The world is a dynamic and uncertain place where threats can come from anywhere. Accordingly, the U.S. Navy’s missions have evolved to include defeating terrorists, pirates and illegal traffickers; preparing to counter mines and armed small boats; providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; and building partnerships to take on maritime-security missions. Read More
Cmdr. Dale Heinken is executive officer of the blue crew of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Freedom (LCS-1), which is on its maiden deployment to the Asia-Pacific.