The 2014 recipients of the Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award were announced in NAVADMIN 208/14 released Sept. 9.
Service members from more than 20 Virginia commands participated in the largest suicide prevention walk in the nation during the ninth annual Walk Out of Darkness in Virginia Beach, Va., Sept. 6.
Pre—Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia—class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6.
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.
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.
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.
Life just got easier for Navy families going overseas with their Sailor with the release of a Navy message Sept. 3.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.