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USS Vella Gulf Enters Black Sea

US Navy News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:09am
The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) enters the Black Sea, Aug. 6, to promote peace and stability in the region.

CNO and MCPON visit Whidbey Island

US Navy News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:31am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island along with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens for an all—hands call and visits with Whidbey tenant commands Aug. 5.

SECNAV Completes Partnership—Building Visit to Macedonia

US Navy News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:24am
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus completed a partnership—building visit to Macedonia Aug. 4.

RIMPAC 2014 Concludes with Enhanced Cooperation among 22 Nations

US Navy News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 1:19pm
The world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014, concluded with the participation of 22 nations, 49 surface ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, August 1.

Chief of Chaplains Retires after 31 Years of Faithful Ministry, Service

US Navy News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:28pm
Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben relieved Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd as the chief of Navy chaplains during a change of office and retirement ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, August 1.

SECNAV Commends Camp Lemonnier, CJTF—HOA Partnership—Building Efforts

US Navy News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:11am
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus arrived in Djibouti July 31 to meet with Sailors and Marines stationed at Camp Lemonnier, including those assigned to Combined Joint Task Force — Horn of Africa (CJTF—HOA).

CNO: Chaplains and RPs Integral to Fleet Readiness

US Navy News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:21pm
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert joined nearly 100 senior chaplains and Religious Program Specialists (RP) gathered for the Chaplain Corps 2014 Strategic Leadership Symposium at the Washington Navy Yard Thursday.

Secretary of the Navy Visits Singapore during CARAT 2014

US Navy News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:26am
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors participating in the 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) with the Republic of Singapore Navy at Changi Naval Base, July 30.

Locklear Briefs on Asia—Pacific, Partners, Security

US Navy News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:25pm
The commander of U.S. Pacific Command briefed Pentagon reporters yesterday, discussing the U.S. rebalance to the Asia—Pacific region, successful engagement with partners there and conditions for continued stability and security.

Former Naval Academy Superintendent Leaves Legacy of Ethical Leadership

US Navy News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:15pm
Two—time U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Adm. Charles R. Larson was laid to rest in the Academy cemetery July 30 after funeral services held in the Naval Academy Chapel.

NAVEUR—NAVAF Commander Shares His Vision and Guidance during All Hands Call

US Navy News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:53am
Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa (NAVEUR—NAVAF), held an all—hands call with Sailors at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Capodichino's base theater, July 29.

7th Fleet Commander Kicks Off 20th CARAT Singapore

US Navy News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:27am
The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, July 29.

USNS Richard E. Byrd Rescues Nine Individuals in the Gulf of Oman

US Navy News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:47am
USNS Richard E. Byrd (T—AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark—class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni—flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local.

USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy

US Navy News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:24pm
Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed San Diego on July 25 for a deployment in support of the Navy's maritime strategy.

Donald Cook Returns to Rota after First FDNF Patrol

US Navy News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:21am
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 25, after completing her first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

SECNAV Announces Contract for Navy Photovoltaic Array Project

US Navy News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:05am
SECNAV Announces Contract for the Navy's Largest Photovoltaic Array Project in the Pacific

New Superintendent Takes Command of U.S. Naval Academy

US Navy News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:23pm
The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) held a change of command ceremony July 23 in Annapolis, Maryland.

CNO Visits Italian Counterpart

US Navy News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:54am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert conducted a two—day visit to Italy to visit the chief of the Italian navy and attended the Naval Forces Europe change of command ceremony this week.

Allied Joint Force Command, Naples/U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa Bids Farewell to Outgoing Commander, Welcomes New Leader

US Navy News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:53am
U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.

CNO's China Visit Builds Cooperation for Greater US, PLA Navy Relationship

US Navy News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:14am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert departed the People's Republic of China (PRC) July 18 after a successful four—day counterpart visit with military leaders, fleet units and leaders of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).