Why I Love Being a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces Yesterday, midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy found out their service assignment in the U.S. Navy. For those midshipmen who will become surface warfare officers, as well as their comrades who received notification earlier in the academic semester at Naval Reserve Training Officer Corps units across …

Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY! Sailors proudly …

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Joins the U.S. Navy’s Fleet

Our newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet when it was commissioned into active service Oct. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.   “On behalf of the U.S. Naval Surface Force, I proudly accept ownership of the Navy’s newest ship to the fleet.” – Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface …

Zumwalt Crew Returning Honor for Namesake’s Long time Aide-de-Camp

Before USS Zumwalt’s commissioning, Peter Spiro, son of retired Col. Michael Spiro, delivered an urn containing his father’s ashes aboard DDG-1000, Oct. 14. Col. Spiro, who was the long time aide-de-camp of Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, escorted Zumwalt’s remains home following his death Jan. 2, 2000. Following the ship’s commissioning, Zumwalt’s crew will return the honor …

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Commissioning

The Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants and is named for Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, former chief of naval operations. A veteran …