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Vice Chief of Naval Operations visits Navy students at Naval Station Newport

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 2:50pm
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark E. Ferguson completed a two—day visit to Naval Station Newport, R.I., Jan 14—15, to meet with officers and senior enlisted students at several training commands on the base.

Adm. Gortney Unveils New Optimized Fleet Response Plan

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 2:13pm
The Navy's new Optimized Fleet Response Plan (O—FRP) was unveiled in a keynote address delivered at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium in Crystal City, Va., Jan. 15.

USNS Spearhead departs on Maiden Deployment

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:44am
The Navy's first joint high—speed vessel departed Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek—Ft. Story today on its maiden deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

Bataan Sailors Receive First FRV Coveralls

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 8:20pm
Sailors aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) received their Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls Jan. 15, while also preparing for their upcoming deployment.

UPDATE: F/A—18E Crash: Pilot Ejected and Safely Recovered (5 p.m. EST)

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:10pm
A U.S. Navy pilot was safely recovered from sea today after the F/A—18E Super Hornet he was flying crashed aproximately 45 miles off the Virginia Beach coast.

USS Halyburton Deploys

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:55pm
Guided—missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40), departed Naval Station Mayport Jan. 15 on a five—month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

Acting Under Secretary of the Navy Resigns

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 8:49am
The Navy announced Jan. 15 that Robert C. Martinage has resigned as Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN)/ Policy, Plans, Oversight, and Integration (PPO&I).

USS Bainbridge Completes Mission

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 8:43am
Guided—missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) returned to her homeport here Jan. 14 following a six—month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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).