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SECNAV, CNO Affirm Importance of Surface Navy, Sailors at SNA

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 5:42am
Naval leaders, government officials and members of private industry gathered to discuss the surface navy's future at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) Symposium in Crystal City, Va., Jan. 14. This year's theme is Surface Warfare——Warfighting First.

Navy Divers Recover Remains of Missing Pilot

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:45pm
Navy Divers searching the wreckage of the MH—53E "Sea Dragon" recovered the remains of missing pilot, Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, earlier today.

Navy Aircraft Carrier Moves Underscore Pacific Rebalance Strategy

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 6:00pm
USS Ronald Reagan will relieve USS George Washington in Japan while USS Theodore Roosevelt will leave East Coast for San Diego.

Top Admiral for SAPR Talks Leadership, Accountability, and CSADD

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 2:06pm
The director of the 21st Century Sailor Office began his weeklong fleet engagement visit in San Diego Jan. 13.

USS Elrod Deploys to the Mediterranean

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:03pm
The Oliver Hazard Perry class guided—missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) departed Jan. 14 on a six—month deployment to the 6th Fleet area of operations.

USS Scranton Returns Home from Deployment

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:10pm
The Los Angeles—class attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from a regularly scheduled deployment Monday, January 13.

Recovery Operations Continue at MH—53E Crash Site

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:38am
The Navy resumed search and recovery operations Sunday when weather conditions improved at the crash site of the MH—53E that went down Jan. 8.

USS Rentz Intercepts 313 Kilograms of Cocaine Worth More than $10 Million

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 8:51am
The frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), Helicopter Squadron Anti—Submarine Warfare Light 49 Detachment 5, and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment personnel disrupted approximately 313 kilograms of cocaine while conducting counter drug trafficking operations in the 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

Weather Impacts Dive Operations for MH—53E Crash

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:56pm
The Navy will temporarily suspend dive operations late Friday on the wreckage of the Navy MH—53E as a safety precaution due to deteriorating weather conditions.

SECNAV Holds All Hands Call in San Diego

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 9:04am
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus held an all—hands call at Naval Base Coronado's Lowry Theater, Jan. 9.

January Application Phase Opens for Sailors Seeking Orders

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:39am
The Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS—ID) application phase started Jan. 9, and is scheduled to remain open through 5 a.m. Central time, Jan. 21 for active duty and Full—Time Support Sailors in their orders—negotiation window, officials said.

USS Taylor Deploys

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:05pm
Guided—missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) departed Naval Station Mayport Jan. 8 on a seven—month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR).

Update: Navy Identifies Missing Pilot in Crash (1/9 11 p.m.)

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:01pm
On Jan. 8, 2014 a Navy MH—53E helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. The wife of the missing pilot has asked the Navy to release his name. The family asks for privacy during this difficult time. The missing pilot is Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, 39, from Santee, Calif.

USS John Paul Jones to Replace USS Lake Erie in Hawaii; USS Preble also moving to Aloha State

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:40pm
The U.S. Navy announced Jan. 7, that USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) will swap homeports with USS Lake Erie (CG 70) this summer. USS Preble (DDG 88) will also leave San Diego for Hawaii this summer to replace the decommissioned frigate, USS Reuben James (FFG 57).

Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational Training Camp Kicks Off

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:50pm
More than 100 athletes will gather for first Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational (WWPI) in Honolulu, Jan. 8—10.

US, French Navies Work Together to Ensure Security, Stability

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 2:25pm
Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) began combined operations with the French navy's Task Force 473 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Dec. 29.

NAVSEA Completes Waterjet Seal and Evaluation on USS Fort Worth

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:06am
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) divers recently completed the first full underwater waterjet seal and evaluation on a littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), the Navy announced, Jan. 2.

Random Synthetic Marijuana Testing

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 8:21am
As part of a new Department of Defense (DoD) policy, the Navy began testing for synthetic marijuana compounds during random urinalysis, officials announced Dec. 31.

CSADD Monthly Topics Announced for 2014

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 8:18am
The Navy announced the 2014 monthly topics for chapters of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) to emphasize in their awareness and peer mentorship efforts, Dec. 31 in NAVADMIN 335/13.