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USS Paul Hamilton Rescues Missing Mariner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

New Program Offers Hometown Media Recognition for Sailors and Civilians of the Year

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:44am
In the coming months, the Navy will honor thousands of Sailors and Navy civilians with Sailor, Junior Sailor, Bluejacket and Civilian of the Year honors.

Surface Fleet Receives NeRD e—Readers

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:26am
The Navy General Library Program (NGLP) announced Dec. 5 the arrival of the Navy e—Reader device (NeRD), to the Surface Fleet.

Anchorage Completes NASA Orion Mission

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:20am
San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed recovery operations of the NASA Orion crew module, forward bay cover, and parachutes, Dec 5.

Pearl Harbor Day Commemorates 73rd Anniversary of Attacks

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 8:04am
Veterans, service members, families and guests commemorated Pearl Harbor Day with multiple ceremonies at Ford Island and Joint Base Pearl Harbor—Hickam, Dec. 7.

NHHC Sailor Participates in Arlington Wreath Laying Honoring Those Lost at Pearl Harbor

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:28pm
A Sailor from Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) honored the veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a wreath laying ceremony, sponsored by the Naval Order of the United States, at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns, Dec. 7.

Navy Medicine Initiative Receives Military Health System Innovation Award

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:48pm
The Integrated Health Community Initiative (IHCI), a multi—year program to optimize population health and improve patient care while simultaneously reducing overall health care costs for Navy Medicine, received the 2014 Military Health System (MHS) Innovation Award Dec. 4.

73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:29pm
Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that America will never forget. Claiming more than 2,400 American lives, 21 ships sunk or damaged, and more than 300 aircraft lost, the attack on Pearl Harbor goes down as one of the worst attacks on American soil.

Sexual Assault: Prevalence Down, Reporting Up

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:37pm
Although he isn't declaring victory, Rear Adm. Rick Snyder, director, 21st Century Sailor Office is declaring progress in most areas of the Navy's sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) efforts.

Stockdale Leadership Award Presented at Pentagon Ceremony

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:01pm
The 34th annual Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award ceremony was held Dec. 4, in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C.

USS Vicksburg Deploys to Support NATO

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:21pm
Ticonderoga class guided—missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed Naval Station Mayport Dec. 4 to relieve USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) later this month as the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 flagship and to support theater security cooperation efforts in Europe.

Navy Revokes Honorary Title for Cosby

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:28am
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens today said the Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary Chief Petty Officer, originally presented in 2011.

USS Fort Worth Arrives in US 7th Fleet

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:53am
Littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Dec. 4, marking a key initial milestone in its 16—month rotational deployment in support of the Indo—Asia—Pacific rebalance.

Gettysburg Receives Navy's Top Community Service Award

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:25pm
The chief of naval operations named guided—missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as the recipient of the Navy's highest award for community service throughout the world, Nov. 24.