Military Monday: Giving Thanks

November 24, 2017 INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 23, 2017) Sailors gather on the mess decks for Thanksgiving dinner aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). Preble is conducting maritime security, forward presence and theater security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall/Released) 171123-N-IA905-2018As Americans, we have countless …

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Military Monday: The Battle of Midway – A Turning Point Anchored by Sea Control

June 2, 2017 This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which is believed by many to be the turning point of World War II. The battle was a moment in time when the only thing standing between tyranny and freedom was the United States military. This is a time to commemorate …

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Military Monday: Support Units of the Amphibious Force

October 20, 2017 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 23, 2017) Sailors tie up a Landing Craft Unit from Beachmaster Unit 1 in the well deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) in support of UNITAS LVIII. The annual, multi-national exercise focuses on strengthening existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the …

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Military Monday: Surface Navy Remembers Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr.

November 17, 2017Nov. 13, 2017 bore witness to the passing of one of America’s true and great heroes. At 93 years of age, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas Hudner’s passing leaves behind a legacy of heroism, service with honor, brotherhood, equality, and dedication to his country. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1946, Hudner became a …

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Military Monday: SSOP: The Bedrock of Surface Force Operations

October 27, 2017 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 25, 2017) Commander of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Vice Adm. Tom Rowden speaks with Gas Turbine Systems Technician 2nd Class Juan Estrella during a visit to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. This visit was part of Rowden’s continuing initiative to engage the leadership and crews of surface combatants …

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Military Monday: Surface Force Assists After Hurricanes

September 15, 2017 CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 9, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Andy Blessing from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), departs Wasp to provide aid to evacuees as part of first response efforts to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma. …

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Military Monday: Ships of the Surface Fleet: Amphibious Transport Dock Ship (LPD)

September 8, 2017 110818-ZS026-N-232 INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 18, 2011) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transits the Indian Ocean. Comstock is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility during a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released) Construction of …

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Destroyers: “Tin Can” Legacy Forged of Lethal Steel

July 7, 2017 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers assigned to the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups are underway in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to …

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Our Navy’s Mission: How the Surface Forces Fit In

June 16, 2017 The country and people of Sri Lanka were devastated when heavy rainfall brought by a recent monsoon led to massive flooding and landslides throughout the country. Nearly half and million people were displaced from damaged homes and buildings, or flooded areas. In the wake of this disaster that shattered many regions of …

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