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Editor's Page

By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retired), Editor-in-Chief, Proceedings
June 2019
This month we feature “Junior Voices” on the cover. To other potential young contributors, let this month’s junior voices inspire you.
Builder's photo of a Naval 14-inch 50-caliber railway battery

Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
June 2019
In 1918, the Navy had engaged on the Western Front five 14-inch 50-caliber guns on railway mounts designed by the Navy Bureau of Ordnance.
All Quiet on the Western Front Dead Reckoning Book Cover

CEO Notes

By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired), CEO & Publisher
June 2019
Excitement for the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center is building as we get closer to breaking ground later this year. You can support this effort by buying a chair or ...
 The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is seen in Dry Dock 6 after dewatering at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., March 5, 2018

Sailors Shouldn’t Be in Shipyards

By Captain Joe Saegert, U.S. Navy, and Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2019
One thing is certain: The ship’s professional capabilities and capacities are in rapid and serious decline during shipyard availabilities.
A U.S. Marine scans the area at the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC), Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, on Mar. 12, 2019

Expeditionary Advanced BOOM!

By Captain Michael P. Magyar, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2019
The Marine Corps should create sea-control battalions to support expeditionary advanced base operations.
 Marine speaking with local villagers

The Well-Read Warrior

By Second Lieutenant Maggie Dods, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2019
Marines must assume the responsibility of cultural and historical understanding.
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) and its amphibious ready group (ARG) are moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Bring Back the CVLs

By Ensign G. I. “Ike” Heinemann, U.S. Navy
June 2019
The 355-ship Navy could become reality through a concept familiar to naval historians—the conventionally powered light aircraft carrier (CVL).
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Book Reviews

June 2019
TOPGUN: An American Story, The League of Wives, Treason, Unstoppable Teams, and other new and noteworthy books.
Computer rendering of the U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
June 2019
U.S. Coast Guard's polar security cutter contract awarded, Poland orders Agusta‌Westland AW101 helicopters, and Brazil orders the German MEKO A-100 corvette.
U.S. Coast Guard cadets scale a shroud on board the USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)

From Our Archive

June 2019
U.S. Coast Guard cadets scale a shroud on board the USCGC Eagle (WIX-327). To reach the yards and sails, cadets training on board the Eagle must carefully climb shrouds and ...

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