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Sailors Receive Deployment Pay in Mid—December

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:05am
Eligible Sailors will begin receiving Hardship Duty Pay — Tempo (HDP—T) in their December midmonth paycheck Navy officials announced Nov. 10.

Final Phase of 20th Annual CARAT Exercise Series Kicks Off in Brunei

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:58am
The 20th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei commenced at Maura Naval Base in Brunei, Nov. 10.

CSG 12 Commander Visits USS Forrest Sherman as Divers Use New Cofferdam for Underwater Hub Change Out

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:44pm
Carrier Strike Group 12's commander visited Arleigh Burke—class Aegis destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) during an underwater hub change out at Mid—Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Nov. 5.

Gunner's Mate "A" School Upgrades to Wireless Firearms Training Simulator

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:54pm
In an effort to provide the highest level of realism in weapons handling training, gunner's mates (GM) at the Fire Arms Training System (FATS) at Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU) Great Lakes, Illinois, used a new wireless training system for the class that graduated Nov. 7.

Senior Chief Receives Bob Feller Award

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:20pm
A senior chief petty officer assigned to Nimitz—Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) received the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award in a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5.

Strike Group Leads Crisis Response Exercise

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:02pm
More than 4,500 Sailors from 19 countries got underway to train across a range of simultaneous, and near simultaneous, crisis response missions during Exercise Bold Alligator, the largest, multinational, amphibious exercise conducted in a decade.

5 Things You Need to Know About Flat Rate Per Diem

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:28pm
To provide an incentive to Sailors and civilians on long—term temporary duty assignment (TDY) to seek out extended—stay lodgings, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was changed Nov. 1.

USNS Choctaw County Participates in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:09am
Spearhead—class joint high speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) is conducting proof—of—concept testing during Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 as an afloat forward staging base style platform.

Aviators Must Verify Flight Hours

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:58pm
The Navy announced the verification process for conditional aviation career incentive pay (ACIP) and hazardous duty incentive pay for flying (HDIP—F) in a message released Oct. 30.

Wounded Warrior Care Month Recognition Ceremony Held at Navy Installations Command

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:42pm
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, hosted a Warrior Care Month recognition ceremony at the command headquarters atrium, Washington Navy Yard, Nov. 3.

Peleliu Visits Singapore One Last Time

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:36pm
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulled into Changi Naval Base for a scheduled port call following completion of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2015.

F—35C Completes First Arrested Landing aboard Aircraft Carrier

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:25pm
The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F—35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego.

BA 14: US, Mexican Sailors Participate in MIO Training

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:03pm
U.S. Navy and Mexican sailors partnered to conduct maritime interdiction operation (MIO) training during exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14), Oct. 31.

Winter Tuition Assistance Requests Due

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:38am
Sailors who plan to take college courses in December and January using Tuition Assistance (TA) should submit their requests now so they may be reviewed in time for class.

Task Group Exercise Comes to a Close, Ends with Success

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:10am
Canadian, Japanese and U.S. ships completed a two—week long Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 31 off the coast of Southern California.

European Distinguished Visitors Embark USS George H.W. Bush

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:47pm
U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa hosted 23 distinguished visitors from multiple European countries aboard aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as a part of the Navy's Distinguished Visitor (DV) Embark program, Oct. 30.

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Returns To Homeport

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:26pm
More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a nine—month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek—Fort Story, Va. Oct. 31, 2014.

USS Ingraham Returns from Final Deployment

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:20pm
Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Oct. 30 to make preparations for decommissioning.

Navy's Largest Exercise Underway in the Middle East

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:58am
The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), the world's largest naval exercise, with 44 participating nations from six continents, began with the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium in Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 27.

Wounded Warriors Show Strength during Warrior Care Month

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:49pm
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus named November 2014 Warrior Care Month in an all—Navy message (ALNAV) to Navy and Marine Corps personnel released Oct. 27.