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, USN
Public Affairs Officer
Cmdr. Tamsen A. Reese, USN
Editorial Advisor
Lt. Rebecca Haggard, USN
Executive Editor
MCCM(SW/AW) Donnie W. Ryan, USN
Managing Editor, Layout & Design
MC1(SW/AW) Trevor Welsh, USN
Layout & Design
MC2(SW) Zachary D. Bell, USN

 Combat Readiness

USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54),
US, Republic of Korea Navies Enhance MCM Capabilities During Foal Eagle
USS Gary - U.S. Coast Guard Team Stops More Than 5200 Kilos of Cocaine
CNO Stresses Versatility of Independence Class LCS
mine sweeping
RDML Kilby
Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center Activates at Naval Base San Diego

 Material Readiness

Photo by: Lt. Andrew Bartholomeaux
No More FR!

 Personal Readiness

USS Chief
SURFLANT Commander Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Peter Kamu a participant in “The Foundry”
General Mechanic 2nd sits on a motorcycle

 Awards and Recognition

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Peter Whitaker
US Navy Photo
Irish Veterans Association
SWO of the Year



Summer 2015 - Volume 47

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.

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Cover: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) transits the Atlantic Ocean during exercise Joint Warrior. Photo by MC2 Class Abe McNatt.
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