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Special Report: Hurricane Florence

Satellite image of Hurricane Florence before coming ashore.

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, Sept. 14, as a Category 1 storm with significant flooding forecasted. Prior to the storm’s arrival, the Department of Defense proactively positioned forces across the full spectrum of DoD capabilities at every level – by air, by sea and by land – to respond …

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U.S. 2nd Fleet Establishment Ceremony

U.S. 2nd Fleet

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet establishment ceremony that will take place Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. (EST) aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. Adm. Chris Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, will host the …

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Faslane Fit to Fight: Great visit on the Clyde!

Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, left, shakes hands with Royal Navy Rear Adm. John Weale, Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Submarines and Rear Admiral Submarines, during a visit to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Royal Navy/Released)

By Adm. James G. Foggo III Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa This past week, I had the honor of spending time with one of our country’s top maritime allies, the Royal Navy. Our relationship with the United Kingdom and specifically the …

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Navy Auditability Leads to Victory in War

Department of the Navy Seal

By Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly  At the end of May 1942, the ships of Task Force 17 and Task Force 16 steamed toward their rendezvous near the remote island of Midway. Rallying the U.S. Navy’s last remaining aircraft carriers, Hornet, Enterprise and Yorktown, Adm. Chester Nimitz …

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Breaking the Mold

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 7, 2018) Thomas B. Modly, 33rd undersecretary of the Navy, addresses attendees of "Breaking the Mold; A Workshop on War and Strategy in the 21st Century.” The purpose for the two-day workshop, sponsored by the Under Secretary of the Navy, is to engage top minds within the U.S. Navy and private sector academic and business partners on ways to address future scenarios U.S. military forces may face based upon current and emerging technology and new concepts in maritime and conventional warfare. The workshop will focus leaders to engage on a myriad of concepts and scenarios meant to push conversation, dialog, and analysis of ideas and thoughts outside conventional molds in an effort to stretch and expand strategic and operational mindsets. (U.S. Navy photo by Edwin L. Wriston/Released)

Below are Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly’s prepared remarks for the Breaking the Mold workshop at Naval War College, March 7. The purpose for the two-day workshop, sponsored by the under secretary of the Navy, was to engage top minds within the U.S. Navy and private sector …

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Soundings Podcast: CNO Discusses Ownership in Naval Profession

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 8, 2017) Sailors share a laugh on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf while deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and its carrier strike group conducted maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Kinkead/Released)

Moderator: Welcome to Soundings, the official podcast of the Chief of Naval Operations. On this podcast we have discussed each of the four core attributes: accountability, initiative, integrity and toughness. Today, we talk with Adm. Richardson about ownership in our Navy. Sir, let’s start by simply asking how you think …

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