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Navy Ships Quench Philippines' Thirst

Navy Helo over Deck

Navy News | Nov 20, 2013

ORMAC CITY, Republic of the Philippines -- The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) keeps warships like aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) mission ready with fresh food, JP-5 fuel and even ammunition with vertical replenishments and conventional replenishments, Nov. 17.   During Opera... more

Warship's Namesake, Zumwalt, Fought Racism, Sexism

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Associated Press | Apr 11, 2014

BATH, Maine -- Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, earning a reputation as a reformer who fought racism and sexism and worked to improve the lives of sailors. After retiring, the admiral dedicated his life to ensuring that veterans were compensated... more

Private-Sector Lessons on Fewer Ship Deficiencies

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17)

Stars and Stripes | Nov 22, 2013

The Navy continues to accept new ships with thousands of deficiencies, though recent efforts have cut down on shipbuilder deliveries with problems threatening seaworthiness, according to a General Accountability Office report. The GAO recommended that the Navy clarify its policy when problems should be fixed during the acquisition process, and ... more

Navy's Largest Destroyer Going Into Water in Maine

In this photo made Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, the first-in-class Zumwalt, the largest U.S. Navy destroyer ever built, is seen at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The christening of the Zumwalt was canceled once because of the government shutdown.

Associated Press | Oct 21, 2013

BATH, Maine -- After embarrassing troubles with its latest class of surface warships, the Navy is hoping for a winner from a new destroyer that's ready to go into the water. So far, construction of the first-in-class Zumwalt, the largest U.S. Navy destroyer ever built, is on time and on budget, something that's a rarity in new defense programs,... more

USS Freedom Back in Action After Maintenance Issue

USS Freedom

Stars and Stripes | Jul 26, 2013

The USS Freedom was able to rejoin international exercises this week after maintenance issues briefly sidelined the heavily scrutinized littoral combat ship. The first-in-class Freedom joined the USS Fitzgerald, USNS Washington Chambers, a U.S. Navy P-3 aircraft and several Singapore navy ships for the final two days of the at-sea phase of Coop... more

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