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  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Sailor organizes cargo retrieval cables on the flight deck after MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 transfers cargo. The helicopter was engaged in cargo transfer to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command combat […]

  • 11 December 2014

    The commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 announced the Sailor of the Quarter (SOQ) and Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSOQ), Nov. 25, for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2015. Legalman 1st Class Miranda Fuller of Las Vegas, and Yeoman 2nd Class James Gray of Dallas, were named Sailor of the Year and […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from Australian warship HMAS Stuart were recognised for saving the life of an American sailor during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 14. Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics – Personnel Operations Matthew Sales, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Benjamin Ridd, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Freya Gosnell and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Daniel Illman were recognised by the Commanding Officer […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Training & Education

    They may be gone – but not forgotten. That was the sentiment of sailors from HMS Lancaster during a recent stopover in Key West, Florida. While on the island they visited and restored the graves of two British naval officers who were buried there in 1952. Sub Lieutenant Smith and Midshipman Dewer were part of […]

  • 21 December 2016

    The U.S. Navy officially announced December 21 that its sailors may, once again, be addressed by their rating titles that were previously scrapped.  By doing so, the navy reversed its controversial decision from September which said that sailors would no longer be addressed by their rating but by generic titles, Seaman or Petty Officer. John Richardson, […]

  • 27 November 2014

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. John. W. Miller, recognized the accomplishments of three special-needs sailors from the Kuwaiti ship, Journey of Hope, during a port visit in Bahrain, Nov. 25. The sailors were recognized for their spirited voyage to raise awareness of the rights and potential […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The anchors have been reinstalled, the “69” lights are up and running on the ship’s superstructure, and various other teams remain busy with preservation, restoration and reinstallation of the systems that make the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) run.   Among the ship’s many docking planned incremental availability period (DPIA) projects, […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Precommissioning Unit for DDG-1000, Zumwalt, visited Maine’s U.S. Marine Reserve Center Sept. 18 to practice with small arms, take down techniques and force protection skills.   “Weapons retention isn’t something we work on just once,” said Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate Nick Heimsoth of Kansas City, Missouri. “We’re teaching this as part of a combat […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s top enlisted Sailor, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens, was on hand to distribute the first electronic tablets (e-tablets) to the Navy’s newest recruits at Recruit Training Command (RTC), April 7. The launch of the eSailor initiative is a pre-pilot, beta testing to two divisions of 70 […]

  • 29 May 2014

    Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron NINE (VP-9) and U.S. Naval Forces Europe Detachment Maritime Ashore Support Team (CNE DET MAST) were recognized for their participation in community relations (COMREL) projects during an awards ceremony in Motta Sant’ Anastasia, Sicily, May 16.   Dr. Angelo Giuffrida, the mayor of Motta Sant’ Anastasia, presented Cmdr. Katrina Hill, […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived in Baltimore Sept. 10 aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Choctaw County (JHSV 2) for the beginning of the Baltimore Navy Week and the Star Spangled Spectacular.   The Choctaw County is named after Choctaw County, Mississippi, where Secretary Mabus served as the state’s governor for four years from […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral (RADM) Jack Steer, thanked Royal Australian Navy personnel for their contribution within the last year in assisting the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in various operations from onboard HMNZS Wellington. RADM Steer was able to personally thank the Australians before they left for Exercise Southern Katipowith in […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief petty officers (CPO) and future CPOs from various commands around San Diego participated in a heritage event held at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery in Point Loma, Calif., Sept. 11. Retired Chief Electrician’s Mate Stuart Hedley was the guest speaker at the event. He served in the Navy from 1940-1960. Throughout his career, he survived 13 […]

  • 10 February 2011

    A Navy sailor on-board submarine HMAS Waller has been injured during war exercises off the West Australian coast last night… [mappress] Source: watoday , February 10, 2011;

  • 17 October 2012
    Training & Education

    With many commands across the fleet preparing for the semi-annual physical readiness assessment (PFA) the Navy’s Physical Readiness Program director, addressed a Sailor’s responsibilities for the PRT. “It’s the Sailor’s responsibility to maintain physical fitness standards constantly and consistently, not solely at the time of semiannual testing,” said William Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a Russian man Sunday, who was coughing up blood and had difficulty breathing while his ship was anchored about 11 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana.   The crew of the cargo ship Saimaagracht contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, reporting that the chief mate […]

  • 22 April 2015

    US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) recently selected Sailors of the Year (SOY) for for Shore, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea, U.S. Fleet Forces Sea, and U.S. Navy Reserve, respectively. In four separate ceremonies, Steelworker 1st Class Brenton Heisserer, Logistics Specialist 1st Class Blanca Sanchez, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Joe Mendoza, and Construction Mechanic 1st Class Jimie […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    One hundred and seventy seven Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) were advanced to the next highest pay grade during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay Dec. 6. For the last three advancement cycles, Boxer has been consistently above the Fleet average in the E-4 through 6 paygrades. […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) helped African sailors develop a senior enlisted leadership curriculum for non-commissioned officers (NCO) at the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa headquarters in Naples, Italy, Aug. 10. Building off the information learned from earlier Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012 missions, the course provided eight sailors from Cameroon, Gabon, […]

  • 21 February 2011
    Training & Education

    Navy sailors will suit up in battle gear and take up fighting positions at U.S. bases during the nation’s largest anti-terrorism exercise, a… (galvestondailynews) [mappress] Source: galvestondailynews, February 21, 2011

  • 15 May 2015

    The US Navy’s 2014 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial, May 14. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert served as guest speaker at the pinning ceremony hosted by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens. The four […]

  • 27 November 2014

    Six sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) were honoured in Parliament Hill on November 25, as part of Navy Appreciation Day 2014. Sponsored by the Navy League of Canada, Navy Appreciation Day brings together Parliamentarians, the RCN, the maritime education sector and the maritime defence industry to celebrate the accomplishments of Canada’s Navy. The […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Gettysburg (CG 64) Sailors participated in visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team training as part of Exercise Joint Warrior off the coast of Scotland, Oct. 2. As part of the training, a small vessel approached the area where Gettysburg was patrolling and acted as a suspected pirate vessel. Gettysburg queried the vessel according […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) announced its Senior Sailor of the Quarter, Sailor of the Quarter, Junior Sailor of the Quarter and Blue Jacket of the Quarter awardees for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2013. Air-Traffic Controller 1st Class (AW/SW) Joseph S. Foss, of San Francisco, Senior Sailor of the Quarter; […]

  • 7 March 2012

    The secretary of the Navy held an All Hands call on board USS Bataan (LHD 5) which was televised and streamed live on the web to the fleet March 5, announcing the establishment of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. Secretary Ray Mabus explained that the initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, […]

  • 29 January 2015

    Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo (HDP-T) eligible Sailors have received $4.2 million in their paycheck as of Jan. 28, according to US Navy officials. More than 5,500 Sailors from the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) received the HDP-T pay in their December and January paychecks. The Sailors received HDP-T […]

  • 18 September 2014

    To compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay – Tempo (HDP-T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014.   The Department of the Navy HDP-T proposal, authorized by the Secretary of the Navy earlier […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 spent three days performing community services for the Banjo Learning Center during a port visit to Phuket, Thailand, May 29-31. During the three separate days, Sailors were able to assist in painting the walls and doors, cleaning the yard […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, on August 2. The Australian Sailor Monument will be erected at North Node, Rous Head, […]