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The crew of the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) man the rails aboard WWII museum ship USS Bowfin (SS 287) to shoot a spirit spot for Fox Sports to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. FOX Sports is returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to telecast four college basketball games live on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. Participants include the University of Hawai'i, University of California, Princeton University, and Seton Hall University. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Corey Barker (Released) 160822-N-IC288-005

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Navy F-35s begin final round of sea trials aboard USS George Washington

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON — For Navy pilot Lt. Graham "Boss" Cleveland, landing the Navy's Joint Strike Fighter aboard a moving aircraft carrier was a relief.

Raytheon Awarded $92M Navy Contract for Future Carrier, Big Deck AESA Radars

Radar maker Raytheon has been awarded a $92 million contract to develop a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the U.S. Navy’s new Ford-class carrier fleet and big deck amphibious warships, company officials told USNI News on a Monday conference call.

Navy SEAL vet to pay $6.6 million to settle case over book

WASHINGTON — The former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about his role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden will pay the government more than $6.6 million for violating non-disclosure agreements and publishing without getting the document cleared by the Defense Department, according to federal court documents. 

Destroyer named after Marine hero Sgt. Rafael Peralta to be commissioned next summer

The destroyer named for Navy Cross recipient Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta will be commissioned next summer, a Navy official said. 

Also considered for the Medal of Honor, Peralta was killed Nov. 15, 2004, during a building-clearing mission in Fallujah, Iraq. He fell to the floor after receiving a fatal head wound from a ricocheting bullet fragment. Insurgents tossed a grenade at Marines and that landed near Peralta’s head. 

New pilot begins training with Blue Angels

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A new pilot has begun training with the Navy's elite Blue Angels.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that Cmdr. Frank Weisser is practicing with the flight demonstration squadron during an extended break in their performance schedule.

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    What I did on my summer vaction or USS John C. Stennis 2016 Tiger Cruise

    Posted by Tom W. Andrews on August 22, 2016 at 10:04am 0 Comments

    Greetings to one and all,

                     Early in 2016, my son informed me that his ship, USS John C. Stennis would be hosting a Tiger Cruise in the last month of their deployment. I jumped at the chance to go on the cruise. As a Navy…

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    OCS

    Posted by Hubert David Cook on August 19, 2016 at 3:38pm 3 Comments

    I read somewhere that images of the OCS candidates were available each week for observation. If that is true, how do I access them?

    My son is Tower Cook in class 01/17.

    Thanks, David Cook 

    Saturday mail

    Posted by John Alan DeMarco on August 5, 2016 at 8:00am 4 Comments

    Just waned to revise that apparently navy moms cannot take any new members right now. If you sign up though you can read post. So I was curious about mail on Saturdays because I had read a post that recruits only get mail Monday they Friday. I got a… Continue

    I need advise!

    Posted by Gary Radke on August 1, 2016 at 7:12pm 7 Comments

    My son leaves in 3 weeks for boot camp. I watch the videos on boot camp and they stress coming into boot camp in shape. He hasn't started working out. Friends of mine stressed the importance of this and he ignores what everyone is telling him. I…

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