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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2017)

1:34 pm Eastern | Weather

Sailors assemble an emergency crash barricade while conducting a general quarters drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for future operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaysee Lohmann (Released) 170919-N-NQ487-014read more »

OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 19, 2017)

1:34 pm Eastern | Weather

Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) prepare to disembark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan. The 31st MEU completed Talisman Saber, Amphibious Integration Training and a certification exercise during a deployment with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. Ashland is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay (Released) 170919-N-UX013-663read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 19, 2017)

1:34 pm Eastern | Weather

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Caribbean Sea. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg (Released) 170919-N-MC499-090read more »

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 19, 2017)

1:34 pm Eastern | Weather

Master Chief Delbert Terrell Jr., deputy director of the U.S. Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy, speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum honoring Legalman 1st Class Kimberly Kay Clark during Navy Week Oklahoma City 2017. Clark, a Navy reservist, was among the 168 killed April 19, 1995 during the Oklahoma City bombing. Navy Week programs serve as the Navy's principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Vazquez (Released) 170919-N-KB426-031read more »

SWOSU Great Lakes Hosts Hirsch Metropolitan High School

12:27 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Surface Warfare Officer School Unit (SWOSU) Great Lakes hosted students from Hirsch Metropolitan High School in Chicago as part of their partnership in education community outreach efforts Sept 19.read more »

PHIBRON 4 Holds Change of Command Aboard Iwo Jima

12:25 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Capt. Jack L. Killman relieved Capt. Kirk A. Weatherly as commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4 during a change of command ceremony in the chapel aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Sept. 20.read more »

Iwo Jima Sailor Provides Relief to Hometown Key West After Hurricane Irma

12:20 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class (AO2) Gabrielle Young, assigned to Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), assisted in relief efforts in Key West, Florida, Sept. 7-16.read more »

Iwo Jima, New York Wrap Up Recovery Efforts in Key West

11:50 am Eastern | U.S. News

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS New York (LPD 21), along with multiple embarked Navy and Marine Corps units completed initial recovery operations in support of federal and state officials, September 16, following Hurricane Irma's devastation of Key West, Florida.read more »

Pearl Harbor Concludes Alligator Dagger Support

8:59 am Eastern | Weather

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) successfully completed Alligator Dagger, Sept. 20.read more »

USS America Completes Alligator Dagger 2017

8:52 am Eastern | Weather

Marines and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 rehearsed amphibious operations and combat sustainment in the vicinity of Djibouti during Alligator Dagger 2017 Sept. 4-20. read more »

USS Puller Participates in Alligator Dagger 2017

8:42 am Eastern | Weather

U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) and Fleet Anti-terrorist Security Team Central Command, along with the Sailors aboard the expeditionary support ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3), completed combat rehearsals for Alligator Dagger 2017 Sept. 16. read more »

USNS Spearhead Assists in Humanitarian Aid for St. Martin

8:14 am Eastern | Weather

The expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) arrived at the island of St. Martin Sept. 16, 2017, to assist in disaster relief efforts for persons affected by Hurricane Irma, during Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17).read more »

US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander

7:58 am Eastern | U.S. News

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain Sept. 19.read more »

US 5th Fleet Welcomes New Commander

7:58 am Eastern | U.S. News

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain Sept. 19.read more »

OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 19, 2017)

19 Sep 13:06 | U.S. News

The crew of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the ship transits to White Beach Naval Facility for a 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) offload. The ship's arrival in Okinawa marks the end of the 31st MEU's final deployment with Bonhomme Richard as the ship is scheduled to turn over duties with USS Wasp (LHD 1). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of its expeditionary strike group, which is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan (Released) 170919-N-WF272-074read more »

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 17, 2017)

19 Sep 13:06 | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transits the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and its carrier strike group are conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kennishah J. Maddux (Released) 170917-N-UD618-560read more »

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Sept. 18, 2017)

19 Sep 13:06 | U.S. News

Seaman Chrisitian Colon signals to an amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) enters the water from the stern gate of the amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, which is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley (Released) 170918-N-JN784-108read more »

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Sept. 16, 2017)

19 Sep 13:06 | U.S. News

Quartermaster 2nd Class Lakendra Brown stands watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) as the ship arrives in Stockholm, Sweden, for a port visit. Oscar Austin is on a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe, and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Utah Kledzik (Released) 170916-N-UY653-054read more »

Naval War College Hosts Geneva Convention Conference

19 Sep 11:06 | U.S. News

The Second Geneva Convention, a new legal commentary, and how those documents relate to current international law were the focus of a legal conference at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Newport, Rhode Island, Sept. 14-15.read more »

Rear Adm. Christina Alvarado Talks Leadership, Hispanic Heritage at LATINA Style Symposium

19 Sep 10:29 | U.S. News

Rear Adm. Christina (Tina) Alvarado, deputy chief for Reserve policy, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, joined five Hispanic military leaders for a panel at the National LATINA Style Awards to offer guidance and advice on leadership and self-development.read more »

Navy Awards Government of Japan-Funded Contract for Marine Corps Relocation to Guam

19 Sep 08:17 | U.S. News

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded today a $17.9 million firm-fixed price contract to Contrack Watts Inc. of Virginia, to construct a Waterfront Headquarters Building on Naval Base Guam.read more »

Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Okinawa, Conducts Final Offload of 31st MEU

19 Sep 07:52 | U.S. News

The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Okinawa to conduct the final offload of 31st MEU equipment, vehicles, and personnel, Sept. 19. read more »

Operation Junction Rain 2017 Concludes

19 Sep 07:47 | U.S. News

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Senegalese Marines, Senegalese Navy, and Cabo Verde Coast Guard came together for a debriefing conference concluding Operation Junction Rain (OJR), the operational phase of the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), Sept. 15, 2017. read more »

Citadel Protect Technology Demonstration 2017

19 Sep 03:07 | U.S. News

For the Navy, security and force protection are major factors when keeping Sailors, assets and the installation safe.read more »

NAVOCEANO Kicks Off Navy Week in Oklahoma City

19 Sep 02:01 | U.S. News

Personnel from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) helped kick off Navy Week Oklahoma City, Sept. 18, by visiting Mount St. Mary High School, touring the National Weather Center and speaking to a meteorology class at The University of Oklahoma. read more »

Salt Lake City Navy Week 2017 Comes to a Close

19 Sep 01:28 | U.S. News

As the final events of Salt Lake City Navy Week 2017 come to a close and big Navy departs the usual Navy presence draws back down to normal levels, Sept. 17.read more »

USS Iwo Jima and USS New York Return to Mayport

18 Sep 19:52 | U.S. News

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS New York (LPD 21), along with multiple embarked Navy and Marine Corps units, completed initial rescue and recovery operations in support of federal and state officials, Sept. 17, following Hurricane Irma's devastation of the Florida Keys.read more »

USS Iwo Jima and USS New York Return to Mayport

18 Sep 19:52 | U.S. News

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS New York (LPD 21), along with multiple embarked Navy and Marine Corps units, completed initial rescue and recovery operations in support of federal and state officials, Sept. 17, following Hurricane Irma's devastation of the Florida Keys.read more »

USS Iwo Jima and USS New York Return to Mayport

18 Sep 19:52 | U.S. News

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS New York (LPD 21), along with multiple embarked Navy and Marine Corps units, completed initial rescue and recovery operations in support of federal and state officials, Sept. 17, following Hurricane Irma's devastation of the Florida Keys.read more »

NAVSUP Deploys First ELRT in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

18 Sep 12:53 | Weather

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) activated the rapid-deploying Enterprise Logistics Response Team (ELRT) in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma which devastated Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Sept. 11.read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2017)

18 Sep 12:36 | Weather

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) process service members evacuated from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in anticipation of Hurricane Maria. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Department of Defense is supporting FEMA, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga (Released) 170917-N-KW492-024read more »

CARRIBEAN SEA (Sept. 18, 2017)

18 Sep 12:36 | Weather

A GOES satellite image of Hurricane Maria in the Carribean Sea. The storm is a category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. On the forecast track, the center of Maria will move across the Leeward Islands and then over the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday and Tuesday night. U.S. Navy photo (Released) 170918-N-N0101-001read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2017)

18 Sep 12:36 | Weather

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) process service members evacuated from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in anticipation of Hurricane Maria. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Department of Defense is supporting FEMA, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga (Released) 170917-N-KW492-047read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 17, 2017)

18 Sep 12:36 | Weather

Service members that were evacuated from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in anticipation of Hurricane Maria disembark a landing craft utility in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). The Department of Defense is supporting FEMA, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga (Released) 170917-N-WH681-053read more »

[New post] Op-ed: Why prohibiting nuclear testing matters, and what we can do about it

18 Sep 11:07 | U.S. News

Post : Op-ed: Why prohibiting nuclear testing matters, and what we can do about itread more »

Battleship Missouri Memorial, Polynesian Voyaging Society Talk Navigation

18 Sep 11:01 | U.S. News

The Battleship Missouri Memorial hosted members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) for a panel discussion in the ship's wardroom, Sept. 14.read more »

Assistant SECDEF, Leaders from Allied Nations Tour Carl Vinson

18 Sep 10:31 | U.S. News

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Ms. Mary J. Miller and leaders from four allied nations visited Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Sept. 15, to familiarize themselves with U.S. carrier operations.read more »

Ike Begins Planned Incremental Availability

18 Sep 10:21 | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) began its six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, Sept. 17.read more »

USS Coronado Makes Goodwill Visit to Jakarta, Lays Wreath on USS Houston in Sunda Strait

18 Sep 09:56 | U.S. News

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) made a goodwill visit to Jakarta, Indonesia Sept. 14-16 to engage with civic leaders, the diplomatic community, and Navy counterparts from the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL).read more »

New Pensacola Area Chiefs Join the Mess

18 Sep 09:53 | U.S. News

Seventy Sailors from commands at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, NAS Pensacola Corry Station and NAS Whiting Field officially joined the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks in two pinning ceremonies Sept. 15.read more »

Changes to CMS—ID Mean More Opportunities at Negotiation

18 Sep 09:48 | U.S. News

The Navy announced, in NAVADMIN 231/17, that job announcement windows and the period of time Sailors have to negotiate orders are changing within the Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS—ID), Sept. 18.read more »

Making New Chiefs in a Sea of Sand

18 Sep 09:25 | U.S. News

Proudly dressed in combat uniform wearing the insignias distinctive of the U.S. Navy, three seasoned Sailors were pinned with their anchors at a ceremony at the Kandahar Airfield Multinational Medical Unit, becoming the Navy's newest chief petty officers.read more »

CTF 70 and DESRON 15 Commanders Relieved Due to Loss of Confidence

18 Sep 07:37 | U.S. News

Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, Sept. 18, relieved the commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70), Rear Adm. Charles Williams and the commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON), 15, Capt. Jeffrey Bennett. Both reliefs were due to a loss of confidence in their ability to command. read more »

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Omaha (LCS 12)

18 Sep 03:51 | U.S. News

The Navy accepted delivery of the future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, Sept. 15. read more »

Advancement Exam SME Recruitment Realigned to TYCOMs, Rating Sponsors

18 Sep 02:57 | U.S. News

Effective Jan. 1, the responsibility for recruitment and selection of Fleet Subject Matter Experts (FSMEs) for Advancement Exam Readiness Review (AERR) panels will transfer from U.S. Fleet Forces Command to type commands and rating sponsors as announced Sept. 15 in NAVADMIN 229/17.read more »

Per Diem 101 for Evacuated Personnel and Families

18 Sep 02:51 | U.S. News

For active duty, civilian personnel and families who evacuated to Atlanta and are now moving to the Jacksonville, Florida, area on or about Sept. 18, there are many questions about per diem. read more »

US, Malaysia Commence Bilateral Maritime Exercise

18 Sep 02:27 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia at Lumut Naval Base, Sept. 18-26. read more »

Welcome to the Mess! USS Frank Cable Sailors Don Anchors

18 Sep 02:17 | U.S. News

Six Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) received their gold fouled anchors and combination covers for the first time during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony held at the Navy Operational Support Center in Portland, Ore., September 16.read more »

T-45 Pilots Train Aboard Truman

18 Sep 02:16 | U.S. News

Instructors from Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 1 and TRAWING 2 concluded Carrier Qualifications flying Boeing T-45C Goshawks aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Sept. 16-17.read more »

USS Lake Erie Advances 5 New Chiefs

18 Sep 02:14 | U.S. News

Five Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during a promotion ceremony on the ship's flight deck, September 16.read more »

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