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Locklear Briefs on Asia—Pacific, Partners, Security

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:25pm
The commander of U.S. Pacific Command briefed Pentagon reporters yesterday, discussing the U.S. rebalance to the Asia—Pacific region, successful engagement with partners there and conditions for continued stability and security.

Former Naval Academy Superintendent Leaves Legacy of Ethical Leadership

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:15pm
Two—time U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Adm. Charles R. Larson was laid to rest in the Academy cemetery July 30 after funeral services held in the Naval Academy Chapel.

NAVEUR—NAVAF Commander Shares His Vision and Guidance during All Hands Call

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:53am
Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa (NAVEUR—NAVAF), held an all—hands call with Sailors at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Capodichino's base theater, July 29.

7th Fleet Commander Kicks Off 20th CARAT Singapore

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:27am
The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, July 29.

USNS Richard E. Byrd Rescues Nine Individuals in the Gulf of Oman

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:47am
USNS Richard E. Byrd (T—AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark—class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni—flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local.

USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:24pm
Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed San Diego on July 25 for a deployment in support of the Navy's maritime strategy.

Donald Cook Returns to Rota after First FDNF Patrol

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:21am
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 25, after completing her first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

SECNAV Announces Contract for Navy Photovoltaic Array Project

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:05am
SECNAV Announces Contract for the Navy's Largest Photovoltaic Array Project in the Pacific

New Superintendent Takes Command of U.S. Naval Academy

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:23pm
The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) held a change of command ceremony July 23 in Annapolis, Maryland.

CNO Visits Italian Counterpart

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:54am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert conducted a two—day visit to Italy to visit the chief of the Italian navy and attended the Naval Forces Europe change of command ceremony this week.

Allied Joint Force Command, Naples/U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa Bids Farewell to Outgoing Commander, Welcomes New Leader

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:53am
U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.

CNO's China Visit Builds Cooperation for Greater US, PLA Navy Relationship

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:14am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert departed the People's Republic of China (PRC) July 18 after a successful four—day counterpart visit with military leaders, fleet units and leaders of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).

USS Elrod Returns to Norfolk

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:19am
The Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) returned to Norfolk Naval Station today following the successful completion of her final scheduled deployment.

Managing Billions for the Navy

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:19pm
Appointed to lead the Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) segment of financial improvement audit readiness, Mark Dexter is at the top of his game.

Chief of Naval Personnel Talks Uniforms, Manning During Visit to Rota

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:36pm
The admiral and fleet master chief responsible for manpower in the Navy spoke with Naval Station Rota, Spain, Sailors about advancement, manning and changes in Navy uniforms during multiple all hands calls, July 17 and 18.

MCPON Hosts All Hands Call Aboard Carl Vinson

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:24pm
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the crew of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) July 17 for an all—hands call prior to the ship's upcoming deployment.

SPS 14 Completes Subject Matter Expert Exchanges in Belize, Continues in Guatemala

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:07pm
Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS—JHSV 14) ended six weeks of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) and partnership building July 19, in the first of three countries it is scheduled to visit.

Commander, Fleet Forces Presents USS Gettysburg with 'Best in Fleet' Trophy

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:17am
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command presented the 2013 Battenberg Cup to the crew of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), July 16, during a ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.

NPC Customer Service Center Helping Sailors

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:41am
Navy Personnel Command's (NPC) Customer Service Center (CSC) is the Navy's human resource point of contact, providing information and support to Sailors and families globally.

CNP Talks Stability and Service in Naples

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:57pm
Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, July 16, addressing base personnel on critical Navy topics including advancement, pay and uniform changes.