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The KIDD Connection

By Cmdr. Matt NolandExecutive OfficerUSS KIDD (DDG 100) This month, viewers everywhere will have the opportunity to see the latest Hollywood treatment of America’s Greatest Generation: Greyhound. Tom Hanks plays a U.S. Navy destroyer’s commanding officer charged with protecting a convoy of Allied ships from a wolfpack of German U-boats …

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USS Constitution Marks 10 Years as America’s Ship of State

By Mass Comm. Spec. 2nd Class Casey Scoular, USS Constitution Public Affairs This year marks USS Constitution’s 222nd birthday—the big triple-two. Our ship was launched into Boston Harbor on Oct. 21, 1797, making her the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.  This year also marks another big milestone: October …

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George Washington: Living his Legacy

Editor’s Note: While most of us stateside were lighting sprinklers, grilling out and watching fireworks, USS George Washington Sailors were on watch protecting and defending the freedom we hold so dear. That didn’t keep them from the festivities though! Not only did they celebrate our nation’s birthday, but also their …

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Foal Eagle 2015 and the U.S.-ROK Alliance: A Photo Essay

The U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance has grown ever stronger based upon the shared interests and common values of both nations.  This year being the 62nd anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Mutual Defense Treaty, our shared commitment to democracy and sustained partnership provide a foundation for the enduring friendship that tightly …

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Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform Demonstrates Key Capabilities

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 25, 2014) Preparations are made to raise the vehicle transfer ramp of the Military Sealift Command mobile landing platform USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) to connect with the platform of the vehicle cargo ship USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300) during Montford Point's post-delivery test and trials. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

By Captain Henry Stevens Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Manager, Program Executive Office, Ships Over months of at-sea testing, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), the first ship of our Navy’s class of Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) demonstrated exceptional capabilities and inherent flexibility during her participation in a series of Post-Delivery …

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DDG 1000: Future is here

The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard.

By Capt. David M. McFarland, USN Deputy Director, Surface Warfare, N96B As 2014 draws to a close, we begin to focus on some of the important strides forward the Surface Force will make in the coming year, specifically the commissioning and initial operational testing of the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), …

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