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Battleship IOWA News and Updates

A look at news and updates from the Battleship IOWA and the National Museum of the Surface Navy.

Navy News and Updates

A look at news and updates from around the U.S. Navy world.

NAS Pensacola Home to Gopher Tortoise Population

NAS Pensacola Home to Gopher Tortoise Population

PENSACOLA, Fla. – On a sunny day in mid-October, representatives from the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Public Works Department ventured to a site near the airfield in an attempt to catch a glimpse of a gopher tortoise hidden in an underground burrow.

U.S. Sixth Fleet Participates in Italy’s Mare Aperto Exercise

U.S. Sixth Fleet Participates in Italy’s Mare Aperto Exercise

TYRRHENIAN SEA – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Commander, Task Force 67, and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) recently participated in the Italian-led multilateral maritime exercise Mare Aperto in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE SURFACE NAVY NAMES AMBASSADOR ROBERT C. O’BRIEN RECIPIENT OF 2021 FREEDOM OF THE SEAS AWARD

The National Museum of the Surface Navy, founded aboard Battleship USS Iowa and scheduled to open in 2025, today named former U.S. National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien the recipient of the 2021 Freedom of the Seas Award. The award is presented to an accomplished individual who embodies the core principles of the American Surface Navy to protect and defend our oceans for the benefit of the free world.

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