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USS Cole Returns from Maiden Ballistic Missile Defense Deployment

130126-N- BY172-002 NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) -- Families wait with welcome signs as the USS Cole (DDG 67) rounds the end of the pier following a nine-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The guided-missile destroyer returned to Naval Station Norfolk today, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William E. Blake/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Saturday, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Her commanding officer, Cmdr. Peter K. Nilsen, reflects on the deployment. Our chief of Naval Operation’s tenets are Warfighting First, Operate Forward …

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Navy Announces New Tool to Educate Sailors About Responsible Alcohol Use

  While the vast majority of Sailors who do consume alcohol do so responsibly, the Navy has now given its commanders a new tool to use in their efforts to reduce irresponsible use of alcohol among those at their commands, continuing the Navy’s aggressive efforts to provide Sailors with the …

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How Do Junior Officers Inspire Innovation?

110825-N-PM781-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 25, 2011) Operations Specialist Seaman Rickey Robersone receives direction from the officer of the deck, Lt. Michael Ordonez, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, along with twenty-seven other Naval Station Norfolk-based ships, departed the area to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irene. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

This week, the Surface Navy Association is hosting its 25th annual National Symposium in Arlington, Va., with the theme “Answering All Bells: People, Technology and Innovation.” Navy and Surface Force leaders will discuss innovative solutions to today’s issues and tomorrow’s Surface Warfare challenges. One of the sessions is a junior …

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Your Navy TODAY – Arabian Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Misawa, Japan

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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Bath Salts: It’s Not a Fad…It’s a Nightmare

By Lt. George Loeffler, Psychiatry Resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego Recently, many of you have seen Navy Medicine’s campaign on the dangers of synthetic amphetamine-like drugs known as bath salts. The video reflects firsthand accounts observed and reported by patients during a case series conducted in late 2011. I …

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