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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.

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.

AF upgrades official website

US Air Force News - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 4:00pm
The official website of the U.S. Air Force is taking a step forward in the information age Aug. 2 with a new look and greater functionality for today's Internet user.

The latest version of Air Force Link boasts features that make it more accessible including mobile device and computer software compatibility, more interaction opportunities through social media and easier navigation.

"The redesigned sites will not only look better to the general public, they'll also be more powerful for website managers across the Air Force thanks to increased functionality on the back end of the new system," said Brig. Gen. Les A. Kodlick, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs director, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. "This is a huge undertaking for the Air Force Public Web team at the Air Force Public Affairs Agency that has been in the works for more than a year."
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A tribute to a warrior, patriot and hero to all Airmen

US Air Force News - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:44am
I am the very proud son of an American fighter pilot, one of that treasured group who served in three wars, built an Air Force, and gave it an enduring example of courage and mission success.

My dad was a hero. As a young man, I asked him who his combat heroes were; he gave me only two names. One was Major General Frederick "Boots" Blesse and the other was Colonel George E. "Bud" Day. My dad was not easily impressed, so I knew that if they were his heroes, they were very, very special men. I was right.
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Help is a good thing: colonel, sexual assault survivor recounts experience

US Air Force News - Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:55am
The first in a video series of survivor stories, an Air Force colonel shared her graphic, first-hand experience with sexual assault in 1988.

After years of silence about the incident, Col. Pamela Lincoln voluntarily shared her experience with the hope that it might empower other survivors to come forward for the emotional, medical and legal support they need.

Interestingly, the path to her participation in this video was not sexual assault, but post-traumatic stress disorder. Lincoln was assigned to Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., when she learned a senior NCO in her unit had survived the July 2012 Aurora theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured.
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Air Force Week in Photos

US Air Force News - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 11:26am
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

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Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

US Air Force News - Thu, 07/25/2013 - 12:43pm
Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA is one of several force management programs the Air Force will implement during fiscal 2014 to meet end-strength goals, said Lt. Col. John Barlett, the AFPC operations division chief.
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