Five Things to Know: -
Extending Your Enlistment
A new NAVADMIN now allows first-term Sailors on sea duty the ability to elect to extend their expiration of active obligated service (EAOS) to complete their sea duty assignment, known as prescribed sea tour (PST).
Navy Leaders Bring Back Rating Titles -
Rating Modernization's Next Step
On Dec. 21, the Navy announced that effective immediately, Sailors may continue to be addressed by their Rating Titles.
From the Sea to the Mountains -
Duty in Washington
Kayaking along the still waters of the Puget Sound, the only sounds are the distant cries of sea gulls and the paddle as it pulls you across the water.
Give the Gift of a Designated Driver -
Keeping you and your shipmates safe
The holidays are fast approaching. Visiting family and friends is what many Sailors have planned. The one must have this holiday season and every day between is a designated driver.
Duty in Florida: -
Destination Panama City Beach
Just two hours southeast of Pensacola is another hidden jewel of the Gulf Coast of Florida: Panama City Beach.
Special Power of Attorney -
Bringing legal assistance to the fleet
Sailor readiness has always been a top priority for commands throughout the fleet. When gearing up for deployment or traveling overseas, most Sailors require legal assistance in the form of a special power of attorney.
The Long Road Home: -
Living life beyond disability
"I was actually supposed to die on the scene, and on my way to the hospital, and pretty much a million other places I wasn't supposed to make it." said John Edmonston. "So, they called my family in to come see me for my last hoorah and I ended up living."
Getting Out of the Navy -
Transition GPS helps Sailors shift into civilian life
Sooner or later, every Sailor will wake up one day and put their uniform on for the very last time. Whether it's after 20 years of service, or just one enlistment, Sailors will eventually return back to the civilian world.
Rating Modernization -
Navy Occupational Specialty Codes
The Navy announced Sept. 29, 2016, that it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system.
Destination NAS Pensacola -
Sunshine, beaches and airplanes
You're up for orders. You've been around the world. Bahrain? Check. Japan? Check. The question is where to next?
Reaching for the Stars from Below the Waves -
One officer's dream to fly into space
Cmdr. Scott McGinnis, commanding officer of USS Houston (SSN 713), is not your average submariner.
Sailor 2025 -
What you need to know
Can you imagine a Navy where you check onboard a new command and with a scan of your CAC, all of your pay is linked, your DTS is liquidated and everything just lines up?
From Sailors to Civilians -
Preparing to transition from military service
Sailors all join the Navy for different reasons. Some join to make a career out of the military, others for college money or just to get away from home. No matter the reason a Sailor joined, the process starts and ends with a piece of paper.
5 Things You Need To Know -
The new transgender policy
Since the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy the DoD has continued to make changes to further the advancement of equality within its ranks. Service members are now able to openly serve as their preferred gender.
Career Development Team Guides Boxer Sailors To Success -
Sailors receive guidance on career decisions
Making intelligent career decisions is one of the most daunting tasks junior Sailors face, especially in the midst of deployment. That's where amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) Career Development Team (CDT) comes in.
Letter To The Board -
Steps to fixing your record and communicating with the selection board
Keeping up with administrative requirements in the Navy may just be the toughest job each Sailor has.
One Sailor's Experience with Career Intermission - Part 5 -
First year of school done!
I am officially one year in to my intermission, which also means one year of being in school and one year since I've worn my uniform.
Sailors Wanted on Spaceships -
NASA applications now being accepted
NASA is now accepting applications, and in an attempt to cast the net as wide as possible, the program has been opened up to enlisted service members as well as officers.
Post 9/11 GI Bill -
7 Things You Need to Remember about Transferring your Education Benefits
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an exceptional benefit provided by the U.S. government to Sailors for their military service. Individuals can choose to use it for their own education, or transfer their eligibility to family members.
Retirement Tips for Those Jumping Ship -
Things to know before retiring
From Enlisted to the Academy -
A Midshipman's Story from the Fleet to the Classroom.
When I was 19 years old, I stood at a crossroads, facing a choice between college and military service.
5 Tips for Striking a Rate
Jason LeMay is a Corpsman diver, one of the more unique jobs in the Navy. But, he didn't start that way. Like many Sailors, he started his career undesignated. Through the PACT program, Sailors can find the rates that suit them best.
Awarded Anchors -
2014 Sailors of the Year
The Navy's 2014 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial, May 14.
10 Changes Coming to the Navy -
SECNAV Focuses on People
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has unveiled a host of initiatives and policy changes aimed at improving quality of life and careers for sailors and Marines. During a speech to Naval Academy midshipmen, Mabus laid out his plans for the future. Here are 10 things Sailors and Marines need to know.
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!
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?
TGPS Leads to a Better Future -
Don't just TAP out
So you're separating or retiring from the Navy; leaving behind an occupation and an identity and preparing to embark on a new adventure.
One Sailor's Experience with Career Intermission - Part 2 -
As I'm typing this today, I have 20 days left until I separate from the Navy and three more working days here at the command.
One Sailor's Experience with Career Intermission - Part 1 -
From Sailor to civilian and back
Anyone close to me would say I am someone who absolutely loves the Navy. A lot of my friends actually tease me about being a lifer, so it often comes as a surprise when I tell them I'm preparing to separate. My reason for separating is uncommon; I'm doing it in hopes of making a career out of the Navy.
Reprisals and Retaliation -
Five things to know
Sailors whose official service record may reflect reprisal or retaliation because they reported a criminal offense, including sexual assault or sexual harassment, can request records correction through the Board for Correction of Naval Records.
Navy's New CAP Policy- 5 Things You Need to Know -
CNP revises command advancement program
Earlier this year, the Chief of Naval Personnel announced updates to the Command Advancement Program (CAP) for active component (AC) and Reserve component (RC) and a shift from a calendar to a fiscal year timeline for CAP and Navy Recruiter Meritorious Advancement Program (NRMAP), starting Oct. 1.
A New Way to PASS -
Sailor creates new way for service members to mentor each other
Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Gloriana Jensen, Naval Information Operations Command, Hawaii had a dilemma. As one of the only senior females on the watch floor, and as the mother of two, she seemed to be bombarded with Sailors seeking pregnancy and parenting advice.
3 Things to Know about the RAND Military Workplace Study -
Have your voice heard to help ensure a safe and professional work environment
On behalf of the Department of Defense (DOD), the RAND Corporation is conducting a Military Workplace Study that includes a survey of Sailors and is projected to conclude Sept. 24.
Moving Overseas Just Got a Little Easier -
Navy families get more lead time on overseas screening with a letter of intent
Life just got easier for Navy families going overseas with their Sailor with the release of a Navy message Sept. 3.
Just Doing My Job -
HM2 Patrick B. Quill was awarded the Silver Star for actions during one day in Afghanistan
Pinned down by machine gun and mortar fire, without regard for his own life, he ran across open terrain to reach his fallen leader.
Career Intermission Program -
5 Things You Need to Know
Since the Navy's Career Intermission Program inception in 2009, 70 Sailors, men and women, officers and enlisted, across a variety of communities have taken advantage of the program to pursue personal and professional goals.
Reserve CPO Results -
Congratulations to the Navy Reserve Sailors selected this cycle
Navy Reserve Force E7 Board results were released on June 27.
Approximately 3,900 Sailors to Receive Anchors -
FY15 Chiefs' Board Convenes
The Active Duty Chief Petty Officer board convened June 23.
Reading Matters -
United Through Reading helps ease deployments
What is this organization about? United Through Reading (UTR), a nonprofit organization, eases the fear, uncertainty and anxiety felt by children in military families by offering military parents who are away from their families the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks aloud to their children at home.
Navy Voluntary Education -
Your time, the Navy's money
A typical Navy Sailor's day is jam packed with qualifications to get signed off, watches to stand, training to complete, inspections to prepare for and a regular job to do, all in 24 short hours. Who has time to finish a college degree? Well over 100,000 former and current Sailors - and counting.
Never Miss a Thing -
Navy App Adds Push Notifications Functionality
The official U.S. Navy App added new features that will help Sailors be the first to get important stories and leadership messages.
Enlisted Early Transition Program Reinstated -
5 Things Sailors Need to Know About
In accordance with NAVADMIN 103/14 qualified enlisted Active Component Sailors in targeted ratings can apply for a voluntary early separation up to 24 months prior to their Enlisted Active Obligated Service (EAOS) or Soft EAOS (SEOAS).
New Rules for Advancement -
5 Changes You Need to Know About
The Navy announced significant changes to the current advancement policy, including a new formula for the Final Multiple Score (FMS) that will be in effect for the next advancement cycle in fall 2014.
Are You There, Chaps? -
Navy chaplains are a valuable resource
In 2009, while preparing for retirement, Chief Hospital Corpsman Beverly Gosch felt like she was losing it. Earlier in her career she had been sexually assaulted, but had chosen to "suck it up, and drive on." But now, after consecutive illnesses and the loss of yet another relationship, she knew something had to give.
The Final Straw -
Senior Chief Gets Help through Navy's Self-Referral Program
The Keep What You've Earned campaign released its latest testimonial video, capturing the story of a Sailor whose decision to self-refer for alcohol treatment saved his career and his life.
The Costly Gift -
A True Holiday Story
Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class William H. Joyner shares his story of a night that he will never forget.
Calling the Red Light Ugly -
Commands are doing a better job of handling sexual assault cases
When I was an E-4 on board a ship, I remember sitting across from my command master chief, who has long since retired, during a holiday party committee briefing and him sliding an envelope across the table and asking me to look inside.
Parenthood and Pregnancy in the Navy -
6 Things Sailors Should Know
So you've decided to start a family? Congratulations! It's an exciting time and there is a lot to think about. Have you thought about all the details? What color to paint the baby's room? Do you name the child after that old quirky uncle? Have you found the perfect baby stroller? Is the timing right?
Teaching Sailors to Change People's Lives -
How the Navy's recruiting school turns fleet Sailors into recruiters
Let's face it. The most any of us can hope to accomplish in the Navy is to master our craft, leave a command better than we found it, and to train our reliefs.
Six Myths About Enlisted Evaluations -
Fleet Master Chief April Beldo shares her thoughts on common misconceptions
With the fleet having wrapped up its annual E-5 periodic evaluations and the chief petty officer selection board eligible list now released, the staff at All Hands Magazine thought now would be a good time to address some common myths about enlisted evaluations.
Detailers Given Authority to Alter Transfer Dates -
Adjustments Made to Fill Critical Sea Billets
In order for critical fleet vacancies to be filled on time, detailers can now write orders directing the detachment or transfer of enlisted Sailors up to six months prior to their projected rotation date or as late as six months after their PRD.
10 Things to Know Before You PCS -
Use These Tips During Your Next Move
Getting ready to PCS?
Bringing Predictability to the Fleet -
New Optimized Fleet Response Plan Being Implemented
Families gather on the pier in the shadow of the 80,000-ton aircraft carrier looming behind them. While there are many tearful goodbyes, the Sailors and their families have prepared for this day.
Losing Control -
One Sailor's Struggle with Alcohol Abuse
I did not join the Navy on a winning streak. The 9/11 terrorist attack did not move me to fight the War on Terrorism, and I did not watch Top Gun in its entirety until I joined the Navy.
Leadership, Ethics, and Integrity -
A message from MCPON
Taking the Helm of Your Career -
Career Waypoints Update
Career Waypoints (C-WAY) is the program through which Sailors apply for their reenlistment approval.
Leadership Development - We Own It -
MCPON to make Senior Enlisted Academy mandatory for E-9
Reducing Administrative Distractions -
RAD program works on Sailors' ideas to eliminate distractions
The Way Ahead -
Navy Senior Enlisted Talk Top Issues
The Navy's top enlisted Sailors held an enlisted leadership roundtable at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) Symposium in Arlington, Va., Jan. 14.
Five Things You Need to Know: Tax Season -
Follow These Tips to Help Successfully Navigate Tax Season
Tax time can be a stressful and confusing time. With credits, deductions, itemizing, returns and a federal tax code spanning more than 70 thousand pages, it can be a daunting task for any Sailor to navigate. Follow these helpful hints to ensure your tax season goes smoothly.
Finding Tomorrow's Sailors -
The Benefits of Recruiting Duty
FC2(SW/AW) Brian Whitaker saw recruiting duty as a chance to be close to home. With a three-year-old daughter and coming off four-and-a-half years of sea duty aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), he wanted a chance to spend some time focused on his family.
2014 CPO 365 Guidance Released -
What's new for 2014
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens released Jan. 6 the 2013-2014 CPO 365 guidance in a message to the Chiefs Mess.
DOD Adjusts Imminent Danger Pay Areas -
What You Need to Know
Tuition Assistance Made Easy -
Top 5 things you need to know about filing for TA
A Benefit of Service -
How Sailors Can Take Advantage of TSA's PreCheck Program
In an effort to thank Sailors and other service members for their service to the nation, the Transportation Security Administration announced free enrollment in its PreCheck expedited screening program for air travel in the U.S. starting on or after Dec. 20.
CPO Exam Date Changed -
Active Duty E7 Exam Date Adjusted
Roughly 35,000 first class petty officers are scheduled to take the exam. Changing the date will ensure the process is fair and orderly for all involved.
"It makes absolute sense to enact proper planning and take the necessary steps to set our first class petty officers up for success," said MCPON Mike Stevens.
The Affordable Care Act -
Five Things Sailors Should Know About the New Law
The Affordable Care Act has created quite a stir across the country. Also known as Obamacare, the new law aims to make medical care more accessible to all Americans. Here are five things that Sailors should know about the new law.
One Night, One Mistake: ET2 Palfrey's Story -
What does "Keep What You've Earned" Mean to You?
My name is ET2 Michael Palfrey. This is my story about a bad decision I made while drinking and the lessons I hope to pass on to my shipmates. Watch my story now.
What You Need To Know -
How the Shutdown Affects Sailors
Editor's Note: This page will be updated as All Hands Magazine receives more information. Please check back often for the latest on how the government shutdown is affecting Sailors, their families, and military installations around the world.
Finally Recognized -
Sailors are now able to get eligible benefits for their same-sex spouses
Career Navigator: Career Waypoints -
Plotting Your Career
Career Navigator was launched June 3 and is designed to help Sailors make informed decisions about their career. This is a major shift from the way the Navy has done business in the past because it puts career management tools at Sailors fingertips.
Preparing for Civilian Life -
How the Transition GPS Course helps Sailors and their families prepare for the change
Preparing for life as a civilian after years as a 24/7 Sailor is not an easy thing to do. Writing a resume, purchasing a wardrobe, searching through job listings and preparing for interviews is a far cry from man overboard drills, working parties, watchbills and underway schedules.
Official Navy App is Now Available for Download -
New mobile application provides Navy information on-the-go.
To upload the App to your device, please follow the links below:
Navy FitRep and Eval Changes -
See How Command Climate Affects Your Eval
Navy fitness reports and evaluations continue to change as Navy priorities and requirements evolve; with each change comes a clear definition of what it takes to be a 5.0 Sailor. Now it will take more.
Taking a Break -
How three Sailors used CIPP to accomplish their life goals
Legalman 2nd Class Nadine Williams always had dreams of becoming a lawyer.
Holding the Standard -
MCPON Orders Stand Down for CPO 365 Phase II
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens ordered a two-day "all stop" to CPO 365 Phase II training to give the Chiefs Mess a chance to review his guidance and policies related to the training.
Chief Petty Officer - ALL YEAR -
CPO 365 Enters its Next Phase
With results recently released, petty officers first class both on and off the advancement list wait to see how CPO 360 will be affected. Along with them the CPO community also waits. Waits to see how the first year under the CPO 365 program will ultimately play out.
What Navy Civilians Need to Know About Upcoming Furloughs -
Doug Lundberg, from the Department of the Navy's Office of Civilian Human Resources
Choose Your Rate, Choose Your Fate -
One Sailor's Struggle With Perform to Serve
Five years ago, while milling about in Billings, Mt., CTI2 Jasmine Loran, with Navy Information Operations Command Texas, wasn't even remotely thinking about joining the military.
Changing the Rules -
Navy Drastically Alters Reenlistment Process
The stories are out there. Talented Sailors sent home because they had been denied approval to reenlist. While attempting to balance the force, foundations for Sailors across the Navy were being rocked to their core.
Reenlistment Changes Ahead -
CNP Announces Major Changes to Help Sailors Navigate Their Careers
Welcome Back -
A Look at How the Navy Assists Sailors Returning from IA Duty
Tuition Assistance, Furloughs, and Platforms -
What the Navy's Budget Means to You
With sequestration and the continuing resolution affecting the budget, the Navy is enduring some rough financial seas. Regardless of the decisions that Navy leadership have made, programs like Tuition Assistance, Sailor's pay, and Permanent Change of Station moves have remained unaffected.
Your PCS -
PCS Moves Not Affected by Budget Environment
Dollars and Sense -
The Department of the Navy submitted its FY2014 budget
The Navy unveiled its piece of the 2014 Presidential budget April 10. This graphic is a snapshot of the anticipated costs in these priority areas. This is important to Sailors because how the Navy chooses to spend taxpayer dollars is the Navy Sailors are serving in today and tomorrow.
Show Me the Money -
Navy Adjusts SRB Levels
Scrub Your Record -
How to Review Your Record in Preparation for the CPO Selection Board
Electronics Technician 1st Class Eric Jones almost wasn't allowed to retire.
Sailors #1 Concern -
Navy leaders are keeping a close eye on the service's tuition assistance policy
During recent all hands calls with the chief of naval personnel and the master chief petty officer of the Navy, Sailors had one predominant question - What does the future hold for the Navy's tuition assistance program?
Sequestration is Here -
Assistant SECNAV and MCPON Talk About the Impact
The following is a conversation All Hands Magazine had with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan Garcia about the effects of sequestration now that it is here.
Rough Seas Ahead -
How the Continuing Resolution and Sequestration Impact the Navy
The Navy is looking down the barrel of some serious budget shortfalls that are going to affect every Sailor in one way or another. To deal with the issue, the Navy has a plan in motion to make the money last through the end of the fiscal year.
Navy Changes Enlisted Detailing Process -
When Sonar Technician 2nd Class Christopher Hess entered his nine-month detailing window he logged into the Navy's Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) website and looked at what jobs the Navy was advertising for his rate.