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Combat Vessels Opened to Women 25 Years Ago Today

By Yonca Poyraz-Dogan Navy Office of Information Today is the 25th anniversary of the date when women became eligible to serve aboard combat vessels in the Navy. Previously, women were in shore-based roles or aboard noncombat vessels, such as, oilers, hospital and supply ships. The Nov. 30, 1993 Defense Authorization …

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One Marine’s Story Becomes Navy Ship’s Legacy

Graphic of Sgt. Rafael Peralta and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115)

From Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and provides us the opportunity to recognize the achievements of the heroic individuals of Hispanic descent who overcame adversity in their careers and – through their actions – reflect great credit upon the naval service. …

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SECNAV Statement on DOD Transgender Policy Announcement


Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus issued the following statement today on his Facebook Page in regards to the Department of Defense’s transgender policy. We welcome today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Defense will lift the restrictions preventing transgender individuals from openly serving their nation. The Department of the Navy remains …

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