Raise Our Voices for Prevention
Navy Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Since 1775, it has been the mission of the United States Navy to protect the seas, defend commerce and engage enemies who would threaten our safety, wherever they may be. There is another, often silent, battle, however, one being fought within our own ranks that too often goes unnoticed. This month, Sailors around the world are stepping up to fight back and raising their voices for prevention.
FY 19 E-8 Board Quotas Released
Quotas for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 active duty E-8 board that convened in Millington, Tennessee, April 23, have been released.
Laying the Keel
Developing the Backbone of our Navy
Building trust, developing leaders, and driving high performance teams are never ending tasks. For the enlisted force, "Laying the Keel - Developing the Backbone of Our Navy" sets the structure and continuous learning conditions towards those ends.
The Armed Services Blood Program
Addressing a critical, worldwide need
A combat-wounded soldier in World War II had approximately a 70 percent chance of survival. Those odds increased the sooner he reached an Allied hospital and received life-saving blood, according to a 2005 article in Science Daily by surgeon and writer Atul Gawande. As a result, during the war, military leaders and medical professionals quickly realized that the ability to provide blood for wounded service members as quickly as possible was an absolute necessity.
Evening Prayers: An Ancient Naval Tradition
For some Sailors, it's a deeply meaningful religious experience. For others, the echo over the intercom, "Tattoo, tattoo." Stand by for evening prayer," is simply a sign that another day at sea has passed, and that they're that much closer to going home.
Role 2 Light Maneuver Team
R2LM: World-class Medical Care Wherever it's Needed
The Navy's first role 2 light maneuver (R2LM) team completed its inaugural, 69-day deployment aboard the French navy's Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014), offering advanced trauma and life support capabilities while underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. This area includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean - about 2.5 million square miles of water and 20 countries.
FTS and SELRES E8 and E9 Results
FY-19 FTS and SELRES Senior Chief and Master Chief selection board results have been released!
Sailors that were previously ineligible for advancement exams due to a Career Waypoint (CWAY) status of Denied Final Active (DFA) have been reinstated by a policy change from the Chief of Naval Personnel April 4.
Navy Chief Charts Course to Develop 'World-Class' Leaders
Navy Leader Development Framework
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced the formation of the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College and released an updated version of the Navy Leader Development Framework (NLDF 2.0) in Newport.
Medal of Honor Recipient
Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
The last living Navy Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), April 4.
Ready Relevant Learning
RRL To Be Delivered Fleet-Wide
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) announced the Navy-wide commencement of the block learning stage of Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) via NAVADMIN 089/18, April 5.
Easing the Way: DOD, VA Release Online Tool to Help Veterans with Discharge Upgrades
The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have announced the launch of a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who need to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharges.
The American Red Cross and the Military: A century-old partnership
In the darkest days of World War II, as American troops battled enemies on two fronts...
FY 19 E-9 Board Quotas Released
Quotas were released for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 active duty E-9 board that convened in Millington, Tennessee April 2.
125th Anniversary of The Chief
USS George H.W. Bush Celebrates CPO 125th Birthday
"Who's your Chief?" Ask any Sailor that question - you're bound to get a reaction.
What is a Chief?
125 Years of Leading and Mentoring
April 1, 1893 is the birthdate of the rank of chief petty officer, as established by General Order 409. This date marks the start of entrusting senior first class petty officers to become something more, to serve as subject matter experts and trainers.
From Servant to Midshipman
Future Marine Officer Shaped By Running
BANG! At the sound of a gunshot, the runners' legs fire, propelling them down the track at approximately 27 mph. Runners sprint to each relay point, handing off the baton, one after another, until it reaches Midshipman Amanda Agana, who is the anchor for the 4x400 meter relay.
Not Just a Man's World
The day started off overcast and rainy on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Feb. 28. The sky cleared in the late morning and rays of sunshine beamed through the clouds. Reflections of Sailors scurrying across the flight deck appeared on the surface of puddles left from the morning's rain.
Leading the Way
Uniformed Women of Yesterday
During the First World War, something unheard of happened when it came to the progress of women in the United States. They were officially allowed to enlist in the Navy. Since then, women have been paving the way in the military forces. From World War I to the conflicts of today, women have done their part. Here are the stories of two of those women.
The History of a Classic
Remembering the WWII WAVE Uniform
Ask female veterans why they joined the military during World War II, and they'll list many of the same reasons women do today: They wanted to serve their country. They wanted new and better opportunities. They wanted to support family members in uniform.
Calculating the Future
STEM Pioneer Gladys West Overcomes Segregation
When you need directions or want to find a restaurant in a new town, you turn your location on, type the name into your phone's search engine and, within seconds, your destination is ready for you. The days of struggling with a map are long gone. You can thank Gladys West for that.
It was a normal day of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Oct. 10, 2008. The ship was a few months into deployment and had just departed South Africa for combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Paul Hall was nearing the end of another long work day, and was about to continue working into the night.
Five Things to Know About PCSing to Guam
So you just received orders to Naval Base Guam, home to miles of pristine beaches and some of the best diving locations in the world, according to Scuba Diving Magazine. You can almost feel the warm, tropical air brushing against your face, but before you pack your bags, here are a few important things to know.
Carl Vinson Strike Group on Deployment to Western Pacific
More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to the Carl Vinson Strike Group have been on a regularly scheduled deployment to the western Pacific since January.
Navy MWR Digital Library
5 Things to Know About Getting FREE eBooks
Sailors, their families and Navy civilians have FREE access to more than a quarter million ebooks and audiobooks through the Navy General Library Program's (NGLP) MWR OverDrive site.
FY19 FTS and SELRES E-8 and E-9 Board Convenes - Quotas Released
The fiscal year 2019 Full Time Support (FTS) and SELRES senior chief and master chief selection board convened March 5 in Millington, Tennessee.
One Navy Team
He jumped down from the tree, bare feet crunching on the dense bed of jungle foliage, his young hands gripping freshly-picked fruit. He darted deeper through the deep green layers of trees to find water - a part of his morning routine. For a child growing up in the rural countryside of Trinidad, this was nothing out of the ordinary.
Mindset Is Everything
Former SEAL Becomes MMA Fighter
It's time for the main event: "MITCH 'THE SMASHIN' FROG' AGUIAR!"
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
5 Things to Know
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) was founded in 1904 by several naval officers, Navy wives and civilian friends who saw a need for formal and organized assistance for Sailors who fell on hard times.
Beyond His Wildest Dreams
Naval Aviator Overcomes Segregation to Join NASA
As a young boy in the 1950s and early 1960s, Winston Scott scarcely dared to dream.