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USS Coronado Completes Final Contract Trials

US Navy News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 6:35am
USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed final contract trials (FCT) June 6.

USS Bataan Rescues 282 Persons in Distress

US Navy News - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:51am
The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transferred 277 persons in distress to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61, and another five persons were medically evacuated to Malta, June 7.

Pacific Partnership 2014 Kicks Off in Vietnam

US Navy News - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:58pm
The Japan Maritime Self—Defense Force Osumi—Class JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), carrying a multinational crew of U.S., Australian and Japanese personnel arrived in Da Nang June 6 for Pacific Partnership, beginning nine days of collaborative medical and engineering activities with the People of Vietnam.

USS Oscar Austin Pays Tribute during D—Day Memorial Ceremony

US Navy News - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 7:42am
Sailors assigned to guided—missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) stood alongside veterans and dignitaries at a Navy memorial ceremony overlooking Utah Beach in France, June 5.

Navy to Dive on Wreck of USS Houston (CA 30) during CARAT Indonesia

US Navy News - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 7:34am
In a training evolution to be conducted as part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014 exercise series, U.S. Navy divers, assisted by personnel from the Indonesian navy, will survey the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30) in June.

CNO's Visit to France Focuses on Honoring Veterans and Allies

US Navy News - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:49am
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert joined Chief of Staff of the French navy, Adm. Bernard Rogel, veterans and leaders from the United States, France and other countries to commemorate the 70th anniversaries of D—Day and Battle of Normandy this week.

President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

US Army - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

US Army - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

Training Accident Occurs at Navy Outlying Field Spencer

US Navy News - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:51pm
A mishap involving a Training Air Wing FIVE TH—57 Sea Ranger helicopter occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. CDT on June 5 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field's Navy Outlying Landing Field Spencer in Pace, Fla.

USS Vella Gulf Hosts Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

US Navy News - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:13am
The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) welcomed aboard U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a scheduled port visit to Constanta, Romania, June 5.

US Navy F/A—18E Super Hornet Impacts Water During Approach to USS Carl Vinson

US Navy News - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:46am
A U.S. Navy F/A—18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., impacted the water during an approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at approximately 10 p.m. PST on June 4 while operating off the coast of southern California.

Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.

Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.

Continental Congress authorizes Army

US Army - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.

Sailors Attend "The Last Ship" Premiere

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:44pm
Sailors attended Michael Bay's "The Last Ship" premiere at the Newseum, June 4.

Naval District Washington Honors Battle of Midway Anniversary

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:46pm
Hundreds of Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and a handful of World War II veterans commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 4.

USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:09pm
USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyers to be forward deployed there.

Wounded Warriors Hit the Ground Running at Navy Trials

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:00am
The Wounded Warrior Team Navy Trials begin June 4 in Norfolk, Va., as seriously wounded, ill and injured service members face off in archery, shooting, swimming and wheelchair basketball.

13 Nations to Participate in 42nd Annual Exercise BALTOPS 2014

US Navy News - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 7:06am
Thirteen nations are scheduled to participate in the 42nd annual joint exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, set for June 6—21, in the Baltic Sea.