Surface Warfare Magazine
Sharing stories and news from Sailors across the U.S. Navy’s Surface Forces
Commander's Corner
VADM Rowden


Commander Naval Surface Forces
Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden
Public Affairs Officer
Cmdr. Tamsen A. Reese
Editorial Advisor
Lt. Rebecca Haggard
Editorial, Layout & Design
MC1 Trevor Welsh
Layout & Design
MC2 Zachary D. Bell
MC2 Phillip M. Ladouceur
Nicholas A. Groesch

 Combat Readiness

Adept at Offense
Photo by John P. Stone
USS Jackson
Missile Launch
LCS Crew 106 Commissioned for Duty
Floating Platform
Surface-to-Surface Missile
Master Chief of the Navy Black

 Personal Readiness

New SWO Retention Initiative
Surface Line Week
Photo by MC2 Sean P. Lenahan
Rear Adm. James Kilby

 Awards and Recognition

LCSRON 1 Officer Named Recipient of 2015 Capt. Joy Bright Hancock Leadership Award
Old Salt
Greg Young and Vasant Joshi
Final West Coast Frigate, USS Gary, Decommissioned

 Material Readiness

PMS Service Requests



Fall 2015 - Volume 48

Surface Warfare Magazine is the professional magazine of the surface warfare community. Its purpose is to educate its readers on surface warfare missions and programs, with a particular focus on U.S. surface ships and commands. This journal will also draw upon the Surface Force’s rich historical legacy to instill a sense of pride and professionalism among community members and to enhance reader awareness of the increasing relevance of surface warfare for our nation’s defense.

The opinions and assertions herein are the personal views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy.

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Cover: USS New York (LPD 21), foreground, USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), right, and USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), prepare to conduct a replenishment-at-sea while underway in the Red Sea. Photo by MC3 Jonathan B. Trejo.
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