The guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) returned to Naval Station Norfolk today following a five-month independent deployment in support of ballistic missile defense and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
"Firing line is clear and safe. Firing line is hot. Shooters and line coaches up to the line. Shooters verify the nine millimeter is clear and safe. Line coaches verify the weapon is clear and safe. Shooters with six round magazines, pouch up. Load and make ready. Standby. Fire!"
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) observed a moment of silence in honor of USS Johnston (DD 557) and its crew, holding a remembrance ceremony on Mustin's flight deck, July 19.
The Healthcare Simulation and Bioskills Training Center (HSBTC), or SIM Center, at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth offers STOMP, Simulation Training for Operational Medicine Providers, which serves to prepare medical interns for tours as general medical officers (GMOs) in the fleet.
Service members from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) North Island participated in a diversity observance to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month at the command's headquarters onboard Naval Air Station North Island June 29.
To assist the recruiting effort in Central and South Texas, nine educators and counselors, along with support personnel from Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Antonio, visited naval commands in support of an Educators Orientation Visit (EOV), July 10 - 13.
Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station (IWTC) promoted Information Systems Technician (IT) 2nd Class Indigo S. Hart to first class petty officer through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), July 9.