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21st Century Sailor Office Director Visits Harry S. Truman

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 9:56am
Rear Adm. Sean Buck, director, 21st Century Sailor Office, visited the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to solicit feedback from crew about 21st Century Sailor programs, Feb. 7—8.

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Deploys

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 4:26pm
More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed from Naval Station Norfolk for an eight—month deployment Feb. 8.

NSA Bahrain hosts 21st Century Sailor All—Hands Call

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:03pm
Director, 21st Century Sailor Office held all—hands calls with Sailors and Marines aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Feb. 6.

USS Halyburton Assists in Rescue of Panamanian Crashed Helicopter

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:18pm
A Panamanian helicopter crashed killing one and injuring eight while working together with USS Halyburton (FFG 40) conducting operations in support of Operation Martillo in the 4th Fleet area of operations, Feb. 6.

Picture Perfect Find: The Spanish—American War in Glass

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 3:28pm
Photographic archivists from the Naval History and Heritage Command rediscovered a donation Feb. 5 in their backlog that may not have been seen by the public for more than a century: a box containing about 150 original glass plate photographs from the Spanish—American War.

Secretary of the Navy Concludes Visit to Australia

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 3:48am
Traveling to both Brisbane and the Australian capital of Canberra, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with U.S. and Australian government and military officials to reinforce the alliance between the two countries.

Navy to Replace Forward Deployed Mine Countermeasures Ships in Japan

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:27pm
The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 5 that newer, more capable mine countermeasure ships will forward deploy to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, to become part of the U.S. Navy's Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF).

USS Green Bay to Replace USS Denver in Japan

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:03pm
The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 5 plans to send one of its newest amphibious transport dock ships to Sasebo, Japan, demonstrating the United States' commitment to the defense of Japan and the security and stability of the vital Asia—Pacific.

Mount Whitney and Taylor Enter Black Sea

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 7:16am
The U.S. 6th Fleet flag ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), with 300 Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners onboard, arrived in the Black Sea Feb. 4 to conduct scheduled maritime security operations. USS Taylor (FFG 50) will arrive in the Black Sea Feb. 5.

Somerset Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage to Commissioning

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:09pm
The Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, Pre—commissioning Unit Somerset, (LPD 25) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La., Feb. 3, beginning its maiden voyage to it's commissioning site in Philadelphia, March 1.

Navy Probes Cheating Allegations at Nuke Reactor School

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:07pm
About 30 of 150 watch—standers at the Navy's Charleston Nuclear Power Training Unit in South Carolina are being investigated for alleged cheating on a written qualification exam, the chief of naval operations said today.

Fleet Engagement Team Travels to Pacific Northwest

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 2:15pm
Navy Personnel Command's (NPC) fleet engagement team is scheduled to visit Pacific Northwest naval stations Feb. 10—13 to meet with Sailors and discuss the latest personnel policies and initiatives impacting the fleet.

US, French Navies Conclude Combined Operations

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 7:57am
Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and French Navy Task Force 473 concluded five weeks of combined carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Feb 2.

USS Donald Cook Departs Norfolk for Permanent Station in Rota, Spain

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:32pm
USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed her homeport of Norfolk, Va. Jan. 31 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the first of four Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyers to be stationed there.

DoD Announces Nomination of Cyber Command Commander/ NSA Director

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 7:42am
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Jan. 30 Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers as President Obama's nominee to become commander of U.S. Cyber Command.

Navy to Christen Second Mobile Landing Platform

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:29pm
The Navy will christen Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) John Glenn Feb. 1, during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony in San Diego, Calif.

Your Record is Available Online — Prepare Early for Selection Boards

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:22am
Selection board season runs January through October and affects nearly every Sailor in the Navy. Taking the time to prepare in advance can relieve a lot of stress when your record goes before a board, Navy officials said Jan. 30.

Sailor's Cautionary Tale About Coping with Hardships Through Alcohol Use

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 7:24pm
The Keep What You've Earned campaign released its latest testimonial video Jan. 29 as part of a series featuring Sailor's personal stories about how alcohol incidents impacted their careers, and the importance of drinking responsibly.

Navy Celebrates 2014 African American/Black History Month

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:02pm
As announced by NAVADMIN 016/14 released Jan. 27, the Navy joins the nation in celebrating the vibrant history and culture of African—American and Black Sailors during African—American/Black History Month throughout the month of February.

M/V Cape Ray Deployment

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 7:08am
The Department of Defense announced the deployment of M/V Cape Ray from Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 27.