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Named after an island that was seized by the U.S. Marine Raiders in WWII, the USS Makin Island carries its namesake’s legacy as a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, bringing the fight right up to enemy lines. This vessel is capable of rapidly deploying landing craft, VTOL attack planes, helicopters and amphibious assault vehicles.

Named after an island that was seized by the U.S. Marine Raiders in WWII, the USS Makin Island carries its namesake’s legacy as a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, bringing the fight right up to enemy lines. This vessel is capable of rapidly deploying landing craft, VTOL attack planes, helicopters and amphibious assault vehicles.

April is the Month of the Military Child, and we celebrate some of the strongest members of America’s Navy family: children of Sailors.

April is the Month of the Military Child, and we celebrate some of the strongest members of America’s Navy family: children of Sailors.

Cannons don’t defend people–they are just machines. It takes a human touch and a sense of duty to keep our nation safe. Without the men and women of America’s Navy, we would just have ships and radar dishes.
To each and every one of our Sailors, thank you.

Cannons don’t defend people–they are just machines. It takes a human touch and a sense of duty to keep our nation safe. Without the men and women of America’s Navy, we would just have ships and radar dishes.

To each and every one of our Sailors, thank you.

Have you ever noticed all of the colorful jerseys that members of flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier wear? Here are the roles each person plays by color.

Around the World Wednesday: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush anchors in Piraeus, Greece, in early March. While in port, Sailors will have the opportunity to explore Piraeus and the neighboring cities as well as take part in community relations events. Where would you want to visit?

Around the World Wednesday: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush anchors in Piraeus, Greece, in early March. While in port, Sailors will have the opportunity to explore Piraeus and the neighboring cities as well as take part in community relations events. Where would you want to visit?

Happy 121st Birthday Chief Petty Officers of America’s Navy!

Happy 121st Birthday Chief Petty Officers of America’s Navy!

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Justin Hilton and Aviation Ordnanceman Seaman Jeterry Cain inspect a Captive Air Training Missile. The CATM is a replica of the tactical medium-range air-to-air AIM-120 missile and is used for training and simulated exercises.

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Justin Hilton and Aviation Ordnanceman Seaman Jeterry Cain inspect a Captive Air Training Missile. The CATM is a replica of the tactical medium-range air-to-air AIM-120 missile and is used for training and simulated exercises.

Deployed worldwide, Navy Physicians are key elements in our humanitarian aid efforts. From wounds on the battlefield to undersea medicine, Navy Physicians are always deployed with the primary objective of saving lives.Do you have skilled hands and no fear of organic chemistry classes? We’re waiting for more people just like you.

Deployed worldwide, Navy Physicians are key elements in our humanitarian aid efforts. From wounds on the battlefield to undersea medicine, Navy Physicians are always deployed with the primary objective of saving lives.

Do you have skilled hands and no fear of organic chemistry classes? We’re waiting for more people just like you.

Hi fire. Goodbye fire.

Hi fire. Goodbye fire.

Around the World Wednesday: Sailors man the rails aboard the USS Stout as the ship prepares to pull into Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit. While in Haifa, many Sailors have the opportunity to explore the city and to experience the rich history and culture of Israel.

Around the World Wednesday: Sailors man the rails aboard the USS Stout as the ship prepares to pull into Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit. While in Haifa, many Sailors have the opportunity to explore the city and to experience the rich history and culture of Israel.