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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).

USS Elrod Returns to Norfolk

US Navy News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:19am
The Oliver Hazard Perry—class frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) returned to Norfolk Naval Station today following the successful completion of her final scheduled deployment.

Managing Billions for the Navy

US Navy News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:19pm
Appointed to lead the Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) segment of financial improvement audit readiness, Mark Dexter is at the top of his game.

Chief of Naval Personnel Talks Uniforms, Manning During Visit to Rota

US Navy News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:36pm
The admiral and fleet master chief responsible for manpower in the Navy spoke with Naval Station Rota, Spain, Sailors about advancement, manning and changes in Navy uniforms during multiple all hands calls, July 17 and 18.

MCPON Hosts All Hands Call Aboard Carl Vinson

US Navy News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:24pm
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the crew of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) July 17 for an all—hands call prior to the ship's upcoming deployment.

SPS 14 Completes Subject Matter Expert Exchanges in Belize, Continues in Guatemala

US Navy News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:07pm
Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS—JHSV 14) ended six weeks of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) and partnership building July 19, in the first of three countries it is scheduled to visit.

Commander, Fleet Forces Presents USS Gettysburg with 'Best in Fleet' Trophy

US Navy News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:17am
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command presented the 2013 Battenberg Cup to the crew of guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), July 16, during a ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.

NPC Customer Service Center Helping Sailors

US Navy News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:41am
Navy Personnel Command's (NPC) Customer Service Center (CSC) is the Navy's human resource point of contact, providing information and support to Sailors and families globally.

CNP Talks Stability and Service in Naples

US Navy News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:57pm
Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, July 16, addressing base personnel on critical Navy topics including advancement, pay and uniform changes.

USNS Mercy Departs Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC's Sea Phase

US Navy News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:17am
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T—AH 19) departed Pearl Harbor July 15 to participate in the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, the world's largest international maritime exercise.

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.