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    By Ben Wan Beng Ho

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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) hits heavy seas while transiting the...

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    By Commander Bob Jones, U.S. Navy

    (A Marine Corps F-35B from VMFA-211 prepares to take off from the USS Essex (LHD-2). Preparing ARG-MEUs for the "fight to...

  • Ten Seconds to Live or Die
    By Captain William R. Daly, U.S. Navy

    “The difference between a good officer and a poor one is about ten seconds…”  

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    I want to extend congratulations to the editorial staff for an...

  • From the Deckplates: Who Needs Women?
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    Women have played an important role in U.S. Coast Guard history. From the American Revolution to 1948, women served as assistant—in some cases, primary—lighthouse keepers. The first woman to serve was Hannah Thomas, who took her...

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    The Corps should implement a screening and selection process for foreign security force advisors.

  • Special: A Christmas Eve Mass for the Living
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    The USS Bataan (CVL-29) returning home after seven months in Korean waters, 25 June 1951.

  • CEO Notes
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    “The power to inform, convene, and inspire” campaign

  • Editor's Page: 2018 Was the Year of Readiness, Peer Competition, & China
    By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    2018: Readiness, Peer Competition, and China

    The year has flown by, and the...

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    A photo of the USS Thresher (SSN-593) taken through the periscope of the USS Hardhead (SS-...

  • Combat Fleets
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    Starboard bow-on view of USS Indiana (SSN-789) underway.The Navy’...

  • Lest We Forget: Blue Angel Out Through the Canopy
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    In action in the Pacific during World War II, then-Lieutenant (j.g.) “Ray” Hawkins had 14 confirmed and three probable...

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    Secretary of the Army Mark Esper reportedly has recommended eliminating the Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability...

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    By Lieutenant Shawn M. Henry, U.S. Navy

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  • Professional Notes: Environmental Prediction Is a Weapon System
    By Captains R. Russell Smith and Sean Robinson and Commander Kate Hermsdorfer, U.S. Navy; and Bill Kerr

    Typhoon Neoguri near Okinawa, Japan, July 2014. More accurate weather forecasting is an operational and...

  • Professional Notes: The Marine Corps Needs Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
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    The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle at the U.S. Marine Corps Transportation Demonstration Support Area in...

  • To Innovate, Doctrine Is More Important than Technology
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    Early the interwar period, Marine Major Earl Ellis envisaged the need to conquer fortified islands in the Pacific to allow the United...

  • Institutionalize the 'Comprehensive Review' Process
    By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 14 December 2018

    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) fires a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) during combat system ship qualification trials.

  • China is Competing For U.S. Allies, Too
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    Japanese soldiers load equipment into an amphibious assault vehicle on the USS Ashland (LSD-48) during exercise KAMANDAG 2 in...

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    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Scott C. Truver


    The MANTAS T6 and T12 operating together during S2ME2. (U.S. Navy)

  • Administrative Success is an Online Uphill Battle
    By Commander Jennifer Runion and Chief Yeoman Kyle Chavez, U.S. Coast Guard
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    AI could reduce mundane data entry and free yeomen for other value-added tasks. (Shutterstock)...

  • Realistic Trauma Training Hones Surgical Teams
    By Captains John D. Malone, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Mitchell Dukovich, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired); Captain Tuan N. Hoang, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy; and Kit Lavell

    With up-to-date intensive curriculum in an immersive environment, simulations can improve medical readiness and patient outcomes.(Kit Lavell,...

  • Study the Past To Win Today
    By Lieutenant Commander Jason A. Fite, U.S. Navy

    Naval History and Heritage Command (“Battle of Valcour Island...

  • Proceedings Today Photo of the Week: 7 December 2018

    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116) man the rails as the ship comes to life during its...

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    Headstones decorated with wreaths during a Wreaths Across America event at Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton, Virginia.

  • Now Hear This: China Is Gaining Access, Influence in the Americas
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    The El Salvadoran foreign minister and his Chinese counterpart exchange documents at a ceremony in August...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . Five Missions to Improve Coast Guard Messaging
    By Commander Grant Thomas, U.S. Coast Guard

    During a recent U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) interview, the applicant was asked about the Coast Guard’s roles, responsibilities, and missions. Her response was good, as she mentioned the Coast Guard’s 11 statutory...

  • Security Cooperation for the 21st Century
    By Representative Jim Banks (R-IN)

    Rear Admiral Joey Tynch, U.S. Navy, and Major Walee Roslie, Royal Brunei Air Force, during last month's...

  • Professional Notes: Preparing for Arctic Naval Operations
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    Finnish Navy ship MHC Katanpää on winter training in the Northern Baltic Sea this year...

  • Leadership Forum: Millennial Leaders Will Win Tomorrow's Wars
    By Lieutenant Commander Steven R. Moffitt, U.S. Navy

    Millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 2000—now comprise more than 80 percent of the active-duty U.S. military. As the United States faces lingering conflicts in the Middle East, North Korea’s erratic behavior, Russian...

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    A model of Naval Systems’ SMX 31 concept submarine on display at the biennial Euronaval show in...

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    The Kraken Katfish synthetic-aperture sonar (Kraken Robotic Systems)

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