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Navy Rings In Recognition For America's Fallen Heroes Story Number: NNS170828-10Release Date: 8/28/2017 3:24:00 PM By Stephanie Hunter, Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy Gold Star Program (Photo courtesy of Navy.mil) WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On Sept. 21, Navy installations will participate in the second annual Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony to honor those who died while on active duty. For centuries bells have been used by the Navy for timekeeping, safety, communication, to sound alarms, in ceremonies and to signal the presence of VIPs. During Bells Across Americ... read more

US Navy Recovers Remaining USS John S. McCain Sailors aboard Ship Story Number: NNS170827-04Release Date: 8/27/2017 8:57:00 PM A A A Email this story to a friend Print this story From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs (Photo Courtesy of U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs) CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore (NNS) -- U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers have now recovered the remains of all ten USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors. The fallen Sailors are: - Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Amazonia, Missouri - Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez... read more

US Navy Identifies Second Deceased USS John S. McCain Sailor Story Number: NNS170825-01Release Date: 8/25/2017 7:32:00 AM From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore (NNS) -- U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered and identified remains of 26-year-old USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailor, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, of Connecticut, Aug. 24. More divers and equipment arrived overnight to continue search and recovery operations for eight missing Sailors inside flooded compartments of the ship. Earlier Thursday, divers recovered the rema... read more

Story Number: NNS170824-08Release Date: 8/24/2017 9:11:00 AM From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs (Press Release) (Image courtesy of U.S. Navy) CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore (NNS) -- After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Ten Sailors went missing following a collision between the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21.... read more

ABOUT THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE Operation Homefront begins their eleventh season of Back-to-School Brigade ™, a nationwide school supply collection campaign. Operation Homefront is happy to announce the start of their Back-to-School Brigade where they provide backpacks and free school supplies to military families. There are over 50 locations for official events.Last year, Operation Homefrontdistributed more than 25,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military kids across the country. Dollar Tree joins them again as theirpresenting sponsor for the eighth year by setting out collecti... read more