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Pacific Partnership Completes Philippines Mission

US Navy News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:23pm
With wind and rain from the outer bands of Typhoon Rammasun pelting the area, Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14) held its closing ceremony July 15 in a local establishment that still bears the scars from Typhoon Haiyan.

Navy SEALs Bring Motivation, Challenge to US Naval Academy Wrestling Camp

US Navy News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:23am
Members of the SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant—Craft Crewman (SWCC) Scout Team and SEALs assigned to various East—coast based SEAL teams participated in the 2014 SEAL Wrestling Training Camp at the United States Naval Academy, July 6—13.

Advisory Board Formed to Assess Future of AW Rate

US Navy News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:41pm
Due to inconsistent advancement opportunities for select Naval Aircrewman (AW) communities during a period of platform transition, Navy Personnel Command has established a Senior Enlisted Aircrew Advisory Board (SEAAB) to develop a plan for the future of the rate.

America 'Sails Away' for Maiden Transit to San Diego Homeport

US Navy News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:26am
The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed in commission without ceremony from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., July 11 in transit to its homeport of San Diego.

Ball Cap Wear Policy to Expand

US Navy News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:09am
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced July 11 a change to uniform regulations giving commanding officers discretion to authorize the wear of command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) Type I, II and III beginning Sept. 1.

US Increases Interoperability with Japan in First GUAMEX

US Navy News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:18am
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed the first Guam Exercise (GUAMEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF), July 9.

CNO at NNOA: Speaks on Navy Diversity and gives Leadership Advice

US Navy News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:09am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert spoke to sea service officers at the 42nd National Naval Officer Association (NNOA) Professional Development and Training Conference held in Quantico, Va., July 10.

Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization

US Navy News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:55am
During a visit to the East Coast homeport for six Ohio—class fleet ballistic—missile and two guided—missile submarines July 9, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic—missile submarine USS Tennessee, and took questions.

RIMPAC Sets the Scene for HA/DR

US Navy News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:43pm
U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) conducted a two—day scene setter here for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) scenario of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 5—6.

First SEAL Takes Helm as Naval War College President

US Navy News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:32pm
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III relieved Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., as the 55th president and first Navy SEAL in command of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, during a change of command ceremony with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, July 8.

Revised SDAP Rates Announced

US Navy News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:49pm
Revisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eligible enlisted Sailors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7.

Navy Surgeon General Visits the Peace Ark

US Navy News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:59pm
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, embarked the People's Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T—AH 866) for a tour, while it is in port for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 in Pearl Harbor July 2.

USS Howard Returns from Deployment

US Navy News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:48pm
The guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) returned to Naval Base San Diego from a seven—month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, July 3.

Navy Surgeon General Pays Visit to Mercy During RIMPAC

US Navy News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:41pm
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan visited the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T—AH 19) June 29 while it is in port for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

CVW—5 Commander Captures Historic Milestone

US Navy News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:58am
As the sun set over waters south of China, the commander of the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed air wing was on approach to Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)

USS Gettysburg Roommates Recognized For Excellence

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:19pm
Lt. Lindsey Smith and Lt j.g. Kiley Provenzano are assigned to the Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and have been roommates on the ship for the last 18 months.

United States Navy Promotes Michelle Howard to 4—Star Admiral

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:18am
The United States Navy promoted Michelle Janine Howard to the rank of four—star admiral July 1 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

20th Annual CARAT Philippines 2014 Concludes On Board USS John S. McCain In Subic Bay

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:37am
The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines wrapped up with a closing ceremony on board the guided missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), July 1st.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Visits Fast—Attack Submarine USS North Carolina

US Navy News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:23am
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, paid a visit June 30 to the Virginia—class fast attack submarine USS North Carolina on Joint Base Pearl Harbor—Hickam, in conjunction with the world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

Navy Nominates Bay Defense Alliance for Fisher Award

US Navy News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:12pm
The Chief of Naval Personnel announced the Bay Defense Alliance is the Navy's nominee for the Calendar Year 2013 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.