O'kane in RIMPAC
The world's largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
Interim MCPON Speaks on Sailor 2025
Interim MCPON FLTCM Russell Smith speaks to the fleet on Sailor 2025 and how new programs like My Navy Portal and other initiatives to streamline the Sailor experience will become the future of today's Navy.
FY19 Active-Duty Chief Results
Chief results are out!
FY-19 active-duty chief selection board results have been released!
Naval Postgraduate School
Earning your degree - Navy style
The military offers numerous opportunities for Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines to obtain higher education, from tuition assistance to the National War College. According to U.S. News and World Report, one military graduate school stands out: the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
Navy SEAL History Part One
A Glance at the Origins of Naval Special Warfare
The evolutionary history of SEALs began during World War II at Amphibious Training Base (ATB), Little Creek, Virginia, in late August 1942, with two special-mission units, Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (S&R) (Joint) and Special Mission Demolition Unit.
The First PACT Sailors Advanced With New NAVADMIN 118/18
When guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) shipmates Anthony White and Kiara Reyes arrived at the recent MyNavy Career Development Symposium in Norfolk, Va., they were undesignated E-3s.
Veterans Find Solace with Horses
With each brushstroke, sunbaked dust sifted off Cecilia into the air. Once Lois Fritz finished brushing, she started a sponge bath to give the animal a nice shine. She paused momentarily to kiss the horse on the head.
Native and in the Navy
One Sailor rediscovers her roots
Men dance with red and blue blankets, similar to stoles, draped over their shoulders. Skunk berry and silver-beaded bandoliers with handkerchief bundles of Indian perfume tied to the back hang across their hearts. In one hand, they shake metal rattles in sync with each drumbeat; in the other, they hold feather fans.
The Heat is On, Stay Cool
In the last five years the U.S. Navy has recorded 698 instances of heat stress, two of which were fatal. Working or playing in hot weather can lead to illness or death if you're not prepared.
It's overcast, a balmy 75 degrees with high humidity at 7 a.m. on day two of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician dive school aboard Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida. Students, that are still wet from the 500-meter swim portion of the physical screening test (PST), are now covered in sand and sweat as they drop to complete another set of push-ups at Thor's Playground, a slightly wooded workout area.
Sailor and Doctor
The Navy is offering a new opportunity to enlisted Sailors interested in becoming a doctor in the Medical Corps. Eligible Sailors may pursue a medical degree through the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Things to Know
Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) assists active-duty and Reserve Sailors by funding the certification and licensing exams that map their Navy and civilian educations, training, experience, and competencies to industry/civilian credentials and occupational equivalents.
Welcome to RIMPAC 2018
Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are taking part in a unique training opportunity around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's interconnected oceans. Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 is the 26th biennial exercise in a series that began in 1971.
FY19 SELRES and FTS Chief Results
FY-19 SELRES and FTS chief selection board results have been released!
The Planning of Operation Husky
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures
War breeds unlikely relationships and alliances, usually determined by the old saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Most of the early war period had American forces focused on German and Japanese forces.
For many military spouses completing education and career goals are a major concern as they balance life with a loved one in the military. A Defense Manpower Data Center study revealed that 27.1% of military spouses listed furthering their education or training as an important milestone. While military life may present unique challenges for spouses like frequent moves and funding issues, the Department of Defense (DoD) has taken steps to address those concerns.
Summer Fire Safety
Summer is here and temperatures are rising along with the number of cookouts and fireworks. In the backyards of America, it's important to remember safety.
FY19 Active Duty Chief Quotas Released
The Navy released quotas for the fiscal year 2019 chief petty officer selection board that convened June 25 providing advancement opportunity in all ratings.
Sailor by the Bay
Lone Sailor Guards San Francisco
During World War ll, approximately 1.5 million men and women shipped out from San Francisco, leaving the foggy city on the bay for submarine- infested waters and dense island jungles where hand-to-hand combat and disease all too often waited. In April 2002, a statue was erected at their embarkation point.
Think before you drink
On the Thursday before Memorial Day, Cmdr. Mike Polito sat in the front pew of All Saints Chapel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
Navy Releases New Parental Leave Program
Navy announced the establishment of the Military Parental Leave Program in NAVADMIN 151/18, released June 21. The new program increases parental leave and combines the current family leave policies into one. The Military Parental Leave Program also aligns the Navy with recently released Department of Defense guidance pertaining to changes about parental leave.
Drivers Take Notice
It's Spring, Motorcyclists Are Hitting the Road
With warmer weather comes an increase in motorcyclists hitting the road, often catching drivers by surprise.
Where Eaglets Dare
Banding the national bird at NAS Patuxent River
Spirituality, wisdom, strength, majesty, freedom: Eagles hold many different meanings among different cultures, throughout history and around the world. In 1782, Congress chose the bald eagle as the United States national bird for its beauty, strength and long life.
"Doctor in the House"
The Beginnings of Hospital Corpsmen
The sea's tone was corrupted by a forceful wind and a change in barometric pressure. The haze-gray fog was the perfect cover for the attack. Now that the battle was over, though victorious, the fight for survival continues.
Brilliant on the Basics
As our Navy grows for the first time in nearly a generation, we need Sailors who are personally engaged in the success of our Navy as well as their own personal success. We also need leaders who encourage and enable this.
Since September 2012, more than 25 enlisted Sailors from the Information System Technician (IT) and Cryptologic Technician-Networks (CTN) ratings have earned Master of Science in Applied Cyber Operations (MACO) degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California.
Defense Language Institute: Bridging Languages, Cultures
Hidden among seal-covered beaches, bustling boardwalks and a world-class golf course is the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California. On this campus, where the sun rises over a transplanted section of the Berlin Wall each morning, service members train to become experts in languages and cultures of countries across the globe.
PCS - A Moving Game
Sailors moving this summer should start preparing now, said Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Household Goods (HHG) Director John E. Hilaman. "A good move doesn't just happen," he said, "it takes planning."
Active Duty E-8 Results
Congratulations to the following personnel who have been selected for advancement to senior chief petty officer by the FY-19 Active-Duty Navy E8 Selection Board. Strong competition between qualified professionals is one of the strengths of our Navy and your selection speaks highly of your abilities.
FRG Puts Family First
Spouses band together during deployment
For Sailors in today's Navy, deploying is a way of life, and even if a Sailor isn't deployed, duty can mean long days, physically demanding work and training evolutions -- all to get ready for deployment. At the same time, while life at sea may be business as usual for Sailors, their families are often the ones who feel the sting of deployment most once the ship leaves the pier.