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Anchorage Conducts HIMARS Shoot During Dawn Blitz 2017

2:36 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio—class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22. read more »

Navy e—Learning Updates Web Address

2:22 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Direct access to the online Navy e—Learning (NeL) management system website will be available at a new web address beginning Oct. 23.read more »

Future USS Ralph Johnson to be Commissioned in Charleston

11:00 am Eastern | U.S. News

On Oct. 19, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre-Commissioning Unit Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.read more »

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Safe Disposal Saves Lives - 14th Annual Prescription DrugTake Back Day is Oct. 28

9:48 am Eastern | U.S. News

The Drug Enforcement Agency's 14th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 28 offers service members and families a safe, anonymous and secure way to help prevent prescription drug misuse by disposing leftover medications properly.read more »

Foggo takes the helm at JFC Naples

9:32 am Eastern | U.S. News

U.S. Navy Admiral James G. Foggo III took command of Allied Joint Force Command Naples and U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa during a ceremony held at the headquarters of JFC Naples, Oct. 20, 2017.read more »

USS Louisville Holds Change of Command

9:23 am Eastern | U.S. News

A change of command ceremony was held aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 20.read more »

More Than Paperwork

9:15 am Eastern | U.S. News

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) are constantly hard at work, whether it be in the air, on the flight deck or below decks. Every job is essential to the mission, and it is important that each Sailor is taken care of to ensure that.read more »

Deadline for Retirement System Training Fast Approaching

9:01 am Eastern | U.S. News

Sailors eligible to opt—in to the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) will receive a letter from the Navy to complete their mandatory training by Dec. 31 if they have not yet done so. read more »

AIRSpeed: What is it?

8:29 am Eastern | U.S. News

The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) AIRSpeed team is part of a Navy-wide program committed to continuously improving performance across all aviation domains.read more »

Back to the Ring

8:18 am Eastern | U.S. News

The arena is packed and the sounds of excited fans resonate off the walls. A nervous, tingling sensation fills your stomach. It's all chaos. The bell rings, and everything instantly falls into place. You remember your technique, you remember everything you trained for, and it all makes sense.read more »

WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct

23 Oct 04:36 | U.S. News

U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), man the rails on the flight deck as the ship arrives for a scheduled port visit in Busan, Republic of Korea. The port visit comes after routine operations in waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman (Released) 171021-N-AC117-200read more »

WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct

23 Oct 04:36 | U.S. News

The forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), maneuvers along the coast prior to a scheduled port visit in Busan, Republic of Korea. The port visit comes after routine operations in waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman (Released) 171021-N-AC117-236read more »

Navy e-Learning Updates Web Address

23 Oct 02:22 | U.S. News

Direct access to the online Navy e-Learning (NeL) management system website will be available at a new web address beginning Oct. 23.read more »

Navy Announces Self-Service Capability for Processing Emergency Contact and Dependency Information in NSIPS

23 Oct 02:11 | U.S. News

As part of the ongoing process of personnel systems modernization, the Navy announced Oct. 23 the rollout plan to implement a self-service capability for processing emergency contact and dependency information through the Record of Emergency Data/Dependency Application in NAVADMIN 254/17.read more »

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Visits South Korea

22 Oct 11:56 | U.S. News

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Busan for a port visit, Oct. 21.read more »

Dawn Blitz 2017 Brings Realistic, Relevant Training to Navy—Marine Corps Team

22 Oct 11:49 | U.S. News

Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) kicked off amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2017, Oct. 20.read more »

BOSTON (Oct. 20, 2017)

22 Oct 04:14 | U.S. News

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Boston law enforcement team provides security for the USS Constitution, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 as it sails in Boston Harbor to commemorate the Navy's 242nd birthday, officially observed on Oct. 13th. On Oct. 21, 1797, 220 years ago, USS Constitution was launched into the Boston Harbor and commissioned as an active duty warship in the United States Navy. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi (Released) 171020-G-SI450-1008read more »

USS Monterey Provides Assistance to Vessel

21 Oct 12:14 | U.S. News

The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) provided assistance to a commercial vessel in distress off the coast of Florida Oct. 20.read more »

USS Constitution Gets Underway and Celebrates 220 Years

21 Oct 10:21 | U.S. News

USS Constitution and her crew headed underway from the ship's berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on Oct. 20, in commemoration of the ship's launching 220 years ago and the U.S. Navy's 242nd birthday.read more »

BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 19, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

Explosive ordinance disposal divers from the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies exit an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the Vanguards of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, Detachment 2A, during the annual Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX). MN MIWEX is a mine countermeasures exercise between the U.S., Republic of Korea, and U.N. Command Sending States meant to increase combined capabilities and readiness to respond to any contingency on the Korean peninsula. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Carlisle (Released) 171019-N-TB148-468read more »

SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 19, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

Builder 2nd Class Kyle Forsman, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, welds zinc anodes for underwater pier maintenance at Naval Base Guam, Oct. 19, 2017. UCT-2 provides responsive inshore and underwater construction capabilities under the guidance of Commander, Task Force 75. They are able to construct, inspect, repair, and maintain ocean facilities as well as underwater systems. U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez (Released) 171019-N-CW570-0032read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient during a medical evacuation. An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 conducted the patient transfer. Comfort is underway providing medical services in the vicinity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort's arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernestread more »

CABOT, Ark. (Oct. 18, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

A student at Cabot High School attempts the pull-up challenge before utilizing the Navy's Nimitz Virtual Reality Experience, which allows the user to lead a special warfare combatant-craft crewman team on a high-speed water extraction mission. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy Walter (Released) 171018-N-FU443-0021read more »

NSWC Corona Sailor Runs Marine Corps Marathon with Team Navy

21 Oct 02:05 | U.S. News

Navy Lt. Patrick Hearn may do pretty well in Sunday's 42nd Marine Corps Marathon, if home-court advantage works for marathoners. He will be competing against 50,000 other runners and representing a very competitive 10-member U.S. Navy team.read more »

CSCSU's New Radar Simulator Enhances Training

20 Oct 12:32 | U.S. News

Students graduating from Electronics Technicians (ET) and Fire Controlman (FC) "A" school Oct. 20 trained on the radar simulator partial task trainer (PTT) at Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU) Great Lakes.read more »

Ready, Relevant Learning Fleet Summit Emphasizes "Right Training at the Right Time"

20 Oct 12:27 | U.S. News

Senior leadership throughout the fleet participated in a one-day Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) Summit at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), Orlando, Florida, Oct. 18.read more »

USS Carl Vinson Conducts F—35C Flight Operations

20 Oct 11:49 | U.S. News

The Navy's first stealth fighter conducted flight operations Oct. 18, aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the aircraft carrier trained off the coast of Southern California.read more »

SPAWAR Rolls Out Strategic Vision for Workforce

20 Oct 10:46 | U.S. News

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) employees attended an all hands event to learn more about a revised strategic vision for the workforce, Oct. 17.read more »

USS Fitzgerald Sailors Honored for Damage Control Efforts Following Collision

20 Oct 08:58 | U.S. News

Thirty—six Sailors, who distinguished themselves for their bravery and contributions to damage control efforts aboard the Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were recognized at a ceremony Oct. 20. read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2017)

20 Oct 03:04 | Weather

Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) say a prayer for Sara Victoria Llull Rodriguiz, the first child born aboard Comfort in more than seven years. Comfort is underway operating in the vicinity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort's arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott (Released) 171017-N-ZN152-0038read more »

5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Oct. 16, 2

20 Oct 03:04 | Weather

Search and rescue swimmers Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Scott Stearns, from McKinney, Texas, and Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Harrison Kruger, from Lugoff, S.C., both assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83), rescue a sea turtle entangled on a semi-sunken fishing vessel. Howard is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserving freedom of navigation and maintaining the free flow of commerce. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Preston (Released) 171016-N-AX638-0765read more »

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 18, 2017)

20 Oct 03:04 | Weather

An F-35C Lightning II from the "Rough Raiders"of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 prepares to make an arrested cable landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano (Released) 171018-N-BL637-0024read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2017)

20 Oct 03:04 | Weather

Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) perform surgery on a patient in an operating room aboard the ship. Comfort is underway operating in the vicinity of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher (Released) 171018-N-PG340-179read more »

Navy to Christen Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4)

19 Oct 15:30 | U.S. News

The Navy will christen the Expeditionary Sea Base future USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego.read more »

Navy to Christen Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4)

19 Oct 15:30 | U.S. News

The Navy will christen the Expeditionary Sea Base future USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego.read more »

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19 Oct 14:17 | U.S. News

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Moniz on Trump’s Iran Deal Decision, Removing Radiological “Dirty Bomb” Risks in New York, and more.

19 Oct 13:39 | U.S. News

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[New post] Op-Ed: Bridging the Conflict between Progress and Humanism

19 Oct 10:33 | U.S. News

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Kearsarge Builds Better Leaders

19 Oct 08:32 | U.S. News

Leadership skills are formally taught in the Navy to personnel after achieving certain ranks, through programs like the Petty Officer Selectee Leadership Training Course and Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365.read more »

Future USS Little Rock to be Commissioned in Buffalo, New York

19 Oct 08:12 | U.S. News

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced October 18 the newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, PCU Little Rock (LCS 9), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, December 16 at Canalside Buffalo.read more »

Constitution to Participate in Fort Worth Navy Week

19 Oct 04:00 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to USS Constitution will participate in Fort Worth Navy Week in Fort Worth, TX, Oct. 23-29.read more »

NHCCC Sailor First in Army Medic 68W Program

19 Oct 03:50 | U.S. News

Hospitalman Daniel R. Frink, the first Sailor in the Army's 68W Utilization Program, was awarded the silver badge by Brooke Army Medical Center Deputy Commanding Officer Col. Traci Crawford on Oct. 18, 2017.read more »

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Gregory Valdez, Ike's Sailor in the Spotlight

19 Oct 03:41 | U.S. News

Plenty of Sailors walk the passageways aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) carrying two-way radios, commonly referred to as "bricks," for communication purposes. read more »

US Navy Releases Draft Request For Proposal For Coast Guard Icebreaker Design, Construction

19 Oct 03:27 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, released a draft request for proposal Oct. 19 for detail design and construction of a heavy polar icebreaker.read more »

SEATTLE, Wash. (Oct. 16, 2017)

19 Oct 02:34 | U.S. News

Service members escort local veterans during a Puget Sound Honor Flight welcome home ceremony at SeaTac International Airport. Service members volunteer to participate in the Puget Sound Honor Flight welcome home ceremonies several times a year. Puget Sound Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that sponsors local veterans on an all expense paid trip to tour memorials in Washington D.C. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van'tLeven (Released) 171016-N-LQ926-288read more »

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Oct. 17, 2017)

19 Oct 02:34 | U.S. News

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer delivers remarks during an all-hands call with Sailors at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). Spencer visited NASWI to witness first-hand the capabilities of the base and to hear from Sailors and civilian employees as part of a broader tour to understand the industrial processes that support the Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood (Released) 171017-N-KH214-082read more »

WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Oct

19 Oct 02:34 | U.S. News

The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) steam alongside ships from the Republic of Korea navy. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, is conducting a bilateral training exercise with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy designed to increase the readiness of U.S. and ROK forces and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate (Released) 171018-N-OY799-1040read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2017)

19 Oct 02:34 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) handle line during a fueling-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Pastrick (Released) 171014-N-OS895-1628read more »

Howard Sailors Rescue Sea Turtle in Arabian Gulf

19 Oct 01:26 | U.S. News

Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) rescued a sea turtle that was entangled on a half-sunken fishing vessel in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 16. read more »

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