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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).

CNO Explains Navy's Compensation Reform at Congressional Hearing

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:19pm
WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014) — Chief of Naval Operations testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) encouraging Congress to accept and implement the Department of Defense budget proposal recommendation to slow growth of service members' pay and compensation.

Winnefeld Combats Disinformation on Pay, Compensation Proposals

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:53pm
No one in the Defense Department is asking for a military pay cut, nor are leaders trying to shutter commissaries, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

23 Nations to Participate in World's Largest Maritime Exercise

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:13pm
Twenty—three nations, 47 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

Navy's Newest Electronic Attack Aircraft Reaches Centennial Milestone

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:16pm
The U.S. Navy officers and distinguished visitors from Missouri and Illinois gathered for a ceremony May 5 in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate the production of the 100th EA—18G Growler.

USNS Spearhead Departs U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations After Completing Series of Africa Partnership Station Engagements

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:25am
The U.S. Navy's first—in—class joint high—speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) left the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, May 2, after more than three months of operating in the European and African theaters.

Some Education and Training Applications down May 3 and 18

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:26pm
As part of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Technology Center's (NETPDTC) annual Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) test, three large Navywide applications will be offline beginning at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday morning May 3 and Sunday morning May 18.

T—34C Crashes At Sea Near Corpus Christi, No Reports of Injuries

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:29pm
A U.S. Navy T—34C Turbo Mentor aircraft assigned to Training Squadron 28 (VT—28) with two pilots aboard crashed today while conducting a routine training mission over the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 10:20 a.m., CST.