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Navy Recruit Graduation: March 1, 2019

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs. Read how …

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USS Charleston (LCS 18) Commissioning Ceremony

USS Charleston (LCS 18)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the March 2 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Charleston (LCS 18). Live video from Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina, is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). “The future USS Charleston is proof of what the teamwork …

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USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Commissioning Ceremony

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Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Feb. 16 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Live video from Pier 30/32 in San Francisco is scheduled to begin 1 p.m. (EST) / 10 a.m. (PST). The future USS Tulsa is the second naval …

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USS South Dakota (SSN 790) Commissioning Ceremony

USS South Dakota commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the February 2 commissioning of the Navy’s newest fast attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790). Live video from Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, is scheduled to begin 11 a.m. USS South Dakota, a Virginia-class submarine designated SSN-790, is the third …

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USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Jan. 26 commissioning of the Navy’s newest destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). Live video from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, where the ship will be homeported is scheduled to begin 1 p.m. (EST) / 10 a.m. (PST). The second ship …

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USS Wichita (LCS 13) Commissioning Ceremony

The future littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) conducts acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, July 11, 2018, which are the last significant milestone before a ship is delivered to the Navy. LCS-13 is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments as well as the open-ocean. It is designed to defeat asymmetric threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the January 12 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita (LCS 13). Live video from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). The future USS Wichita is the third naval vessel to honor Kansas’s largest …

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USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) Commissioning Ceremony

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the December 1 commissioning of the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Live video from Flynn Cruiseport in Boston is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). The future USS Thomas Hudner honors naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. …

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USS Sioux City (LCS 11) Commissioning Ceremony

USS Sioux City Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Nov. 17 commissioning of the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11). Live video from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. (EST). “USS Sioux City represents an investment in readiness and lethality, and …

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USS Indiana (SSN 789) Commissioning Ceremony

USS Indiana Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Sept. 29 commissioning of the Navy’s newest fast attack submarine, USS Indiana (SSN 789). The principal speaker will be U.S. Representative Jim Banks from Indiana. Diane Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion from 2004 to 2012, serving …

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USS Manchester (LCS 14) Commissioning

MOBILE, Ala. (Dec. 15, 2017) The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 15 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy.(U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Austal USA/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the May 26 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14). Adm. William Moran, vice chief of Naval Operations, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, senior United States Senator from New Hampshire, will serve as the …

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