USS Peleliu (LHA 5) returned to Naval Base San Diego Dec. 24 from a six—month deployment to the Western Pacific.
The Navy, along with the other military branches, has announced a new website, HOMES.mil, that is dedicated to helping service members, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians and their families with home finding services.
Today, the Department of Defense announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay.
The Navy frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) returned from its final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans Dec. 19.
Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 22 as part of a 16—month rotational deployment in support of the Indo—Asia—Pacific rebalance.
A U.S. Navy MH—60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC 26) crashed at 11:22 a.m. (EST), Dec.21, while on an overland training flight at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
During the past 12 months, there have been a number of noteworthy policy changes and updates to improve quality of life and service. Many of the ideas came directly from Sailor feedback or suggestions. Please keep the ideas coming, as we seek to make 2015 as busy and productive.
All senior chiefs hoping to become master chiefs are now required to complete the Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) course at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, as announced by the Navy in November.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Dec. 15—16.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces officially concluded exercise Red Reef 15 with a joint demonstration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec. 16.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West and conducted an all—hands call, Dec. 15.
Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided—missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced Dec. 16.
With the introduction of Marine Credentialing Opportunities On—Line (COOL) to partner with the existing Navy program, the vision of a joint Department of the Navy (DoN) COOL is complete.
The Navy's newest submarine squadron stood up Dec. 15 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Navy's latest commercial "The Shield" debuted December 13th to TV and web audiences worldwide.
U.S. Navy frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) returned from its final deployment Dec. 12, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek—Fort Story (JEBLC—FS), Dec. 11.
Joint Statement by Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations on Endorsement of SSCTF Recommendations
The decision to endorse the recommendation to move forward with a littoral combat ship (LCS) that is multi—mission capable, more lethal, and survivable, will bring additional capability to the fleet.
The U.S. Navy's guided—missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) commenced a bilateral counter—piracy exercise, U.S.—China Counter—Piracy Exercise 15, in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa, Dec 11.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy "to move forward with a multi—mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs."