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YOUR Navy Today – Vietnam, North Arabian Sea, Pacific Ocean

130420-N-TC437-554 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2013) An E-2C Hawkeye, top, from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112, and a C-2A Greyhound from the Providers of Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, fly in formation during an air power demonstration above the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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LCS Developments

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) sails alongside USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of a strait transit demonstration during the aircraft carrier's Sustainment Exercise off the coast of Southern California, April 14. Fort Worth, a semi-planing, mono-hull vessel, is a fast, agile, and mission-focused platform designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare. The ship is designed to operate in hostile near-shore environments, known as "the littorals", and to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. Fort Worth is the second of the Freedom variant of LCS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)

An important milestone in the littoral combat ship program was the arrival of USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore this week, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia.   Freedom transited the Pacific Ocean while making scheduled port visits in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The ship is currently being operated …

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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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What You Need to Know About the Navy’s SRB Updates

By Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy NAVADMIN 077/13 announced updates to Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB).  Here are five frequent questions with answers on the Navy’s SRB program.  1.  What is the Selective Reenlistment Bonus? SRB is a re-enlistment incentive for Sailors with critical skills and …

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Your Navy TODAY – Mediterranean Sea, U.S. 5th Fleet, San Diego

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), March 13. Dwight D. Eisenhower departed Naval Station Norfolk on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider/Released)

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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