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YOUR Navy Today – Vietnam, North Arabian Sea, Pacific Ocean

130420-N-TC437-554 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2013) An E-2C Hawkeye, top, from the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112, and a C-2A Greyhound from the Providers of Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, fly in formation during an air power demonstration above the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ignacio D. Perez/Released)

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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LCS Developments

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) sails alongside USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of a strait transit demonstration during the aircraft carrier's Sustainment Exercise off the coast of Southern California, April 14. Fort Worth, a semi-planing, mono-hull vessel, is a fast, agile, and mission-focused platform designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare. The ship is designed to operate in hostile near-shore environments, known as "the littorals", and to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. Fort Worth is the second of the Freedom variant of LCS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)

An important milestone in the littoral combat ship program was the arrival of USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore this week, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia.   Freedom transited the Pacific Ocean while making scheduled port visits in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The ship is currently being operated …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Pacific Ocean, North Arabian Sea, 5th Fleet

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) watch as a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) leaves the launcher during a live-fire exercise as part of Multi-Sail 13 in the Pacific Ocean, April 11. Multi-Sail 13 is a training exercise designed to test ships operating ability across a wide range of disciplines including anti-submarine warfare, live fire exercises, and high value unit escort scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

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 in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. …

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Navy Unveils FY14 Budget Proposal

This blog is by Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy’s Chief of Information, and addresses key points of the Navy’s fiscal year 2014 budget. This year’s budget submission was guided by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. You’ll clearly see that …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Malaysia, Pacific Ocean, Senegal

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 in the waters off the coast of Virginia or forward deployed to the Pacific Ocean, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval …

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Paying Tribute to Guardian

By Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet A significant moment during a ship commissioning ceremony occurs when there is a call to “bring this ship to life,” and the crew sprints from their positions pierside, across the brow and into the ship itself, effectively adding …

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