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Navy Helicopter Crashes in Kuwait; All Crewmembers OK

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:52pm
A U.S. Navy MH—60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC 26) crashed at 11:22 a.m. (EST), Dec.21, while on an overland training flight at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Top 5 People Stories of 2014

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:20am
During the past 12 months, there have been a number of noteworthy policy changes and updates to improve quality of life and service. Many of the ideas came directly from Sailor feedback or suggestions. Please keep the ideas coming, as we seek to make 2015 as busy and productive.

Senior Enlisted Academy Prepares for Influx of E—8s

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:10am
All senior chiefs hoping to become master chiefs are now required to complete the Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) course at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, as announced by the Navy in November.

Vice CNO Visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:09am
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Dec. 15—16.

Red Reef 15 Closes With Joint Demonstration

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:41am
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces officially concluded exercise Red Reef 15 with a joint demonstration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec. 16.

VCNO Visits NAS Key West

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:05pm
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West and conducted an all—hands call, Dec. 15.

Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:18am
Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided—missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced Dec. 16.

Credentialing Available for Both Navy and Marine Corps Under DoN COOL

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:26pm
With the introduction of Marine Credentialing Opportunities On—Line (COOL) to partner with the existing Navy program, the vision of a joint Department of the Navy (DoN) COOL is complete.

Navy's Newest Submarine Squadron Stands Up in 5th Fleet

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:42pm
The Navy's newest submarine squadron stood up Dec. 15 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Navy Debuts New Ad

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:30pm
Navy's latest commercial "The Shield" debuted December 13th to TV and web audiences worldwide.

USS Vandegrift Returns from Deployment

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 7:56pm
U.S. Navy frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) returned from its final deployment Dec. 12, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC—FS

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:24am
The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek—Fort Story (JEBLC—FS), Dec. 11.

Joint Statement by Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations on Endorsement of SSCTF Recommendations

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:45am
The decision to endorse the recommendation to move forward with a littoral combat ship (LCS) that is multi—mission capable, more lethal, and survivable, will bring additional capability to the fleet.

US, China Conduct Anti—Piracy Exercise

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:41am
The U.S. Navy's guided—missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) commenced a bilateral counter—piracy exercise, U.S.—China Counter—Piracy Exercise 15, in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa, Dec 11.

Navy Moving Forward With LCS

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:59pm
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy "to move forward with a multi—mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs."

New Bystander Intervention Training for FY15

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:58pm
Based on Sailor feedback and lessons learned from Navy's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response efforts, new Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training will begin this fall for all active and reserve Sailors.

USS Paul Hamilton Rescues Missing Mariner

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:43am
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) rescued a stranded mariner Dec. 9 while operating south of the Hawaiian Islands.

Historic Leap: Navy Shipboard Laser Operates in Arabian Gulf

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:02am
Officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today that the laser weapon system (LaWS), a cutting—edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines, was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

Subject Matter Experts Needed and Critical for Writing Navy Advancement Exams

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:37am
Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) released the latest schedule Dec. 9 for upcoming Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews (AERRs) held between January and June.

SECNAV Visits Korea, Reaffirms Commitment to Alliance

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:07am
The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visited the Republic of Korea Dec. 8—9 to meet with Sailors, Marines, and senior leaders to reaffirm the Department of the Navy's strong commitment to the U.S. and ROK alliance.