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Aviation Command Retention Bonus is Back

US Navy News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:49am
After a year's worth of work and staffing, Navy leadership approved the restoration of the Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) this week. This will increase the pool of talented and qualified officers with command experience to fill critical commander and captain jobs.

Enlisted Leadership Training Review Asks Sailors: What Do You Need?

US Navy News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:25am
Sailors with opinions or ideas about how to best develop enlisted leaders are being asked to provide input on two Navy courses that are currently under review, said the review project's leader Sept. 4.

Fiscal Year 2015 General Military Training Requirements Announced

US Navy News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:20pm
The Navy's General Military Training (GMT) schedule for fiscal year 2015 (FY—15), announced Sept. 2, outlines significant changes for the program, according to Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 202/14.

Navy Families Get More Lead Time on Overseas Screening with a Letter of Intent

US Navy News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:22am
Life just got easier for Navy families going overseas with their Sailor with the release of a Navy message Sept. 3.

SECDEF to Hold Live Town Hall at Naval War College

US Navy News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:49am
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and hold a live town hall on the Defense Department's role in national security Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. Viewers can watch live on DoD News at http://www.defense.gov/live.

Update: Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden

US Navy News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:03pm
A U.S. Marine Corps CH—53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), today, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).

Bataan ARG Deployment Extended in 5th Fleet

US Navy News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:20am
The Secretary of Defense ordered the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Aug. 30, to remain in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) until the beginning of October.

PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

US Navy News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:22am
The Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date.

We're in this Together: One Suicide is One Too Many

US Navy News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:55pm
Starting in September the Navy will be promoting the message "Every Sailor, Every Day," to encourage all Sailors, leaders, families and members of the Navy community to strengthen their connections with those around them in accordance with Suicide Prevention Month.

CNO Visits NAS Key West

US Navy News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:54am
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Air Station Key West for an all—hands call and tour of enlisted housing, Aug. 27.

Ball Caps May be Worn with NWUs Beginning Sept. 1

US Navy News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:52am
Beginning Sept. 1, Sailor are authorized to wear the Navy and command ball caps in place of the eight—point cover with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II or III.

Ike Departs Dry Dock, Returning to the Fleet

US Navy News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:53am
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 26.

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Departs for Deployment

US Navy News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:42pm
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departed Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Heads Out on Deployment

US Navy News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:41pm
Sailors on Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) manned the rails Aug. 22 as they headed out to the Pacific Ocean for a planned overseas deployment.

Tuition Assistance Policy Changing in FY—15

US Navy News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:25pm
Effective immediately, commanding officers and officers—in—charge may approve waivers to the one—year requirement that Sailors must be on board their first permanent duty station (PDS) to be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) according to a NAVADMIN released Aug. 21.

CNO Hosts All Hands Call at Carderock

US Navy News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:50pm
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and hosted an All Hands call to address Navy civilian employees, including scientists and engineers largely responsible for designing fleet ships and ship systems, Aug. 19.

SECNAV Visits Future USS America

US Navy News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:23pm
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus embarked the future USS America (LHA 6) as she transited the Strait of Magellan during her maiden voyage, "America Visits the Americas," Aug. 19.

CNO Releases Annual Navigation Plan

US Navy News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:15am
The Navy's top leader released a detailed plan Tuesday that highlights the U.S. Navy's intended track and investments for the next five fiscal years.

U.S. Navy Works with Indonesian Partners in Protecting, Preserving Sunken Gravesite

US Navy News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:09pm
U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is "consistent with the identification" of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30).

Gain Career Knowledge through PACT Designation

US Navy News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:40am
The Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program provides unique career opportunities for some first—term Sailors through apprentice—level formal and on—the—job training within a 24—month period.