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.
Hurricane Season Is Upon Us
Thousands of Sailors could be affected by this year's hurricane season. If you are in a hurricane prone area and you aren't prepared, you should be.
Defying the Odds
From attempted murder to the Warrior Games
Not many people survive an attempted murder, let alone getting their throat slashed, but Chief Yeoman Tim Vaughn managed to defy the odds.
My Navy Career Development Symposium to Visit Norfolk in June
"Take Charge of Your Career!" is the theme of the Sailor-focused My Navy Career Development Symposium (CDS) making its way to Norfolk, June 19 to 21.
Wounded Sailors Find Safe Harbor
Life happens, and sometimes it changes our bodies and minds in ways we could never imagine. You never walk into a barber shop expecting a haircut only to leave in an ambulance with a slashed throat. That's what happened to Chief Yeoman Tim Vaughn.
A Time To Pause and Reflect
Memorial Day Tributes
As the weather begins to heat up and May comes to an end, remember to pause for a moment, before heating up the grill or heading outside, to honor and remember those who have given their lives in service to the United States.
FY19 FTS/SELRES Quotas Released
Navy released the Full Time Support (FTS) and Selective Reserve (SELRES) quotas for the chief petty officer selection board that convened May 21.
The U.S. Navy Celebrates Asian-American Pacific Islander Month
The history of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders' service to the United States stretches back to the 19th century, beginning with the U.S. Navy's presence in East Asia in the 1830s. Its mission was to protect U.S. interests during maritime trading wars. Many American ships that patrolled the region included sailors of Chinese descent who protected American vessels and diplomats in the region.
Spring 2018 Petty Officer Advancement Results Released
The names of more than 24,000 active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors selected for advancement to E-4, E-5, and E-6 have been released.
Fish Out of Water
Facing Tragedy and Adapting to Life with Sports
It was a sunny, mid-spring afternoon in Port Hueneme, California, at the Navy Safe Harbor Wounded Warrior Training Camp. Water splashed loudly as swimmers dove into the pool, the trainer's thunderous voice overpowering the sound of limbs cutting through the water.
Spring 2018 Petty Officer Advancement Quotas Released
The Navy released the spring petty officer advancement quotas for more than 22,000 active duty, Full Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors to advance to E-4, E-5 and E-6, May 21.
Armed Forces Day
This month we take the time to thank our military members for serving and remember the veterans who sacrificed so much for their country.
2017 SOY Advanced to Chief Petty Officer
The 2017 Sailor of the Year winners were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony held at the United States Navy Memorial.
Sailors find resilience, family at Warrior Games Training Camp
It started as an ordinary day on the boat. USS Louisville (SSN 724) was returning to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after a six-month deployment. Crewmembers were anxious to see their families and walk on dry land again. They just had a few final tasks to take care on the submarine. One of them went horribly wrong, and in a split second, Chief Machinist's Mate Ferlin Espinal's life changed forever.
Navy Updates Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Program
The Navy updated the Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program policy in NAVADMIN 118/18, released May 14.
The Wait of the World
It's hard not to stare; it's the first thing you notice. A mass the size of a pineapple hanging from the right side of his face, pulling and stretching his eye and mouth under its weight. Harder to see though are the years of relentless torment he's had to endure, and the lonely boy lost behind the mask. That was the boy discovered by the Continuing Promise 2018 team.
Master Chief Results Are Out!
Congrats to all new Master Chiefs!
Congratulations to all the new master chief petty officers!
A Continued Promise
As a six year-old girl plays with wooden toys in a family dentist office in Colombia, she makes a decision. Some children dream of being an astronaut, a musician or president, but rarely do they commit to a promise made at six years old.
USS Winston Churchill
Why the Navy named a ship after a British prime minister
In 2001, the Navy commissioned its 18th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81). The ship is currently the only vessel in the fleet that honors a foreigner. Here are a few reasons why.
2018 MAP Quotas Announced
The Navy released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) plan, May 2, in NAVADMIN 109/18, increasing quotas and expanding commanding officers' ability to recognize and advance top performing Sailors.