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Bonhomme Richard Arrives at Sasebo Japan for Last Time, Prepares for Homeport Shift

10:33 am Eastern | U.S. News

The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, April 17, marking the ship's final time in Sasebo as it prepares for a homeport shift to San Diego.read more »

Portland Sailors Connect with Namesake City through Community Service

10:13 am Eastern | U.S. News

More than 100 Sailors assigned to the future USS Portland (LPD 27) engaged with the community by volunteering, April 16 through April 18, in the ship's namesake city.read more »

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 19, 2018)

21 Apr 03:45 | U.S. News

An F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to the "Green Knights" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) maneuver on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) following a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina (Released) 180419-N-VK310-0045read more »

EVERETT, Wash. (April 18, 2018)

21 Apr 03:45 | U.S. News

Jennifer Sullivan, left, and Debora Butturff, both environmental specialists with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, remove blackberry plants at Union Slough to make room for native plants during an Earth Day community service event. Union Slough is part of the Port of Everett environmental restoration project where Sailors and civilians can volunteer to protect the environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang (Released) 180418-N-DA737-0150read more »

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 19, 2018)

21 Apr 03:45 | U.S. News

Sailors nominated for the Navy Shore Sailor of the Year stand at attention during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The finalists are Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Shelldon Hunter, left, Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Jared Mollette, Construction Mechanic 1st Class Cole Tankersley, Electrician's Mate 1st Class Avanese Taylor and Legalman 1st Class Jean Yusten. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird (Released) 180419-N-AT895-136read more »

NEW ORLEANS (April 19, 2018)

21 Apr 03:45 | U.S. News

Sailors and Marines stand man the rails of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as the ship arrives in New Orleans, La., for Navy Week New Orleans (NWNO). NWNO showcases Navy and Marine Corps warfighting capabilities and provides the opportunity for the public to learn about interoperability between the services. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo (Released) 180419-M-OV347-104read more »

USS Jacksonville Welcomes Final Commanding Officer

20 Apr 10:48 | U.S. News

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, April 19.read more »

USS Kearsarge Arrives in New Orleans for Navy Week

20 Apr 10:46 | U.S. News

More than 1,300 Sailors and Marines manned the rails aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as it moored pierside in New Orleans for the start of Navy Week New Orleans 2018, April 19.read more »

Ronald Reagan Completes Crew Certifications

20 Apr 10:43 | U.S. News

The forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), successfully completed the Navy's mandated Crew Certification Phases II and III, April 20.read more »

Reagan Sailors, Family Members Awarded Reagan Legacy Foundation Scholarship

20 Apr 10:40 | U.S. News

The Reagan Legacy Foundation (RLF) awarded eight scholarships to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Sailors, former Ronald Reagan Sailors, and family members during a ceremony aboard the ship, April 20.read more »

Navy Announces 2017 Shore Sailor of the Year

20 Apr 10:39 | U.S. News

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran announced the 2017 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., April 19.read more »

NPS Grad Prevails in Global Simulation Competition

20 Apr 09:55 | U.S. News

A recent Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP) graduate has emerged triumphant in a major international simulation competition.read more »

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (April 18, 2018)

20 Apr 03:07 | U.S. News

A Sailor takes a photo with Malaysian children during a river restoration project near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in support of Pacific Partnership (PP) 2018. PP-18's mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increased stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton (Released) 180418-N-OU129-042read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN, (April 16, 2018)

20 Apr 03:07 | U.S. News

F/A-18E Super Hornets prepare to launch during night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller (Released) 180416-N-LI081-038read more »

BALTIC SEA (April 17, 2018)

20 Apr 03:07 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise with the Finnish navy guided- missile patrol craft Hamina (PTG 80). Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams (Released) 180417-N-JI086-389read more »

AQABA, Jordan (April 16, 2018)

20 Apr 03:07 | U.S. News

Landing Craft, Air Cushion 67, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, prepares to offload vehicles in support of exercise Eager Lion 2018. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman (Released) 180416-N-PC620-0147read more »

Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Portland

19 Apr 18:27 | U.S. News

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Portland (LPD 27), during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Oregon.read more »

The Big Easy Kicks off Navy Week

19 Apr 11:19 | U.S. News

The "Big Easy" will host ships from three navies including the flagship, the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) during New Orleans Navy Week with a week-long series of community outreach events, April 19-25. read more »

Bonhomme Richard Departs Sasebo, Concludes Forward-Deployed Service

19 Apr 11:18 | U.S. News

Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Sasebo, Japan, April 18, capping six years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific.read more »

Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility Assists with Kauai Relief

19 Apr 11:04 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy in Hawaii is part of a multi-agency team providing relief to hundreds of isolated or displaced residents on Kauai this week after a devastating storm caused several landslides and massive flooding.read more »

CIWT's Finance Dept. Crucial in Delivering Trained IW Professionals

19 Apr 10:59 | U.S. News

The Center for Information Warfare Training's (CIWT) financial resources management team, or N8 directorate, is crucial for the CIWT domain to successfully fulfill its mission.read more »

CIWT's Finance Department Crucial in Delivering Trained IW Professionals

19 Apr 10:59 | U.S. News

The Center for Information Warfare Training's (CIWT) financial resources management team, or N8 directorate, is crucial for the CIWT domain to successfully fulfill its mission.read more »

"Safety School" Hosts 26TH Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium

19 Apr 10:58 | U.S. News

The Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center presents the 2018 26th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium (PDS), April 23-26, online.read more »

Occupational Therapists Showcase Their Grasp for Your Grip at Naval Hospital Bremerton

19 Apr 10:56 | U.S. News

From grip strengthening to glaucoma support, Naval Hospital Bremerton's (NHB) Occupational Therapy Clinic displayed a sample of what they offer eligible beneficiaries with a command presentation on April 16.read more »

US 4th Fleet Participates in SIFOREX 2018

19 Apr 03:14 | U.S. News

Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2018 began in Lima, Peru Apr. 16. Peru is hosting naval forces from the United States and Colombia for the biannual exercise.read more »

John C. Stennis Completes TSTA / FEP

19 Apr 02:52 | U.S. News

Aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) completed tailored ship's training availability (TSTA), and final evaluation problem (FEP), April 16.read more »

DEVESELU, Romania (April 14, 2018)

19 Apr 02:36 | U.S. News

Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Jr., center, commander of Naval Surface Force Atlantic, tours Naval Support Facility Deveselu with Cmdr. Mark Fegley, right, commanding officer of Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Romania. Wilson is observing warfighting capabilities that help defend Europe against ballistic missile threats originating in the Middle East, as well as meeting with Sailors and U.S. and Romanian military leaders. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr (Released) 180414-N-BK435-0079read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 17, 2018)

19 Apr 02:36 | U.S. News

Aircraft sit in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders (Released) 180417-N-TV230-1134read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 15, 2018)

19 Apr 02:36 | U.S. News

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, lands aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during routine flight deck operations. The flight deck operations certify the Osprey pilots to land on an LPD during open ocean operations and work with Navy landing support while deployed to U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado (Released) 180415-M-DL117-0277read more »

SASEBO, Japan (April 18, 2018)

19 Apr 02:36 | U.S. News

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Army announces 2018 Best Sapper Competition winners

19 Apr 00:00 | U.S. News

Fort Leonard Wood held an awards ceremony Thursday on Gammon Field to name the winners of the 2018 Lieutenant General Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition.read more »

Chalk the Walk sends messages of support to end sexual assault

19 Apr 00:00 | U.S. News

FORT CAMPBELL. Ky. -- Soldiers and Civilians from Fort Campbell "chalked the walk" in front of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, recently, with messages of support for those who have experienced sexual assault and sexual harassment.read more »

Blanchfield, WTB Soldiers support student-competitors at Special Olympics

19 Apr 00:00 | U.S. News

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Soldiers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion positively impacted the community April, 13 supporting the Special Olympics of Greater Clarksville Spring Games.read more »

Truman Strike Group Enters European Theater

18 Apr 22:03 | U.S. News

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 18, 2018, as part of a routine deployment in support of NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.read more »

Navy Establishes Command to Ensure Readiness of Warships Forward Deployed in Japan

18 Apr 13:37 | U.S. News

Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (CNSG WP) was officially established in Japan to oversee the Forward Deployed Naval Force Japan (FDNF—J) surface ship maintenance, training, and certification on April 11, 2018.read more »

USS George Washington and USS George H. W. Bush Mourn the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

18 Apr 13:00 | U.S. News

On July 21, 1990, Barbara Bush broke a ceremonial bottle of champagne over the bow of the Navy's newest nuclear—powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), officially christening the ship.read more »

USS George Washington and USS George H. W. Bush Mourn the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

18 Apr 13:00 | U.S. News

On July 21, 1990, Barbara Bush broke a ceremonial bottle of champagne over the bow of the Navy's newest nuclear—powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), officially christening the ship.read more »

USS George Washington and USS George H. W. Bush Mourn the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

18 Apr 13:00 | U.S. News

On July 21, 1990, Barbara Bush broke a ceremonial bottle of champagne over the bow of the Navy's newest nuclear—powered aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), officially christening the ship.read more »

CNP Issues Call to Action to Increase Navy Retention

18 Apr 12:55 | U.S. News

Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Robert Burke delivered a call to action to Navy leaders to increase retention in a growing fleet in NAVADMIN 095/18, released April 16. read more »

Navy Cryptologic Technicians, Interactive On-Net Operators Receive Special Duty Assignment Pay

18 Apr 10:39 | U.S. News

The Navy announced in NAVADMIN 093/18, Cryptologic Technician (Networks) Sailors serving as Interactive On-Net Operators (ION) will be eligible for Special Duty Assignment Pay as of Apr. 13. read more »

Milius to Depart San Diego, Forward Deploy to 7th Fleet

18 Apr 10:10 | U.S. News

USS Milius (DDG 69), a ballistic missile defense (BMD) capable guided-missile destroyer, will leave its homeport of San Diego, April 20, to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Japan.read more »

Truman Strike Group Enters European Theater

18 Apr 10:03 | U.S. News

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 18, 2018, as part of a routine deployment in support of NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.read more »

CENSECFOR Hosts Top Hatters Squadron

18 Apr 03:48 | U.S. News

The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Learning Site Little Creek hosted the Top Hatters Squadron with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story for an action packed day of learning, Apr. 14.read more »

Michael Murphy Returns from Deployment

18 Apr 03:44 | U.S. News

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returned to Pearl Harbor, April 18, after a three-month deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group.read more »

OKINAWA, Japan (April 15, 2018)

18 Apr 02:09 | U.S. News

A Japanese team rows during a dragon boat race at White Beach Naval Facility as part of White Beach Festival 2018. The festival is an annual, open-base event hosted by Fleet Activities Okinawa and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Sub-Area Activity Okinawa, and is designed to reciprocate the hospitality that the Okinawa community has shown the U.S. forces stationed in Okinawa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson (Released) 180415-N-GG858-0170read more »

SAN DIEGO (April 16, 2017)

18 Apr 02:09 | U.S. News

The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) gets underway to complete the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group Cruiser-Destroyer Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are supported by a host of other organizations and designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality and interoperability of participating units. U.S. Navy photo by Clinton C. Beaird (Released) 180416-N-SE292-003read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2018)

18 Apr 02:09 | U.S. News

Sailors load a missile into a NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tommy Gooley (Released) 180415-N-EA818-299read more »

BALTIC SEA (April 16, 2018)

18 Apr 02:09 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided- missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) participate in visit, board search and seizure drills in the Atlantic Ocean. Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams (Released) 180416-N-JI086-132read more »

Iwo Jima Sailors and Marines Participate in Boston Strong 5K

18 Apr 01:05 | U.S. News

More than 200 Sailors and Marines aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participated in a Boston Strong 5K run on the ship's flight deck April 15.read more »

Operation Proper Exit: Wounded warrior, chaplain reunite after six years

18 Apr 00:00 | U.S. News

KANDAHAR, Afghan. - As Army Staff Sgt. John M. Hosea was being evacuated from the aid station on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, after an improvised explosive device attack, the only thing he wanted to know was "where is Davis."read more »

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