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Final Countdown to 2017 DOD Warrior Games

2:15 pm Eastern | U.S. News

After two years of planning and preparation, the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will kick off in Chicago, Friday, June 30 and run through Saturday, July 8. read more »

RS commander visits TAAC-Air, sees tremendous progress

11:49 am Eastern | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 23, 2017) � The Afghan Airforce is set to expand, helping to provide the foundation and an enduring mechanism for superior power projection for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.read more »

Master Chief Petty Officer Board Investigation Punishments Released

11:12 am Eastern | U.S. News

The Navy convened two summary courts—martial June 22 for two master chief petty officers (MCPO) who were tried for violating instructions governing the promotion board process following an investigation directed by Rear Adm. Richard A. Brown, commander, Navy Personnel Command. read more »

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group to Return from Western Pacific Deployment

9:06 am Eastern | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), guided—missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), guided—missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 are scheduled to arriveread more »

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Returns from WESTPAC Deployment

9:06 am Eastern | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Ticonderoga class guided—missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON)read more »

Logistics improvements keep Afghan Police moving

9:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 23, 2017) � Across Afghanistan, the Afghan National Police need proper equipment to do their jobs. Afghan leadership is ensuring they get it.read more »

Navy Identifies Lead for USS Fitzgerald JAGMAN Investigation

8:49 am Eastern | U.S. News

The Navy has identified Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian Fort as lead for the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) investigation being conducted pursuant to the Manual of the Judge Advocate General (JAGMAN) to gather evidence. read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 21, 2017)

22 Jun 22:05 | U.S. News

Sailors connect a cargo hook to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 during an ammunition offload aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The ship is underway during the sustainment phase of the optimized fleet response plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard (Released) 170621-N-QI061-004read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 20, 2017)

22 Jun 22:05 | U.S. News

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Cleon John stands watch as the boiler console operator in the aft machinery room of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The ship is undergoing a mid-cycle inspection in preparation for future operations and deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Murray (Released) 170620-N-QJ850-0025read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 13, 2017)

22 Jun 22:05 | U.S. News

A Mark 38 Mod 2 25 mm machine gun is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). The ship is underway with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Preston (Released) 170613-N-AX638-0032read more »

NORFOLK (June 21, 2017)

22 Jun 22:05 | U.S. News

Sailors cross the brow of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) with flowers for loved ones as it returns to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk after a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey M. Richardson (Released) 170621-N-JE719-343read more »

House of Cards, Dangers of Cyberweapons to Nuclear Facilities, and more.

22 Jun 13:13 | SciTech

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CNO Adm. John Richardson Statement on Recent Trip to Japan

22 Jun 10:32 | U.S. News

On Tuesday MCPON (Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy) and I visited Japan where we attended the outbound dignified transfer of our seven fallen shipmates and spent time with [USS] Fitzgerald Sailors and families. read more »

CNO Adm. John Richardson Statement on Recent Trip to Japan

22 Jun 10:32 | U.S. News

On Tuesday MCPON (Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy) and I visited Japan where we attended the outbound dignified transfer of our seven fallen shipmates and spent time with [USS] Fitzgerald Sailors and families. read more »

CSTC-A resupplies life to Afghan Central Blood Bank in Kabul

22 Jun 09:49 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 22, 2017) � A recent Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device attack here depleted much of the blood supplies at the Ministry of Public Health�s Central Blood Bank.read more »

Afghan Local Police bust corrupt official, recovers millions

22 Jun 09:36 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 21, 2017) � Resolute Support leadership is heralding the actions of Afghan Local Police and Ministry of Interior Affairs officials who recently foiled a corruption scheme and recovered millions stolen from ALP Guardians.read more »

Columbus visits Singapore during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

22 Jun 08:41 | U.S. News

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) arrived in Singapore, June 21, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. read more »

NAVFAC Marianas Environmental Specialists, Navy Salvage Divers Clear Submerged Wreckage from Guam's Waters during DIVEX 2017

22 Jun 08:41 | U.S. News

Salvage divers from nine Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) nations and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas environmentalists removed submerged wreckage around Guam, June 12-15, during Diving Exercise (DIVEX) 2017.read more »

Nimitz Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet

22 Jun 08:11 | U.S. News

The Nimitz Strike Group consisting of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Operations (AOO) June 21, 2017. read more »

USS Helena Returns Home After Successful Deployment

22 Jun 08:03 | U.S. News

The Los Angeles fast-attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Wednesday, June 21 after completing a successful deployment to the European Command and Central Command areas of responsibility.read more »

Sterett Sailors Extend Friendship in Subic Bay

22 Jun 07:26 | U.S. News

Twenty-eight Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducted two community outreach events during the ship's port visit to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines.read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 18, 2017)

21 Jun 21:34 | U.S. News

Sailors load GBU-32 1,000-pound bombs onto an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage (Released) 170618-N-FE442-024read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2017)

21 Jun 21:34 | U.S. News

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 fly above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as part of an air power demonstration during a tiger cruise. A tiger cruise allows friends and family members of Sailors to embark the ship to experience U.S. Navy life at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito (Released) 170618-N-LK571-506read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 19, 2017)

21 Jun 21:34 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) transits the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers (Released) 170619-N-GD109-108read more »

KINGS BAY, Ga. (June 15, 2017)

21 Jun 21:34 | U.S. News

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Americans Rate National Security As New Top Security Concern

21 Jun 15:13 | U.S. News

U.S. consumers rate national security in relation to war or terrorism as their top security concern, though fears over viruses/malware and hacking are rising dramatically, according to the new Unisys Security Index. read more »

Navy Updates Wear of Earrings and Ball Caps for Women

21 Jun 13:16 | U.S. News

Wednesday, the Navy released NAVADMIN 146/17, which announces several uniform changes that are effective immediately.read more »

Navy Updates Wear of Earrings and Ball Caps for Women

21 Jun 13:16 | U.S. News

Wednesday, the Navy released NAVADMIN 146/17, which announces several uniform changes that are effective immediately.read more »

USS James E. Williams Departs Kiel, Germany After BALTOPS 2017

21 Jun 12:46 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departed Kiel, Germany after completing a scheduled port visit following the conclusion of exercise BALTOPS 2017, June 21.read more »

Make a Safe SPLASH This Summer with MWR Aquatics

21 Jun 12:39 | U.S. News

Through this summer's SPLASH campaign, the Navy Installations Command's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness program is educating parents and youth on swimming pool safety and the dangers associated with unsupervised swimming.read more »

NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound Hosts Washington Ferry for Fueling Exercise

21 Jun 12:35 | U.S. News

Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Puget Sound hosted M/V Chimacum, Washington State's newest addition to its ferry fleet, for a functional exercise at Manchester Fuel Depot (MFD) June 19.read more »

Service Members Connect with Boston through Volunteering

21 Jun 12:09 | U.S. News

Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard midshipmen volunteered at the Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter, during Sail Boston 2017, June 19.read more »

Cyber Boost: New Operating System Will Improve Navy Computing Power

21 Jun 12:05 | U.S. News

With support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Dr. Binoy Ravindran, an engineering professor at Virginia Tech, has designed a system that could revolutionize how military and commercial computing systems perform.read more »

Sailors Encouraged to Call In Their July 4th "Shout-Outs"

21 Jun 12:02 | U.S. News

The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) is currently calling for Sailors to provide 4th-of-July "shout-outs" - holiday greetings to friends and family that are pre-recorded by telephone and considered for airing on local radio stations in Sailors' home towns.read more »

SRB Update Released

21 Jun 11:27 | U.S. News

Wednesday, the Navy released an update to the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for active component (AC) and full time support (FTS) Sailors in NAVADMIN 144/17.read more »

New High Year Tenure Policy for E—4 through E—6 Announced

21 Jun 09:32 | U.S. News

The Navy is increasing its High Year Tenure policy for active component and Full Time Support E—4 through E—6 Sailors by two years in an effort to improve sea duty manning, the service announced Wednesday in NAVADMIN 143/17.read more »

Ronald Reagan Sailors Assist at Soup Kitchen in Singapore

21 Jun 08:33 | U.S. News

Ten Sailors from the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), assisted at the Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen for a community relations project during a port visit to Singapore, June 18.read more »

Truman's Ship Store "3-peats" Winning Streak

21 Jun 02:45 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to the S-3 division of the Supply department aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) have been unmatched for the third straight year as a winner of Navy Exchange Service Command's Best Ship's Store Retail and Services Excellence Award.read more »

NCMS Launches New Inter-active Courseware

21 Jun 01:47 | U.S. News

NCMS in collaboration with NAVIFOR, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Center for Information Warfare, and SSC Atlantic launched the Department of the Navy Basic COMSEC ICW after much anticipation.read more »

Rota's Fire Dept. Brings Learning, Fun to Local School

21 Jun 01:39 | U.S. News

A local elementary school in Rota was filled with educational fun and a whole lot of water when Naval Station Rota's Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) and the Spanish personnel arrived June 20.read more »

USS Michigan Hosts Special Operations Commander

21 Jun 01:38 | U.S. News

The crew of the Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan Gold Crew (SSGN 727) welcomed Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commander, Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) onboard for a visit June 16.read more »

YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 20, 2017)

20 Jun 21:04 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald pick up replacement uniform items at the donation distribution center located in the Hawk's Nest Training Center gym. The Hawk's Nest Training Center is being used as a donation distribution center where volunteers are handing out clothing, shoes and uniform items that have been donated by the community for Fitzgerald Sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Daniel A. Taylor (Released) 170620-N-WC492-012read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 16, 2017)

20 Jun 21:04 | U.S. News

The Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) is underway alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) during a replenishment-at-sea. Kidd is underway with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob M. Milham (Released) 170616-N-OW182-248read more »

BOSTON (Jun 18, 2017)

20 Jun 21:04 | U.S. News

Sailors, Marines and Midshipmen assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) participate in a Patriot Run during Sail Boston 2017. The ship and more than 50 tall ships from around the world are participating in Sail Boston 2017, a five-day maritime festival in the Boston Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor Elberg (Released) 170618-N-DQ503-083read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2017)

20 Jun 21:04 | U.S. News

Naval Aircrewmen 2nd Class Peter Princi, left, and Neal Allen, both assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, participate in an air power demonstration above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers (Released) 170618-N-GD109-143read more »

Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Pacific Northwest

20 Jun 16:49 | U.S. News

This week, the Navy's top personnel officer is visiting Navy recruiters in Portland, Oregon, as well as Sailors assigned to Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) in Washington.read more »

ASPJ-A&F 2nd Quarter 2017 now available / 2e trimestre maintenant disponible

20 Jun 13:40 | SciTech

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USS Ross Departs Iceland

20 Jun 12:46 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Reykjavik, Iceland, upon completing a scheduled port visit, June 20, 2017.read more »

USS James E. Williams Visits Kiel, Germany for Kiel Week

20 Jun 11:31 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Kiel, Germany June 16 for a scheduled port visit, following the conclusion of exercise BALTOPS 2017 and to participate in Kiel Week. read more »

John Finn Transits the Panama Canal

20 Jun 09:57 | U.S. News

Two weeks into its maiden voyage across the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) has visited three nations and demonstrated proficiency in a variety of warfare areas as the crew sails to its homeport of San Diego.read more »

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