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USNS Mercy Departs Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC's Sea Phase

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:17am
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T—AH 19) departed Pearl Harbor July 15 to participate in the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, the world's largest international maritime exercise.

Pacific Partnership Completes Philippines Mission

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:23pm
With wind and rain from the outer bands of Typhoon Rammasun pelting the area, Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14) held its closing ceremony July 15 in a local establishment that still bears the scars from Typhoon Haiyan.

Navy SEALs Bring Motivation, Challenge to US Naval Academy Wrestling Camp

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:23am
Members of the SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant—Craft Crewman (SWCC) Scout Team and SEALs assigned to various East—coast based SEAL teams participated in the 2014 SEAL Wrestling Training Camp at the United States Naval Academy, July 6—13.

Advisory Board Formed to Assess Future of AW Rate

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:41pm
Due to inconsistent advancement opportunities for select Naval Aircrewman (AW) communities during a period of platform transition, Navy Personnel Command has established a Senior Enlisted Aircrew Advisory Board (SEAAB) to develop a plan for the future of the rate.

America 'Sails Away' for Maiden Transit to San Diego Homeport

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:26am
The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed in commission without ceremony from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., July 11 in transit to its homeport of San Diego.

Ball Cap Wear Policy to Expand

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:09am
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced July 11 a change to uniform regulations giving commanding officers discretion to authorize the wear of command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) Type I, II and III beginning Sept. 1.

US Increases Interoperability with Japan in First GUAMEX

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:18am
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF), July 9.

CNO at NNOA: Speaks on Navy Diversity and gives Leadership Advice

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:09am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert spoke to sea service officers at the 42nd National Naval Officer Association (NNOA) Professional Development and Training Conference held in Quantico, Va., July 10.

Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:55am
During a visit to the East Coast homeport for six Ohio—class fleet ballistic—missile and two guided—missile submarines July 9, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic—missile submarine USS Tennessee, and took questions.

RIMPAC Sets the Scene for HA/DR

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:43pm
U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) conducted a two—day scene setter here for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) scenario of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 5—6.

First SEAL Takes Helm as Naval War College President

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:32pm
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III relieved Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., as the 55th president and first Navy SEAL in command of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, during a change of command ceremony with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, July 8.

Revised SDAP Rates Announced

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:49pm
Revisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eligible enlisted Sailors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7.

Navy Surgeon General Visits the Peace Ark

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:59pm
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, embarked the People's Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T—AH 866) for a tour, while it is in port for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 in Pearl Harbor July 2.

USS Howard Returns from Deployment

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:48pm
The guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) returned to Naval Base San Diego from a seven—month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, July 3.