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George Washington Wins SECDEF Field—Level Maintenance Award

US Navy News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:16am
Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was announced as a recipient of the 2014 Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Field—Level Maintenance Award, Sept. 20.

Team Navy Begins Warrior Games Training

US Navy News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:01am
Thirty—nine seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors — who hail from across the country — landed in Colorado Springs, Colo., this week to begin training for the fifth annual Warrior Games, which kick off at the Olympic Training Center Sept. 28.

US Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

US Navy News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 5:07am
U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted

Forces Undertaking Action Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria

US Navy News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 9:19pm
The Department of Defense released the following statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby today.

USS Mitscher Deploys to 5th Fleet

US Navy News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:30am
The Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) departed Naval Station Norfolk for deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Strike Group Hones Anti—Submarine Warfare Skills During Valiant Shield Torpedo Exercise

US Navy News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:04am
Ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group conducted a complex, live—fire anti—submarine torpedo training evolution as part of exercise Valiant Shield, Sept. 17—18.

Anchorage Completes 3rd NASA Testing

US Navy News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:27pm
Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT—3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.

Submarine Force Commemorates 4,000th Strategic Deterrent Patrol

US Navy News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:14pm
Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic and Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, commemorated the Submarine Force's 4,000th strategic deterrent patrol, Sept. 19, by conducting dual ceremonies in Bangor, Wash., and Kings Bay, Ga.

Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop—In Biofuel for Military

US Navy News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:37pm
Biorefineries in Nevada, Oregon and on the Gulf Coast will produce more than 100 million gallons of military—grade fuel annually

CNO at ISS: We are all Ambassadors for our Navy and Nation

US Navy News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:10am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert took a moment at the 21st International Seapower Symposium (ISS) held at the U.S. Naval War College this week to discuss how each Sailor in the Navy helps build working relationships with other navies.

Dual Carrier Strike Groups, Air Force, Marines Conduct Simulated Strike During Valiant Shield War—at—Sea

US Navy News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:02am
The George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups, as well as land—based aircraft from Marine Corps Air Group 12 and Air Force 36th Operations Group completed dynamic war—at—sea exercises (WASEX) as part of Valiant Shield Sept. 16 and 18.

SECNAV Names Virginia—class Submarine, USS Vermont

US Navy News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:53am
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship—naming ceremony Sept. 18 to announce that SSN 792, a Virginia—class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Vermont.

Navy's Triton Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Cross—country Flight

US Navy News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:27am
The MQ—4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross—country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.

CNO Charts A Course for A Successful ISS

US Navy News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:18am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the host of the 21st International Seapower Symposium (ISS—21), presented his vision Sept. 17 for what he hopes to accomplish at this year's symposium during his ISS opening remarks at the U.S. Naval War College.

Global Leaders from 113 Nations Converge, Discuss Common Maritime Solutions

US Navy News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:19pm
The 21st edition of the International Seapower Symposium (ISS) began Sept. 16 at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, R.I., with more than 170 representatives from 113 nations attending.

Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay—Tempo

US Navy News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:00pm
To compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay — Tempo (HDP—T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014.

Washington Navy Yard Remembers Shooting One Year Later

US Navy News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:05am
It was a day no one who worked on the Washington Navy Yard will ever forget.

The Future USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) Delivered

US Navy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:54pm
The Navy accepted delivery of Joint High Speed Vessel, the future USNS Fall River from the Austal USA shipbuilder, Sept. 15.

NAVSUP Announces 2014 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines

US Navy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:15pm
The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) mail—by dates for pre—Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages were released Sept. 15.

New App Showcases Sailors, Projects That Can Disrupt the Future of Energy

US Navy News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:20pm
Today the Navy released a new digital publication (app) called "Energy Warrior" that highlights the efforts of Sailors and other naval personnel who are taking innovative steps to conserve energy, lead behavioral change, and get the maximum warfighting punch out of every gallon.