President Barack Obama congratulated a Sailor on the occasion of winning of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award Aug. 26 at the 96th Annual American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea Aug. 26, after a series of engagements in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Here are five things you need to know about Vella Gulf's time in the Black Sea:
The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from its final regularly scheduled deployment, Aug. 26. The city of Norfolk's namesake will begin deactivation in 2015.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast announced the first task order from a $240 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity multiple award design-build construction contract Aug. 26.
The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Jessica L. Garfola Wright, completed the first day of a two-day visit to Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Aug. 22, to witness joint basing in action and observe the active duty and Reserve missions.
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Aug. 26 USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) were the first ships to receive the new afloat retail point of sale systems, Retail Operations Management version 3 (ROM 3) in its ships stores.
A crowd lined the submarine piers for a warm aloha welcome as the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772), returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 25, following a deployment to the Western Pacific.
Sixteen newly enrolled midshipmen from the Chicago Consortium Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) programs participated in their freshman orientation at Recruit Training Command on board Naval Station Great Lakes, Aug. 18-23.
Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) volunteered to help Island Girl Power, a community service organization for young girls in Guam, clean and renovate a series of public parks that have been neglected for a number of years in Dededo, Guam, Aug. 23.