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Deck the ‘Hulls’

Tis the SEAson-trees go up, presents are purchased and lights are hung to help get you in the spirit of the season.  Life is no different for Sailors all over the Fleet.  For many years now, as a way of spreading holiday cheer both sea and shore commands have decked the …

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Navy Amphibious Ready Groups Capable, Necessary

This blog post was written by Navy Capt. Humberto L. Quintanilla II, Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Five, embarked aboard the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group departed Nov. 14 for a seven-month deployment.  Ahoy to all! As commodore for PHIBRON …

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USS Enterprise: 50 Years of Service

The following post is written by CAPT William C. Hamilton, 22nd Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in honor of the carrier’s 50th birthday, November 25, 2011. Friday one of the most storied ships in U.S. Navy history broke another record.  The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS …

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Ponce Upon a Time

The following blog post was written by Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 2nd Class Robert De Soto, assigned to USS Ponce (LPD 15). Over its nearly 41-year history, the ship has made numerous visits to Puerto Rico, but only three to the namesake city of Ponce. This particular visit to the warship’s …

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America’s Navy: 10 years later

This is the fourth blog post written by Rear Admiral Craig Faller, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, while on a seven-month deployment in the Pacific. On the morning of 9-11-2001 I was in Command of USS STETHEM (DDG 63).  Standing centerline on the ship’s bridge we were passing directly under …

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One day closer

This blog post, written on Sunday August 14, 2011, is the second in a series by Rear Admiral Craig Faller, Commander Carrier Strike Group 3 .  USS John C. Stennis is currently on a seven-month deployment in the Pacific. Three weeks of deployment has quickly evaporated into the steamy, warm …

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Fair Winds…

This blog post was written on Sunday July 24, 2011 by Rear Admiral Craig Faller, Commander Carrier Strike Group 3, as the USS John C. Stennis deploys for a seven-month deployment in the Pacific. It’s the day before deployment and my thoughts are running at flank speed in many directions. …

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