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  • 8 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Training Support Center, San Diego (TSC SD) announced May 7 their receipt of Naval Education and Training Command’s 2013 Training Excellence Award (TEA) for superlative performance in every training support functional area.   The annual awards recognize commands that demonstrate the highest standards of training excellence by consistently producing Sailors possessing relevant and effective skills […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Commander, Naval Surface Forces recently awarded the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) with the 2011 Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle “E”). The Battle “E” is awarded annually to ships, submarines, aviation and other units that present the maximum condition of departmental readiness in their group and display outstanding capability to perform their wartime […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Milius (DDG 69) earned the coveted Battle Efficiency Award (Battle “E”) for Calendar Year 2012, according to a naval message from Commander Naval Surface Force Pacific (CNSP), released March 8. The Battle “E” recognizes the superior battle readiness of a ship and crew. “The Battle ‘E’ is a validation of our hard work and […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was awarded the Dorie P. Miller Wardroom Mess Award and Disbursing Excellence Award for the Pacific Fleet on Feb. 26.   The awards are just two of the supply department’s most recent recognitions to include the Supply Blue “E” and the Ship’s Store Retail and Service Excellence Award. “I’m extremely […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal is expecting to book losses of around US$115 million as it underestimated the level of modifications the U.S. Navy littoral combat ships need to undergo to pass the U.S. Navy’s shock trials. The Australian shipbuilder previously experienced ongoing schedule and margin pressure on the LCS program following delivery of LCS 6 in August 2015, which was Austal’s first […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine earned her submarine qualification, or “dolphins,” Aug. 2 and is preparing to deploy aboard USS Michigan (SSGN 727). Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, a native of Los Angeles, became the first female enlisted sailor to earn her silver dolphins in a pinning ceremony […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was awarded the 2014 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Food Service Excellence (Small Afloat Category) April 29, marking the second time Rentz has won the prestigious award in the last three years.   The Ney Award is co-sponsored by the secretary of the U.S. Navy and the […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) garnered two departmental efficiency awards for its Safety and Engineering departments as part of Commander, Naval Air Forces 2011 Battle Efficiency assessment in a message released Feb. 10. Nimitz Safety received a Green “S”, and Engineering received a Purple “E” for carrier maintenance for their performance the previous […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Back in 2011, a total of 16 warships, submarines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels supported humanitarian, embargo and combat operations off the coast of Libya, either under NATO’s Operation Unified Protector or the UK’s Operation Ellamy. These included elements of the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (or RFTG) – the UK’s military quick reaction […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) was formally presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) by the commander of Navy Medicine West and Naval Medical Center San Diego Jan 8. The presentation highlighted Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III’s two day visit to Naval Hospital Bremerton and associated Branch Health Clinics at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor, Puget […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer received the 2013 Battle Effectiveness (Battle E) Award for Commander, Amphibious Squadron One.   The announcement was made via naval message from Commander, Naval Surface Force Pacific, March 20. In addition to the 2013 award, Boxer also was the recipient in 2011 and 2012. “I couldn’t be more excited […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) recognized one of its Sailors for earning her third warfare qualification and being the first in her community to do so during her time on board.   Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class, Karen Richards, from Ellendale, Missouri, was recently awarded the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist (EIDWS) […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Industry news

    The crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) was awarded the prestigious 2012 Spokane Trophy during a ceremony on the ship’s flightdeck, Sept. 27. The Spokane Trophy is an annual award sponsored by the Spokane, Wash., Council of the Navy League of the United States and is presented to the Pacific Fleet’s […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was awarded the Commander, Naval Air Forces Carrier Battle Effectiveness Award, or Battle “E”, Feb. 15.   The Battle “E” recognizes sustained superior performance in an operational environment, and sustained continuous readiness throughout the Forward Deployed Naval Forces training plan. “The tremendous mission successes […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Thirteen departments aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) earned departmental awards March 29 as part of the Commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific Fleet Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) and Departmental Awards Competition despite spending nine months of 2016 in the shipyard. The competition is held annually to recognize the best performing aircraft carriers on […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    An independent duty hospital corpsman became the first Sailor assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Gold Crew to earn the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification, Sept. 9. Chief Hospital Corpsman Sloane E. Sall, assigned to Fort Worth’s Gold Crew, received her ESWS pin from Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) […]

  • 8 January 2013

    The commander of Navy Region Southeast presented a chief the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism during a ceremony Jan. 3. Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) (SW) Bryain Williams of Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility (TPU/PCF) Jacksonville received the prestigious presidential award from Rear Adm. Jack Scorby Jr. Williams for rescuing 4-month-old Jimmy […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Kathleen Schofield, was presented the Department of Defense (DoD) SARC of the Year award in a ceremony, April 19. Rear Adm. Mark Rich, commander Navy Region Northwest, presented the award, which recognizes individuals whose work has been particularly noteworthy and demonstrates outstanding service in […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Officers and men of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) rendered arrival honors to the newly promoted Commander, Naval Forces Western Mindanao (CNFWM), RADM ISABELO H GADOR AFP, last 23 July 2013 after his donning of ranks at the Headquarters Philippine Navy. In his speech during the arrival honors, RADM Gador stressed that it […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) earned the Battle “E” award for the second consecutive year Feb. 27 for its performance, demonstrating the highest state of battle readiness in 2011. The award, announced via naval message, recognizes sustained superior performance in an operational environment as a command and several significant achievements for […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) earned the 2014 Captain Edward F. Ney Award for best submarine galley in the U.S. Navy.   The annual award, co-sponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), encourages excellence in the U.S. Navy Food Service programs with the objective of […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Research & Development

    A green-thinking Royal Naval sailor has made a splash at Plymouth Royal Naval Base by reducing costs and the carbon footprint of a diver training tank. Chief Petty Officer Chris Springett, an engineer at Devonport Naval Base Southern Dive Unit, has won a coveted MOD award for dramatically improving the tank’s water heating and cleaning […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors received their warfare pins Jan. 11 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) from Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces. One Sailor in particular, Senior Chief (SW/EIDWS/AW) Intelligence Specialist James Christopher Williams received the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist (EIDWS) pin. Three months ago, Nimitz provided enlisted Sailors of the Information […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned to Seattle Thursday upon concluding a month-long deployment to San Diego for annual Tailored Ship’s Training Assessment exercises. The Midgett crew earned Battle “E” excellence awards in all five combat warfare areas during the training exercises. Capt. Brendan McPherson, commanding officer, said: This training and […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Greenville (SSN 772) was presented with a battle efficiency award on January 27. Capt. Rick Seif, commander of Submarine Squadron one presented the award to Greeneville after her crew attained the highest overall readiness to carry out her wartime tasks. With a crew of approximately 160 sailors, Greeneville conducted a multitude […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) earned the retention excellence award Aug. 11 by maintaining and exceeding the standard for Sailors staying in the Navy.   Earning the retention excellence award allows U.S. Navy ships to paint their anchors gold to show off their achievement to the rest of the fleet. “All career counselors […]

  • 28 May 2015

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) frocked 225 Sailors to the next pay grade during a frocking ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, May 26. Twenty-five second class and 84 third class petty officers earned an additional chevron while 116 Sailors earned their very first perched eagle and chevron. George […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Command Religious Ministries Department aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) earned the 2014 Nippon Zenkokai Association Good Conduct Award, April 16.   The annual award, founded in 1951, is presented to individuals and organizations whose gallant or benevolent acts are remarkably beneficial to their neighbors or the general […]

  • 4 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines attached to the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) closed out the year by reflecting on the personal and professional goals they have achieved, and they set their sights on fresh goals for 2012. The BATARG deployed more than nine months ago and has since conducted exercises […]