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Navy Christens Submarine John Warner

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:42pm
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.

Aviation Command Retention Bonus is Back

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:49am
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.

Enlisted Leadership Training Review Asks Sailors: What Do You Need?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:25am
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.

Fiscal Year 2015 General Military Training Requirements Announced

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:20pm
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.

Navy Families Get More Lead Time on Overseas Screening with a Letter of Intent

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:22am
Life just got easier for Navy families going overseas with their Sailor with the release of a Navy message Sept. 3.

SECDEF to Hold Live Town Hall at Naval War College

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:49am
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.

Update: Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:03pm
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).

Bataan ARG Deployment Extended in 5th Fleet

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:20am
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.

PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:22am
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.