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Navy Bands kick—off 2014 Fleet Week New York festivities

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:07pm
The Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble and the U.S. Fleet Forces Band kicked—off Fleet Week New York with a free concert in Bryant Park, May 20, featuring a wide variety of musical styles including traditional concert band literature, pop, Jazz and patriotic favorites.

Center for Service Support Encourages Safety, Smart Choices During Memorial Day Weekend

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:32pm
Center for Service Support (CSS) is urging Sailors, Department of the Navy (DoN) civilians and their families to be safe this Memorial Day weekend.

CNP Talks Stability and Sea Duty in Sasebo

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:46am
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) visited forward deployed fleet units in Sasebo, Japan to meet with Sailors and families May 19 and 20.

Spring Advancement Quotas Released for Active Duty and FTS Petty Officers

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:15am
More than 20,000 Sailors will advance to E4, E5, and E6 with the release of the spring petty officer advancement results later this week.

U.S. Fleet Forces Tours TSC and Learning Sites

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:04pm
Training Support Center (TSC), Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU), Surface Warfare Officers School Unit (SWOSU), Center for EOD and Diving (CEODD), and Naval Special Warfare Center, Great Lakes hosted Adm. Bill E. Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, May 15.

Naval War College Conference Addresses Counterproliferation

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:44am
Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is a major challenge to global security, and representatives from 21 nations addressed the problem this week during a meeting at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. that ended May 15.

Navy Sexual Assault Prevention Director Visits Sigonella, Discusses Progress

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:32am
The top civilian leading the fight against sexual assaults in the Navy and Marine Corps, Director, Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DON SAPRO) Jill Loftus, visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, May 12—14.

U.S. Navy Helicopters Assist CAL FIRE in San Diego County Firefighting Efforts

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:14pm
Six flight crews from the "Merlins" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 provided firefighting support to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in response to wildfires throughout San Diego County May 15.

Navy Updates Enlisted Advancement Policy

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:50pm
NAVADMIN 114/14 announced changes to its current enlisted advancement policy, including a new formula for the Final Multiple Score (FMS) and changes to the Command Advancement Program (CAP) May 15.

CNO visits Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff, meets with Prime Minister

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:59pm
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert wrapped up a three—day visit to Pakistan, May 13, after meeting with Prime Minister Sharif and top military officials in Islamabad and Karachi.

MCPON Visits Navy's Premiere Leadership School

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:52pm
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited service members at the Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat course at Naval Station Newport where he discussed leadership development, May 13.

C3F Hosts Chinese Chief of General Staff

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:40pm
Chief of the General Staff, People's Republic of China, Gen. Fang Fenghui arrived here, May 13, for a scheduled two—day visit hosted by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd.

CNIC Visits Sailors, Tours Navy Installation in Chinhae, South Korea

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:37am
Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command, visited Sailors assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC) in the Republic of Korea (ROK), May 13, as part of his tour of the Asia—Pacific region.

Blue Ridge Strengthens Long—Standing Friendship with Thailand

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:31pm
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Anti—Terrorism Security Team Pacific successfully concluded a three—day visit to Thailand, May 13, strengthening ties and engaging with the local community.

USS Vandegrift Departs San Diego for Deployment

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:52pm
The Oliver Hazard Perry—class guided—missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) departed Naval Base San Diego for an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, May 9.

Navy Offers Sailors Limited Opportunity to Volunteer for Early Separation

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:44pm
Due to the excellent retention and outstanding recruiting success, the Navy is reinstating the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP), according to a message released May 8.

Sailors Reminded to Verify PRIMS Data

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:27am
With many semi—annual Physical Fitness Assessments (PFA) coming to an end, Navy officials remind Sailors to verify their results in the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS).