The Raye Montague Story
Born in segregated Arkansas in the 1930s, Raye Montague was never expected to amount to much. She wasn't supposed to. But after visiting a captured German submarine during World War II, Montague decided she wanted to become an engineer.
Navy Women and World War I:
A Legacy of Service
Lieutenant Cmdr. Joy Bright Hancock walked down the hallway of the Navy headquarters building on Constitution Avenue in D.C., her head held high.
Women in a Man's Navy
First women enlist in 1917
Left. Right. Left. Right. Left. Sailors marched up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in May 1919, their spotless blue uniforms starched to a crisp, their covers carefully strapped beneath their chins as they celebrated the recent victory in Europe.
Seabees gear up for "war"
Following a seemingly endless dirt road in the deep woods of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the roar of diesel engines, hammers and chainsaws echo is muted by the thick growth of elm and beech trees.
Heart, Ambition, Guts
AWR3 Samantha Jelonnek
A Sailor's worst nightmare, falling off a ship into the deep blue depths below.
Exercise Fulcrum 2017 Brings Together EOD
Technicians From Various Nations
Exercise Fulcrum 2017 concluded Feb. 24, 2017, partnering U.S, Australian and New Zealand explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts for a two-week exchange of EOD techniques and best practices.
No Beach Out Of Reach
Assault Craft Unit 5
The image is iconic: Marines pouring ashore, emerging from choppy waves to secure a beachhead in the name of freedom.
FY-17 Cycle 233 Reserve Senior and Master Chief Quotas
E8/9 FTS and SELRES advancement quotas released
Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Full Time Support (FTS) and Selective Reserve (SELRES) E8/E9 board quotas were released March 6 after the board convened in Millington, Tennessee.
The Sting of the Bee:
75 Years of the Navy Seabee
The Seabees, affectionately called "Dirt Sailors," have been present in every war and conflict since World War II. But these tough men and women do more than build latrines and airstrips; they are also trained to defend what they build. Throughout 2017, the Navy will celebrate 75 years of the Seabees, their mettle and their "can do" spirit.
From Monk to Buddhist Chaplain
Returning home to serve two nations
Curiosity led a young novice monk, Aroon Seeda, towards a site where U. S. Marines had set-up camp.
Cobra Gold 2017
Learning and helping
Money was not the motivating factor for Seaman Jamel Harris, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5. It was about the opportunity to learn a trade.
Improving warfighting capabilities at the Naval Health Research Center
The heat and humidity cling to the Sailor like a wet blanket, his uniform blouse soaked in sweat.
Remembering a Lost Hero
Black Medal of Honor recipient rediscovered after some 130 years
December 26, 1872, the day after Christmas - the weather in Norfolk was bitter cold, with sleet and a gale-force wind. Aboard USS Powhatan, a sidewheel steamer commissioned in 1852, it was particularly unpleasant, with a wet, slippery deck, and a dangerous pitch.
The Fighting Field Musician
Medal of Honor Recipient lives on in USS Cole
The guns roared, Feb. 19, 1945, as wave after wave of Marines assaulted the shores of a tiny, 8-square-mile island in the Pacific, a dot so small it was barely visible on a map.
The Navy-Marine Corps team bridging gaps at Camp Pendleton
From the earliest days of each branch's inception, to the island-hopping of World War II, the jungles of Vietnam, and still today, the Navy and Marine Corps have worked side-by-side bridging gaps between each service's unique culture and mission.
More Sweat, Less Blood
Corpsmen undergo hyper-realistic training
"Medic! Medic! Someone help: I can't feel my legs! Help me please!"
America The Beautiful and Diverse
Celebrating African American History Month
February is National African-American History Month, where we recognize the heritage, achievements and contributions African-Americans have made to our nation and to our Navy.
Blended Retirement System
7 things to know
The Navy released NAVADMIN 020/17 announcing the release and availability of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) Opt-In course.
Wet Or Dry
Sally Ride's labs support 'super' science
Standing in the lab of the research vessel Sally Ride, Ana Sirovic and Joe Warren hunched over a three-foot-long echosounder like surgeons evaluating a patient. The yellow echosounder, resembling a cylindrical canister, had spent five months submerged under nearly 1,000 feet of Pacific Ocean and required immediate attention.
Navy College Program Goes Virtual
As of September 2016, all but four Navy College offices closed. The Navy College offices at Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Kitsap will remain open through the end of FY17.
In the Jungles of Cambodia
Looking towards the future and remembering the past
As the Seabee 75th Anniversary approaches, Builder Constructionman Glenn Vaca from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 remembers the past and looks towards the future as they help build facilities in the Svay Rieng Province in Cambodia.
Swimming to Save
An Opportunity this Sailor Never thought Possible
On a warm and sunny Florida day, Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Harrison Greenmaki sits in the hangar bay, his calm and humble presence doesn't reflect that of a seasoned naval rescue swimmer. The phrase 'you can't judge a book by its cover' is the only way to really describe this Sailor.
The Navy's Indoor Ocean
Indoor Wave Pool Helps Navy Researchers Design Cutting-Edge Warships
Roaring waves from all corners of the map come together under one roof with the promise to reveal age-old seagoing secrets in the Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin (MASK) at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock, Maryland.
Navy Uniform Policy Update Released
8 things to know
The Navy released NAVADMIN 015/17 Jan. 26 that updates several previously announced uniform policy changes.
5 Things You Need to Know:
The Navy is ever changing, from command leadership to new NAVADMINs and new programs that are launched to improve not just the fleet, but individual Sailors. One such program is Sailor 2025.
Can Do In Cambodia
Seabees help improve a community
As the Cambodian sun pours down on the already sweat-drenched Seabees, they continue to push on, knowing their efforts will not be in vain. They are on a mission to do whatever it takes to complete a new facility for the Sromo Primary School in Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia.
Goodbye to a Legend
Navy pilot Gene Cernan, last man on the moon, dies
Astronaut and Navy Capt. Eugene "Gene" Cernan blasted off for a final time and touched the stars last week, dying in Houston, Jan. 16, at the age of 82. He will be laid to rest today.
Improved Flame Resistant Variant Coverall, Announced and Approved
USFF Announces Approval of Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) Coverall
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) announced the authorization of the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) coverall as an approved fleet organizational clothing item Jan. 19 via ALFLTFORCOM/ALPACFLT 191900Z JAN 17.
Naval Hospital Bremerton Optometry
Getting framed is now a fashionable, eye-opening experience courtesy of Naval Hospital Bremerton's Optometry Clinic.
First of Her Kind
New York recruit among first with Marine Corps infantry contract
As the military continues to make history by opening combat roles to women, from Navy submariners to the Army Rangers, some of the first female Marines with infantry contracts have graduated from basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.