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The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81), the only active U.S. ship named for a foreign dignitary, speeds across the English Channel. Our Surface Navy focus begins on page 32.
Lieutenant (j.g.) Catherine Hayes prepares an IV for a helicopter medevac in Iraq. Our special military medicine coverage begins here. Military Prosthetics: The Next Generation
Chinese sailors on board the destroyer Quingdao prepare for a 2006 port visit to Pearl Harbor. International navies coverage begins on page 14.
The winner of the 45th Naval and Maritime Photo Contest is George Bonawit's moody shot of the USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720).
Admiral James Stavridis, commander of U.S. Southern Command, discusses the challenges he faces beginning on page 16.
In a photo shot from a nearly impossible camera angle, officers and crew of the USS Maine (SSBN-741) watch vigilantly from atop her conning tower.
Sneak Preview of the July Issue
Nominated to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen inspects sailors of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during an official visit in June.
From August Proceedings
Crew of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 patrol Seattle harbor during Independence Day celebrations in July.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate First Class Daniel Brandau signals that an F/A-18C Hornet is ready to launch on the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74).
The “Lone Sailor” statue has been standing watch over the U.S. Navy Memorial courtyard on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington for two decades. (GREG E. MATHIESON / MAI)
A Marine with the Military Police Company, 2d Maintenance Battalion, 2d Marine Logistics Group (Forward) patrols the Taqaddum area of Iraq for insurgent activity.
First Women in the Military IssueIn the Lioness Program, Sailors and Marines in Al Asad, Iraq, receive instruction on improvised explosive devices. The program prepares women service members who will be searching female Iraqis.