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George Washington Strike Group Maintains Security and Stability during 2014 Patrol

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:38pm
The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived at its forward operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan upon completion of its 2014 patrol, Nov. 25.

Navy Training Announces Community Service Award Winners

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:50am
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the winners of the 2014 Health, Safety, and Fitness Flagship Awards Nov. 25 recognizing eight commands for their outstanding community service.

SEWIP Block Upgrade Program Evaluated for LCS

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:19pm
The Navy is evaluating a scaled—down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), Naval Sea Systems Command announced, Nov. 20.

Navy's First F—35C Lightning II Squadron Surpasses 1000 Flight Hours

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:03pm
The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's first F—35C Lightning II carrier variant squadron, reached a milestone in November 2014 by surpassing 1,000 mishap—free flight hours in the F—35C.

CPPD Releases 2015 Naval Leader Planning Guide

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) released the 2015 edition of the Naval Leader Planning Guide (NLPG) Nov. 21.

VAW—121 Launches Squadron's First E—2D Advanced Hawkeye

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:35pm
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, the "Bluetails," launched the squadron's first E—2D Advanced Hawkeye during a test flight from Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 20.

AEGIS Baseline 9 Destroyer Scores Historic Flight Test Mission

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:13pm
Sailors aboard guided—missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) in partnership with U.S. Pacific Command and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully executed Flight Test Standard Missile—25 (FTM—25), announced Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), Nov. 20.

USS Oscar Austin Deploys to 6th Fleet

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:00am
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.