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Advisory Board Formed to Assess Future of AW Rate

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:41pm
Due to inconsistent advancement opportunities for select Naval Aircrewman (AW) communities during a period of platform transition, Navy Personnel Command has established a Senior Enlisted Aircrew Advisory Board (SEAAB) to develop a plan for the future of the rate.

America 'Sails Away' for Maiden Transit to San Diego Homeport

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:26am
The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed in commission without ceremony from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., July 11 in transit to its homeport of San Diego.

Ball Cap Wear Policy to Expand

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:09am
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced July 11 a change to uniform regulations giving commanding officers discretion to authorize the wear of command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) Type I, II and III beginning Sept. 1.

US Increases Interoperability with Japan in First GUAMEX

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:18am
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF), July 9.

CNO at NNOA: Speaks on Navy Diversity and gives Leadership Advice

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:09am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert spoke to sea service officers at the 42nd National Naval Officer Association (NNOA) Professional Development and Training Conference held in Quantico, Va., July 10.

Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:55am
During a visit to the East Coast homeport for six Ohio—class fleet ballistic—missile and two guided—missile submarines July 9, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic—missile submarine USS Tennessee, and took questions.

RIMPAC Sets the Scene for HA/DR

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:43pm
U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) conducted a two—day scene setter here for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) scenario of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 5—6.

First SEAL Takes Helm as Naval War College President

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:32pm
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III relieved Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., as the 55th president and first Navy SEAL in command of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, during a change of command ceremony with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, July 8.

Revised SDAP Rates Announced

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:49pm
Revisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eligible enlisted Sailors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7.

Navy Surgeon General Visits the Peace Ark

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:59pm
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, embarked the People's Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T—AH 866) for a tour, while it is in port for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 in Pearl Harbor July 2.

USS Howard Returns from Deployment

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:48pm
The guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) returned to Naval Base San Diego from a seven—month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, July 3.

Navy Surgeon General Pays Visit to Mercy During RIMPAC

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:41pm
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan visited the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T—AH 19) June 29 while it is in port for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

CVW—5 Commander Captures Historic Milestone

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:58am
As the sun set over waters south of China, the commander of the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed air wing was on approach to Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)

USS Gettysburg Roommates Recognized For Excellence

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:19pm
Lt. Lindsey Smith and Lt j.g. Kiley Provenzano are assigned to the Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and have been roommates on the ship for the last 18 months.

United States Navy Promotes Michelle Howard to 4—Star Admiral

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:18am
The United States Navy promoted Michelle Janine Howard to the rank of four—star admiral July 1 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

20th Annual CARAT Philippines 2014 Concludes On Board USS John S. McCain In Subic Bay

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:37am
The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines wrapped up with a closing ceremony on board the guided missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), July 1st.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Visits Fast—Attack Submarine USS North Carolina

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:23am
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, paid a visit June 30 to the Virginia—class fast attack submarine USS North Carolina on Joint Base Pearl Harbor—Hickam, in conjunction with the world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

Navy Nominates Bay Defense Alliance for Fisher Award

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:12pm
The Chief of Naval Personnel announced the Bay Defense Alliance is the Navy's nominee for the Calendar Year 2013 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.

Naval History Celebrates Progress, Looks to Future

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 3:50pm
The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) began a new chapter, June 27, as its director of two years retired during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard.

Dam Neck Explores Future of 3D Printing for Navy

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:26pm
The U.S. Navy hosted its first Maker Faire, a series of workshops titled, "Print the Fleet," to introduce 3D printing and additive manufacturing to Sailors and other stakeholders attending the two—day event June 24 and 26 at Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck, a Navy warfare center.