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  MARCH 2010

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Mullen Declares USS Dewey a 'True Gem'

SEAL BEACH, Calif., March 6, 2010 – The Navy commissioned the newest guided-missile destroyer, the USS Dewey, to its fleet today at a ceremony steeped in naval symbolism and tradition. Story

Mullen: History Will Reveal
Decisive Special Operations Role

CORONADO, Calif., March 5, 2010 – The nation’s top military officer told Navy SEALs in California that history would show the decisive contributions provided by special operations troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Story

Economics Training Viewed Favorably

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., March 4, 2010 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke favorably about efforts to includes economics training for junior officers and NCOs during a visit to the Command and General Staff War College. Story


After Marja, ‘Kandahar Will be Next’

CORONADO, Calif., March 4, 2010 – The focus of American troops and their allies in southern Afghanistan will shift to Kandahar following an ongoing offensive in the former Taliban stronghold of Marja, Mullen said. Story

Mullen Urges More ‘Soft Power’

MANHATTAN, Kan., March 3, 2010 – The nation’s top military officer expressed concern today that U.S. government agencies other than the military have been slow to expand their role in Afghanistan. Story

PHOTOS

Deborah Mullen, USS Dewey ship's sponsor, renders honors with the official party at the commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, Calif., March 6, 2010. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses sailors assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group One in Coronado, Calif., March 4, 2010 DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses faculty and students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 4, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley