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SECNAV Names Virginia—class Submarine, USS Vermont

US Navy News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:53am
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship—naming ceremony Sept. 18 to announce that SSN 792, a Virginia—class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Vermont.

Navy's Triton Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Cross—country Flight

US Navy News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:27am
The MQ—4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross—country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.

CNO Charts A Course for A Successful ISS

US Navy News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:18am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the host of the 21st International Seapower Symposium (ISS—21), presented his vision Sept. 17 for what he hopes to accomplish at this year's symposium during his ISS opening remarks at the U.S. Naval War College.

Global Leaders from 113 Nations Converge, Discuss Common Maritime Solutions

US Navy News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:19pm
The 21st edition of the International Seapower Symposium (ISS) began Sept. 16 at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, R.I., with more than 170 representatives from 113 nations attending.

Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay—Tempo

US Navy News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:00pm
To compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay — Tempo (HDP—T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014.

Washington Navy Yard Remembers Shooting One Year Later

US Navy News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:05am
It was a day no one who worked on the Washington Navy Yard will ever forget.

The Future USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) Delivered

US Navy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:54pm
The Navy accepted delivery of Joint High Speed Vessel, the future USNS Fall River from the Austal USA shipbuilder, Sept. 15.

NAVSUP Announces 2014 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines

US Navy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:15pm
The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) mail—by dates for pre—Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages were released Sept. 15.

New App Showcases Sailors, Projects That Can Disrupt the Future of Energy

US Navy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:20pm
Today the Navy released a new digital publication (app) called "Energy Warrior" that highlights the efforts of Sailors and other naval personnel who are taking innovative steps to conserve energy, lead behavioral change, and get the maximum warfighting punch out of every gallon.

Navy Suspends Search for Pilot Involved in F/A—18 Hornet Crash Near Wake Island

US Navy News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:38pm
After an extensive search, the Navy has ended search and rescue efforts at 5:15 a.m. (+11L) Sept. 14 for the pilot of one of the F/A—18C Hornet aircraft that crashed Sept. 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.

Search and Rescue Mission Successfully Recovers Sailor

US Navy News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:26pm
A MH—60R Seahawk helicopter crew embarked aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), performed the at—sea rescue of an USS New York (LPD 21) Sailor Sept. 11.

UPDATED: Navy F/A—18 Hornets Crash in Pacific Ocean

US Navy News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:07pm
Updated 0100, Japan Standard Time, Sept. 13, 2014. The pilot of one of two F/A—18 Hornets that crashed Sept. 12 while operating from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is in fair condition and receiving medical treatment aboard the ship. Search efforts continue for the missing pilot.

Navy Strikes Gold at the Invictus Games

US Navy News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:42am
An aviation baotswain's mate won the U.S. team's first gold medal during track and field competitions Sept. 11 at the Invictus Games in London.

Navy F/A—18 Hornets Crash in Pacific Ocean

US Navy News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:49am
Two F/A—18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, today, while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean.

USNS Choctaw County Sails to Baltimore for Star—Spangled Banner Celebration

US Navy News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:02am
The U.S. Navy's second joint high—speed vessel entered Baltimore's Inner Harbor yesterday with other Navy ships to celebrate the Star—Spangled Spectacular, the 200th anniversary of the poem penned by Francis Scott Key that later became the national anthem.

Wounded Warriors Arrive in London for the Invictus Games

US Navy News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:13pm
Twenty—two Navy and Coast Guard wounded warrior athletes competing at the Invictus Games attended a welcome reception Sept. 9 at U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun's residence in Regent's Park in London.

CNO speaks at Sea Service Diversity Conference

US Navy News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:01am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert spoke Tuesday at the Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) Eastern Region Symposium at Fort Belvoir Officers' Club.

Navy Announces 2014 Stockdale Recipients

US Navy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:22pm
The 2014 recipients of the Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award were announced in NAVADMIN 208/14 released Sept. 9.

Hampton Roads Sailors Walk Out of Darkness for Suicide Prevention

US Navy News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:21am
Service members from more than 20 Virginia commands participated in the largest suicide prevention walk in the nation during the ninth annual Walk Out of Darkness in Virginia Beach, Va., Sept. 6.

Navy Christens Submarine John Warner

US Navy News - 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.