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Navy Approves More Tuition Assistance Semester Hours and Raises Funding Cap  (21 May 2018)
The Navy announced changes to Tuition Assistance (TA) program May 21 in NAVADMIN 127/18, lifting the fiscal year limit of 16 semester hours (or equivalent) and allowing Sailors to use TA up to the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year funding cap of $4,500, effective June 1, 2018.
18 Navy Recruiters Worldwide Receive Top Recognition  (18 May 2018)
The top Navy recruiters of 2017 were recognized for Navy Recruiting Command's (NRC) Recruiter of the Year (ROY) ceremony held at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington D.C., May 17.
US Pacific Fleet Conducts Change of Command  (18 May 2018)
Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Adm. Scott Swift as commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 17.
DDG-51 Program Marks Start of Construction Milestones at BIW, HII  (17 May 2018)
The Navy's Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers continue to achieve shipbuilding milestones with start of construction at both shipbuilders, Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi.
2017 Sailors of the Year Advanced to Chief Petty Officer  (17 May 2018)
The 2017 Sailor of the Year winners were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony held at the United States Navy Memorial, May 17.
USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing  (16 May 2018)
The Freedom variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia May 11.
The French Connection: CNO Observes Historic Combined Training Aboard USS George H.W. Bush  (14 May 2018)
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson met with Chief of Staff of the French Navy Adm. Christophe Prazuck, aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 14 to observe high-end combined training currently underway between the U.S and French navies.
May Selective Reenlistment Bonus Plan Update  (14 May 2018)
The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for active component (AC) and full time support (FTS) Sailors in NAVADMIN 119/18 released May 14.
Navy Updates Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Program  (14 May 2018)
The Navy updated the Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program policy in NAVADMIN 118/18, released May 14. The NAVADMIN announced comprehensive policy and process changes to the enlisted PACT program outlined in Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN) 1306-611.
Under Secretary Explores Navy Training  (11 May 2018)
Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly received a firsthand look at training offered by Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and visited two naval aviation training commands during a visit to Pensacola, May 10.
USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives in San Diego, Completes Homeport Shift  (9 May 2018)
The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in San Diego, concluding the ship's homeport change, May 8.
Retired Master Chief Britt Slabinski to Receive Medal of Honor  (7 May 2018)
The White House announced today that President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), Retired, Britt Slabinski for his heroic actions in March 2002 during the Battle of Takur Ghar while serving in Afghanistan.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Completes 7-Month Deployment   (7 May 2018)
Approximately 5,000 Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to their homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, May 7, after a successful seven-month deployment.
USFF Holds Change of Command, Welcomes 42nd Commander  (4 May 2018)
Adm. Chris Grady relieved Adm. Phil Davidson as commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command, in a ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in port Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, May 4.
CNO Announces Establishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet  (4 May 2018)
Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, announced the establishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet during a change of command ceremony for U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) in Norfolk, May 4.

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