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Ball Caps May be Worn with NWUs Beginning Sept. 1

US Navy News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:52am
The Navy and command ball caps may be worn in place of the eight—point cover with the Navy Working Uniform Type I, II or III beginning Sept. 1, as outlined in NAVADMIN 200/14, released Aug. 27.

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.

USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Combined Manned, Unmanned Operations

US Navy News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:32pm
The Navy's unmanned X—47B returned to carrier operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 17 and completed a series of tests, operating safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft.

Navy Announces FY—15 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board

US Navy News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:56am
The fiscal year 2015 (FY—15) performance—based Senior Enlisted Continuation board will convene Oct. 27 according to a Navy message released Aug. 14.

CNO and MCPON talk Leadership

US Navy News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:50am
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens discuss leadership in the latest chapter of "Conversation with a Shipmate."

Chief of Naval Personnel Addresses Bahrain Sailors

US Navy News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:23pm
Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), Vice Adm. Bill Moran, and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo, held two all—hands calls with Sailors aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Aug. 10—11.

CNP talks Service, Stability, Leadership on Bush

US Navy News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:07pm
The chief of naval personnel (CNP) and fleet master chief responsible for manpower in the Navy visited forward deployed units in the Arabian Gulf to meet with Sailors, Aug. 9 and 10.

Makin Island ARG Evacuates NOAA Researchers

US Navy News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:26am
Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted an emergent recovery of 11 researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument Aug. 8.

Navy F/A—18s Strike ISIL Targets

US Navy News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:33am
Two U.S. Navy F/A—18 Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 embarked on USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) struck Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets near Erbil, Iraq, Aug. 8.

CNO Discusses Information Dominance at SPAWAR Change of Command

US Navy News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert was the presiding officer as Rear Adm. David Lewis relieved Rear Adm. Patrick Brady as commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in a change of command ceremony, Aug. 7.

CNO Visits Naval Base Ventura County

US Navy News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:04pm
Fourteen Sailors stationed at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Southern California rededicated themselves to military service with Adm. Jon Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), opening an all—hands call question and answer session at Needham Theater Aug. 4.

USS Vella Gulf Enters Black Sea

US Navy News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:09am
The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) enters the Black Sea, Aug. 6, to promote peace and stability in the region.