Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
The last Sailor of the day holds an anti-tank rocket (AT4) launcher on his shoulder, pointing the business-end down range, ready for the order to loose its might with the push of a button.
Doolittle and His Raiders Pt. 2:
A One-Way Trip
USS Hornet (CV 8) steamed out of San Francisco Bay, April 2, 1942, with 16 modified B-25 Mitchell bombers and about 200 men led by Lt. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle.
The Final Test
COMPTUEX aboard USS George H.W. Bush
Composite training unit exercise, or COMPTUEX, is the last task between a ship's crew and finally setting sail for deployment.
Doolittle and His Raiders Pt. 1:
80 Brave Men and Shangri-la
The deck of USS Hornet (CV 8), code named "Shangri-la," pitched and rolled in the swells of the Western Pacific Ocean. Sixteen B-25B Mitchell medium bombers were preparing for a historic takeoff - 467 feet and no room for error.
The Difference Starts With You
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). While sexual assault awareness and prevention are year-round efforts, SAAPM is a time when both military and civilian organizations engage their communities to identify and strengthen the roles that individuals and institutions play in combatting sexual assault.
Where One Sailor Stands Alone
Lone Sailor Fort Lauderdale
A Sailor stands tall and strong in the heat of the South Florida sun. He seems to pause in his march along a red brick path to look out across a river. This Sailor embodies honor, courage and commitment. Standing a quiet but vital watch, this "Lone Sailor" represents all Sailors - past, present and future.
Convoy Security Element
Training Together, Protecting Each Other
It's four in the morning at Camp Shelby, Miss., and Builder Constructionman Richard Starcher wakes up to beeps from his watch. He rubs his tired eyes and glances over at his gear.
From First Class to the Deck Plates
Being a leader is a never ending process of growth and development. In the 124 years of the chief petty officer rank, good leadership is one key to molding good Sailors.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Reporting Options
6 Things You Need to Know
April 2017 is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year's theme is "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission. The Difference Starts with You. Step Up and Step In to Stop Sexual Assault."
The Navy in the Great War: The U.S. Joins World War I
A time of technological innovation
Throughout World War I, then known as the Great War, German U-boats stalked the U.S. coastline, playing cat-and-mouse with passenger and merchant ships that crossed the Atlantic to supply the Allies.
Sailor shaped by service, boxing applies mindset of fighter to life
When asked who he is, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Dobbs uses two words: Sailor and fighter.
FY-18 Active Duty E-9 Quotas Released
Find out how many Sailors will advance to E-9
On Monday, the Navy released quotas for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 active duty E-9 board that convened in Millington, Tennessee.
Keep What You Earned
April designated as Alcohol Awareness Month
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
"50 Years of Leadership"
MCPON rank turns 50
Fifty years ago, "All Hands" magazine highlighted 11 men as the "cream of the crop," calling them the top enlisted men of the Navy.
Providing Aid and Care Around the World
The floating hospital
It stands taller than a 10-story building, its towering white hull casting a shadow wherever it sails. Beneath the skin, the 894-foot vessel is virtually indistinguishable from a modern medical facility with 1,000 hospital beds and 12 operating rooms.
Breaking Barriers, Part 2:
The Raye Montague Story
Raye Jordan Montague was breaking the rules. She wasn't supposed to use the computer.
Breaking Barriers, Part 1
The Raye Montague Story
Seven-year-old Raye Jordan gasped with excitement, her eyes wide with delight, as she held on tight to her grandfather's hand. She had never seen anything like the small German submarine before.
Alleviating Tax Season Woes
VITA program is here to help
Tax season can be a hectic time of year, and reading, not to mention understanding, all the different forms can be confusing. Many people will simply drop their paperwork on a professional's desk and pay a pile of cash to get the job done as quickly and painlessly as possible.
5 Things You Need to Know:
In light of the recent discovery of the sharing of inappropriate photos and videos online, we are reminded that no matter if we're in the workplace or home when we are online we should always adhere to our core values.
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.