The Path of Solidarity
Five Decades Later, the Hike Continues
The town of Jerez del Marquesado sits just at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the province of Granada, not far from the southern coast of Spain.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
If Only Everything Could Be Seen and Heard
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, started off like any other weekday morning for Chief Sonya Ansarov. As usual, she woke up at 4:30 a.m., got ready for work, and hit the road for her 45-minute drive to the Pentagon.
The Guardian of Naval History
Unraveling the Story Behind Each Weapon
For some people, collecting weapons is not only a hobby but an obsession. For one staff member at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in Washington D.C., it's not only an obsession, but a paid gig.
5 Things To Know About Enlisted Women in Submarines
Deadline April 15, 2015
The window is open and female Sailors across the Navy are applying to make history. Applications for conversions into all Submarine Force ratings are being accepted today!
New App Helps Officers Navigate Sea of Information
6 things you need to know
You're drowning in a sea of paperwork as you turn-and-burn on evals and counseling chits. Sailor A needs obvious help with uniform regulations, Sailor B is being put up for SOY and Sailor C just handed you a chit for a pregnancy clothing allowance. Don't you wish there was one place with common instructions and gouge?
Retired Sailor Returns for Promotion of a Lifetime
Boatswain's Mate advanced to honorary CPO
When retired Navy Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Jim Castaneda arrived on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor he was under the impression he and his fellow brothers and sisters in the Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor program were attending a ceremony honoring the 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials being held in Hawaii.
Developing Foreign Partnerships
CSCS trains domestic and foreign fleets
Just south of the District of Columbia, in Dahlgren, Virginia, sits the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS). Its main focus is developing and delivering surface ship combat systems training to both domestic and foreign fleets.
FY 2016 Master Chief Quotas Released
Find out how many Sailors will advance to E-9
Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Active Duty E9 board quotas were released March 31, showing a slight decrease in advancement opportunity of less than one percentage point, 12.29 percent compared to 13.18 percent last year.
Nutrition: Why should we care?
Your diet effects how you live and perform
Ok, be honest, when was the last time you ate or drank something you knew you shouldn't have? As members of the military, it's crucial to be able to perform at work.
NMCB 4 Builds Partnerships
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.
Chip and Pin
New security measures for government travel card
Dear Insert Name Here,
New security measures are being implemented to your government travel card that will help prevent fraud, and this and that and blah, blah, blah........
Training for a Dream Job
Determined Corpsmen Implement Dive Motivator Program
It's 5 a.m. and the summer sunrise is gradually warming the waterfront near Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as an active group of Sailors gathered on the grass in that early morning sun, each with a dedicated sense of purpose intent on their physical training task.
Sisters in Service
MIDN 1/C Gee Mi Jorde and MIDN 4/C Gee Yong Jorde
In the summer of 2011 Gee Mi Jorde joined the military. More specifically she was accepted to the United States Naval Academy. Three years later her sister, Gee Yong Jorde was also accepted.
Pi: Not Just a Number
3.1415 on 3/14/15
Today is not just another Saturday. It's Pi Day. But it's not even just another Pi Day.
SPAWAR's Laser Lab
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
HM3's account of surviving an IED blast
"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," said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Robert Scott Elder.
A Dream Made Real
A Sailor's Seven Year Voyage to Commissioning
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.
Pass This Copy Along
Celebrating Two Years of All Hands Magazine Online
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.
FY-16 Reserve Senior and Master Chief Quotas
Cycle 225 E8/9 FTS and SELRES advancement quotas have been released
E-8 and E-9 advancement quotas for Full-Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors were released March 4.
The Navy Reserve: 100 Years and Counting
Ready then, ready now, ready always
"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
A Sailor's Quest to Write His Own Story
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.
Happy 100th Navy Reserve
Message from Vice Adm. Robin Braun to the Reserve Force
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.
Does your parent, sibling or unmarried child qualify?
Petty Officer Lori Bent had a problem. As a single mother with a 5-year-old daughter, her Navy schedule was starting to take its toll. Stationed aboard the USS Carl Vinson with its fluctuating deployment schedule and its numerous readiness exercises, she was becoming dependent on her best friend.
The Battlefield Saints
Some names omitted to protect identities
"What draws men in initially is, 'hey, ... I wanna jump, I wanna dive,'"said Chief Hospital Corpsman Danny Lang, a 2nd Marines Special Operations Battalion (MSOB) SARC.
Fleet Beldo Talks National African-American History
A Century of Black Life, History and Culture
Fleet Master Chief April Beldo reflects on the legacy of African Americans in the U.S. Navy and shares her own inspirational career story with All Hands Magazine.
Legal Services for Crime Victims
8 things that victims of crime need to know about Victims' Legal Counsel
Navy Victims' Legal Counsel (VLC) provide eligible victims of a military sexual offenses with a dedicated attorney to help them understand the investigation and military justice process, safeguard their legal rights and interests, advocate on their behalf, and obtain additional support in accessing resources that may assist in their recovery.
Online 'Sextortion' Scheme Targets Service Members
NCIS provides recommendations on how to avoid becoming a victim
While checking his Facebook account, a service member receives a friend request from a young, attractive female. The service member and female begin chatting online and subsequently exchange Skype contact information. Their online communication quickly transitions to a video chat, becoming sexual in nature...
An Image for the Ages
Raising that Beautiful Flag
The flag was up. Old Glory, small as she seemed, was flapping proudly in the Pacific breeze atop Mt. Suribachi, the ancient volcano on the tiny island of Iwo Jima, claimed after four days of bloody fighting in February 1945.
Ghosts of Iwo Jima
70 Years After the Battle Began
Deafening silence. Snow lightly dusts the branches of the Christmas trees on this cold, gray Galloway, New Jersey morning.
One Sailor's Experience with Career Intermission - Part 3
As predicted, this month has been a whirlwind. I made the 16 hour road trip from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., I started college full-time and I've been working out a few kinks in my Navy status. Shocking, right?