In 2003, Navy Vice Admiral Charles W. Moore and Marine Corps Lieutenant General Edward Hanlon Jr. launched a novel concept as Part IV of the Sea Power 21 strategy: "Twenty-first century Sea Basing will be our nation's asymmetric military advantage, contributing immeasurably to global peace, international stability, and warfighting effectiveness. It is the key to operational independence in the dangerous decades before us."1
Staying on Station
Irregular warfare calls for persistent and continuous attention from Navy aircraft, whether based at sea or ashore.
By Lieutenant Commander Kevin Volpe, U.S. Navy