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Surface Reflections

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations Today kicks off the first day of the Surface Navy Association Annual Symposium, an event that offers much opportunity to share our collective course and speed with each other and with the American public. If only millions of Americans could see …

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USS Manchester (LCS 14) Commissioning

MOBILE, Ala. (Dec. 15, 2017) The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 15 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy.(U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Austal USA/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the May 26 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14). Adm. William Moran, vice chief of Naval Operations, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, senior United States Senator from New Hampshire, will serve as the …

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Raising Our Standards

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations Recently released Annual Standards of Conduct Guidance reminds all senior leaders of their personal ownership over their respective ethics programs and discusses my expectations concerning their personal standards of behavior and performance. In past years, the Standards of Conduct Guidance emphasized …

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VCNO Adm. Moran Keynote Address at Sea Air Space 2018

2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

The following are prepared remarks for Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran’s keynote address during the Sea Services Luncheon at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, April 9, 2018. Thanks for that warm into, and good afternoon! On behalf of CNO John Richardson and Secretary Richard Spencer, thanks for having me here …

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Keep the Feedback Coming!

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations Like many, I was pleased to read NAVADMIN 065/18, which addresses aviation retention bonuses and incentive pay. Chief of Naval Personnel and his team have been working hard on this issue for months. Perhaps more than any other office, that team …

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Time Well Spent

NEWPORT, R.I. (Nov. 18, 2016) Students at Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) train on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Full Mission Bridge (FMB) simulator. The LCS Full Mission Bridge simulator is a full-sized trainer that uses the same software as the FMB and Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE). The LCS trainer has every Navy homeport modeled and allows the student to navigate in and out of designated ports using the highly sophisticated controls of a littoral combat ship. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations I recently completed an energizing trip to Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) in Newport, Rhode Island, to get a first-hand look at how Surface Warriors are taught and gain important insights into what instructors and students feel are important to the …

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Honor Our Heritage

KINGS BAY, Ga. (Nov. 4, 2016) A submarine veterans ceremony is held at the World War II pavilion at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations This past weekend aboard Kings Bay Submarine Base in Georgia, there was a small but powerful reminder of what it means to honor and remember our veterans. This remembrance event honored WWII submarine veterans. For years now, the numbers of vets attending …

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A Special Day For Our Navy

Two chief petty officer combination covers are displayed while Cmdr. Paul Lyons, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), addresses the shipÕs newest chiefs during a pinning ceremony aboard the ship. Stethem is part of the Forward Deployed Naval Force stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Danny Ewing Jr. (RELEASED)

By Vice Adm. Bill MoranChief of Naval PersonnelToday is a special day in the Navy. For approximately 4,700 active and reserve Sailors, it is a time for reflection, family celebration and excitement for the opportunities that lie ahead.  It is also a day of transformation.  Today we pin anchors on …

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