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Vice CNO Visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

US Navy News - 2 hours 51 min ago
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Dec. 15—16.

Red Reef 15 Closes With Joint Demonstration

US Navy News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:41am
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces officially concluded exercise Red Reef 15 with a joint demonstration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec. 16.

VCNO Visits NAS Key West

US Navy News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:05pm
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West and conducted an all—hands call, Dec. 15.

Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track

US Navy News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:18am
Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided—missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced Dec. 16.

Credentialing Available for Both Navy and Marine Corps Under DoN COOL

US Navy News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:26pm
With the introduction of Marine Credentialing Opportunities On—Line (COOL) to partner with the existing Navy program, the vision of a joint Department of the Navy (DoN) COOL is complete.

Navy's Newest Submarine Squadron Stands Up in 5th Fleet

US Navy News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:42pm
The Navy's newest submarine squadron stood up Dec. 15 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Navy Debuts New Ad

US Navy News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:30pm
Navy's latest commercial "The Shield" debuted December 13th to TV and web audiences worldwide.

USS Vandegrift Returns from Deployment

US Navy News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 7:56pm
U.S. Navy frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) returned from its final deployment Dec. 12, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC—FS

US Navy News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:24am
The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek—Fort Story (JEBLC—FS), Dec. 11.

Joint Statement by Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations on Endorsement of SSCTF Recommendations

US Navy News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:45am
The decision to endorse the recommendation to move forward with a littoral combat ship (LCS) that is multi—mission capable, more lethal, and survivable, will bring additional capability to the fleet.

US, China Conduct Anti—Piracy Exercise

US Navy News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:41am
The U.S. Navy's guided—missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) commenced a bilateral counter—piracy exercise, U.S.—China Counter—Piracy Exercise 15, in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa, Dec 11.

Navy Moving Forward With LCS

US Navy News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:59pm
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy "to move forward with a multi—mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs."

New Bystander Intervention Training for FY15

US Navy News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:58pm
Based on Sailor feedback and lessons learned from Navy's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response efforts, new Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training will begin this fall for all active and reserve Sailors.

USS Paul Hamilton Rescues Missing Mariner

US Navy News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:43am
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) rescued a stranded mariner Dec. 9 while operating south of the Hawaiian Islands.

Historic Leap: Navy Shipboard Laser Operates in Arabian Gulf

US Navy News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:02am
Officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today that the laser weapon system (LaWS), a cutting—edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines, was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

Subject Matter Experts Needed and Critical for Writing Navy Advancement Exams

US Navy News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:37am
Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) released the latest schedule Dec. 9 for upcoming Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews (AERRs) held between January and June.

SECNAV Visits Korea, Reaffirms Commitment to Alliance

US Navy News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:07am
The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visited the Republic of Korea Dec. 8—9 to meet with Sailors, Marines, and senior leaders to reaffirm the Department of the Navy's strong commitment to the U.S. and ROK alliance.

Joint Services Transcript Request Process Streamlined

US Navy News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:38pm
Sailors can expect their requests for Joint Services Transcript (JST) updates to take less time with a streamlined process that will begin Dec. 15.

SECNAV Discusses Navy and Arctic at UAF

US Navy News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:00pm
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with senior research personnel and faculty members at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Dec. 5 to discuss the role of the U.S. Navy in the arctic.

Remaining USS Arizona Survivors Hold 'Final Toast' to Shipmates

US Navy News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:57am
On the afternoon of Dec. 7, four of the nine remaining USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack — John Anderson, Lauren Bruner, Louis Conter and Donald Stratton — arrived to USS Arizona Memorial for their final reunion.