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Pre—Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia—class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6.
After a year's worth of work and staffing, Navy leadership approved the restoration of the Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) this week. This will increase the pool of talented and qualified officers with command experience to fill critical commander and captain jobs.
Sailors with opinions or ideas about how to best develop enlisted leaders are being asked to provide input on two Navy courses that are currently under review, said the review project's leader Sept. 4.
The Navy's General Military Training (GMT) schedule for fiscal year 2015 (FY—15), announced Sept. 2, outlines significant changes for the program, according to Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 202/14.
Life just got easier for Navy families going overseas with their Sailor with the release of a Navy message Sept. 3.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and hold a live town hall on the Defense Department's role in national security Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. Viewers can watch live on DoD News at http://www.defense.gov/live.
A U.S. Marine Corps CH—53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), today, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).
The Secretary of Defense ordered the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Aug. 30, to remain in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) until the beginning of October.
The Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date.