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Pentagon Begins Transition Process Following Donald Trump’s Win

The Defense Department has kicked off the transition process with the incoming administration a day after Donald Trump won the elections, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes transition teams who work for president-elect Donald Trump have started to develop plans to assume operations at various federal departments 68 days before …

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Navy Assigns USS Bougainville Name to Next Amphibious Assault Ship

The U.S. Navy has named the next America-class amphibious assault vessel as the USS Bougainville after the Bougainville island in the northern Solomons, which served as the location of a World War II campaign. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the name during a ceremony at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the …

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Ray Mabus: DDG 125 & 126 Destroyers Named After Two WWII Marines

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has named the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers DDG 125 and DDG 126 after two former Marines who were awarded Medals of Honor for their efforts during World War II. The service branch said Saturday DDG 125 and DDG 126 will be called USS Jack H. Lucas and USS Louis H. Wilson Jr., …

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Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey Appointed Naval Surface Force Chief for US Atlantic Fleet

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, director of maritime operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been named commander of the naval surface force for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced Piercey’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Wednesday. The 31-year …

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