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WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Colonel Barnum also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs. This is the sixth ship that Secretary Mabus has named honoring a Medal of Honor recipient. 
The ship will be constructed at Bath Iron Works, a division of General Dynamics in Maine and is expected to enter the Navy fleet in 2024. The ship will be 509 feet long, have a beam length of 59 feet and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 30 knots. (U.S. Navy photo illustration/Released)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Friday, July 29, 2016.
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Ships and submarines participating in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian islands. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Devinney/RELEASED)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Thursday, June 30, 2016.
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Marines from Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall and Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., take photos of the grave marker for Lt. j.g. Weedon Osborne the only Medal of Honor recipient interred at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, May 26, 2016. Osborne was a dentist who served as corpsman for the 6th Marine Regiment and was killed in action trying to carry an injured Marine to safety June 6, 1918. Photo by Sgt. Melissa Karnath

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Thursday, June 2, 2016:
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Prince Harry presents a gold medal to U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Fla., May 11, 2016. Marks won the gold medal with a time of 42:67 seconds. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Morning SITREP for Monday, May 16, 2016.
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Navy Birthday

A message celebrating the Navy’s 238th birthday from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
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