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Navy Sails Into The Pine Tree State For Portland Navy Week

7:47 am Eastern | U.S. News

"Forest City" will host the world's greatest Navy during Portland Navy Week August 21 through 27 with a weeklong series of community and outreach events.read more »

Family Readiness Group allows Commandos to focus on mission

1:44 am Eastern | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 16, 2017) � Afghan Commandos, their command and its Family Readiness Group go to great lengths to care for each other and their families.read more »

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 14, 2017)

12:34 am Eastern | U.S. News

Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jason Griffin places an aft expendable pin on an aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in 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 3rd Class Ian Kinkead (Released) 170814-N-NI812-037read more »

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Aug.

12:34 am Eastern | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. Pinckney is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserving freedom of navigation and maintaining the free flow of commerce. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Z. Rodarte (Released) 170814-N-YR245-068read more »

NORFOLK (Aug. 14, 2017)

12:34 am Eastern | U.S. News

Capt. Nicholas J. Dienna, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), addresses Sailors during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. This was the first all-hands call held by Dienna since assuming command July 28. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaysee Lohmann (Released) 170814-N-NQ487-106read more »

BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 14, 2017)

12:34 am Eastern | U.S. News

Lt. j.g. Jason Moyer, right, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3, teaches area children how to float at a community relations event at the Billings Montana Family YMCA during Navy Week Montana 2017. 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) 170814-N-KB426-090read more »

USS Oscar Austin Arrives in Theoule Sur Mer, France

15 Aug 09:30 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), along with embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, arrived in Theoule Sur Mer, France, Aug. 14, 2017, for a scheduled port visit. read more »

CENSECFOR Announces Newly Revised VBSS Course

15 Aug 09:26 | U.S. News

The Center for Security Forces Announces Changes to the Navy's Non-Compliant Boarding Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) Course, Aug 14.read more »

GHWB Sailors Benefit From USMAP

15 Aug 09:19 | U.S. News

For many Sailors the military is great for on-the-job training. They work around the clock throughout the ship in different technical ields from welding to photography.read more »

New Naval War College Tech Symposium Supports CNO's Design

15 Aug 09:08 | U.S. News

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) held its inaugural Future Warfighting Symposium last week for students, faculty and staff in Spruance Auditorium at the Newport, Rhode Island school.read more »

Nobel Laureate Speaks at Naval War College Women, Peace and Security Conference

15 Aug 09:07 | U.S. News

2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah Gbowee, who led a women's peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003, was the featured speaker at U.S. Naval War College's (NWC) Woman, Peace and Security Conference in Newport, Rhode Island last week.read more »

Naval War College's Leader Development, Operational Courses Grow, Expand, Diverge

15 Aug 09:04 | U.S. News

In a move designed to provide more Sailors with better and more relevant training and education in accordance with guidance from the chief of naval operations (CNO), U.S. Naval War College (NWC) has implemented a major organizational change.read more »

Renters Insurance No Longer Included in PPV Housing Leases

15 Aug 07:28 | U.S. News

In accordance with NAVADMIN 198/17, renters insurance will no longer be provided by Public Private Venture (PPV) partners as part of their housing rental agreements.read more »

Resolute Support hosts ceremony for wounded warriors

15 Aug 02:25 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 12, 2017) � Six American wounded warriors visited Resolute Support as part of Operation Proper Exit today. The event also honored Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks, a Navy SEAL killed in action in Afghanistan Aug. 16, 2012.read more »

USS Rushmore to Begin Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

15 Aug 02:21 | U.S. News

The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard District 14 maritime law enforcement personnel, departed San Diego in support of Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI), Aug. 14.read more »

NAVSUP CPI Project Provides USS Zumwalt With Robust Distance Support Technology

15 Aug 02:10 | U.S. News

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) initiated a Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) project in support of cashless operations onboard USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). read more »

USS America Visits Singapore

15 Aug 02:03 | U.S. News

Singapore Area Coordinator (SAC) welcomed Sailors and Marines from USS America (LHA-6) during a port visit to Singapore, Aug. 6 to Aug. 10.read more »

Navy Hosts Motorcycle Safety Courses to Ebb Spike in Motorcycle-Related Fatalities

15 Aug 02:02 | U.S. News

With the number of fiscal year 2017 motorcycle-related fatalities already surpassing 2016's fatalities, the Commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic is reminding Sailors to take advantage of the free, mandatory motorcycle safety courses offered throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.read more »

PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 10, 2017)

15 Aug 00:07 | U.S. News

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Ragan Anderson-Hennigan, assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699), proposes to his girlfriend during a homecoming arrival at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after completing its final deployment. Jacksonville was commissioned on May 16, 1981 and was recently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and Indian Ocean. The submarine is scheduled to be retired from the fleet in 2018. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak (Released) 170810-N-YW024-0084read more »

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Aug. 11, 2017)

15 Aug 00:07 | U.S. News

Midshipman 4th Class Graham Brothers greets his mother during liberty call, which signifies the end of Plebe Summer at the U.S. Naval Academy. Plebe Summer, which began with Induction Day on June 29, is a fast-paced, boot camp-style orientation that begins the four years of preparing midshipmen to become commissioned naval officers. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brianna Jones (Released) 170811-N-DY073-0191read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 10, 2017)

15 Aug 00:07 | U.S. News

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 displays the American flag alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during an airpower demonstration rehearsal. 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) 170810-N-FE442-149read more »

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2017)

15 Aug 00:07 | U.S. News

Sailors move ordnance across the landing area aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Aug. 12, 2017, in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and 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 3rd Class Ian Kinkead (Released) 170812-N-NI812-288read more »

John C. Stennis Completes Sea Trials Early

14 Aug 16:10 | U.S. News

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned to its homeport after successful sea trials, Aug. 13, completing the last phase of its planned incremental availability (PIA) five days early. read more »

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Acts as Reviewing Officer for the Recruit Graduation Ceremony

14 Aug 12:41 | U.S. News

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano visited Recruit Training Command (RTC) and participated in an all enlisted recruit graduation ceremony as the reviewing officer, Aug. 11.read more »

High-Velocity Learning Continues at Carderock

14 Aug 12:04 | U.S. News

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is embracing Navy leadership's vision of strengthening its people through culture change with high-velocity learning (HVL) as the tool to identify and implement this change.read more »

John S. McCain Maintains Condition Readiness Underway

14 Aug 11:46 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), nicknamed the "Big Bad John," continues to maintain material readiness while out at sea.read more »

USS Barry Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Guadalcanal Campaign

14 Aug 09:45 | U.S. News

The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) visited the port of Honiara, Guadalcanal of the Solomon Islands to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Guadalcanal Campaign, Aug. 4 - 9.read more »

America Arrives In Malaysia

14 Aug 09:42 | U.S. News

The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in Sepanger, Malaysia for a port visit to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, Aug. 14.read more »

Deputy Secretary of Defense Signs NDE for SURTASS LFA

14 Aug 05:23 | U.S. News

The Deputy Secretary of Defense has invoked a National Defense Exemption (NDE), after conferring with the Secretary of Commerce. read more »

Information Warfare Community Selects First Enlisted for Navy Tour with Industry

14 Aug 03:38 | U.S. News

CTN1 Alexander Williams, currently assigned to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) San Diego, was recently selected as the first enlisted member of the Information Warfare community to participate in the Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry Programread more »

Navy F/A-18E Makes Emergency Landing at Bahrain International Airport

13 Aug 09:36 | U.S. News

An F/A-18E of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed the runway and the pilot ejected during an emergency landing at Bahrain International Airport, Aug. 12, 2017.read more »

USNA Welcomes Parents of the Class of 2021 for Plebe Parents' Weekend

13 Aug 03:26 | U.S. News

Thousands of family members and friends filled the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy, Aug. 11, for Plebe Parents' Weekend.read more »

COLN, Honduras (Aug. 9, 2017)

11 Aug 22:35 | U.S. News

Lt. Cmdr. Lee Rutledge, a chaplain assigned to Commander, Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 14, sands the wall of Escuela Arura Mixta Luz y Esperanza Elementary School in Coln, Honduras, to prepare for a new coat of paint during a community relations event in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 17. SPS 17 is a U.S. Navy deployment, executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber (Released) 170809-N-KW679-0168read more »

CORAL SEA (Aug. 9, 2017)

11 Aug 22:35 | U.S. News

Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) and Sailors assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group joined together to honor and remember 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross, Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway and Pfc. Ruben Velasco during a sunset memorial Aug. 9, 2017 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan (Released) 170809-M-OP674-163read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 10, 2017)

11 Aug 22:35 | U.S. News

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer addresses the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during an all-hands call in the ship's hangar bay. Gerald R. Ford is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin (Released) 170810-N-YW238-0220read more »

CORAL SEA (Aug. 11, 2017)

11 Aug 22:35 | U.S. News

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to the Tomcats of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a certification exercise. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is supporting a certification exercise (CERTEX) for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). CERTEX, taking place off the coast of and within Australia's Shoalwater Bay Training Area, will test the MEU's ability to conduct all of its core missions such as stability operations, non-combatant evacuation and disaster relief. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cosmo Walrath (Released) 170811-N-DC385-725read more »

John C. Stennis Underway for Sea Trials Ahead of Schedule

11 Aug 14:20 | U.S. News

Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway for Sea Trials as the ship's planned incremental availability (PIA) nears its end, August 11.read more »

US Naval Hospital Okinawa Holds Change of Command

11 Aug 11:00 | U.S. News

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Okinawa conducted a change of command ceremony on August 10. Capt. Timothy H. Weber turned over leadership to Capt. Cynthia A. Kuehner.read more »

USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Completes Saxon Warrior

11 Aug 10:54 | U.S. News

Exercise Saxon Warrior 2017, a U.S. and U.K.—led multinational exercise designed to hone the interoperability of NATO allies and partners in conducting combined carrier strike group (CSG) operations, concluded August 10.read more »

Navy Medical Experts Offer Combat Lifesaver Training to SPS-17 Troops

11 Aug 02:11 | U.S. News

Navy doctors and hospital corpsmen held a Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training course for service members deployed as part of Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17), August 8, at Base Naval de Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base. read more »

RoboSub Competition: Engineering 20 Years of Fun and Learning

11 Aug 02:09 | U.S. News

More than 300 high school and college engineering students tested their mechanical, electrical, computer and systems engineering skills, as well as their presentation skills and teamwork, while competing for cash prizes at the recent 20th International RoboSub Competition.read more »

GUAM (Aug. 9, 2017)

10 Aug 22:04 | U.S. News

A harbor tug boat assists the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) as the ship departs Naval Base Guam after a scheduled port visit. Sterett is deployed in support of maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and is operating under the command and control of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. 3rd Fleet operating forward offers additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander by leveraging the capabilities of U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder (Released) 170809-N-ZW825-054read more »

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 9, 2017)

10 Aug 22:04 | U.S. News

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in 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 3rd Class Leon Wong (Released) 170809-N-XL056-016read more »

SILVERDALE, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2017)

10 Aug 22:04 | U.S. News

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN-737) during a visit to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt L. Anthony (Released) 170809-N-VH385-061read more »

CORAL SEA (Aug. 8, 2017)

10 Aug 22:04 | U.S. News

The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits near the Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship HMAS Melville (A 246) as they prepare to support recovery operations connected to the MV-22 Osprey crash that occurred Aug. 5, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas (Released) 170808-N-YG104-009read more »

Bush and Obama's gifts to Trump: More war-making powers

10 Aug 17:12 | U.S. News

Thanks to the military interventions by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the former presidents have effectively expanded executive authority for Donald Trump to go to war, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.read more »

North Korea’s Missile Capabilities, New Iran Missile Test Database and more

10 Aug 14:02 | U.S. News

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NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Conducts Intermodal Operations

10 Aug 12:36 | U.S. News

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella's site in Rota, Spain, conducted intermodal operations for four U.S. Marine Corps Marine Corps Tiltrotor Medium Lift MV-22B Ospreys on Aug. 8.read more »

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella's Enterprise Logistics Response Team Supports Saxon Warrior 17

10 Aug 12:33 | U.S. News

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella deployed a 13-person Enterprise Logistics Response Team (ELRT) July 20 to support Exercise Saxon Warrior 2017.read more »

NSWC Panama City Hosts ANTX 2017, Collaborates with NUWC Newport

10 Aug 10:25 | U.S. News

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) will host the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017 for the first time Aug. 15-16, 2017 in Panama City, Florida. read more »

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