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    USS John P. Murtha Completes Exercise Freedom...

    SAN DIEGO (Sept. 10, 2021) The crew of amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) returned to Naval Base San Diego following participation in the multifaceted Exercise Freedom Banner 2021, Sept. 10. Freedom Banner 2021 was an annual exercise that involved strategic projection of the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) and associated combat forces. This year’s iteration supported Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021, and was...

    Three SWOs Get Double Patch Qualified; Graduate WTI...

    FALLON, NEV. (April 19, 2017) – Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center’s (SMWDC) are now earning their wings. Surface WTIs Lt. Andrew Blanco, Lt. Weston Floyd and Lt. Scott Margolis are all graduates of SWMDC’s comprehensive Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) WTI program, as well as new graduates of the E-2 Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Instructor (HEWTI) program, taught at...

    WTI by Day, NPS by Night

    02.14.2017 | Courtesy Story
    Back in 2015, the Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) program was in its infancy. I first heard about this new program that trains surface warfare officers (SWO) to learn and teach cutting-edge tactical development and advanced training to the Surface Fleet. As a former Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer (ASWO), I knew that if I could join the WTI alumni, I could serve the community by mentoring and coaching junior SWOs – in the classroom and at sea.