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Inside the combat information center on board the carrier Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Photo by Brian R. Wolff, whose coffee table book on the Navy and Marine Corps (Osprey Publishiing) is due out next October.
The space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir. See pp. 53-56 for an interview with shuttle commander Captain Bill Readdy.
The Royal Navy has the honor to lead off the Naval Institute's 17th Annual International Navies Issue.
The U.S. Naval Institute celebrates its 35th Annual Photo Contest with the publication of this year's winners on the cover and in a 16-page pictorial - pp. 57-72. (Cover, Second Prize, PH3 Kristoffer D. White, USN) See page 73 for winners' names, descriptions of their photography, and...
Early on 20 February, from the well deck of the USS Boxer (LHD-4), an air-cushion landing craft from ACC-5 prepares to launch as part of the first wave amphibious assault during JTFEx 97-1. The Boxer and more than 2,000 Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed in March. Photo...
USS Honolulu (SSN-718) surfaces to highlight our annual focus on submarine warfare.
Recruits face a life-changing, life-shaping experience at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. That's now new; how they become Sailors is. See "Building Sailors Better," pp. 32-35.
Former Secretary of the Navy Webb continues to spark discusstion, in this issue "A Tangled Webb," pp. 42-45.
Fighter Squadron 154 F14 off the USS Independence (CV-62).
The Blue Angels fly over "Old Ironsides," the oldest commissioned warship in the world, as she sails for the first time since 1881. See Constitution Commentary, part of our special Surface Warfare section.
Members of K Company, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, man Zodiacs at Camp Lejeune. Marine Corps focus begins on page 28.
Crewmembers on the Coast Guard Tender Mariposa (WLB-397) work a buoy. The special U.S. Coast Guard focus section begins on p. 26.