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DDG Modernization

PEARL HARBOR (July 7, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

By Capt Ted Zobel Program Manager for Surface Combatant Modernization Operating as integral players in global maritime security while engaging in air, undersea, surface, strike and ballistic missile defense (BMD), the Navy’s Arleigh Burke class DDG 51 destroyers are the workhorses of the Fleet. With 62 destroyers currently in service …

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Iwo Jima ARG Ready to Answer Call

An aerial view of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducting flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, March 9, 2014. Iwo Jima was conducting flight deck certification in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer/Released)

By Captain Timothy L. Schorr Commodore, Amphibious Squadron Eight Greetings from Amphibious Squadron 8! After months of hard work and preparation, the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is ready to deploy, and I could not be more excited or proud. We’ve done the drills, demonstrated proficiency in warfighting, integrated with …

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