Electric Vehicles Produce Their Own Energy
Navy Green Energy
With gas prices hovering around $2 a gallon and environmental concerns on the horizon, most people are looking for ways to cut back on energy and reduce fuel consumption. The Navy is no different.
A Yankee Serving Across the Pond
The Personnel Exchange Program allows Sailors to live abroad
BLUF: The Personnel Exchange Program (PEP), available through detailers, allows Sailors to serve with foreign navies or with another branch of the U.S. Military. If it is not an English speaking country, Sailors will be sent to language training before integration.
Planting the Seed
Natick tests hydroponic farming
Don Holman was raised on a farm in Michigan and served 30 years in the Navy, which makes him a perfect fit to help test whether American warships could one day grow their own fresh vegetables.
Are You Willing to ASIST?
On the outside, it looked like any other Navy vessel moored to a pier; haze gray and resting on crystal blue waters. Though a light shower poured out of a bright blue sky, and Sailors didn't seem to mind.
Hidden in Plain Sight
The Art and Science of Ship Camouflage
When it comes to color on a ship these days, it's like Henry Ford's famous quip: You can have any color as long as it's haze gray.
Zom-BEES Haunt Hawaii
Hawaii Seabees open annual haunted warehouse to service members and families
Hawaii may not seem like a very scary place to visit, but somewhere on Pearl Harbor there is a butcher wearing the dead carcass of a pig's head, and he's scaring the locals.
The Heart of the Lifter
Six pack...ripped back
Clunk... Clunk... Clunk. The noises of weights being pumped by people in the gym are the only sounds heard over soft-toned music.
Great Time for a Leap
Leap Frogs perform at K-BAY
The Leap Frogs are the U.S. Navy's parachute demonstration team.
Building Wooden Ships
Master builder takes pride in building history
Bob Duncan has been building models since he was 10 years old. At 93, not much has changed.
70 Year Journey Home
Search remains for fallen Airmen
On February 28, 1945, with the end of the war in Europe only weeks away, an American B-24 Liberator headed down the runway for a mission to Northern Italy. Their target was the Isarco-Albes Railroad bridge, a conduit for German forces being rushed to battle to the south.
Retirement Tips for Those Jumping Ship
Things to know before retiring
One Sailor's Experience with Career Intermission - Part 4
Associate's degree in December
Amara Timberlake is an MC2 currently taking advantage of the Career Intermission Program. This blog is part of a series. Read the others here:
La Musica Es Mi Pasion
A Musician's Passion Follows Him Across all Borders
Today's Navy is as diverse as the nation it serves. Musician 3rd Class Manuel Pelayo De Gongora immigrated from Cuba at the age of 27. When he made the leap to the United States, he brought with him a passion for music that led him to serve.
In Harm's Way
Displaying the Navy's role in WWII
The U.S. Navy Museum boasts the largest and most comprehensive exhibit detailing the Navy's role in World War II. Divided into the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, and the Home Front, it follows in chronological order from Pearl Harbor to the victories in Europe and Japan.
Bridging the Gap
Bees Build Elevated Causeway in Virginia Beach
Amphibious Construction Battalion (PHIBCB) 1 and 2 along with other Naval Beach Group (NBG) 2 Seabees, constructed a portion of the Elevated Causeway System (ELCAS) in Virginia Beach, Va.
Focus on Service: Shipman
Equipment Operator 1st Class James Shipman
James Shipman was in technical school and working at a mechanic for a Sears Auto shop when he realized the following: he's tired of working on other people's stuff.
Chief Through it All
Legalman honored in chief pinning ceremony
Aundra Howard sat in the first of 12 long rows of folding chairs, his Navy uniform meticulously pressed, family members sitting on his left and right.
Navy Divers Salvage F/A-18
The aircraft was lost at sea due to mechanical failure.
Navy divers and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 salvaged an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft from the sea floor in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, July 22, 2015.
240 Years of Maritime Excellence
Celebrating the Navy's Birthday
240 years ago, a group of rebels, calling themselves the Continental Congress, did the unthinkable. They approved the formation of a navy. A navy that in less than five years would help topple the mightiest empire the world had ever seen.
Navy Announces Rollout and Wear Dates for Upcoming Uniform Changes
The Chief of Naval Personnel released NAVADMIN 236/15 Oct. 9, 2015, which announces several key uniform changes.
A Recap of CNP's World-Wide All Hands Call
The Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo answered Sailors' questions from around the world during an All Hands Call. Here are some of the highlights.
From Enlisted to the Academy
A Midshipman's Story from the Fleet to the Classroom.
When I was 19 years old, I stood at a crossroads, facing a choice between college and military service.
Skillbridge Training Program Allows Sailors to Intern While Still Active Duty
8 things departing Sailors need to know
Often the scariest part about getting out of the Navy is deciding what comes next. The Navy offers Transition Goals, Plans and Success (T-GPS), but for some a more solid plan is needed.
Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always
Celebrating the 240 Year of Tradition of Operational Readiness
As the Navy approaches its 240th year of operating both at home and forward, focus is brought once again to people platforms, and partnerships. The Navy can respond faster, remain on station longer, and carry out mission without needing anyone else's permission.
Unmanned Force Protection: Iver 3
EOD Community Deploys Sub-Surface Unmanned Vehicles
Unmanned vehicles. It's a phrase very much of our times conjuring images of a sky filled with drone aircraft of various sizes and shapes.
Giants Among Heroes
Prisoner of War Speaks on Eight Years in Captivity
The sky is blue, the sun is bright, and the Sailors manning the rails are gleaming in their dress whites. On the pier, between USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), the official party approaches the stage.
Resiliency Retreats Improve Relationships
56% of military members are married - CREDO helps keep those marriages together
Eight years into their marriage, JoAnn Ortloff, a petty officer first class at the time, and her husband were happy.
Last of its Kind
Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates Sail into Naval History
For the first time in almost 38 years, there will be no Oliver Hazard Perry (OHP) Frigate on the fleet rolls of the United States Navy. The USS Simpson (FFG 56) was decommissioned in her homeport of Mayport, Florida, Sept. 29, and represented the last frigate in the Navy's inventory.
Operation Hele On
Operation Hele On defines mission readiness for youth
It's no secret that military children have anything but a typical childhood.
A Sailor Walks You Through His Typical Day at the Pentagon
Seaman Nathan Winn walks an average of five miles backward every day.