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Warfighting First

Your Navy TODAY – Arabian Gulf, Japan, Pacific Ocean, Djibouti, Gulf of Oman

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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Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) for the Fleet and the Nation

A rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) carries marines from the Uganda People's Defense Force during ship boarding operations training as part of a maritime domain awareness exercise that focuses on addressing piracy through information sharing and coordinated operations among international navies.

By Rear Adm. Jonathan W. White Director, Office of the DoD Executive Agent for MDA   Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is defined as “the effective understanding of anything associated with the global Maritime Domain that could impact the security, safety, economy, or environment of the United States. The Maritime Domain …

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What is the Optimized Fleet Response Plan and What Will It Accomplish?

By U.S. Fleet Forces Command On Jan. 15, during the Surface Navy Association National Symposium, ADM Bill Gortney introduced the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. Below are additional details on the plan. Battling fiscal constraints, dealing with training back-ups and under-manned crews, and flexing with unpredictable deployment schedules, the Navy is …

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Creating a Command Climate Intolerant of Sexual Assault

By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Director, Twenty-First Century Sailor Office (N17)  Responsibility for fostering a climate intolerant of sexual assault lies with our frontline leaders, our commanding officers. They, along with their executive officers and Senior Enlisted Advisors, have the responsibility of creating a professional command climate that will not …

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Maiden Voyage To Display Joint High-Speed Vessel’s Capabilities

The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) conducted high-speed trials, reaching speeds approximately 40 knots off the coast of Virginia.

by Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon Commander, Military Sealift Command As the Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead, begins its maiden operational voyage, Shannon reminds us that we can learn much about the character and capabilities of this amazing ship during the deployment. Just think of it: a maiden voyage …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Bahrain, Gulf of Oman

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 off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national …

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