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NORFOLK, Va. — With the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman sidelined for maintenance issues, the Navy has deployed four of Carrier Strike group 8’s surface combatant ships and 1,200 sailors as a “Surface Action Group.” 

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A former enlisted Marine was named today as the first-ever “chief learning officer” for the Navy and Marine Corps. The position was created in February as part Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s Feb. 5 pledge to pull together all the higher learning institutions into what he called a “Naval University.”

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NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy has scheduled selective early retirement boards for O-5’s and O-6’s for the second year in a row. Navy officials estimate 2,500 captains and commanders will get a look by one of next month’s two boards. The  commander’s board starts Sept. 11. The captain’s board follows on Sept. 20.

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NORFOLK, Va. — A flotilla of multi-national warships is operating off the U.S. East Coast, training for high-end ops at sea with the U.S. Navy in a move that help better integrate the combined sea-based muscle of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s maritime forces.