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Headlines for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Navy Lays Keel on Future Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis. ONR Welcomes New Research Ship to Navy's Ranks. Do's and Don'ts for Voicing Your Political Opinion.

Blended Retirement

Pay and Benefits

For anyone who has ever served 16 years in the military and left with nothing but a DD-214, the new blended retirement option being offered to Sailors beginning Jan. 1, 2017 would have been a huge help.

From Sailors to Civilians

Your Career

Sailors all join the Navy for different reasons. Some join to make a career out of the military, others for college money or just to get away from home. No matter the reason a Sailor joined, the process starts and ends with a piece of paper.

Five things you need to know

Your Career

Since the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy the DoD has continued to make changes to further the advancement of equality within its ranks. Service members are now be able to openly serve as their preferred gender.

From Son To Shipmate

Focus on Service

For some, a family legacy of military service is a historical connection, with today's service members carrying on the tradition from a relative who may have served during World War II or before.

5 Things You Need to Know: PCS Delays

Around The Fleet

Sailors are experiencing delays for PCS moves. Here's what CNP wants YOU to know!

From Humble Beginnings

History and Heritage

Our nation was founded with the blood, sweat and tears of our founding fathers and the men and women they led. After our independence our nation was built and made even stronger by the families who immigrated to the new nation, the United States of America.

2016 FTS and SELRES Chief Quotas Released

Advancements and Promotions

The FY17 E-7 Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full-Time Support (FTS) advancement board convened on May 18. The board will select more than 600 SELRES and FTS Sailors for advancement to chief petty officer.

Wargames in the Pacific

Around The Fleet

Just over 4,000 miles from the coast of California, crystal blue waters part in a wave of foam as a warship cuts a path towards a group of Pacific Islands. Ships baring the flags of Australia, Japan and many others join the U.S. in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for RIMPAC 2016.

Security Reaction Force

Training and Education

"Security alert, security alert!" Almost every shipboard Sailor has heard this phrase blare from the 1MC at some point.