warfare, N96 This past weekend in Bath, Maine, Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, the daughters of Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, broke two ceremonial bottles of champagne on the gleaming bow of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), and officially christened this 21st century …

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Surface Navy Association Symposium Videos

140114-N-WL435-237 ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 14, 2014) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks to active duty, retired and civilian members of the surface warfare community at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) 26th Annual National Symposium. Greenert spoke to the audience about the current and future status of the Navy and answered questions following his remarks. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

Naval leaders, government officials and members of private industry gathered to discuss the surface navy’s future at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Arlington, Va., Jan. 14-16. This year’s theme was Surface Warfare – Warfighting First. Below are videos of some of the sessions.     Click here …

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U.S. Surface Navy Priorities Updated

Ships from the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group simulate a strait transit in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2013. The strike group was conducting a pre-deployment evaluation. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/Released)

By Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden Director, Surface Warfare Division, N96 The progress we have made in understanding and funding manpower shortages, establishing and funding defendable maintenance requirements, stabilizing procurement accounts, and the successful deployment of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom to the Western Pacific have led me to reassess …

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