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USS Ingraham Decommissioning

By Cmdr. Daniel Straub Commanding Officer, USS Ingraham Ingraham’s motto is the “Last and the Finest.”  As the last frigate built for the United States Navy, Ingraham embodied the best of what it was to be a multi-mission warship capable of rapidly responding and operating forward in support of our …

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Military Sealift Command Logistics Team Plays Key Role in Refitting USS Ponce

Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon, commander, Military Sealift Command, left, presents a plaque to Kristen Reale during a morning awards ceremony, July 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Barry Lake/Released)

By Capt. Don Williams Technical Director, Operational Logistics Military Sealift Command   Our Navy honored Military Sealift Command’s logistics team with a prestigious Admiral Stan Arthur Award as the Joint Logistics Team of the Year for 2012. This dedicated group played a crucial role in converting USS Ponce (AFSB (I) …

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CVN 78: A True Leap Ahead for the Navy and Naval Aviation

A design rendering of the nuclear-powered, aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Gerald R. Ford is the first in a class of new carriers to be built by Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo illustration courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding/Released)

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers As program executive officer for aircraft carriers, I am responsible for the design, new construction, maintenance, refueling and inactivation of our Nation’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. This year has been an exciting and rewarding year for aircraft carriers. In December 2012, …

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Old, but Not Outdated: Mine Countermeasures

Mineman 3rd Class Joseph Gibson, left, classifies contracts on the AN/SQQ-32 variable depth mine hunting detection and classification sonar from the combat information center aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10), Sept. 22, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/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 United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander Staff In a world of high-tech missiles, radars, stealth design and navigation systems, the simple mine is often seen …

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USS Anchorage Joins the Fleet

Introduction by Maj. Gen. Timothy C. Hanifen, U.S. Marine Corps: This weekend, as director of Expeditionary Warfare, I will attend the commissioning of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as we welcome the newest warship to our fleet, with the motto of “Nil Fato Relinquemus,” translated in English …

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