All Hands Online : Official Magazine of the U.S. Navy



Headlines for Thursday, March 26, 2015

In today's edition of All Hands Update, President Barack Obama announces the extension of troop levels in Afghanistan. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visits Sailors in Misawa, Japan.


Photonics

Around The Fleet

It's easy to get lost and mesmerized amongst the spectrum of colors bouncing off the mirrors in the photonics lab at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific). The hypnotic colors reflected are, in fact, lasers and the kaleidoscopic light show is the future of data transmission.

Patuxent River NAWCAD Purple Heart Recipient

Around The Fleet

"I remember loading up in the truck and the next thing I know I'm seeing dust at my feet, my ears are ringing and I'm seeing dust everywhere. I remember seeing a glimpse of the front window of the 'MAT-V' (M-ATV, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle)."

A Dream Made Real

Around The Fleet

Christina was having a routine morning. Medical was a little busy because it was a periodic health assessment (PHA) day. Thirty to fifty Sailors were standing in line anxiously waiting for lab techs like Christina to draw their blood.

FY-16 Reserve Senior and Master Chief Quotas

Advancements and Promotions

E-8 and E-9 advancement quotas for Full-Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors were released March 4.

Pass This Copy Along

History and Heritage

Budget. The sound of that word can be daunting, knowing that restrictions and tightening-up are just around the corner. For All Hands Magazine in 2011, it was a death sentence.

The Navy Reserve: 100 Years and Counting

History and Heritage

"I never thought one weekend a month and two weeks a year could turn into 24 hours a day and 365 days a year so fast," said Cryptographic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Bobby Fleetwood.

Turning a Nightmare into a Good Dream

Focus on Service

It is the summer of 1997. Temperatures are in the 90s and there is a slight wind blowing. Children are playing in the streets in the city of Columbus, Ohio. The living room carpet in the newly-rented house has a gray and black swirl design. The white walls are plastered with bullet holes.

Happy 100th Navy Reserve

History and Heritage

As we mark the Navy Reserve Centennial, I want to thank all of you who serve - Sailors, civilians and families. Over the past century, the Navy Reserve has made tremendous contributions in both peacetime and war.

NMCB 4 Builds Partnerships

Around The Fleet

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4's Construction Civic Action Detail consists of a small group of Sailors currently working on the Island of Cebu, Philippines.