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Lunchtime Lecture: Ready Seapower: A History of the U.S. Seventh Fleet
October 4, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
Based on the Naval History and Heritage Command’s newest publication by its former senior historian, Dr. Ed Marolda, Ready Seapower: A History of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, this lecture examines the U.S. Seventh Fleet’s service in the Asia-Pacific region during the 20th and 21st centuries. The fleet saw combat in many of the battles of World War II in the Pacific and was at the forefront of U.S. forces involved in the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Arabian Gulf.
Today, the U.S. Seventh Fleet acts as a deterrent to aggressor nations, participates in joint and combined exercises, conducts counterterrorism and antipiracy operations, and provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Partnering with its Asian allies, the fleet maintains peace and stability in the region, patrolling the ocean commons to keep vital waterways open for commerce.
PDF copies of Ready Seapower are available at: www.history.navy.mil/nhc6.htm