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Ike Arrives in Halifax for Canada 150

8:30 am Eastern | U.S. News

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW 3) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 staff, USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), and USNS Robert E. Peary (T—AKE 5) arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to celebrate Canada 150, June 28.read more »

Talisman Saber 17 Commences with At-sea Ceremony Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

7:21 am Eastern | U.S. News

Senior leaders of the United States and Australia unfurled the Talisman Saber 2017 ceremonial flag in an at-sea ceremony aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) off the coast of Sydney Australia, June 29.read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2017)

1:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 flies past the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Perry (T-AKE 5) and the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) during a photo exercise. Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway conducting a bilateral group sail as part of the Canada 150 anniversary celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tony D. Curtis (Released) 170627-N-YZ751-1537read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 27, 2017)

1:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

Sailors fire an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). The ship is on an underway period to the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations. 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 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger (Released) 170627-N-VR594-0268read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 26, 2017)

1:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman James Johnson observes flight operations while standing a bow catapult safety watch 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 Seaman Jennifer M. Kirkman (Released) 170626-N-RZ514-458read more »

SAN DIEGO (June 27, 2017)

1:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Kirkpatrick, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) color guard, salutes the national ensign as it flies at half-mast in honor of the seven Sailors who perished aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a collision at sea. Carl Vinson is pierside at its homeport in San Diego, Calif., after completing a five-month deployment to the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito (Released) 170627-N-LK571-079read more »

Carderock Sub Races Draw Worldwide Teams, Promote STEM

28 Jun 11:07 | U.S. News

Students of engineering from universities and organizations across the country and abroad converged at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, for the 14th biennial International Submarine Races (ISR), June 25—30.read more »

Carderock Sub Races Draw Worldwide Teams, Promote STEM

28 Jun 11:07 | U.S. News

Students of engineering from universities and organizations across the country and abroad converged at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, for the 14th biennial International Submarine Races (ISR), June 25—30.read more »

Adm. Moran Recognizes FY16 CNO Environmental Award Winners

28 Jun 11:05 | U.S. News

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. William F. Moran honored the 30 winners of the FY16 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards during a video teleconference (VTC) ceremony at the Pentagon June 27. read more »

Framework for Success: Naval Future Force S&T Expo

28 Jun 10:12 | U.S. News

At the upcoming Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, to be held in Washington July 20—21, Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. David Hahn will announce a new strategic direction for the Navy's science and technology and research and development programs.read more »

NAVSATCOMMFAC Northwest Wins 2016 DISA Facility of the Year Award

28 Jun 09:14 | U.S. News

Naval Satellite Communications Facility (NAVSATCOMMFAC) Northwest won the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) 2016 Facility of the Year award last month. read more »

ESG-3 Wraps Up 3rd Annual Gator Week, Gator Ball

28 Jun 09:00 | U.S. News

Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 concluded its 3rd Annual Gator Week at Admiral Baker Park June 15.read more »

NAVOCEANO Traces its Roots on World Hydrography Day 2017

28 Jun 08:55 | U.S. News

The Naval Oceanographic Office, once known as the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, honored its heritage and the importance of its mission by celebrating World Hydrography Day on June 26 at Stennis Space Center, home of the world's largest concentration of hydrographers and oceanographers. read more »

USS Chung-Hoon Receives 2016 SECNAV Safety Excellence Award

28 Jun 08:07 | U.S. News

USS Chung-Hoon was recently awarded the fiscal year 2016 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Safety Excellence Award for the afloat unit category.read more »

USS Green Bay Visits Cairns

28 Jun 07:59 | U.S. News

Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) pulled into Cairns, Australia for a routine port visit, June 28.read more »

USS Ashland Builds Relationships with Brisbane Visit

28 Jun 07:50 | U.S. News

Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Ashland (LPD 20) moored pier side Brisbane, Australia for a routine port call, June 28.read more »

USS Harry S. Truman Celebrates 2017 LGBT Pride Month

28 Jun 01:04 | U.S. News

The men and women of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman wrapped up their celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month with a ceremony and cake cutting on the ship's mess decks June 28.read more »

YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 27, 2017)

28 Jun 00:36 | U.S. News

Sailors fold seven American flags during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka honoring the seven Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) who were killed in a collision at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III (Released) 170627-N-BB269-044read more »

YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 27, 2017)

28 Jun 00:36 | U.S. News

Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, delivers remarks during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka honoring the seven Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) who were killed in a collision at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III (Released) 170627-N-BB269-027read more »

YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 27, 2017)

28 Jun 00:36 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) fold American flags during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for their seven shipmates who were killed in a collision at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart (Released) 170627-N-XN177-175read more »

YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 27, 2017)

28 Jun 00:36 | U.S. News

Family, friends and shipmates attend a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka honoring the seven Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) who were killed in a collision at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III (Released) 170627-N-BB269-008read more »

New Web Tuition Assistance Automation Significantly Speeds Approval Process

27 Jun 08:33 | U.S. News

As part of the Navy's transformation to a virtual service delivery model, the Navy College Program launched an update to the My Education portal June 27, significantly improving the Web Tuition Assistance approval process for Sailors taking off—duty education courses. read more »

Fleet Activities Yokosuka Honors USS Fitzgerald

27 Jun 07:51 | U.S. News

The Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka community showed their respect to the families and crew of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a memorial ceremony June 27 for the seven Sailors who died tragically June 17 when their ship collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka. read more »

Fleet Activities Yokosuka Honors USS FITZGERALD

27 Jun 07:51 | U.S. News

The Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka community showed their respect to the families and crew of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a memorial ceremony June 27 for the seven Sailors who died tragically June 17 when their ship collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Yokosuka. read more »

Naval Intelligence Commander Keynotes LGBT Pride Event

27 Jun 04:54 | U.S. News

Rear Adm. Robert Sharp, director of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office and commander of Office of Naval Intelligence, jumped at the opportunity to speak at this year's Sixth Annual Intelligence Community (IC) Pride Summit held at FBI Headquarters.read more »

SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 24, 2017)

27 Jun 00:04 | U.S. News

Sailors maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training exercise. Sterett is part of the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group and is the third deploying group operating under the command and control construct called 3rd Fleet Forward. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder (Released) 170624-N-ZW825-170read more »

SAN DIEGO (June 23, 2017)

27 Jun 00:04 | U.S. News

Sailors man the rails of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as it returns to its homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group successfully completed a five-month deployment to the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elton Charles Wheeler (Released) 170623-N-WE240-067read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 24, 2017)

27 Jun 00:04 | U.S. News

Sailors participate in a CPO 365 run on the flight deck of 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) 170624-N-QI061-043read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 23, 2017)

27 Jun 00:04 | U.S. News

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Black Lions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, fully loaded with 10 GBU-32 1,000 pound bombs, launches from 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 2nd Class Hank Gettys (Released) 170624-N-SJ730-143read more »

International forum addresses important issues

26 Jun 17:54 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 26, 2017) � Resolute Support headquarters hosted an international forum recently, opening an interagency dialogue on growth, security, politics and economics.read more »

Representatives Introduce TSP Withdrawal Options Bill

26 Jun 16:54 | U.S. News

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Representatives Introduce TSP Withdrawal Options Bill https://www.tsp.gov/whatsnew/Content/index.html#bill read more »

EODMU 5 Holds Change of Command

26 Jun 12:27 | U.S. News

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 held a change of command ceremony onboard U.S. Naval Base Guam, June 23.read more »

Resolute Support improves advisor training

26 Jun 11:47 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 19, 2017) � Resolute Support launched its first four-day key leader training sessions here June 16-19.read more »

Navy Employer Recognition Event held in Norfolk

26 Jun 09:57 | U.S. News

The chief of Navy Reserve honored 14 civilian employers from across the nation for their exceptional support of America's Navy Reserve Sailors, during a Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE) in Norfolk, June 23.read more »

Truxtun Sailors Complete Full Speed Ahead Training

26 Jun 03:18 | U.S. News

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) are better equipped to recognize and avoid destructive behavior after completing Full Speed Ahead (FSA) training, June 19-23.read more »

Truxtun Sailors Celebrate Pride Month

26 Jun 03:16 | U.S. News

The Cultural Diversity Education Team (CDET) aboard USS Truxtun (DDG 103) hosted a program on the ship's mess decks to celebrate Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, June 23.read more »

NAVSUP Headquarters Celebrates LGBT Pride Month 2017

26 Jun 03:03 | U.S. News

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Headquarters recognized Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month during an event with Nicole Miller, director, TransCentralPa Family, June 26.read more »

Recruit Training Command Great Lakes Offers Back to Boot Camp Heritage Legacy Training for CPO Selectees

26 Jun 02:33 | U.S. News

The Navy has announced the 2017 Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selectee Back to Boot Camp Heritage Legacy Training at the Navy's only boot camp, Recruit Training Command (RTC), from August 28 to September 1, 2017. read more »

Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network Secretariat Celebrates 50th Anniversary

26 Jun 02:13 | U.S. News

The Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) Secretariat celebrated its 50th anniversary by conducting a Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) video teleconference at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) headquarters, Jun 23.read more »

CNATTU Keesler Graduates Newest Forecasters During Tropical Storm Cindy

26 Jun 01:36 | U.S. News

Despite the outer rain bands of Tropical Storm Cindy continuing to impact Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Keesler graduated eight meteorology and oceanography journeyman forecasters during a June 22 ceremony.read more »

Afghan police provide shelter for domestic crime victims

24 Jun 11:05 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 24, 2017) � �Over the course of centuries, women in our country have been the real supporters of life and peace.� Those are the words of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking about the important role of women in his country.read more »

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (June 22, 2017)

23 Jun 22:34 | U.S. News

A crane moves the lower stern into place on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. John F. Kennedy is the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier which is now 50 percent structurally complete. U.S. Navy photo (Released) 170622-N-N2201-140read more »

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (June 21, 2017)

23 Jun 22:34 | U.S. News

Logistic Specialist 1st Class Gregory B. Guillory, recruit division commander of Division 817, explains the importance of deck-log accuracy and legibility to a recruit watch-stander on at Recruit Training Command (RTC). The recruit deck-log is an important training aid that not only records divisional activities, but also teaches recruits attention to detail. Approximately 30,000-40,000 recruits graduate annually from RTC. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Electrical Seth Schaeffer (Released) 170621-N-SL853-078read more »

CORAL SEA (June 23, 2017)

23 Jun 22:34 | U.S. News

Sailors aboard the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) receive cargo from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. The ship and its expeditionary strike group are operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Shields (Released) 170623-N-DL434-236read more »

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (June 21, 2017)

23 Jun 22:34 | U.S. News

An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the "Vanguards" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 14 conducts an aerial refuel off the coast of N.C. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 performed the air to air refueling exercises with HM-14 in a joint effort to improve interservice readiness. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody J. Ohira (Released) 170621-M-HR246-0321read more »

Final Countdown to 2017 DOD Warrior Games

23 Jun 14:15 | 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

23 Jun 11:49 | 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

23 Jun 11:12 | 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 Returns from WESTPAC Deployment

23 Jun 09:06 | 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 »

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group to Return from Western Pacific Deployment

23 Jun 09:06 | 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 »

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