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Carrier Strike Group 1 Conducts South China Sea Patrol

18 Feb 07:03 | U.S. News

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, including Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1's guided—missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, began routine operations in the South China Sea, Feb. 18.read more »

PHILLIPINE SEA (Feb. 16, 2017)

18 Feb 06:42 | U.S. News

Sailors conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) flight deck. The ship and its carrier strike group are on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown (Released) 170216-N-HD638-034read more »

PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (Feb. 9, 2017)

18 Feb 06:42 | U.S. News

U.S ambassador to Guatemala, the Honorable Todd D. Robinson, right, receives a tour of the Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) medical site from Lt. Cmdr. Robert Lennon, CP-17's medical officer-in-charge, in support of CP-17's visit to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy (Released) 170209-N-YL073-034read more »

BEALETON, Va. (Feb. 15, 2017)

18 Feb 06:42 | U.S. News

Lyle Chamberlain, left, principal engineer, Near Earth Autonomy, discusses the capabilities of their technology on the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) sensor suite installed on an UH-1 Huey, with Dr. Thomas Beutner, head, ONR naval air warfare and weapons department, following an integrated flight test at the Flying Circus Aerodrome located in Bealeton, Va. The AACUS program is developing an innovative capability that when installed in existing rotary-wing aircraft enables autonomous flight, obstacle avoidance, approaches, landings and takeoffs to and from unprepared landing sites. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams (Released) 170215-N-PO203-223read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 16, 2017)

18 Feb 06:42 | U.S. News

An MV-22B Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 (VMM-162) takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The ship is underway conducting a series of qualifications and certifications as part of the basic phase of training in preparation for future operations and deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin Leitner (Released) 170216-N-OA516-0077read more »

CIWT Earns Highest Training Excellence Award

17 Feb 11:54 | U.S. News

Rear Adm. Mike White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), visited Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) to congratulate the staff for winning the 2016 overall Training Excellence White "T" award, Feb. 16.read more »

NMCP Honors Black History Icons

17 Feb 11:44 | U.S. News

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's (NMCP) Diversity Committee celebrated Black History Month Feb. 15 with a ceremony held in the command auditorium.read more »

CORIVRON 8 Sailor Re-Ups with Honor

17 Feb 11:35 | U.S. News

"Raise your right hand and repeat after me."read more »

PACFLT Master Chief Whitman Visits Commander, Task Force 76 Sailors

17 Feb 11:19 | U.S. News

U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Suz Whitman visited Commander, Task Force 76 units in Sasebo, Feb. 13. read more »

Navy Announces Creation of New Personnel Web Portal

17 Feb 08:09 | U.S. News

The Navy announced Friday that it is beginning a beta test of a new web portal designed to aggregate several personnel, training and education websites into one location. read more »

NAVSUP GLS Hosts Enlisted Aide Regional Training

17 Feb 07:53 | U.S. News

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) Commander Rear Adm. James McNeal hosted Navy enlisted aide regional training at his home onboard Naval Base Point Loma, Feb. 15.read more »

From Robotics to Lasers: Young Investigators Bring Big Promise, Get Big Awards

17 Feb 07:47 | U.S. News

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today announced awards of $16 million through its 2017 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Feb. 16.read more »

Afghan medical leadership expresses pride in progress

17 Feb 07:33 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 10, 2017) � Medical leaders from the Afghan National Army and U.S. coalition came held a medical logistic and leadership conference here last week.read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2017)

17 Feb 06:04 | U.S. News

An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Black Lions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines (Released) 170214-N-YL257-108read more »

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 15, 2017)

17 Feb 06:04 | U.S. News

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Kaleigh Hammrich, left, from Seattle, and Airman Lake Davidson, from Vancouver, Wash., handle lines during a small boat operation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The ship is undergoing a Board of Inspection and Survey leading up to a 2017 deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon (Released) 170215-N-DA275-179read more »

RAMSUND, Norway (Feb. 14, 2017)

17 Feb 06:04 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to Platoon 802, the mine countermeasure platoon of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, conduct dismounted counter-improvised explosive device operations. EODMU-8 is participating in Exercise Arctic Specialist 2017, a multinational explosive ordnance disposal exercise conducted in the austere environments of northern Norway. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Seth Wartak (Released) 170214-N-N0901-003read more »

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 13, 2017)

17 Feb 06:04 | U.S. News

Steelworker 1st Class William Peacey, left, and Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Steven Fenske, both assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, conduct pre-dive checks during diver qualification training at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. UCT-1 provides a capability for construction, inspection, repair and maintenance of ocean facilities in support of Naval operations. U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Simmons (Released) 170213-N-VG873-0246read more »

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens Naval Dosimetry Center's New Location

17 Feb 00:00 | U.S. News

The Naval Dosimetry Center (NDC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of their new location at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Feb. 16.read more »

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16 Feb 16:59 | U.S. News

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FCET Success: SSBN Launches Fleet Ballistic Missiles

16 Feb 14:30 | U.S. News

An Ohio—class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 9 completed a Follow—on Commander's Evaluation Test (FCET) Feb. 16, resulting in four successful test flights of Trident II D5 missiles. Designated FCET—53, the operation spanned a three—day period.read more »

Outstanding Galley Winners Named

16 Feb 10:36 | U.S. News

Acting Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Sean J. Stackley announced the 2017 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for outstanding food service Feb. 14.read more »

Louisville Visits Subic Bay during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

16 Feb 07:41 | U.S. News

Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) arrived at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone Feb. 14 for a routine port call during its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.read more »

Carderock's MAKE Lab Hosts Marine Corps Innovation Challenge Winners

16 Feb 07:32 | U.S. News

Sometimes the best ideas come from within. At least this is the concept behind the Marine Corps Innovation Challenge, which empowers Marines and Sailors to come up with fresh ideas to increase safety and efficiency for their unit or mission.read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2017)

16 Feb 05:34 | U.S. News

Aviation Boatswain's Mates 2nd Class Brandon Latimer, left, and Andrew Roseberry, both assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), prepare the flight deck as an MH-60 Sea Hawk assigned to the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 delivers ordinance to the flight deck during an ammunition on-load. U.S. Navy photo taken by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Chad Swysgood (Released) 170214-N-ZQ712-0100read more »

PHILLIPINE SEA (Feb. 14, 2017)

16 Feb 05:34 | U.S. News

A B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, flies over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as it transits the Philippine Sea. The B-1 is deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission. In place since 2004, the CBP missions are conducted by U.S. Air Force bombers such as the B-1, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit in order to provide non-stop stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Kurtis A. Hatcher (Released) 170214-N-FC674-213read more »

PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 14, 2017)

16 Feb 05:34 | U.S. News

A B-1B Lancer from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Squadron (VFA) 192 fly over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The B-1 is deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission. In place since 2004, the CBP missions are conducted by U.S. Air Force bombers such as the B-1, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit in order to provide non-stop stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Robert Nordlund (Released) 170214-N-XZ522-006read more »

GUAM (Feb. 11, 2017)

16 Feb 05:34 | U.S. News

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Seaman Stephen Mugo and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Jeremy Boling perform evening colors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The ship's carrier strike group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano (Released) 170211-N-BL637-021read more »

Green Bay, Royal Thai Navy Kick Off Cobra Gold 2017

15 Feb 10:03 | U.S. News

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), officially kicked off Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 (CG 17) in Sattahip, Thailand, Feb. 14.read more »

Shore-Based Galleys Win Ney Award

15 Feb 09:47 | U.S. News

Naval Base San Diego and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, representing Navy Installations Command (NIC) galleys, were announced by the secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) as the winners of the 2017 Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Food Service Award for outstanding food service, Feb. 14.read more »

Sailors Take Interactive Approach to Sexual Assault Prevention

15 Feb 08:18 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to ships and shore facilities at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka attended one of several interactive Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training sessions Feb. 14-15.read more »

French Ship Forbin Assists in Maritime Rescue

15 Feb 08:03 | U.S. News

French Marine Nationale anti-air frigate FS Forbin (D620), assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50, assisted in the rescue of mariners from a sinking dhow Feb. 13.read more »

Carl Vinson Departs Guam

15 Feb 07:50 | U.S. News

Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 departed Guam after a scheduled four-day port visit, Feb. 14.read more »

NAVSTA Mayport Named East Coast Base for MQ-4C Triton UAS

15 Feb 06:05 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy has selected Naval Station (NS) Mayport in Florida as the East Coast Forward Operating Base (FOB) for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Feb. 15, 2017.read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2017)

15 Feb 05:09 | U.S. News

An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Black Eagles" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change of command ceremony. The ship's carrier strike group is on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Alan Landers (Released) 170209-N-GD109-194read more »

PUGET SOUND, Wash. (Feb. 13, 2017)

15 Feb 05:09 | U.S. News

The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) transits the Hood Canal as it returns to its homeport following a strategic deterrent patrol. Henry M. Jackson is one of eight ballistic missile submarines stationed onboard Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor providing the most survivable leg of the strategic deterrence triad for the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Michael Smith (Released) 170213-N-TC277-049read more »

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 13, 2017)

15 Feb 05:09 | U.S. News

Logistics Specialist Seaman Colin Pieters prepares to put chock and chains on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). The ship is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing the U.S. 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler (Released) 170213-N-WV703-124read more »

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 12, 2017)

15 Feb 05:09 | U.S. News

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jalisa Hill signals an MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The ship is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer (Released) 170212-N-LI768-059read more »

NROTC Midshipmen Surface Warfare Officers Select First Ships

15 Feb 01:33 | U.S. News

More than 275 Naval ROTC midshipmen from 94 colleges and universities around the country chose the first ships of their Navy careers Feb. 13-15.read more »

Navy Shooting Team Announces 2017 Match Schedule

15 Feb 00:21 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team (USNMT) recently announced this year's match schedule for service rifle and service pistol competition.read more »

America's Navy to Celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile

14 Feb 11:01 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy set its sails toward Mobile, Alabama, to celebrate "Fat Tuesday" in the United States' oldest Carnival festival in conjunction with a port visit from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during Mobile Navy Week, Feb. 22-28.read more »

America's Navy to Celebrate

14 Feb 11:01 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy set its sails toward Mobile, Alabama, to celebrate "Fat Tuesday" in the United States' oldest Carnival festival in conjunction with a port visit from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during Mobile Navy Week, Feb. 22-28.read more »

Former Representative Randy Forbes Joins US Naval War College Faculty

14 Feb 09:50 | U.S. News

Former U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes has been appointed Naval War College Foundation Senior Distinguished Fellow at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), joining the faculty of the school in Newport, Rhode Island, effective February.read more »

Reserve Force Plays Integral Role in Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield

14 Feb 08:31 | U.S. News

More than 120 members of Reserve units throughout the Navy Installations Enterprise participated in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017, an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted across Navy installations within the continental U.S.read more »

VP-45 'Pelicans' Respond to Clyde Challenger Search and Rescue Efforts

14 Feb 07:37 | U.S. News

Her Majesty's coastguard received an emergency beacon from Clyde Challenger, a 60-foot sailboat transiting from the Azores back to the UK, Feb. 10.read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 13, 2017)

14 Feb 04:35 | U.S. News

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Black Lions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The ship's carrier strike group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr. (Released) 170213-N-MU198-097read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 10, 2017)

14 Feb 04:35 | U.S. News

Chief Aviation Support Equipment Technician Daniel Wynne lifts weights in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the Ike Strength Fest competition. The ship is conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Neo Greene III (Released) 170210-N-KJ380-377read more »

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 11, 2017)

14 Feb 04:35 | U.S. News

Chief Hospital Corpsman Sam Sanethavong receives a prize from celebrity chef Robert Irvine after winning a chicken wing eating contest onboard Naval Medical Center San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Gonzalez (Released) 170212-N-OP638-058read more »

SANTA RITA, Guam (Feb. 10, 2017)

14 Feb 04:35 | U.S. News

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls into Naval Base Guam. Vinson is on a western Pacific deployment with the its carrier strike group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of the U.S. 3rd Fleet in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Allen Michael McNair (Released) 170210-N-YM720-028read more »

GHWBCSG Conducts Strikes from Mediterranean

13 Feb 11:11 | U.S. News

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group commenced strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 13.read more »

NMCP Asks All to Have a Heart, Become a Donor

13 Feb 11:09 | U.S. News

Valentine's Day is the day of the year most people show love and affection they have for the special people in their lives.read more »

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