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Shaping A New Surface Navy

Training and Education

“Hard right rudder,” a young surface warfare officer (SWO) nervously commanded the helmsman, working to avoid the massive, monolithic oil tanker picked up on the radar only moments before.

Danielle DeCoteau


Her hair is plaited neatly in two French braids. Her eagle plumes are tied into a piece of hair on top of her head, making them lay gracefully over the left braid. Each braid is wrapped in red cloth with beaded blue hair ties; dentalium shells are attached to each end.

Culture is Family


The grassy hill surrounding the arena is packed full of spectators and family members. The emcee calls out a dancer's name; there's movement in the crowd. The competitor makes it into the arena, throws out his hoops for his sequence. Upon the dancer's cue, the drum starts singing.

Those Who Wear the Wheel

Focus on Service

Digital navigation charts glow with activity and GPS satellites plot coordinates with striking precision. A bridge watch team is beginning its next shift.

Forging A Legacy

Training and Education

Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command (NSWBTC) recently hailed 10 of its newest warfighters during the graduation ceremony of Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) Class 100.

Powered by the People

Around The Fleet

In 1946, Admiral Chester Nimitz, then chief of naval operations, had a vision to create a flight exhibition team in order to raise the public's interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale.

The Men Who Sail Below

Focus on Service

Sweat runs down a soot-covered face, carving a path through the thick field of grime. It gathers and pools before falling in a bead to the metal below. It sizzles as it hits and is gone.

Going Recruiter

Your Career

US Navy Sailors become train to become recruiters at NRLA in Pensacola, Fla.

Worst Case Scenario

Training and Education

In July 1967, aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) experienced one of the most costly at-sea fires the Navy has seen since World War II.

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