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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.

USS Kidd Expands Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 into Indian Ocean

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 10:20pm
U.S. Navy assets continue to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 as the Arleigh Burke—class destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) expands its patrol area from the northwest entrance of the Strait of Malacca into the Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea, March 16.

Fiscal Year 2014 Navy Destroyer Contract Awards Announced

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 9:10pm
The Navy announced two separate contract awards March 14 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 destroyers.

Increased Assignment Flexibility Allows Detailers to Fill Anticipated Vacancies

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:13pm
A change to personnel policy now allows detailers to write orders directing the transfer of Sailors up to six months prior to or after their Projected Rotation Date (PRD), according to NAVADMIN 058/14 released Mar 13.

CNO talks Compensation: Pay, BAH, and Tuition Assistance

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:51am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert sat down this week to film another episode of "Conversation with a Shipmate" discussing aspects of Navy's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal.

Sailors, Marines Honor Victims of Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:02am
USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) held a remembrance ceremony and paused for a moment of silence on March 11 to honor the victims of the Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami.

USS Kidd supports MH370 Search Mission

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:02am
The Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) was one of the first responders in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that was lost sometime March 8, 2014.

Seventh Fleet Continues Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:06am
Seventh Fleet continues search efforts for a third day for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 8:15pm
Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each.

USS Coronado Arrives in San Diego

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:56pm
The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived at its new homeport of San Diego March 10, a few weeks ahead of her commissioning ceremony scheduled for April 5 at Naval Air Station North Island.