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FALL-WINTER 2017

Navy magazine is distributed on Capitol Hill,the Pentagon and naval bases around the world. It provides information that impacts Sailors, their families and the Navy. Navy is published quarterly by the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN).

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31 Association of the United States Navy of the mission, the Command Module splashed down southeast of Bermuda and was recovered by the USS Essex, which delivered it to NSN two days later on October 24th. ere, the Landing Safing Team conducted evaluation and deactivation procedures before the module was sent on to California for postflight analysis. When the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, the "peace dividend" led to a drawdown throughout the services. e Navy began reducing shore installations to bring down operating costs, which resulted in the Naval Air Station and Naval Station Norfolk merging into a single installation in 1999. Today, NSN is the largest and busiest naval base in the world. Its 12.4 miles of pier and wharf space host 59 ships, and more than 3,100 ships' movements are overseen by Port Operations annually. e adjacent Chambers Field is home to 187 aircra, 18 aircra squadrons, and 16 aircra hangars. Over 10,000 flight operations are conducted by Air Operations each year, which is 275 per day, or one every six minutes. Sailors who call NSN home continue to support missions abroad, such as the Global War on Terror, as well as domestic missions providing emergency assistance following Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. In January of 2017, one hundred years aer its establishment, Naval Station Norfolk kicked off a year of events with a celebration held at Pennsylvania House, one of the original build- ings constructed for the Jamestown Exposition of 1907. Since then, the installation has held two 5K runs, an aerial demonstration event, a soball game to honor the Navy World Series, and, finally, a modern-day Fleet Fest in October. AUSN joins with all Sailors, past and present, in commemorating and cele- brating Norfolk's century of service. n Diana B. West is a freelance writer based in Arlington, Virginia. NSN is the largest and busiest naval base in the world. Its 12.4 miles of pier and wharf space host 59 ships...Chambers Field is home to 187 aircraft, 18 aircraft squadrons, and 16 aircraft hangars. The station provided command, control, and communications with the ships and aircraft deployed during the recovery operations of Apollo 7.

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