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IKE To Return Home Early, Redeploy in 2013

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy has directed the temporary return of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower(CVN 69) from her current overseas deployment, allowing the ship to return home for two months before sending it back to the Middle East region. The unusual move is being made to accommodate delays due to emergent repair [...]

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside for the first time at her homeport in San Diego during a homecoming ceremony Nov. 21. The Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock completed her maiden voyage from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. where she departed Oct. 30. The departure [...]

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This photograph from 1982 shows the Vu family and others rescued in the South China Sea by Al Bell and his Navy crew. / courtesy photo One thing wonderful about Thanksgiving is that it opens its arms wide. Gratitude is without measure and not judgmental. We can be thankful for health, for a loving family, [...]

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Kris Kristofferson — Oxford scholar, athlete, U.S. Army helicopter pilot, country music composer, one-time roustabout, film actor, singer, lover of women, three times a husband and father of eight — seems ready to meet his maker. At least, that was the clear impression he left with an audience of middle-aged-and-upwards fans at [...]

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Upland, CA—In the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, commander (CDR) is a senior officer rank. Commander ranks above lieutenant commander and below captain. Commander is equivalent to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the other [...]

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Squeal Team Six

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It’s hard to believe that a video game is as big a threat to national security as the CIA director cavorting with a mistress. Yet just like David Petraeus, seven members of SEAL Team Six have had their careers ended. Their crime? The Navy accused them of divulging classified information to the game designers, and [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Navy will christen its newest attack submarine “Minnesota” at a ceremony Saturday in Newport News, Va. Adm. Kirk Donald, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, will be principal speaker. Ellen Roughead, wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and a Minnesota native, will break a champagne bottle to [...]

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GROTON, Conn., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded an $88.8 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the contract, Electric Boat will undertake [...]

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USS RUSHMORE, At Sea (NNS) — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and his wife Darleen visited Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), Nov. 20, while underway in the Arabian Gulf. Greenert, the 30th CNO, enjoyed dinner with Rushmore’s leadership, toured the ship’s engineering spaces, and [...]

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Instead of heading home for Thanksgiving, approximately 2500 Marines and Sailors are making their way toward Israel, aboard three US Navy assault ships. After just completing a six-month tour off the Israeli coast, USS warships New York, Iwo Jima and Gunston Hall were turned back to Israel. Military officials had stated the presence of the [...]

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