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Senior Chief Receives Bob Feller Award

US Navy News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:20pm
A senior chief petty officer assigned to Nimitz—Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) received the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award in a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5.

Strike Group Leads Crisis Response Exercise

US Navy News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:02pm
More than 4,500 Sailors from 19 countries got underway to train across a range of simultaneous, and near simultaneous, crisis response missions during Exercise Bold Alligator, the largest, multinational, amphibious exercise conducted in a decade.

5 Things You Need to Know About Flat Rate Per Diem

US Navy News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:28pm
To provide an incentive to Sailors and civilians on long—term temporary duty assignment (TDY) to seek out extended—stay lodgings, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was changed Nov. 1.

USNS Choctaw County Participates in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014

US Navy News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:09am
Spearhead—class joint high speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) is conducting proof—of—concept testing during Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 as an afloat forward staging base style platform.

Aviators Must Verify Flight Hours

US Navy News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:58pm
The Navy announced the verification process for conditional aviation career incentive pay (ACIP) and hazardous duty incentive pay for flying (HDIP—F) in a message released Oct. 30.

Wounded Warrior Care Month Recognition Ceremony Held at Navy Installations Command

US Navy News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:42pm
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, hosted a Warrior Care Month recognition ceremony at the command headquarters atrium, Washington Navy Yard, Nov. 3.

Peleliu Visits Singapore One Last Time

US Navy News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:36pm
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulled into Changi Naval Base for a scheduled port call following completion of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2015.

F—35C Completes First Arrested Landing aboard Aircraft Carrier

US Navy News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:25pm
The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F—35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego.

BA 14: US, Mexican Sailors Participate in MIO Training

US Navy News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:03pm
U.S. Navy and Mexican sailors partnered to conduct maritime interdiction operation (MIO) training during exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14), Oct. 31.

Winter Tuition Assistance Requests Due

US Navy News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:38am
Sailors who plan to take college courses in December and January using Tuition Assistance (TA) should submit their requests now so they may be reviewed in time for class.

Task Group Exercise Comes to a Close, Ends with Success

US Navy News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:10am
Canadian, Japanese and U.S. ships completed a two—week long Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 31 off the coast of Southern California.

European Distinguished Visitors Embark USS George H.W. Bush

US Navy News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:47pm
U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa hosted 23 distinguished visitors from multiple European countries aboard aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as a part of the Navy's Distinguished Visitor (DV) Embark program, Oct. 30.

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Returns To Homeport

US Navy News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:26pm
More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a nine—month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek—Fort Story, Va. Oct. 31, 2014.

USS Ingraham Returns from Final Deployment

US Navy News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:20pm
Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Oct. 30 to make preparations for decommissioning.

Navy's Largest Exercise Underway in the Middle East

US Navy News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:58am
The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), the world's largest naval exercise, with 44 participating nations from six continents, began with the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium in Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 27.

Wounded Warriors Show Strength during Warrior Care Month

US Navy News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:49pm
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus named November 2014 Warrior Care Month in an all—Navy message (ALNAV) to Navy and Marine Corps personnel released Oct. 27.

USS Mustin Arrives in Cambodia to Begin CARAT '14

US Navy News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:07pm
The Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Cambodia to begin the fifth annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia exercise Oct. 25.

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Departs US 5th Fleet

US Navy News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:31pm
The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) transited through the Suez Canal marking the end of more than seven months of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Oct. 27.

MCPON Leadership Mess Symposium Concludes

US Navy News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:51pm
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens concluded his annual Leadership Mess Symposium in Suffolk, Virginia, Oct. 24, which included more than 100 fleet, force, and flag—level command master chiefs.

SECNAV Completes Partnership—Building Visit to Indonesia

US Navy News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:19pm
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus completed a visit to the Indonesian province of North Sumatra October 25 in conjunction with a port visit by the Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate, USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60).