The September 2018 Navy-wide enlisted advancement examinations (Cycle 240) testing dates for active duty, full time support, and canvasser recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4-E6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 110/18, released May 2.
The Navy released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) plan, May 2, in NAVADMIN 109/18, increasing quotas and expanding commanding officers' ability to recognize and advance top performing Sailors.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the Navy's newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship will be named in honor of Navy veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Richard M. McCool Jr.
To improve readiness and reduce turnover of FDNF sea duty units, the Navy announced May 1, that effective immediately, incoming first-term enlisted Sailors assigned to sea duty billets in Japan, Guam and Spain will be assigned to longer tour lengths in NAVADMIN 107/18.
Thirteen hundred Sailors and Marines assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) manned the rails of the ship's flight deck as she moored in Port Everglades, Florida, Apr. 30 for the start of Fleet Week Port Everglades 2018.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano kicked off his tour of the Indo-Pacific region with a stop in Guam to meet with Sailors during an all-hands call at the U.S. Naval Base Guam theater, April 24.
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) based in Washington, D.C., are conducting a natural disaster preparedness exercise, Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2018 (HURREX/CG 18), April 24 - May 11.