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U.S. Navy's First Female Admiral Passes Away

By Navy Live 2018-07-25 13:21:32

Retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, the Navy's first female admiral, passed away July 21, 2018. She was 98 years old. "It took 197 years and a forward-looking Chief of Naval Operations, Elmo Zumwalt, to break with tradition before Alene Duerk became the first woman admiral in the U.S. Navy," said Naval History and Heritage Command director Sam Cox. "But the credit goes to Duerk. From the crucible of caring for wounded Sailors, Marines and prisoners of war during World...

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Navy Turns to Video Games to Boost Recruitment

By Navy Live 2018-07-19 12:46:57

Could computer games help the U.S. Navy find recruits and match them with jobs they'll turn into long-term careers? To find out, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring Navy Life, an online platform of Navy-themed games and simulations. Navy Life matches potential recruits to enlisted jobs according to their skills, abilities and, most important, interests-thereby increasing recruitment and encouraging Sailors to consider long-term naval careers. Navy Life also presents a realistic look at the service's career development...

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Trump Awards Navy SEAL the Medal of Honor

By Navy Live 2018-05-24 19:27:00

On May 24, retired Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), Britt Slabinski became the 12th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in Afghanistan. President Donald J. Trump presented Slabinski with the medal during a White House ceremony for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue teammate Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002. During the...

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Naval Shipyard Starts "Innovation Lab" to Drive Tech Adoption

By Navy Live 2018-02-06 16:18:00

Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees clad in exoskeletons for work in the drydock. Workers surveying an augmented reality 3-D model in advance of a shipcheck. Workers using laser ablators that can zap rust from a bulkhead in a matter of seconds.  These are all examples of the vision of a vital future at the shipyard, and all are under investigation at Norfolk's Technology and Innovation Lab. The lab provides a venue for brainstorming innovation leads and testing employee ideas, which could...

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A Salute to a Hero of Pearl Harbor

By Navy Live 2017-11-13 20:35:46

[By Rear Adm. Brian Fort, Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific] This is a true tale of a Navy chief and his ship – and how one individual can inspire generations of veterans, including those who serve today. One year before World War I began in Sarajevo in 1914, a young Croatian man left to find a better life as an immigrant to the United States. His name was Petre Herceg-Tonic, but...

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USS Cole Commemorates Anniversary of Terrorist Attack

By Navy Live 2017-10-13 18:42:17

On October 12, the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), along with their families and guests, gathered together at Naval Station Norfolk to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the ship's bombing with a wreath-laying and a "Roll Call of Heroes.” The remembrance ceremony honored and celebrated the 17 shipmates who perished in the attack, as well as the resolve and warfighting attitude the "Mighty Cole" continues to embrace.  On this day...

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U.S. Navy Mourns Sailors Lost in USS McCain Collision

By Navy Live 2017-10-04 14:21:16

More than 2,000 servicemembers, civilians and families lined the streets of Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka on October 4, rendering salutes and showing support for the families and crew of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) on a procession to a memorial for their fallen shipmates. Sailors from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) also participated in the one-mile "Line of Honor" between FLEACT Yokosuka's Chapel of Hope and the Fleet Theater, where the memorial was held. "The Line of Honor lets...

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Remembering the Fire on USS Forrestal

By Navy Live 2017-07-28 19:50:58

Surrounded by water, but with nowhere to go, no way to escape, Sailors on USS Forrestal (CVA 59) watched in horror for one split second as flames began to engulf their ship, July 29, 1967. They jumped into action, but then came explosion after explosion, fireball after fireball. Caused by unstable, outdated ammunition; high op-tempo; a power surge; human error - a host of reasons - the fire that would claim some 134 lives on USS Forrestal was a tragedy of errors, mistakes that...

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The U.S. Navy's Role in a Changing Arctic

By Navy Live 2017-07-26 18:52:39

Rear Adm. Stuart Munsch, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5B), delivered the following remarks during the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., July 18.  Adm. John Richardson, our Chief of Naval Operations, has articulated his vision for the future in an idea he calls “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority.” In the design, he reminds us the U.S. Navy’s mission is...

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Remembering the Battle of the Coral Sea

By Navy Live 2017-05-22 21:53:50

Seventy-five years ago, on May 12, 1942, American submarines inflicted the final major casualties of the Battle of the Coral Sea, a fight that tested the skill of the U.S. Navy on, under and above the sea. The Battle of the Coral Sea etched names in American history and heritage: Rear Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher, Lt. “Jo Jo” Powers, Lt. Milton Ricketts, Dauntlesses Devastators aircraft, USS Hammann (DDG 412), USS Neosho (AO 23), USS Lexington (CV 2) and USS Yorktown (CV 5). The enemy sank...

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