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  • 13 April 2011

      With Secretary of Defense Robert Gates now back from a final tour of operations in Iraq, the focus on Capitol Hill now turns to President Ba… by Sid Salter (clarionledger) [mappress] Source: clarionledger, April 13, 2011;

  • 3 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The acting assistant secretary of the US Navy (energy, installations and environment) toured Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, May 1. Roger Natsuhara’s first visit to NAS Meridian included a comprehensive survey of base facilities and discussions with installation leadership. Natsuhara expressed great interest in the installation’s energy management programs and projects. He also received a […]

  • 25 June 2014

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Mexican Secretary of the Navy, Adm. Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz, during an office call yesterday at the Pentagon.   During the meeting, Mabus and Soberon reaffirmed their enduring partnership, a key relationship for both the United States and Mexico. Mabus and Soberon also discussed exercises in which […]

  • 29 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to Jacksonville on Tuesday. The secretary visited City Hall and met with 40 JROTC cadets from Mandarin High School. He also attended a luncheon with local business leaders at EverBank Field. The mayor presented the secretary with the key to the city and the Jacksonville Jaguars […]

  • 5 June 2017

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump picked Richard V. Spencer as the nominee for the Secretary of the Navy, the White House announced on Friday. Richard V. Spencer served in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1981 after graduating from Rollins College in 1976. He also served as a U.S. Marine Corps Captain, and spent five years on the Defense Business […]

  • 28 April 2011

      The operations of the past year highlight the need for the United States to maintain responsive and flexible global forces, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said at a Defense Writers Group breakfast here today. Mabus said he had just returned from Japan, where he met with 7,000 sailors and Marines who worked in Operation Tomadachi […]

  • 13 August 2013

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus concluded a visit to Rabat, Morocco, August 12. This was the first stop of a multi-nation visit by Mabus designed to reinforce existing partnerships with African nations. Mabus met with government and military officials to discuss U.S – Moroccan military cooperation and defense and security issues in the […]

  • 27 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Secretary of Defence and Urban Development, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksha visited Mullikulum on 26th December 2012 in order to look into the post-war development in the area. He chaired a meeting attended by Government officials and residents where infrastructure, resettlement and livelihood uplift were focused. Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Director […]

  • 26 January 2017

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate Philip Bilden as the 76th secretary of the Navy. If confirmed by the Senate, Bilden will replace Ray Mabus, who was the longest serving Navy secretary since World War I. The announcement follows the president’s nomination of Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Russia’s Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu two days ago during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium. The leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, to include updates from the August 2+2 meeting, the rationale for pursuing missile defense cooperation, the situation […]

  • 4 November 2015

    US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, as the ship transited the Strait of Magellan. Mabus’ visit included a tour of the ship, observing transit of the strait, a group photo, and an all-hands call. The secretary also conducted award presentations, […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for the Navy’s Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, July 18. The Great Green Fleet demonstration is a step towards the Department of the Navy’s […]

  • 5 April 2011

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments: Rear Adm. (lower half) Gretchen S. Herbert will be assigned as commander, Navy Cyber Forces, Virginia Beach, Va.  Herbert is currently serving as director, Net-Centric Capabilities Division, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, […]

  • 27 February 2017

    Philip Bilden, president Donald Trump’s nominee for the secretary of the U.S. Navy has withdrawn himself from consideration, citing privacy and financial sacrifices as the main reason behind the decision. In statements on Sunday, both he and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Matis confirmed the withdrawal. Bilden said divesting from his family business would be […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Stennis here that they and their ship, and others like it, are the “heart and soul” of the nation’s defense strategy, Aug. 22. “All of you deserve a tremendous amount of credit for the great job the Stennis has done in the past […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Honorable Juan M. Garcia, III, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), visited the Navy’s only boot camp, Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, Ill., July 27. It was the secretary’s second visit to RTC and his second time serving as the reviewing officer for the Pass-in-Review graduation ceremony at RTC where […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During a visit to the East Coast homeport for six Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile and two guided-missile submarines July 9, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee, and took questions at an event with 180 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.   The secretary’s stop here was the […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Alabama will be named the USS Jackson and the USS Montgomery. These two ships are part of a dual block buy of LCS class ships announced by Mabus in December 2010.  By procuring […]

  • 24 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Deputy Secretary of Defense (DEPSECDEF) Ashton B. Carter visited the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to speak with Sailors and emphasize the importance of their mission in the Asia-Pacific region during a July 21 visit. Carter thanked Blue Ridge Sailors and embarked 7th Fleet staff for their work throughout the […]

  • 12 February 2015

    During her recent port visit to the Seychelles EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Mr Maciej Popowski. Mr Popowski, who was accompanied by the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Comission, Mr. Jean Claude de la Estrac, along with other EU […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, visited the Royal Navy’s Flagship HMS Bulwark at sea on August 2 in Weymouth Bay during the ship’s operational duties as the afloat Command And Control Headquarters in support of the maritime policing and security mission at the Olympic Sailing venue. The Defence […]

  • 11 July 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was busy yesterday on his first visit to the Air Force base on the Florida panhandle, talking to pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing, meeting with and thanking service members and briefing local and national reporters.   The visit was one of three stops on a two-day trip that also included […]

  • 3 June 2014

    UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond attended an international security summit and met HMS Echo’s ship’s company during a visit to Singapore at the weekend.   The Defence Secretary attended the 13th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia security summit in Singapore, which provides a forum for dialogue to foster regional security co-operation. He met with […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today (Thursday 18 December) visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, ahead of Christmas, to meet the personnel who will be based there over the festive period, and to reaffirm Defence’s commitment to Scotland. On his first visit to the Faslane base since the Referendum in September, Mr Fallon met personnel from […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton Carter visited the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as a part of a scheduled tour of the ship Jan. 17. TR Sailors took the opportunity to welcome Carter as the carrier finishes its final year of Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, will address the Navy and Marine Corps team from Norfolk, Va. on board USS Bataan (LHD 5), March 5. This worldwide all hands call will be televised and web-streamed live to announce to the fleet a new program designed to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness to build resiliency […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta arrived aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) to visit the Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier while the ship was underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The visit marks Panetta’s first time aboard an aircraft carrier as Secretary of Defense. During his time onboard, Panetta is scheduled to visit several of […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, made his first visit to the Headquarters Northern Command and HMAS Coonawarra yesterday, where he met with personnel and toured the Navy’s most northerly base. After an invigorating physical training session with personnel from AWARE One, Mr Chester toured one of Navy’s […]

  • 10 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton and the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Feb. 6. Mabus reenlisted 25 Sailors from all over the region, including 15 Reagan Sailors, at a reenlistment ceremony on base. The ceremony was a chance for Sailors to renew their commitment to the Navy and […]