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CNP Testifies on Sailor and Family Readiness

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:39pm
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) testified before the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee to provide a personnel overview and contextualize the people side of the president's proposed fiscal year 2015 (FY 15) budget, March 25.

Navy Secretary: Naval Forces Support Nation's Global Mission

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:13pm
More than 200 years ago, the architects of the Constitution recognized that the nation needed a naval force to operate continuously in war and peace, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said March 25.

Naval Station Norfolk Shooting — UPDATE 5:00 a.m. EDT

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:12am
There are two fatalities, one male Sailor and one male civilian suspect, following a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk last night. Naval security forces killed the suspect.

Navy Terminates Ice Camp

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:49pm
Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) announced an early end to Ice Camp Nautilus on March 23. The ice camp was a temporary structure built and operated especially for Ice Exercise 2014 (ICEX—2014).

Navy Prepares Black Box Locator for MH370 Search

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:31pm
The U.S. Navy is continuing efforts to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. As a precautionary measure in case a debris field is located, U.S. Pacific Command has ordered U.S. Pacific Fleet to move a black box locator into the region, March 24.

SECNAV Delivers Keynote Address at Jackson Christening

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 3:36pm
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivered the keynote address at the christening ceremony of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) March 22 at Austal in Mobile, Ala.

SECNAV Visits Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:13pm
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay March 21 to tour the facility and speak to Sailors and Marines at an all—hands call.

Harry S. Truman, Carrier Air Wing 3 Conclude OEF Support

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 1:39pm
Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, embarked on board the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG), completed its final sortie in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), March 19.

USS Wayne E. Meyer Departs for Western Pacific Deployment

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:38pm
The Arleigh Burke—class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) departed Naval Base San Diego March 20 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.

USS Simpson Returns Home

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:14pm
Guided—missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., March 20, after a six—month deployment to the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

Navy Announces SAAM 2014 Theme

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:53pm
The Navy announced the 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) theme of "Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault" and issued guidance to focus efforts on awareness and prevention of sexual violence in NAVADMIN 066/14 released March 20.

Navy Commences Participation in ICEX 2014

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:22pm
Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) announced Virginia—class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) and Los Angeles—class attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) commenced Ice Exercise 2014 (ICEX 2014) in the Arctic Ocean March 19.

US Navy's P—8A Poseidon Arrives in Australia, Continues MH370 Search

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:00pm
A U.S. Navy P—8A Poseidon patrol aircraft completed its transition from Kuala Lumpur to Perth March 18 to continue the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

CNO Says: 'No Plan' to Change Retirement

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:01pm
In a one—on—one interview last week and during March 18 all hands call in Mayport, Fla. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert asserted that changes to the military retirement system are far from taking effect and that there is no plan in place to change it.

Navy Tuition Assistance Continues 100% Reimbursement in FY15

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:31pm
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program will continue to pay 100 percent of Sailors' tuition and enrollment fees in fiscal year 15 (FY15), as announced by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, during an All Hands Call in Mayport, Fla, March 18.

SECNAV Releases Washington Navy Yard Report

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:25am
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus released, today, the Department of the Navy's investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic events of Sept. 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard.

USS Kidd Completes Andaman Sea Search; Detached from SAR Efforts

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 7:52am
Searching a combined 15,000 square miles since March 10th, USS Kidd and its MH—60R helicopters completed their search of the Andaman Sea and have been detached from the MH370 Search and Rescue (SAR) effort as of March 18. No debris or wreckage associated with an aircraft was found.

USS Kidd Sailors Expand Roles for Round the Clock MH370 Search

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:26pm
The crew of the Arleigh Burke—class destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is stepping up their search efforts for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean with round—the—clock coverage.

Tools Detailers Use for Fleet Manning

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:55am
An increase in enlisted critical at—sea billets has Navy community managers reminding Sailors of the various incentive programs available to them.

VCNO Visits Norfolk—based COs, CMCs

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:31pm
The Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), Adm. Mark Ferguson spoke with waterfront commanding officers and command master chiefs on Naval Station Norfolk, March 13.