Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John Alexander, announced the start of the world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
In an effort to fill critical billets at sea, the Navy announced June 27 that it has increased detailers' authority to transfer Sailors from their shore duty assignment earlier than their projected rotation date (PRD).
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Manila, Philippines, for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 26.
Navy announced the establishment of the Military Parental Leave Program in NAVADMIN 151/18, released June 21. The new program increases parental leave and combines the current family leave policies into one.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told this year's U.S. Naval War College graduates, June 15, he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they take their intellectual firepower forward to tackle the security challenges of our time.