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  • 30 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors, DoD personnel, and civilians celebrated Native American Heritage Month with a ceremony in the Grand Vista Ballroom on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Nov. 28. The ceremony featured speakers, a slide show and static display on Native American culture, music and native dance performances. After an opening slide presentation commemorating the Native Americans who received […]

  • 23 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy will join the nation in celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, which will be observed Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. The 2012 national theme, Serving Our People, Serving Our Nations: Native Visions for Future Generations encourages the nation to reflect and celebrate the cultures, histories and traditions of the indigenous peoples […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) celebrated Native American Heritage Month on the ship’s mess decks during a ceremony hosted by the ship’s multicultural committee, Nov. 24. The ceremony highlighted more than 200 years of American Indian and Alaska native service to the U.S. Navy and military. “It’s important for us […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Secretary of the US Navy Richard V. Spencer on Tuesday announced the name of the new class of towing, salvage, and rescue ship currently being built for the navy. The first of the new class of ships will be named USNS Navajo in honor of the major contributions the Navajo people have made to […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) received a new commander June 20 during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.   Cmdr. Thomas Aydt relieved Cmdr. Steven Wilkinson as Hartford’s commanding officer during a pierside ceremony. Wilkinson assumed command in October 2011 and led Hartford during a successful […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) held a change of command ceremony aboard the vessel in Salalah, Oman, June 13. Cmdr. Todd Zenner relieved Cmdr. John Krisciunas to become the ship’s seventh commanding officer since the ship’s commissioning in 2006. Krisciunas, a native of Wyndham, New Hampshire, took command of Forrest […]

  • 4 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) took part in the Petty Officer 1st Class Navy-wide advancement exam on the ship’s forward mess decks, March 1. The Navy-wide advancement exams take place for qualified enlisted Sailors E-3 to E-5 twice a year. The exams tests a Sailor’s knowledge in areas of basic […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Vessels

    US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named Cherokee Nation. This is the fifth US ship to be named in honor of the Cherokee people. “It is my privilege to announce that the many Cherokee Nation citizens who’ve served throughout the years […]

  • 15 March 2011

      The 21-year-old U.S. Navy sailor and Fort Ann native who died in a truck accident last week at Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps training base…  (poststar) [mappress] Source: poststar, March 15, 2011;

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Jason Pittman relieved Cmdr. Jeffrey Lamphear as commanding officer of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, June 15. Guest speaker was Capt. Blake Converse, chief of staff, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic. Under the command of Lamphear, the submarine completed two major deployments. […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) completed ballistic missile defense (BMD) certification on April 5, off the coast of Southern California as part of deployment preparations. The goal of BMD is to use surveillance and interception techniques to defend the U.S. and allied countries from ballistic missiles. “These teams have been training […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Three hundred sixty-five Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) were frocked to the next pay grade during a ceremony held in Naval Station Everett’s base gym, Dec. 11. The newly advanced petty officers consisted of 200 third class petty officers, 126 second class petty officers and 39 first class petty officers. Those […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The third unit in the US Navy’s new class of towing, salvage, and rescue ships will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the US Navy secretary has announced. The Saginaw Chippewa people are comprised of Saginaw, Black River, and Swan […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities

    Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., June 19.   At the ceremony, Cmdr. Andy Berner relieved Cmdr. Pete Riebe as the commanding officer of the “BattleCats” of HSM-73. The change of command was held in conjuction with the “BattleCat” 30th […]

  • 27 November 2017

    After notifying their families that extensive search and rescue efforts had ended, the Navy identified Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso Nov. 25 as the three Sailors lost in a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Industry news

    As one of the Elizabeth River’s premier stewards, Norfolk Ship Repair continues to lead in world-class environmental efforts.   One such initiative is restoring the river’s native oyster population. NSR built a large oyster reef several years ago and now is raising an abundance of juvenile oysters (called “spat”) in floating cages. These juveniles will […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Gulf Island Shipyards a $128.5 million contract modification to exercise options for the construction of additional two towing, salvage and rescue ships. These will be the second and third ships in the class which will be known as Navajo-class, in honor of the major contributions the Navajo […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Authorities

    Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 held a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Nov. 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. John D. Reardon relieved Cmdr. Gregory J. Leland as commanding officer of HSC-21. Since Leland, a native of Marlborough, Mass., assumed command of HSC-21 on […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities

    Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado Feb. 26. At the ceremony, Cmdr. Bobby E. Brown relieved Cmdr. Jason E. Rimmer as the commanding officer of the “Scorpions” of HSL-49. Rimmer, a native of Sherman, Texas, is a 1995 graduate of the […]

  • 29 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and embarked Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) visited Lisbon, Portugal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25, as the last port visit prior to their return home from a deployment which started Mar. 23, 2011. The crew explored the country’s capitol city of Lisbon, and experienced the culture of […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities

    The “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 held a change of command ceremony March 20 at Naval Air Station Lemoore. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Corey L. Pritchard relieved Cmdr. Tommy F. Locke as commander of VFA-14. Locke, a native of Umatilla, Florida, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 held a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 21.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gabriel Soltero relieved Cmdr. Gregory Leland as commanding officer of HSC-25. Since Leland, a native of Marlborough, Massachusetts, assumed command of HSC-25 in November 2013, he has […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities

    Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, Oct. 8. At the ceremony, Cmdr. Katie Mullen Ellis relieved Cmdr. Chad M. Falgout as the commanding officer of the “Magicians” of HSM-35. Falgout, a native of Hahnville, Louisiana, is a 1996 graduate of […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) conducted a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 22. Cmdr. Steven R. McDowell, a native of Millbrook, N.Y., relived Cmdr. James E. Brown, a Las Vegas native, as commanding officer of Gary during a ceremony on the pier. During Brown’s […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities

    Navy Region Northwest Chief selectees graduated a 2014 USS Turner Joy Chief Petty Officer Legacy Academy held aboard USS Turner Joy (DD 951), Aug. 22.   Commands throughout the Navy chose 47 selectees to participate in this year’s academy, which was broken into two classes, which entails living aboard the Vietnam-era destroyer for six days […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Nitze (DDG 94), held a change of command ceremony on October 2. Cmdr. Paul Kaylor relieved Cmdr. Michelle Nakamura as commanding officer. Nakamura, who became commanding officer in May 2014, will now be reporting to Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team. Kaylor, a Kennerdell, Pennsylvania native, first reported […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Authorities

    Navy chiefs aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) celebrated the birthday of chief petty officers with a series of events throughout the ship, April 1. Events took place on the flight deck, hangar bays and mess decks. They included a group photo, birthday cake cutting, a bike marathon and an ice cream social. […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    First Class Petty Officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) enjoyed an exclusive audience with Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Command Master Chief, CMDCM Terrence Molidor, April 10 during the ship’s CPO 365 course. Molidor arrived aboard Nimitz April 9 with Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman during a visit to […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    The “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 held a change of command ceremony March 26 at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Samuel C. Bryant relieved Cmdr. Chadwick J. White as the 43rd commanding officer of VRC-30. White, a native of Swainsboro, Georgia, graduated from the […]