HANOI, Vietnam (NNS) — Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery completed a visit to Vietnam, March 3.
The Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mark Ferguson, announced the next phase of Flag officer billet adjustments, projected to bring the Navy into compliance with Office of the Secretary of Defense guidance.
The Department of the Navy announced March 7 that women can now be assigned to previously closed positions in the Coastal Riverine Force, continuing in the Department of Defense's rescission of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule.
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, guided—missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T—ATF—175), arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam safely March 6, following recovery efforts led by the U.S. Navy after a fire aboard the Canadian ship last week.
A dropped or kicked grenade was the "most probable cause" of an explosion that killed four Marines during a training exercise last year at Camp Pendleton and a captain and master sergeant who were in charge were relieved of their duties.
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) talked with Sailors around the world in an All Hands Call, broadcast from the Defense Media Activity at Ft. Meade, Md., March 5.
The Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed Souda Bay, March 6, en route to conduct combined training and theater security cooperation engagements in the Black Sea with Romanian and Bulgarian Naval forces.
Dr. Jill Biden invited the spouses of National Guard senior leaders to the vice president's official residence Wednesday and encouraged them to spread the word about programs that support service members.
The U.S. military took the first steps toward bolstering the defenses of NATO allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered six F-15 Eagle strike fighters and a KC-130 tanker aircraft to go to Lithuania.
The Navy—Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) kicked off its annual active duty fund drive with a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 4.