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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.

Germantown Completes Patrol, Returns to Sasebo

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:30am
The forward deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), Nov. 14, following a scheduled three—month patrol.

Simpson Departs for Final Deployment

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:04am
To begin the ship's final deployment, USS Simpson (FFG 56) departed her homeport Nov. 14, for regularly scheduled theater security missions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

E—4 — E—6 Advancement Results Release Schedule

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:21pm
The approved quotas for the fall active duty and full time support (FTS) Petty Officer advancements will be posted on Navy's All Hands Magazine at www.ah.mil, Nov. 19.

Successful International Mine Countermeasures Exercise Concludes

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:58am
This year's International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) concluded in Bahrain Nov. 13, after nearly three weeks of seminars and training maneuvers.

USS Ingraham Decommissioned after 25 years of Service

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am
Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Washington, Nov. 12.

Kearsarge Completes Bold Alligator 2014

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:24pm
The flagship of Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14), amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), was one of the final underway units to return to Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 10.

Women Leaders Needed for Shore Special Programs

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:00am
Career opportunities for active—duty female Sailors are abundant with the Women Ashore program, Navy detailers said Nov. 12.

Exercise Keen Sword Aims to Improve U.S., Japan Combat Readiness, Interoperability

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:33pm
The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) will be operating alongside their Japan Maritime Self—Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts during a bilateral field training exercise, Keen Sword 15, Nov. 11.

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.