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Training Accident Occurs at Navy Outlying Field Spencer

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:51pm
A mishap involving a Training Air Wing FIVE TH—57 Sea Ranger helicopter occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. CDT on June 5 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field's Navy Outlying Landing Field Spencer in Pace, Fla.

USS Vella Gulf Hosts Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:13am
The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) welcomed aboard U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a scheduled port visit to Constanta, Romania, June 5.

US Navy F/A—18E Super Hornet Impacts Water During Approach to USS Carl Vinson

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:46am
A U.S. Navy F/A—18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., impacted the water during an approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at approximately 10 p.m. PST on June 4 while operating off the coast of southern California.

Sailors Attend "The Last Ship" Premiere

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:44pm
Sailors attended Michael Bay's "The Last Ship" premiere at the Newseum, June 4.

Naval District Washington Honors Battle of Midway Anniversary

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Hundreds of Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and a handful of World War II veterans commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 4.

USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:09pm
USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyers to be forward deployed there.

Wounded Warriors Hit the Ground Running at Navy Trials

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:00am
The Wounded Warrior Team Navy Trials begin June 4 in Norfolk, Va., as seriously wounded, ill and injured service members face off in archery, shooting, swimming and wheelchair basketball.

13 Nations to Participate in 42nd Annual Exercise BALTOPS 2014

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 7:06am
Thirteen nations are scheduled to participate in the 42nd annual joint exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, set for June 6—21, in the Baltic Sea.

Commands to See E8 Selection Results Wednesday

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:01pm
The results of the FY15 Senior Chief Petty Officer selection board will be released on command BUPERS Online (BOL) Wednesday, June 4, at 9 a.m. EDT, providing commanding officers the opportunity to notify Sailors of the selection results 24 hours prior to public release.

First Lady, Sailors Celebrate PCU Illinois' Keel Laying

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:28pm
First Lady Michelle Obama's initials were welded onto a metal plate as Sailors from Pre—Commissioning Unit Illinois (SSN 786) looked on during a keel—laying ceremony for the new fast—attack submarine, June 2.

SECNAV Formally Names USS Tripoli

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:21am
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally named USS Tripoli (LHA 7) May 30 during an evening parade hosted by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos at Marine Barracks Washington.

Navy Swaps Dallas, Norfolk Inactivation Dates

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:04pm
Today, the Navy announced changes to the inactivation timelines for two Los Angeles—class submarines that are scheduled to retire from active service.

Essex Conducts Change of Command

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:51pm
A change of command ceremony was held aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), May 28 where Capt. Peter M. Mantz relieved Capt. Joker L. Jenkins as Essex's commanding officer.

SSLA Women's Leadership Symposium Registrations Available for Norfolk Sailors

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:49pm
Nearly 400 Navy—funded registrations are now available for Sailors to attend the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA) 27th Annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium (JWLS).

Employers Learn Benefits of Hiring Wounded Warriors and Veterans

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:01am
Employers from across the country attended the 4th annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference, May 28—29 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Japanese Prime Minister and CNO Discuss Maritime Cooperation

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:24pm
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, May 27 in Abe's office to discuss regional security and maritime partnership opportunities between the United States and Japan.