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Operating Forward

SeaFox: A quicker, cheaper, safer mine-hunting capability

The mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, May 21, 2013. IMCMEX 13 includes navies from more than 40 countries and will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

Representatives from 41 nations have gathered in the Arabian Gulf for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013, a training exercise on how to keep the seas free of mines. By Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Gleason  Executive Officer, MCM Crew Reaper Mine hunting is the mission. Identification and neutralization is the method. Maintaining open, safe sea …

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Airborne Mine Countermeasures Add Speed, Range of Operations

An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to Helicopter Mine Counter Measure Squadron 15 conducts a mine sweeping exercise in the Arabian Gulf, April 16, 2007 (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Edward G. Martens/Released)

Representatives from 41 nations have gathered in the Arabian Gulf for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013, a training exercise on how to keep the seas free of mines. By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Although the majority of mine countermeasures missions are accomplished at …

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Unmanned MQ-4C Triton Completes First Flight

The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its first flight from the company's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., May 22. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Bob Brown/Released)

By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Today, the U.S. Navy’s initial system development and demonstration MQ-4C Triton air vehicle successfully completed its first flight from Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif.   The arrival of Triton, accompanied by two other unmanned systems, the MQ-8B/C Firescout …

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National Maritime Day: Remembering the forgotten

Merchant mariners stand alongside damage suffered by his ship, tanker SS Malay, when it was attacked by a German U-123 off North Carolina in January 1942. (Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)

U.S. merchant mariners have always been ready where it matters, when it matters. Today, they continue that proud tradition by operating forward in support of our Navy’s warfighters. National Maritime Day is May 22; this week, we’re celebrating the thousands of civilian mariners who support our freedom as part of …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, San Diego

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. …

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