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The Navy Is Back In Iceland, But Left Its Carrier At Home

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The 2nd Fleet wants to “decentralize decision making and allow the on-scene commander to take the initiative,” Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis says.

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Will Trump Fire SecNav? Super Carrier USS Ford Suffers New Setback

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Just days after Trump again ripped the program, the Navy says the over-budget, and overdue, carrier remains beset with problems.

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New 2nd Fleet To Confront Russia From Day One

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The Navy has created a new fleet, and is sending it straight into the Baltic Sea to test new ways of doing business.

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New Second Fleet To Stay Lean, Unpredictable, Commander Says; & Watching China

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The Arctic will become increasingly crowded in the coming years, and the US Navy’s Second Fleet is making it a priority to get up there more often.

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Navy Readies Ships To Help Hurricane Florence Victims

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As the Navy sorties 30 ships from Norfolk and surrounding bases, a few ships will be heading back in short order to assist in the cleanup. The amphibious ships USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington, along with hospital ship USNS Comfort, have all loaded up on supplies and have put out to sea.

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Navy’s Troubled Ford Carrier Makes Modest Progress

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General Atomics says it is launching new, heavier planes from its EMALS carrier launcher. The launches are taking place on land, and won’t be attempted on board the $13 billion Ford for some time, however.

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The Navy’s Potential New Frigate Connects Crew, Lots of Space for Commandos

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Five shipbuilders are fighting it out to build 20 of the U.S. Navy’s new frigates, and one competitor is sailing though a whirlwind East Coast tour.

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