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USS Oscar Austin Deploys to 6th Fleet

3 hours 53 min ago
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 21 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Two US Naval Ships Collide In Gulf of Aden

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:47am
Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 at 5:26 a.m. (GMT) with no injuries to crew members.

Interoperability, Combat Readiness Achieved as Keen Sword 15 Concludes

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:17pm
U.S. and Japan Self—Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up Exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off the coast of Southern Japan, Nov. 19.

Changes to Senior Enlisted Academy

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:06pm
The Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) is expanding its delivery format to afford every senior chief petty officer the opportunity to attend the SEA prior to selection to master chief petty officer.

7 Things Sailors Need to Know About Fall Active Duty and FTS Advancement Quotas

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:53pm
E—4, E—5, and E—6 advancement quotas for active duty and full time support (FTS) Sailors were released Nov. 19, and more than 23,000 Sailors are scheduled to advance when their results are released next week.

New Navy Standardized FPO Mail Address Format

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:50pm
Navy Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses for ships, mobile units and ashore FPOs are being converted to an address format compatible with the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) address system, according to a Nov. 18 NAVADMIN message.

Navy Releases Guidance for Reducing Access to Lethal Means

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:59pm
The Navy released guidance for commanders and health professionals on reducing access to lethal means as related to suicide prevention through voluntary storage of privately—owned firearms Nov. 18.

Titanic Explorer, Nobel Laureate to Headline Naval S&T Expo

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:39am
The leader of the expedition that discovered the Titanic wreck and a Nobel Prize—winning physicist are among a growing lineup of speakers slated for the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo Feb. 4—5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

VAQ—138 Yellow Jackets Participate in Exercise Max Thunder in Korea

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:09am
The Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 participated in Max Thunder, a bilateral aerial training exercise for U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military aircrews and maintainers, Nov. 14—21 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea.

F—35C Completes Initial Sea Trials aboard Aircraft Carrier

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 1:08pm
The F—35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter completed its first phase of developmental test (DT) aboard an aircraft carrier Nov. 14, three days ahead of schedule aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

George H.W. Bush Strike Group Returns to Homeport

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:58pm
After completing a nine—month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations (AOR), the ships and squadrons of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) returned to their homeports in Norfolk, Va., Whidbey Island, Wash. and Mayport, Fla., Nov 15.

Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 Established

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:25pm
Capt. Paul Young assumed command of the newly formed Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 2 during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 7.

F—35C Completes First Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:57pm
The F—35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier—based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13.

Germantown Completes Patrol, Returns to Sasebo

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:30am
The forward deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), Nov. 14, following a scheduled three—month patrol.

Simpson Departs for Final Deployment

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:04am
To begin the ship's final deployment, USS Simpson (FFG 56) departed her homeport Nov. 14, for regularly scheduled theater security missions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

E—4 — E—6 Advancement Results Release Schedule

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:21pm
The approved quotas for the fall active duty and full time support (FTS) Petty Officer advancements will be posted on Navy's All Hands Magazine at www.ah.mil, Nov. 19.

Successful International Mine Countermeasures Exercise Concludes

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:58am
This year's International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) concluded in Bahrain Nov. 13, after nearly three weeks of seminars and training maneuvers.

USS Ingraham Decommissioned after 25 years of Service

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am
Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Washington, Nov. 12.

Kearsarge Completes Bold Alligator 2014

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:24pm
The flagship of Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14), amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), was one of the final underway units to return to Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 10.

Women Leaders Needed for Shore Special Programs

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:00am
Career opportunities for active—duty female Sailors are abundant with the Women Ashore program, Navy detailers said Nov. 12.