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VAW-121 Launches Squadron's First E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, the "Bluetails," launched the squadron's first E-...

Chaplain Corps Celebrates 239th Birthday
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 100 Navy chaplains from across the country gathered together to celebrate the Chaplain Cor...

Empowering All Ranks: Women's Seminar Facilitates Trust, Provides Resources
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Female Sailors in the Hampton Roads area attended the first Empowering All Ranks, Education, Awarene...

2014 Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.- The Office of the Secretary of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response O...

NSA Northwest Annex Hosts Grunt Run
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- More than 350 runners participated in the Grunt Run held at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex i...

Vicksburg Celebrates the Navy's 239th Birthday During Exercise Joint Warrior
CAPE WRATH, Scotland (NNS) -- Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) celebrated the Navy's 239th birthday at ...

Armed Forces Motorcyclists Participate in 14th Annual Fleet Ride
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- More than 60 service members participated in the 14th Annual Bayside Harley-Davidson's Fleet Ride in...

Darius Rucker, Air Force Reserve Hold Free Concert for Military
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Country music artist Darius Rucker and his band The Carolina Boys held a free concert for service me...

Naval Station Norfolk Holds Troops To Teachers Seminar
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 30 Sailors attended a Troops to Teachers (TTT) brief at Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 24, t...

Naval Station Norfolk TPU Sailors Give Back to Vets
HAMPTON,Va. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) of Naval Station Norfolk volunteered at the annua...

US Navy Ships Arrive in Scotland for Joint Warrior 14-2
FASLANE, United Kingdom (NNS) -- U.S. Navy ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, pulled into Faslane, Scotland for a rout...

United Through Music: U.S. Fleet Forces Band Performs with German 3rd Air Force Band
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The U.S. Fleet Forces Band and the German 3rd Air Force Band (Luftwaffenmusikkorps 3) hosted an outd...

US Navy Ships Depart for Joint Warrior 14-2
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Two U.S. Navy ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed the U.S. for Scotlan...

Navy Showcases Warfighting Capabilities at 21st International Seapower Symposium
NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Four U.S. Navy vessels, including the Navy's second joint high-speed vessel, are participating in th...

Students Benefit from Navy Science In Baltimore
BALTIMORE (NNS) -- Visitors and area students have the opportunity to learn about Navy medicine and technology while wa...

Thousands Attend 9th Annual "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Service members from all branches of the U.S. military and civilians joined each other to show their...

ASYMCA To Host Operation Hero
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) of Hampton Roads is scheduled to begin the fall session of Operatio...

Naval Station Norfolk CPOs, CPO Selects Unite to Help Victims of Domestic Violence
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- More than 30 chief petty officers (CPO) and chief petty officer selectees united with local charity ...

Chiefs Run to Honor Heritage
NORFOLK (NNS) -- More than 1,000 runners participated in the 11th annual "Run with the Chiefs" 5k at Naval Station No...

NPASE Trains the Fleet to Tell the Navy Story
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The classroom is quiet as Sailors and Marines sit hunched over their laptops, concentrating on their...

NPASE Sailors Participate in COMREL
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Twenty Sailors from Navy Public Affairs Support Element (NPASE) participated in a community relation...

Sailors, Airmen come together for Patriot Partner 14
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Navy and Air Force personnel completed two weeks of training at Naval Station Norfolk's Air Terminal...

USS Forrestal's Fallen Remembered at Farrier School Ceremony
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Farrier Firefighting School honored the memory of 134 Sailors who died during a fire on board ai...

USS Franklin Veterans Reunite, Reflect
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Families, friends and shipmates gathered under the 16-inch guns on board battleship USS Wisconsin (B...

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Hosts D-Day Remembrance Ceremony
NORFOLK (NNS) -- World War II veterans, distinguished guests and service members came together at Joint Expeditionary...

Yorktown Remembers Battle of Midway, Fallen Hero
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, named after USS Yorktown (CV 5), the only aircraft carrier lost duri...

MCPON Visits Petty Officer Leadership Courses
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens spoke with Sailors during petty offic...

An Enduring Partnership Remembered
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Twenty-one blasts reverberated across the waterfront of Yorktown, Va., June 2, rolling across the wa...

U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Submarine Forces Altantic Give Support to Jason Dunham Sailors
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander o...

Runners Honor Service Members in Red, White, and Blue 5K
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Service members and civilians took to the pavement May 17 to honor the military in the 8th annual Re...

USS Jason Dunham Starts Simulated War Games
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) began the theater anti-submarine warfare (TA...

NNOA Hosts Banquet for Local Scholarship Recipients
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The National Naval Officer's Association (NNOA) Tidewater Chapter hosted seven area high school seni...

Navy Announces Changes to Equal Opportunity Program
NORFOLK, Va (NNS) -- It ranges across a broad spectrum, from initiation rituals such as tacking on crows or field insigni...

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Observes National Holocaust Remembrance Week
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Relatives of Holocaust survivors, service members, and families gathered at the Nelson Chapel, locat...

SAPR Stage Production Spreads Awareness In New Way
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Service members brought sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) awareness to a new level with ...

Fort Story Holds 87th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The 87th Annual Easter Sunrise Service was held at the Cape Henry Memorial Cross on Joint Expedition...

Virginia International Tattoo Kicks off in Norfolk
NORFOLK (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Band, along with other U.S. service members and seven countries are slated to part...

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Service members, family and friends gathered at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JE...

Cooking Up A New Batch of Culinary Specialists
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors training to be culinary specialists (CS) conducted on-the-job training (OJT) at the Joint Ex...

Destroyer Squadron 26 Embarks Royal Navy Ship HMS Illustrious
NORTH SEA (NNS) -- The staff of Destroyer Squadron has embarked the Royal Navy ship HMS Illustrious to participate in J...

Destroyer Squadron 26 Leaves for Joint Warrior 14-1
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Six ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed the U.S. for Scotland, March 1...

Mass Casualty Drill All Too Comfortable
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) began its two day Comfort Exercise (...

CPR Classes Empowers Sailors On and Off Shore
NORFOLK (NNS) -- According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves more th...

BDOC Course Challenges Junior SWOs
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Ensigns attending the Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC) at the Surface Warfare Officer School (SW...

Yorktown Celebrates Black History
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Weapons Station Yorktown (NWSY) hosted the 25th annual Black History Month celebration, Feb. 2...

MCPON Focuses on Integrity
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Manslaughter, drunk driving, sexual assault, exam compromising and inappropriate relationships have ...

Building Ships, Brick by Brick
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Every year, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum hosts the Brick by Brick competition.

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CNO Holds All Hands Call
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Na...

Point O'View Elementary Mascot Leaves for Deployment
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (NNS) -- Continuing an 18-year tradition, Sailors from TACRON 21 visit Point O'View Elementary before a deplo...

HS-5 Transitions to HSC-5
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIVE (HS-5) transitioned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron FIVE (...

USS Donald Cook to Support NATO Defense Initiative
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- M. Elaine Bunn, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, vi...

USO Hosts 11th Annual Holiday Party
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (NNS) -- The United Service Organization (USO) held its 11th annual Holiday Party at Rockwell Hall gym, Joint...

Pearl Harbor Survivor's Remember Fallen Servicemembers
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Seventy-two years ago, American service members and civilians awakened to the sound of explosions an...

Navy Band Gives Holiday Spirit to Families
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Band officially started the holiday season with a spirited performance for militar...

Naval Station Norfolk Introduces New Q-80 Field
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The commanding officer of Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) cut a ceremonial ribbon to unveil the newly re...

Sailors and Civilians Observe Hispanic Heritage Month
NORFOLK (NNS) -- More than 50 Sailors and civilians attended a ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month at Naval Station ...

JEBLCFS Chapel Hosts Gold Star Mother's Day Ceremony
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Five white roses lay on the floor of the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS) ...

USS Bonhomme Richard Offloads 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) offloaded Marines from the...

Amphibious Operations in Australia's Outback: Exercise Koolendong '13
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- For decades, the alliance between the United States and Australia has been a cornerstone of security...

USS Denver Arrives in White Beach, Offloads 31st MEU
WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa, Japan (NNS) (NNS) -- Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit ...

Bonhomme Richard Departs Hong Kong
HONG KONG (NNS) (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Hong Kong after a...

Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (NNS) (NNS) -- Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine E...

Former Ambassador Addresses POW/MIA Recognition Day at WPNSTA Yorktown
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- James R. Bullington, former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, addressed more than 25 Sailors and Marines a...

NAS Oceana's Fleet and Family Support Center Hosts Job Fair
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The job fair included more than 40 representatives from local employers and schools, which handed ou...

Naval Base Norfolk Holds Chief Pinning Ceremony
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Thirty-three Sailors from various commands at Naval Station Norfolk donned khaki uniforms and combin...

Bonhomme Richard CPO Mess Welcomes 21 New Chiefs
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- Chief petty officers aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD) ...

USS Germantown Completes Patrol, Offloads 31st MEU
OKINAWA, Japan (NNS) -- Dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrived in Okinawa, Japan Sept. 11 to offload the 31st Mar...

USS Denver Backloads 31st MEU, Departs Darwin, Australia
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit ...

Life after an Injury
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- On April 12, 2012, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Laurie L. Wood's life as she knew it chan...

Bonhomme Richard Departs Darwin
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine E...

Sailors and Civilians Attend "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors and civilians from the Hampton Roads area gathered Sept. 7 at Mt. Trashmore for the "Out of ...

USS Denver Remembers USS Peary, Departs Darwin, Australia
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- Chief selectees aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) held a wreath laying memori...

Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Darwin
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine E...

Bonhomme Richard Chiefs, Officers Offer Fast Paced Mentoring
TIMOR SEA (NNS) -- Chief petty officers and officers from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Ric...

USS Denver Returns to Darwin, Australia
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit ...

Bonhomme Richard Departs Darwin
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine E...

USS Denver Conducts Community Service, Departs Dili, Timor-Leste
DILI, Timor-Leste (NNS) -- Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit ...

Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Kick Off Exercise Koolendong
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 31st Marine Ex...

Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Darwin
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine E...

Sailors Prepare for Advancement Exam
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) are looking to ...

Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus Host 13th Annual Chief Petty Officer Heritage Days
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Hampton Roads area Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees toured the battleship Wisconsin Aug. 20-21 as...

Dragons Reunite With Denver
USS DENVER, At Sea (NNS) -- Old became new again when members of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 found themse...

Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Conduct VBSS Exercise
CORAL SEA (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in partnership with Marines of...

Denver Executes Certification Exercise with 31st MEU
USS DENVER, Coral Sea (NNS) -- While families prepare for back-to-school season and football fans prepare for their fantasy drafts,...

Norfolk Tides Host Navy Night
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Norfolk Tides hosted the 6th annual Navy Night, honoring Sailors serving worldwide, Aug. 10, at ...

Bonhomme Richard ARG Conducts CERTEX
CORAL SEA (NNS) -- Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) be...

NWDC Hosts IdeaFest: Hampton Roads
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The command center-like conference room, flooded with Space Age technology, went dark as all lights ...

USS Denver Arrives in Brisbane, Australia
BRISBANE, Australia (NNS) -- Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), along with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary...

Midshipmen Embark USS Denver for Summer Cruise
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Fifteen midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy and one Naval Reserve Officers Training Corp...

Bonhomme Richard Participates in Beach Assault Exercise
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participated in a simulate...

Sea Hawks Conduct Air Assault Exercise During Talisman Saber 2013
CORAL SEA (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) participated i...

USS Bonhomme Richard Participates in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the flagship of the Bonho...

USS Germantown Launches Fleet Survey Team
SHOALWATER BAY, Australia (NNS) -- A Fleet Survey Team (FST) from John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss., embarked on dock landing ship US...

Combined Task Force 76 and Royal Australian Navy Embark for Talisman Saber 2013
BRISBANE, Australia (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, along with members of the Royal ...

Bonhomme Richard Departs Brisbane
BRISBANE, Australia (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Brisbane, Austral...

U.S. Ambassador to Australia Visits USS Germantown
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- United States Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich visited dock-landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 4...

Electronics Technicians Stay on the Cutting Edge of the Modern Navy
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- During the course of human evolution on planet earth, inventions and innovations have helped shape t...

Bonhomme Richard Transits Coral Sea, Remembers Fallen Heroes
CORAL SEA (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transited the Coral Sea, t...

USS Germantown Arrives in Darwin, Australia
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- Dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), a...

From 'Wog to Shellback
CORAL SEA (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) partic...

Naval Station Norfolk Hosts March to Support 'Keep What You Earned'
NORFOLK (NNS) -- More than 650 Sailors from commands throughout the Hampton Roads area marched in support of the "Kee...

Navy Brings Must-See TV Live to Global Audiences
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- The Navy Live blog (http://navylive.dodlive.mil/), in coordination with Navy Public Affairs Support ...

USS Bonhomme Richard Embarks 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) embarked Marines from the ...

USS Bonhomme Richard Embarks the 31st MEU Aviation Combat Element
EAST CHINA SEA (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) embarked elements of the 3...

Midshipmen Conduct Summer Training on Germantown
USS GERMANTOWN, At Sea (NNS) -- Nine U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen joined the crew of dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) June...

NSN Hosts T.G.I. Fitness Challenge
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The 3rd annual T.G.I. Fitness Challenge was held on Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) parade grounds in pa...

Germantown Completes Amphibious Warfare Certification
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Landing dock ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed her amphibious warfare (AMW) certification June ...

Germantown Conducts Ammo Onload
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) (NNS) -- The forward-deployed dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed loading ammunition in prepa...

USS Bonhomme Richard Departs for Summer 2013 Deployment
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Rich...

Bonhomme Richard Conducts All Hands Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Training
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted s...

MV-22 Osprey Squadron makes Maiden Deployment on Bonhomme Richard
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) embarked four MV-22 Osprey...

USS Bonhomme Richard Completes Ammo Onload
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) completed loading ordnance...

Germantown Gets Underway
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Forward-deployed Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 4...

Naval Station Norfolk Hosts Breezy Point Triathlon
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) (NNS) -- Over 500 triathletes participated in the 22nd annual Breezy Point Triathlon held at Naval Station No...

NWS Yorktown Commorates the Battle of Midway
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown commemorated the Battle of Midway with a ceremony at the Scudde...

JEBLCFS Members Clean Up Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Multiple commands at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS), participated in "Cl...

Sailors Reminded to "Keep What You've Earned" Before Holiday Weekend
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors leaving Naval Station Norfolk received a reminder to have a safe Memorial Day weekend, May 2...

Fallen Service Members Honored at Bell Tolling Ceremony
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.- Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS), in observance of Me...

Anchor Run 5K Supports Scholarship Fund
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Anchor Scholarship Foundation held its annual Anchor Run 5K at Naval Station Norfolk May 19 to p...

Lt. Dan Band Performs for Servicemembers
PORTSMOUTH, VA. (NNS) -- The Lt. Dan Band, featuring front-man Gary Sinise, hosted a "Tribute to the Troops" concert for acti...

Rewarding Sailors for Responsible Choices
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- On April 1 the launch of a year-round campaign was implemented throughout the Navy as part of an ong...

Carter Hall Participates in PASSEX
RED SEA (NNS) -- Amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) wi...

Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus Host Military Appreciation Day
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus hosted their 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Day April ...

Carter Hall Marines Complete Combat Life Saver Course
GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed a combat life saver (CLS) course aboard th...

Sailor Self Defense Course Aboard USS Carter Hall
GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) participated in a self-defe...

USS Monterey Departs Naval Station Norfolk for Scheduled Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- After completing all preparations, Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) de...

Yorktown Naval Weapons Station Remembers the Holocaust
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- A ceremony in honor of Holocaust days of Remembrance was held at Nelson Chapel aboard Naval Weapons ...

Kearsarge Sailors Help Locals While in Cyprus
LIMASSOL, Cyprus (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines from the Amphibious Assault ship USS Kearsarge LHD 3 participated in two communi...

Kearsarge ARG Completes Suez Transit, Enters 5th Fleet
RED SEA (NNS) -- The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a sche...

United Through Reading: Carter Hall Stays Connected With Families Back Home
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines participated in the United Through Reading program aboard the amphibious dock la...

San Antonio, 26th MEU Visits Souda Bay
SOUDA BAY, Greece (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), along with Marines from embarked 26th M...

San Antonio Sailors Participate in Corporal's Class
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors completed an integrated corporal's class with Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Uni...

Carter Hall Walks for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines participated in the first ceremony and walk for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (...

JEBLC-FS Hosts 86th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
FORT STORY, Va. (NNS) -- Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS) hosted its 86th annual Easter Sunday sunr...

Norfolk Area Sailors Visit Local School, Mentor Young Students
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Chief petty officers and first class petty officers from various Norfolk area commands gathered at S...

USS Carter Hall Promotes Steps to Quit Tobacco
USS CARTER HALL, At Sea (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) kicked off a tobacco cessation program for...

Carter Hall Stays Medically Ready
USS CARTER HALL, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines conducted a mass casualty drill on the flight deck aboard the amphibious dock la...

Carter Hall Conducts Burial-At-Sea
USS CARTER HALL, At Sea (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducted a burial-at-sea for eight former...

26th MEU Embarks USS Carter Hall for Deployment
MOREHEAD CITY, NC (NNS) -- Approximately 300 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) embarked aboard the amp...

San Antonio Receives Second "Battle E"
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) received the Battle Efficien...

Kearsarge ARG Completes COMPTUEX
USS KEARSARGE, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors from the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines from assigned to the 26th Marine...

Uniting Families Through Reading Aboard San Antonio
USS SAN ANTONIO, At Sea (NNS) -- Service members have the opportunity to participate in the United Through Reading program while unde...

Kearsarge Underway for COMPTUEX
USS KEARSARGE, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and Marines from the 26th Marine Expediti...

San Antonio Gets Underway For COMPTUEX
USS SAN ANTONIO, At Sea (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) began Composite Training Unit Exercise (...

Carter Hall Gets Underway for Unit Training
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) got underway to participate in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) ...

Kearsarge Sailor Shows Excellence in Shiphandling
USS KEARSARGE, At Sea (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) announced the winner of the Junior Officer Excellence ...

Island-landing Ceremony Held for New Carrier
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford received its island during a ceremony at Huntington Ingal...

Marines Board USS Carter Hall for Unit Training Exercise
MOOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (NNS) -- Approximately 400 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) integrated with more than 30...

RIVRON 3 Disestablishes at Naval Weapon Station Yorktown
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors, former Riverines, and family members attended a disestablishment ceremony for Naval Expedit...

Culinary Specialists get Back to the Basics
NORFOLK, Va (NNS) -- Culinary specialists (CS) got back to the basic fundamentals of cooking during an in-depth culinary ...

TRX Makes a Home in Naval Station Norfolk Gyms
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- It has been just over a year and a half since TRX Suspension Training was introduced to Morale, Welf...

Oceana Galley Appreciates AbilityOne Employees
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The luncheon is held every year to show appreciation for civilian contractors with unique disabiliti...

USO Hosts 10th Annual Holiday Party
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The United Service Organizations (USO) held its 10th annual Holiday Party at Rockwell Hall at Joint ...

Sailors Participate in Virtual Ship Handling Competition
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Three newly commissioned ensigns participated in a virtual ship handling competition at the Surface ...

Naval Station Norfolk Participates in Virginia's 1st Southeast Shakeout
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, along with several other military installations, schools and busines...

NAVSTA Norfolk Hosts 'Chowder Cup Challenge'
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk hostedits first Chowder Cup Challenge in celebration of the second an...

Service Members Separating from the Military Attend Employment Panel
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Service members separating from the military attended an employment panel at the Transition Assistan...

Naval Station Norfolk Holds Birthday Celebration
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) held a birthday celebration to mark the Navy's 237th birthday on the bas...

Rumble in the Tunnel Rolls Through Portsmouth
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Bayside Harley-Davidson in Portsmouth, Va., hosted the 12th Annual Fleet Ride, Oct. 6.

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Hampton Roads ITT Continues to Provide Entertainment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Throughout the Hampton Roads area Navy Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) offices are continuing ...

Women's Equality Day Luncheon Raises Awareness
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) hosted a Women's Equality Day luncheon at the base galley Aug. 29.
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Naval Station Norfolk Hosts Annual 'Run with the Chiefs' 5k
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) hosted the ninth annual "Run with the Chiefs" 5k, Aug. 24.

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Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Conducts Security Training Exercise
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS) conducted a security breach simulation ex...

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Hosts 12th Annual Mud Run
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story hosted the 12th Annual Armed Services YMCA (ASYMC...

High Speed Vessel Swift Departs Liberia after First APS West Engagement
HIGH SPEED VESSEL SWIFT, At Sea (NNS) -- Military Sealift Command-chartered High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) departed Monrovia, Liberia Aug. 1...

Norfolk Firefighting School Turns Up the Heat During Live Exercise
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS) Learning Site (LS) Norfolk Damage Control Assistant/Senior...

Doctors from Swift Perform Medical Outreach in Liberia during APS
MONROVIA, Liberia (NNS) -- A team of doctors embarked aboard Military Sealift Command-chartered High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2)...

Norfolk Tides Host 5th Annual Navy Night
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Norfolk Tides baseball team hosted its 5th Annual Navy Night at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. Aug....

High Speed Vessel Swift Visits Liberia for Africa Partnership Station Visit
MONROVIA, Liberia (NNS) -- High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) pulled into Liberia Aug. 3, to begin port visit in support of Africa...

Assault Craft Unit 4 Hosts Picnic
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 hosted a picnic for the Hampton Roads chapter of the Surface...

RDC Roadshow stops in Norfolk, Va.
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Recruit Division Commanders (RDC) from Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, visited Naval St...

Troops to Teachers Teach the Navy
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The director for the Virginia Troops to Teachers (TTT) program visited Naval Station Norfolk, July 1...

Navy's Public Affairs Command Earns Unit Commendation
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy's Chief of Information (CHINFO) awarded Navy Public Affairs Support Element (NPASE) the Mer...

Drug Education for Youth Summer Program
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) program began their annual summer camp July 9 at the Willoughby ...

Marines, Sailors Lift Spirits at Boston Boys and Girls Club
BOSTON (NNS) -- Children at the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club were treated to a surprise visit from Sailors and Marines...

Navy Leap Frogs Land in Downtown Boston During Boston Navy Week
BOSTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, The Leap Frogs, landed in Boston Common during an aerial...

Old North Church Hosts Blessing of Sails Ceremony
BOSTON (NNS) -- Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and coalition service members attached to U.S. and coalition ships particip...

Marines, Sailors Volunteer at the Pine Street Inn
BOSTON (NNS) -- Marines and Sailors attached to amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LDH 1) volunteered at the Pine Str...

Marines, Sailors Visit with Veterans in Boston
BOSTON (NNS) -- U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, and Sailors attached to a...

Wasp Sailors Assist Coalition Ships
BOSTON (NNS) -- Thirty-three Sailors attached to amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) helped dock four coalition...

Sailors, Marines Donate Time to Homeless
BOSTON (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines volunteered to prepare and serve meals for the homeless as part of several commu...

First Day of Summer Festival Held in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk Morale, Welfare and Recreation's (MWR) Wind and Sea recreation progra...

Girl Scout Aids Wounded Warriors
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Girl Scout Caitlyn Guthrie, 11, was presented a certificate of appreciation from the United States M...

Chef's Challenge Held in Norfolk
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Culinary Institute of Virginia and Operation Sail Inc. (OpSail) 2012 Virginia held the first round o...

Eisenhower CSG Deploys 6,000 Sailors
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG) and its nearly 6,000 Sailors departed Naval Station No...

USS Fort McHenry Sailors Perform with Fife and Drum Corps during Baltimore Navy week
BALTIMORE (NNS) -- Sailors stationed aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) participated in Flag Day events at Fort McHenry N...

Joint Base, Elementary School Team Up to Preserve Chesapeake Bay
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Shelton Park Elementary School Science Club conducted its final count and measurements June 12 o...

Navy Band Jazzes Up Navy Week Baltimore
BALTIMORE (NNS) -- The Navy's jazz orchestra, the Commodores, played at the Harborplace Amphitheater in Baltimore June ...

Portuguese Submarine Visits Naval Station Norfolk for FLEETEX
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Portugal marked its first trans-Atlantic submarine trip when NRP Tridente arrived at Naval Station N...

Cruising in Style: USS Iwo Jima Revamps Barber Shop
USS IWO JIMA, At Sea (NNS) -- Multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima's Supply, S-3 division held a ribbon-cutting cerem...

Ships Depart Norfolk With a Special Blessing
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Operation Sail (OpSail) 2012 in Norfolk, Va. came to a close June 12 as U.S. Navy vessels and coalit...

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story's Navy Exchange Celebrates 50th Anniversary
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Service members and employees of the Navy Exchange (NEX) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fo...

Operation Sail Virginia 2012 comes to Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Operation Sail Inc. (OpSail) Virginia and the U.S. Navy held the opening ceremony for OpSail Virgini...

Naval Station Norfolk Holds 'Salute to Summer' Bash
NORFOLK Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) kicked off the summer with their annual "...

Navy Warfare Development Command Hosts Junior Leadership Symposium
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 400 junior Sailors participated in a junior leadership symposium hosted by the Navy Warfar...

Yorktown Celebrates War of 1812 Bicentennial, OpSail 2012
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Military members from the Hampton Roads area commemorated the War of 1812 Bicentennial and OpSail 20...

Naval Station Norfolk Hosts Breezy Point Triathlon
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 600 athletes participated in the 21st annual Breezy Point Triathlon hosted on Naval Statio...

Hampton Roads Honors 70th Anniversary of Battle of Midway
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (NNS) -- Military members from various naval bases around the Hampton Roads area commemorated the 70th annive...

Combined Federal Campaign Award Ceremony Held
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC), held a recognition ceremony for Norfolk naval comma...

American Legion Hosts Fleet Week New York Sailors
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) attended a luncheon and magic show at th...

Sea Services Run in Honor of 9/11 Victims and Fallen Heroes
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen led the annual Ground Zero Memorial Run through downtown Manha...

Fleet Week New York Service Members Enjoy BBQ at Staten Island Yacht Club
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- Service members participating in Fleet Week New York 2012 enjoyed a barbecue hosted by the Staten Is...

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Holds Memorial Day Parade
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Service members participated in a Memorial Day parade May 27 as part of Fleet Week New York 2012 and...

Military Bands Perform for Thousands in Times Square
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Military bands from across the sea services performed for thousands at Times Square in support of Fl...

Mets Host Military Appreciation Day at Citi Field
NEW YORK (NNS) -- The New York Mets and the USO hosted the fifth annual Military Appreciation Day on Memorial Day May ...

Service Members Honor the Fallen at Sailors' and Soldiers' Monument
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Service members participated in a Memorial Day observance at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in...

Staten Island Brings War of 1812 History to Fleet Week New York
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- Fleet Week New York 2012 commemorated the War of 1812 Bicentennial with an event held at historic Fo...

Staten Island Pearl Harbor Survivor Visits Fleet Week
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- The last known Staten Island resident survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack visited Fleet Week New Yor...

International Coalition Coordinates Danish Sailors' Rescue
NEW YORK (NNS) -- While travelling to Fleet Week New York 2012, FNS Pohjanmaa, a coalition ship from the Finnish Navy,...

Fleet Week Sailors Help Display National 9/11 Flag
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Mitscher (DDG-57), USS Gonzales (DDG-66) and USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) joined member...

Coalition Ship KRI Dewaruci Hosts Reception at Fleet Week N.Y.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- Coalition ship KRI Dewaruci of Indonesia held a reception in Staten Island, N.Y., May 25, during Fle...

Service Members Provide Hope to the Help Bronx Morris Ave. Shelter
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Service members visited the Help Bronx Morris Avenue Shelter in Bronx, N.Y., during Fleet Week New Y...

CNO Reenlists Service Members on USS Wasp During Fleet Week New York
NEW YORK (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) highlighted his trip to Fleet Week New York during a special gro...

Pitbull Performs During Fleet Week New York 2012
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Service members in port for Fleet Week New York 2012 were entertained by national recording artist P...

Fleet Week New York 2012 Kicks Off with Block Party
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Fleet Week New York 2012 officially kicked off with a block party and concert at the port authority,...

Navy Band Provides Show-Stopping Performance in the Bronx
NEW YORK (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Brass Band Northeast performed for the Madison Square Boys & Girls as a part of the 25th c...

Bloomberg Welcomes U.S. and Coalition Sea Services
STATEN ISLAND (NNS) -- Mayor Mike R. Bloomberg welcomed U.S. and coalition sea services to Fleet Week New York 2012 at Grac...

NAVSTA Norfolk Hosts Navy's First CSADD Rally
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from various naval bases around the world kicked off the Navy's first Coalition of Sailors A...

Service Members Visit Boys & Girls Club of Harlem to Educate on War of 1812
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen visited Fredrick Douglas Academy in Harlem to share their exper...

Ships Sail into New York City for Fleet Week Celebration
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Six U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters and 12 coalition ships from around the world sai...

Sailors Participate in Motorcycle Safety Rally
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Service members, Department of Defense personnel, veterans and families participated in a Motorcycle...

'Battleship' Director Celebrates East Coast Premiere with Sailors
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Service members in the Hampton Roads area celebrated the East Coast screening of "Battleship" with t...

NNOA Awards Scholarships to Hampton Roads Students
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Tidewater Chapter awarded $25,500 in scholarships to ...

Sailors Help Keep Naval Station Norfolk Clean
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Active duty personnel and department of defense civilian employees stationed at Naval Station (NAVST...

USS Independence Concludes First Foreign Port Visit
USS INDEPENDENCE, At Sea (NNS) -- The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Manzanillo, Mexico, April 28, concluding ...

Dr. Jill Biden Speaks at Elementary School in Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, spoke at Lee Hall Elementary School in Newpor...

Seabees Receive Training while Improving Fire Station
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors attached to various Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) in the Hampton Roads...

USS Independence Sailors Volunteer at Mexican Orphanage
MANZANILLO, Mexico (NNS) -- Sailors from littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) participated in a community service proje...

Navy Association Celebrates 'Year of the Chief'
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Surface Navy Association (HRSNA) hosted a 'Year of the Chief' luncheon at Vista Po...

Cross-Training, Teamwork Keep Independence Engineers at Full Throttle
USS INDEPENDENCE, At Sea (NNS) -- With just 10 Sailors in the engineering department aboard littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Independenc...

USS Laboon Sailors March in Boston
BOSTON (NNS) -- Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) participated in the city's St. Patrick's D...

Navywide Force Protection Exercise Kicks Off in Hampton Roads
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2012 kicked off with an "active shooter" force protection dril...

Culinary Specialists Test Cooking Skills at 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition
FORT LEE, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from across the fleet competed in the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition sponsor...

Transition Benefits: Fleet Engagement Team Holds Post-ERB Brief
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A Post-Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) Fleet Engagement team is holding transition briefs for ERB-aff...

US Navy Band Celebrates Black History Month
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Band brought song-filled tradition to Naval Station Norfolk during a musical celebrati...

Yorktown Hosts Annual Black History Month Celebration
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Weapons Station Yorktown praised the impact of black women on the United States military and t...

Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command Supports Exercise Bold Alligator 2012
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) conducted a synthetic underwater mine-clea...

NAS Oceana Air Detachment Realigns to Naval Station Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A disestablishment and realignment ceremony was held on board Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 20.

Naval Station Norfolk Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk's Diversity Committee hosted a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King,...

Transition Benefits: Norfolk FFSC Hosts ERB Transition Forum
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- An Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) Transition Forum was held at Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 13, for S...

Naval Station Norfolk hosts "Toast to the Troops"
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 150 service members and military spouses volunteered for the care package stuffing event, ...

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story Hosts Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Hundreds of service members and their families gathered at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek...

Medal of Honor Recipients Sign Books at NEX Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Five Medal of Honor recipients participated in a signing of the book Medal of Honor: Portraits of Va...

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Hosts Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Eight Members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Tidewater Chapter Two and current service m...

Transition Benefits: "Shipmates to Workmates" Career Forum Provides Sailors Information
LITTLE CREEK-FORT STORY, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors gathered at the Navy Operations Support Center at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort...

Navy to Begin Accepting Applications for NASA's Next Astronaut Class
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A Navy administrative message (NAVADMIN) released Nov. 30 announced the Navy will begin accepting ap...

Iwo Jima ARG, TTGL Learn Critical, Cost-effective Lessons with FST
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), completed Group Commander Fleet Synthetic Training (FST-G...

NASCAR's Michael Waltrip Visits NWDC
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk hosted two-time Daytona 500 champion and NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip giv...

Blue Angels Meet with Students at Norfolk High School
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Members of the Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, visited Granby High School in Norf...

Little Creek Hosts Armed Services YMCA Mud Run
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story hosted the 11th annual Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA)...

New Naval Consolidated Brig Commissioned in Chesapeake
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- The Naval Consolidated Brig Chesapeake (NCBCH) was commissioned at Naval Support Activity Northwest ...

Servicemembers Honored During Military Recognition Ceremony in Norfolk
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce held a military recognition ceremony honoring 170 service memb...

Japanese Sailors Welcomed Aboard USS Nitze for PASSEX
USS NITZE, At Sea (NNS) -- The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) conducted a Passing Exercise (PA...

Navy Completes UNITAS 52 Pacific Phase, Ships Depart Chile
VALPARAISO, Chile (NNS) -- Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) departed Valparaiso, Chile, July 8...

USS Boone, USS Thach Conduct Exercises with Chilean Sub
USS BOONE, At Sea (NNS) -- Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) completed a series of exercises wi...

USS Boone, Thach Arrive in Talcahuano, Chile, Ready to Strengthen Ties
TALCAHUANO, Chile (NNS) -- Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Talcahuano, Chile, June...

Navy Welcomes William P. Lawrence to the Fleet
MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- The Navy welcomed guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) into the fleet during a...

22nd MEU Integrates Leadership Course, Strengthens Blue-Green Team
USS WHIDBEY ISLAND, At Sea (NNS) -- Marines from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), embarked on amphibious dock landing ship USS...

USS Whidbey Island Takes Well Deservd Break
USS WHIDBEY ISLAND, at sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) took a break...

USS Mitscher Sets Sail With Family and Friends
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Mitscher (DDG 57) treated family members and friends to an eight-hour cruise on the Atlantic Oce...

USS Whidbey Island Welcomes the 22nd MEU
MOOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (NNS) -- Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked amphibious dock landing ship U...

USS Gettysburg Completes JTFEX
AT SEA (NNS) -- USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70, completed a succes...

USS Monterey Returns to Homeport After Completing JTFEX
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 21, after co...

USS Monterey Sailors Earn College Credits While Underway
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors on the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) have the opportunity to earn their degree...

USS Mitscher Conducts Underway Weapons Qualifications
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) participated in a handgun practica...

Second Fleet Commander Visits USS Gettysburg (CG 64)
USS GETTYSBURG, At Sea (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, Vice Adm. Daniel P. Holloway visited the guided missile cruiser USS Ge...

Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Hosts Commander Expeditionary Strike Group Two
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic (EWTGLANT) played host to Rear Adm. Kevin D. Scott, c...

Naval Station Norfolk Holds Holiday Contest
NORFOLK. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk hosted its 14th annual Decorama Dec. 17.

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Naval Station Norfolk Opens New Child Development Center
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk opened a new child development center (CDC) in Norfolk, Va., Dec. 7.

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ATG Atlantic Adopt-a-School Program Delivers
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Sailors from Naval Station Norfolk Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic's Adopt-a-School program han...

Norfolk Naval Station Welcomes New Commanding Officer
NORFOLK, Va (NNS) -- Naval Station (NS) Norfolk marked a new milestone during a change of command ceremony held aboard th...

Hampton Roads Area Chief Selectees Tour USS Wisconsin
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Chief petty officer selects from the Hampton Roads area toured the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64) ...

Second Annual Navy Night Held at Harbor Park
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Norfolk Tides showed their thanks to Navy Sailors Aug. 13 by holding the second annual Navy Appr...

Decommissioned Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) Relieved of Duty
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The city of Norfolk officially took over stewardship of the decommissioned Iowa-class battleship, US...

USS Fort McHenry Supports Medical Clinic in Haiti
BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (NNS) -- The medical, dental and religious ministries teams aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort ...

USS Fort McHenry Supports Canadian Ship in Haiti Relief
NEPLY, Haiti (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) began providing amphibious transportation...

Service Members Commemorate Pearl Harbor Anniversary
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese naval forces attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that resulted in ...

M/V Maersk Alabama Captain Thanks Bainbridge Crew
NORFOLK (NNS) -- M/V Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips thanked the captain and crew of the guided-missile destroy...

Nitze Sailor Drops the Puck at Norfolk Admirals Military Appreciation Night
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Norfolk Admirals held their first military appreciation night for their 2009-2010 season during ...

Wayne E. Meyer's Spirit Lives on in Namesake Ship's Commissioning
PHILADELPHIA (NNS) -- The Navy commissioned its newest destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) during a ceremony in Philade...

Sailors, Marines featured on Today Show
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit competed in a friendly game...

Service Members Honored at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Applause and gratitude greeted men and women in uniform at Yankee Stadium, May 20, participating in ...

New York City Mayor Welcomes Sea Service Members for Fleet Week
NEW YORK (NNS) -- U.S. Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and Canadian Navy personnel joined members of the community o...

Second Fleet Commander, Navy League Review Fleet Week Parade of Ships
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet joined Navy League New York Council members in observing Fleet Week New Yo...

Iwo Jima Sailors, Marines Enjoy Surprise Guests while En Route NYC
USS IWO JIMA, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) enjoyed special guests ...

Sailors, Marines Honored by New York City Foundation
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines were recognized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation during a gala dinner at the ...

Hampton Roads Honors Men and Women of the Armed Forces
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) held a reception at the Norfolk Waterside Marriot Aug. ...

DESRON 2 Supports, Witnesses Inspirational Achievement
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 members volunteered at the Chesapeake Public School's 2007-2008 Specia...

Breaking Ground on Quality of Life Initiative
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The official ground-breaking ceremony for the Navy's newest Hampton Roads public private venture (PP...

Hampton Roads Naval Museum in 2008
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Naval Museum (HRNM) is introducing several new programs to provide educational opp...

U.S. Fleet Forces Band's Newest Musician
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The title of musician has various meanings to different people and many people might associate the w...

MSF meets with Commander, Naval Safety Center
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Safety Center, Rear Adm. A. J. Johnson, met with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (...

J.I.N.G.L.E All the Way
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Many Mid-Atlantic Region Sailors were not able to travel home for the holidays, but thanks to Operat...

"Screwtops" Return from Deployment
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Just in time for the holidays, the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 ...

Local Sailors Pursue Music Dream
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- A chance meeting for two Sailors aboard different ships on deployment marked the beginning of a loca...

Historic Naval Ship to Sink, Serve Environmental Mission
NORFOLK (NNS) -- A former naval ship which began its career 64 years ago is scheduled to perform a final mission, whi...

Riding On for Families of the Fallen
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Naval Special Warfare Foundation and the Night Stalker Association sponsored the SEAL Night Stal...

Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2007 Tests NMCP
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- A security exercise drill testing first responder reaction was conducted Sept. 20 at Naval Medical C...

Navy Uses Power of Positive Leadership to Train Fleet
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit’s (CNATTU) senior enlisted Sailors participated in...

Navy Customs Battalion TANGO Gets Ready
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (NNS) -- Navy reservists that are part of Navy Customs Battalion (NCB) TANGO began pre-deployment training Au...

Third Humanitarian Charm for HSV Swift
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The crew of High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift was awarded a Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM) for their...

Former American Idol Visits NEX
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis visited Norfolk's Navy Exchange (NEX) and amphi...

Rampagers Bid Farewell to Commanding Officer
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- In the presence of distinguished visitors, Sailors and family, the commanding officer bid farewell t...

Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion 2 Returns From Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 400 Sailors of Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion (NPDB) 2 returned home to Naval Station...

Fun in the Mud at ASYMCA’s Run
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek held its 7th Annual Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) Mud Run for more...

FORCM Kennedy Says His Final Farewell
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic’s Force Master Chief (AW/SW/PJ) Richard J. Kennedy said his fin...

Hampton Roads Honors Outstanding Service Members
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (HRCOC) hosted a military recognition reception Aug. 9, to pay...

Navy Childcare Grows to Accommodate Families
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy is working overtime to improve childcare options for military families throughout Hampton R...

USS Whidbey Island Welcomes New Commanding Officer
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Michael Junge relieved Cmdr. Erik Ross as commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Whid...

Virtual Food Pantry Offers Assistance
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Armed Services Youth Men’s Christian Association (ASYMCA) is working to bring assistance to Sail...

VA Governor Discusses Childhood Education Program With Navy Families
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine visited the Norfolk area Aug. 1 to talk with military families and pr...

Remembering USS Forrestal -- 40 Years Later
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Farrier Firefighting School Learning Site (FFSLS), part of Naval Station Norfolk, commemorated t...

Rear Adm. Nowakowski Retires
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Snug Harbor Officers' Club on Naval Amphibious Base L...

Navy Exchange Service Command Welcomes New Commanding Officer
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi relieved Rear Adm. Robert E. Cowley III as commanding officer of the Nav...

Network Security: A Top Priority at NETWARCOM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- With predators out there looking for a weak link in military computer and communication networks, in...

Building Dedicated to Fallen Marine
VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. (NNS) -- Service members and family gathered at Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Annex on July 20 for the g...

Little Creek Base Chapel Offers Programs For Service Members
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- For 33 years, the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek (NABLC) Chapel has offered a wide variety of se...

Bulkeley Recognized as Top in Combat Readiness
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG ...

Victim and Witness Assistance Program Training Helping Those in Need
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Region Mid-Atlantic held Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) training July 13 to give ...

Fleet and Family Support Center Helps Sailors Prepare for Parenthood
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) of Hampton Roads offered a free New Parent Resource Awar...

NECC Establishes Riverine Squadron 3Watch Video
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) established Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 on July 6 during a...

NMITC Readies Troops for Deployment Watch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Supporting the need for intelligence collection efforts to aid troops in the global war on terrorism...

Norfolk Conducts ‘Fleet First’ Waterfront Pedestrian Zone Project
NORFOLK (NNS) -- In an effort to make the Naval Station Norfolk waterfront a safer and more pedestrian-friendly area,...

SEAL/SWCC Seminar Informs Sailors
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Navy Special Warfare (NSW) Center hosted a seminar and physical screening test (PST) at the Waterfr...

Kurt Busch Visits Norfolk NEX
NORFOLK (NNS) -- NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch, the Penske race car driver, made a pit stop at the Navy Exchange to sig...

Truman Lights Up DC Olympics
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Through fire and sweat, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) hosed down the competition at the 5th Annual Da...

USNI Celebrates Battle of Midway 65th Anniversary Watch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) held a Battle of Midway celebration at the Virginia Beach Airport on...

Indian Navy Commissions INS Jalashwa at Naval Station NorfolkWatch Video
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The landing platform dock INS Jalashwa (LPD 41) was commissioned by the Indian Navy during a ceremon...

Transformation Warfare Conference Brings Military, Industry Leaders Together
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) ...

NECC Establishes EOD ESU 2Watch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Expeditionary Support Unit (ESU) 2 was established June 15 during ...

‘Hugs’ Comes to Comfort
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Hugs Across America, a non-profit civilian organization that distributes teddy bears to children aro...

“Save A Life Tour” Brings Reality of Driving While Intoxicated to Norfolk
NORFOLK (NNS) -- “Watch Out! Whoa! Hurry up and get over! I can’t control the wheel!” These were some of the yells he...

Brune Takes Over as “Chargers” Commanding Officer
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Cmdr. Dan W. Brune relieved Cmdr. Grady Banister as the commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat ...

Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival Salutes the Troops
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Thousands gathered at the Virginia Beach oceanfront June 1 to 3 for the 3rd annual Virginia Beach Pa...

USO Honors Sailor at Patriotic Festival
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- A Sailor, along with other representatives from each branch of service, received the Military Honore...

Navy Lodge Little Creek Awarded Carlson, Golden Pineapple
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek’s Navy Lodge was presented the 2006 Edward E. Carlson and t...

USNMT Sailors Compete in All-Navy Rifle, Pistol Championship
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Members of the U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team (USNMT) continued their weapons training during the All-N...

Lejeune Hospital Unveils Operational Medicine Training Facility
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NNS) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony May 30 marked the grand opening of a new $325,000 training facility locate...

Sunset Parade Honors Sea Service
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- Hundreds of Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and New York citizens gathered aboard the guided-missi...

Sailors Become Gardeners at Fleet Week NYC
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- Twenty-one Sailors gathered to become gardeners at Clove Lake Park in Staten Island as part of a com...

VFW Luncheon Honors Sailors
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NNS) -- Heavy exchanges of laughter and smiles could be heard and seen as more than 100 Sailors attended a c...

USS Wasp Opens Doors to Community
ABOARD USS WASP (NNS) -- The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) opened her brow to more than 49,000 peopl...

Fleet Week Sailors Get a Glimpse into Police Aviation
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors visiting New York City for this year’s 20th Fleet Week toured the New York Police Department...

USS Wasp Crew Donates Blood
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors, Marines and guests visiting USS Wasp (LHD 1) for Fleet Week New York City 2007 participated...

A Different Kind of Jet Comes Aboard USS Wasp
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Team members from the National Football League (NFL) franchise New York Jets visited USS Wasp on May...

Church Service Honors Military
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Approximately 100 military members from various ships in town for Fleet Week attended a morning serv...

Navy Veteran Honored at Sunset Parade
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Former U.S. Navy Postal Clerk 3rd Class Wesley Autrey was recognized on board USS Wasp May 27, for a...

Sea Services Take on New York
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines in New York for Fleet Week May 23-30 took advantage of the sights, sounds and ho...

Sailors Bring Hope to Children in New York
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Sailors in town for Fleet Week New York City 2007 participated in a community relations event, May 2...

USNMT Conducts Atlantic Fleet Rifle and Pistol Match
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Members of the U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team (USNMT) are competing in the U.S. Fleet Forces Command Ri...

USS Wasp Arrives New York City for Fleet Week
ABOARD USS WASP (NNS) -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD 1) pulled into New York on May 23 to take par...

“Tigertails” Return to Naval Station Norfolk
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Family members and friends filled the sky with U.S. flags and applause as four E-2C Hawkeye 2000 air...

VRC-40 Rawhides Come Home
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) Detachment (Det.) 3 returned to Naval...

Third Annual Rudy Run Brings Spirit, Charity
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- More than 350 participants gathered on Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek (NABLC) May 19 for the 3rd...

NAVELSG Returns from Deployment
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Reserve Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) Port Group Echo returned t...

Care Packages Boost Morale
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Naval Safety Center, along with teachers and students from the Galaxy Project at Betty Williams ...

HSL 46 Trains During Neptune Warrior
ABOARD USS BAINBRIDGE, At Sea (NNS) -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 participated in Neptune Warrior, a coalition cours...

Destroyer Squadron 22 Completes Neptune Warrior
USS BAINBRIDGE, At Sea (NNS) -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 in company with Norfolk-based USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), USS Laboon (DD...

NECC Holds Expeditionary Echelon Exercise
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- With the hurricane season approaching, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) conducted a three-da...

Norfolk Service Members Become U.S. Citizens
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Eight local service members and one military spouse became U.S. citizens during a naturalization cer...

101 Critical Days of Summer Raises Seasonal AwarenessWatch Video
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Naval Safety Center is kicking off this year’s 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign on May 28. <...

NNOA Awards Scholarships To Three Norfolk Area Students
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Three local high school students received scholarships from the National Naval Officers Association ...

USNS Sacagawea Arrives in NorfolkWatch Video
NORFOLK (NNS) -- USNS Sacagawea, the latest in a line of dry cargo ammunition ships (T-AKE 2), arrived at its new hom...

ECRC Sailors Return Home from Afghanistan
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Active-duty and Reserve Navy Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) individual augmentee (IA) ...

Hampton Roads Announces Military Spouse of the Year
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Heroes at Home awarded the Military Spouse of the Year award to a Mid-Atlantic Region spouse during ...

Virginia Beach Remembers Pioneer of Naval Aviation
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- A dedication ceremony was held at the Naval Aviation Monument Park on May 5, to remember Ensign Jess...

Navy Lends Support to Air Power Over Hampton Roads
HAMPTON, Va. (NNS) -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures (HM) 14 and Assault Craft Unit (A...

CNO Holds All Hands Call at Naval Station Norfolk Watch Video
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen visited Naval Station Norfolk on May 1 to speak wit...

Surface Warfare Development Group Honored for Shore Safety Programs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Surface Warfare Development Group (SWDG) was announced as the recipient of the Secretary of the Navy...

Safety Crucial During Critical Days of Summer
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Every year, motor-vehicle accidents claim the lives of Sailors, especially during the Critical Days ...

Foreign Press Embark on U.S. Ship for Training Course
USS LABOON, At Sea (NNS) -- Several journalists from the United Kingdom embarked aboard USS Laboon (DDG 58) during April's Neptu...

NAVSTA Norfolk Holds Motorcycle Safety Rodeo
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Mid-Atlantic Region Sailors participated in a Motorcycle Safety Rodeo at Naval Station Norfolk on Ap...

Destroyer Squadron 22 Visits German Ship
FGS HESSEN, At Sea (NNS) -- Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 visited German Frigate FGS Hessen (F221) on April 28 off t...

MARMC Biggest Loser Ends Third Season
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) held a health fair April 26 to mark the end of the ...

U.S. Ships Arrive in Scotland for Neptune Warrior Coalition Course
FASLANE, Scotland (NNS) -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22, embarked aboard USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), arrived here April 20 with ...

PSD Afloat Atlantic Serves Norfolk’s Ships
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Many shipboard Sailors may be asking themselves “Where have all the personnelman gone?”

Fo...

Decommissioning Ends USS Saipan’s 29 Years of Service Watch Video
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Navy bid farewell to the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2), April 20 in a decommissioni...

ROMEO Sailors Return Home After Completing Customs Mission
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) Navy Customs Battalion ROMEO retur...

NSA Northwest Hosts Health, Wellness Extravaganza
CHESEPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Support Activity (NSA) Northwest Annex, hosted its fifth annual Health and Wellness Extravagan...

First-Term Sailors Learn to Prepare for the Future
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Should I stay in or get out? This is one question that will cross the minds of most Sailors during t...

Job Fair Helps Military in Transition
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) held its Regional Armed Forces Job Fair at the Chesapea...

Sailors Teach Elementary School Children How to Be a Success
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Eight Navy officers from bases throughout the Hampton Roads area came together April 5 to participat...

Course Prepares Hospital Corpsman for Conflict
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Service members at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) completed the final challenge in a weeklon...

USS San Antonio Helps Rebuild Community
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) participated in a Hampton Roads Habitat ...

USS Nicholas Gives Teens a Living History Lesson
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Guided-missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) hosted a tour for more than 40 high school students fro...

NECC Establishes Maritime Civil Affairs Group
VIRGINIA BEACH (NNS) -- The Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) officially established its newest command, Military Civ...

Navy Customs Battalion Departs to the Middle East
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Navy Reservists assigned to Navy Customs Battalion Sierra, mobilized by the Navy Expeditionary Logis...

Navy SEAL Accelerator Tour Hits Virginia BeachWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy SEAL Accelerator tour visited the Virginia Beach Convention Center March 28-31 to promote N...

Trident Warrior ’07 Brings New Technology to the Fleet
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) is hosting Trident Warrior 2007, the annual FORCEnet sea t...

Most Senior CW05 Retires After 30-Year Career
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Chief Warrant Officer Frank S. Hankins retired March 22 during a formal ceremony at the Naval Aviati...

Bearings Class Creates Better Sailors
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Mid-Atlantic Sailors participated in the Bearings course offered by the Center for Personal and Prof...

EOD Widow Receives Support From Shipmates, Community
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Service members, local contractors, and community members volunteered their time and efforts March 2...

PCU George H.W. Bush Honors Women Veterans
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- In celebration of Women’s History month, two female Navy veterans of World War II spoke to the crew ...

Conference Brings Services Together to Talk About Preventive Medicine
HAMPTON, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Environmental Health Center (NEHC) hosted the 46th annual Navy Occupational Health and Prev...

Master Chiefs Speak about IA Assignments Watch Video
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) command master chiefs, currently serving in individual augm...

St. Baldrick’s Day Helps Raise Money for Cancer ResearchWatch Video
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Doctors and nurses from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) joined members of the local community...

Fort Monroe Hosts Joint Communication Exercise
HAMPTON, Va. (NNS) -- U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) hosted the Defense Interoperability ...

Sailors Find Out What it Takes to Be a Part of Naval Special Warfare
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Motivating Team East Coast held six seminars March 12 through 14 at ...

Expo Highlights Equipment for New Expeditionary ForcesWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Key personnel from the naval services, industry and research agencies worldwide attended the Naval E...

Conference Gives Insight into Safety ‘Best Practices’
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Occupational Safety and Health and Environment Training Center (NAVOSHENVTRACEN) is conducting...

Helo Squadrons Come Together to Honor Fallen Shipmate
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, HSC-2, HSC-22 and HSC-26 participated i...

Ponce Standdown Reemphasizes Alcohol Awareness
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The senior leadership on board the amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15) conducted a 12-hour ...

MDSU-2 Attends Opening of Monitor Exhibit
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 attended a dedication ceremony for the new USS ...

Pollution Prevention Team Recognized for Environmental Stewardship
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (NRMA) Pollution Prevention Team, located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oc...

Navy’s First Riverine Squadron DeploysWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, based at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek deployed March 8 aft...

Fire Officials Highlight Potential Household Dangers
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Under your kitchen sink, in your garage, your bathroom, your basement, a ticking time bomb might jus...

NEHC Kicks Off 'Crews Into Shape' ChallengeThis story features at lest one photoThis story features at lest one graphic
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- In support of National Nutrition Month, the Naval Environmental Health Center (NEHC) kicked off its ...

Transition Counselor Institute Helps Educators, Military Children
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) of Hampton Roads hosted a Military Child Education Coalition ...

‘Military Saves’ Pockets with Money Management
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) of Hampton Roads highlighted the Military Saves Campaign duri...

Naval Helicopter Association Names Region Four’s Best
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2 hosted the 2006 Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) Region Fou...

NR-1 Arrives in Texas For Gulf ExplorationWatch Video
GALVESTON, Texas (NNS) -- Nuclear Research Submarine NR-1, towed by Submarine Support Vessel (SSV) Carolyn Chouest, pulled int...

Navy Surgeon General Visits Camp Lejeune
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NNS) -- Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Donald C. Arthur visited Camp Lejeune Feb. 13 to tour base facilities...

FFSC Helps Families of IAs
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted a Family Readiness Forum and individual augmentee ...

Clowns Bring Smiles to Children at Naval Hospital
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Two clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus entertained the children of the pediat...

FFSC Little Creek Hosts SAVI Training
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) held a three-day Sex...

DoD Hosts Luncheon Recognizing Blacks
HAMPTON, Va. (NNS) -- The Department of Defense (DoD) honored officials from historically black colleges and universities ...

Norfolk Hosts Senior Enlisted Leadership Legal Course
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Naval Justice School (NJS) Norfolk detachment hosted a Senior Enlisted Leadership Course in mili...

Navy Astronauts Visit Virginia Beach Elementary School
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Two NASA astronauts, Navy Capt. Christopher Ferguson and Navy Cmdr. Stephen Bowen, from the Astronau...

Yorktown Hosts Black History Month Celebration
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Weapons Station Yorktown (NWSY) hosted a celebration in honor of Black History Month on Feb. 2...

Vesely Takes Command of Forrest Sherman
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) held their first change of command ceremon...

NCHB 1 Returns from Antarctica
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors attached to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1 at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Cheath...

SEALs Award Wrestling Trophies
ANNANDALE, Va. (NNS) -- Two Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land) awarded trophies to the winners of the Patriotic District’s Wres...

Ceremony Marks Start of Patrol Coastal Squadron
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy’s Surface Warfare Enterprise (SWE) took another step forward when the Patrol Coastal Squadr...

Coast Guard Cutter Conducts Training at Little Creek
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The seagoing buoy tender USCGC Juniper (WLB 201), homeported in Newport, R.I., conducted underway tr...

HSC-28 Conducts Night Operations Training
CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducted combat ...

Cargo Transfer Platoon 1 Returns from Mission in Iraq
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Members of Cargo Transfer Platoon (CTP) 1 returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Feb. 12 after a seven...

Sailorizing the Sailors
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Sometimes even the leaders need advice. They need improved methods of reaching those in their charge...

Sailors Modify Toys for Disabled Children
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) at Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck A...

Sailors Make a Difference Through Volunteer Work
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than a dozen Navy volunteers joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Hampton Roads, Feb. 10, f...

Admirals Host Military Appreciation Night
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The American Hockey League’s Norfolk Admirals held a military appreciation night, Feb. 9, for servic...

Career Management Symposium Provides Sailors Information, Direction
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) held symposiums throughout the Mid-Atlan...

FRGs Train to Better Serve Their Sailors
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk's Fleet and Family Support Center sponsored a Family Readiness Group (FRG) lea...

Sailors Learn Tools to Help Their Peers with CFS Training
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Naval Station Norfolk began hosting a weeklong course,...

NAB Little Creek Galley Wins Ney AwardWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The galley at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek was named the first place winner in the Capta...

Marines take Admiral’s Cup
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM) received the Admiral’s Cup during an awards ceremony at the Camp A...

NMCP Nurse Receives Lifesaving Award
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. Christine Lenoir, a labor and delivery nurse with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), was ...

MARMC Sailors Take the Polar Plunge
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 30 Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) chief petty officers joined more than 3,7...

Operation Jingle Proceeds Donated to NMCRS
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) Rear Adm. Rick Ruehe presented a $3,750 check to the Nav...

NECC Establishes Riverine Squadron 2
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) officially established Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 in ...

Dedication of Sue Bushey Room at FFSC Little Creek Honors Service
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek honored the l...

Final Operations Specialist “A” School Class at Dam Neck Graduates
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The final operations specialist (OS) “A” School class graduated Jan. 26 in Walker Hall at Center for...

Oceana FFSC Helps Commands Learn Tools to Manage Finances
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Hampton Roads sponsored a Personal Financial Management Leade...

Sailors and Marines Train Together for Future Operations
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT) held a workshop Jan. 22-26 on Naval Amphibi...

ETWGLANT Marines Earn Bronze Stars
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Two Marines with Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT) received the Bronze Star J...

HSC 26 SAR Swimmers Hone Their Skills
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The “Chargers” of Helicopter Combat Sea Squadron (HSC) 26 took to the sky Jan. 24 to conduct search ...

RIVRON 1 Applies Special Skills During ULTWatch Video
FORT PICKETT, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors attached to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 applied their cultural and language training within...

FFSC Expands in Yorktown
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) in Yorktown relocated, Jan. 24, to help accommodate the g...

Forrest Sherman Prepares Ship, Crew for Sea
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returned to its homeport of Naval Station ...

Norfolk MWR Unveils Waterfront Fitness Specialists
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee held an open house at Vista P...

Nashville Sailors Help Habitat for Humanity
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Twenty Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) teamed up with Habitat...

USS Nashville Sailors Volunteer Time in Hampton Roads
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from amphibious transport dock, USS Nashville (LPD 13) volunteered their time Jan. 17 to wor...

Anchors Away Program Helps Sailors' Children
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- When Sailors deploy for long periods, they often leave behind family members in need of help to deal...

FFSC Hosts Planning for Retirement Course
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) offered a free course Jan. 17, to hel...

FFSC Hosts Home Ownership Workshop
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) presented a workshop for first-time homeowners Jan...

U.S. Navy Decoms Trenton, Transfers to Indian NavyWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS Trenton (LPD 14), was decommissioned Jan. 17 in a ceremony at...

FFSC Hosts Transition Workshop For Pregnant Servicewomen
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) of Hampton Roads hosted a four-hour workshop Jan. 12 to e...

NECC Looks Back on its First Year
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Jan. 13 marks the one-year anniversary since the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) at Naval A...

Four Combat Camera Sailors Awarded Bronze Star
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Four Sailors attached to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Detachment Combat Camera Norfolk w...

NMCP Holds MLK Memorial Breakfast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosted a Martin Luther King memorial breakfast Jan. 12, to ce...

Norfolk Command Reps Get Exceptional Family Member Program Training
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek hosted a training c...

PCU Crew Make Fitness A Priority
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Weighing in at 90,000 tons, stretching 1,092 feet and home to as many as 5,000 people at once, an ai...

First CONUS Expeditionary Warfare Insignia PresentedWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Deputy Commander, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Rear Adm. James Barnett pinned Master-a...

USS Trenton Crew Trains Indian Navy
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Throughout the month of December, Sailors of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Trenton (LPD 14)...

HRCPOA Hosts Annual Ship Tour and Christmas Party for Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chief Petty Officer Association (HRCPOA), hosted the 11th annual ship tour and Chr...

Seminar Works to Develop More Effective Navy Leaders
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Leaders from The Naval Personnel Development Command (NPDC) and the Center for Personal and Professi...

Story-time at Local Toys for Tots Drive
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Lt. Cmdr. Sarah S. Pickett, a clinical nurse specialist in the progressive care unit at Naval Medica...

New Commander Takes Pilot Seat at VAW-126
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Richard K. Wood, II relieved Cmdr. John Malfitano as commanding officer (CO) of Carrier Airbor...

Mentors Give Navy Recruits a Helping Hand
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Special warfare candidates in the Navy's delayed entry program (DEP) will join active and retired sp...

Radio Club Spreads Message of Battleship Worldwide
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Members of the USS Wisconsin (BB 64) HAM Radio Club came aboard Wisconsin for Pearl Harbor Day, Dec....

Navy Women Receive Recognition with Statue
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Retired Cmdr. James Nemer signed replicas of his “The Female Sailor” statues at the Norfolk Navy Exc...

NAB Little Creek Honors Sacrifices of Pearl Harbor Veterans
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Pearl Harbor survivors commemorated the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in a memorial...

Resource Awareness Key to Surviving Holiday Stress
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- As the new year approaches, Navy Environmental Health Center (NEHC) at Naval Medical Center Portsmou...

Naval Station Norfolk Re-Opens New, Improved Galley
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- After two years and $4 million in renovations, the Naval Station Norfolk galley re-opened Dec. 5.

Nashville Returns After Six-Month Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors manned the rails Dec. 6 as the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13) returned to ...

FFSC Helps Sailors Stay Cool This Holiday Season
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- To help Sailors cope with holiday stress, the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Naval Weapon...

USO Holds Annual Holiday Party
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- United Service Organization (USO) of Hampton Roads held their annual holiday party Dec. 2 at Naval A...

PCOs Graduate Leadership Course
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Seven prospective commanding officers (PCOs) graduated from the Submarine Command Course conducted b...

Chaplain Corps Celebrates 231st BirthdayWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Active, reserve and retired Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard chaplains gathered at the Dam Neck Of...

Barber School Students Give Free Haircuts as Training
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- At Naval Station Norfolk’s Center for Service and Support (CSS), instructors of the shipboard barber...

Operation Homefront, America Supports You Spread Christmas Cheer
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Military family children took turns to tell Santa their Christmas wishes Nov. 27 during Operation Ch...

Substance Abuse Prevention Summit Strengthens Leadership
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- A substance abuse prevention summit was held Nov. 13-17 at the Snug Harbor Officer’s Club on Naval A...

Five Star Families Recognized
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads honored “Five Star Military Families” Nov. 17 in a luncheon...

USS Shreveport Command Changes Hands
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. Paul Monger assumed command of the the amphibious dock landing ship USS Shreveport (LPD 12) du...

Newest Aviators Receive Their Wings of Gold
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Flight Officer (NFO) Class N06-3 officially received their flight officer status and gold NFO ...

USS Leyte Gulf Returns From Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) Sailors returned to their homeport in Norfolk Nov. 18 after completing a six-...

Seabee Battalion Builds Replica Memorial for Veterans
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 unveiled a traveling replica of the Washington, D...

Lejeune Sailor Earns Top Spot
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NNS) -- Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Keith Boehm was selected as the 2006 Navy Pharmacy Senior Technici...

Naval Safety Center Urges Sports Enthusiasts to Exercise Caution This Winter
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Naval Safety Center is urging winter sports enthusiasts to take extra care this season to protec...

Fleet and Family Support Center Hosts Individual Augmentee ForumWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted an individual augmentee (IA) Family Readiness Foru...

Dynamic Remains Active, Unloads LCU
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- After almost 63 years of existence, the small, auxiliary floating dry dock Dynamic (AFDL 6) successf...

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Holds Annual Traffic Safety Campaign
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth hosted their annual driving safety campaign Nov. 14 to inform Sailor...

Sailors Encouraged to Take Part in Great American Smokeout
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Health Promotion Department of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) strongly encourages Sailor...

HSC-28 Detachment Returns from Deployment, Prepares for Next
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 Det. 3 returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle Ea...

Lejeune Hospital Unveils New Mother Baby Unit, Exchange Pharmacy
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NNS) -- Two ribbon-cutting ceremonies Nov. 3 marked the grand opening of a $5.5 million renovated Mother Bab...

Navy Opens Doors of New Housing to Military Families
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy’s latest public-private venture (PPV) housing community, The Village at Whitehurst Farm, op...

Sailors Learn About Driving Safety
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Hundreds of junior Sailors at Naval Station Norfolk packed the C-9 theater to attend the Street Smar...

Norfolk Crossing Housing Community Opens Teen Rec Center
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors and their families, along with other Naval Station Norfolk personnel, attended a ribbon-cutt...

VR-56 Holds Safety Stand Down
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 56 held a safety stand down brief at Naval Air Station Oceana ...

Ross Returns from DeploymentWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 6...

SURFLANT Brings Surface Line Week BackWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (SURFLANT) brought Surface Line Week (SLW) back...

Cape St. George Wraps the Year Up at Surface Line Week
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) participated in Surface Line W...

Naval Safety Center, Fire Department to Promote Winter Fire Safety
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- As the temperatures drop and winter sets in, the Naval Safety Center (NSC) in Norfolk and the Navy R...

Students Create Holiday Cheer for Sailors
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Third grade students from The Williams School gathered at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum Nov. 2 to d...

SMART 360 Coming to the FleetWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek put forth plans for a ne...

NAS Oceana Prepares for the Season with Holiday Financial Training CoursesWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) kicked its weekly Financial courses i...

VAW-121 Welcomes Wieman
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Steven J. Wieman relieved Cmdr. Russell T. McLachlan as commanding officer (CO) of Carrier Air...

New Commander Pilots VRC-40 “Rawhides”
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Mark F. Light relieved Cmdr. Bradford L. Brown of his duties as commanding officer (CO) of Fle...

Navy EOD Team From Sicily Takes Honors as Top Tech in CompetitionWatch Video
FORT STORY, Va. (NNS) -- Two Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 8 in Sigonella, Sicily, won honors as...

Naval Safety Center Warns About Winter Driving Dangers
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- With the approach of winter and the holiday season, the Naval Safety Center is reminding Sailors of ...

Portsmouth Honors Local Service Members
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce honored local service members during a luncheon held at the Ho...

Mass Notification Systems Tested at Naval Station Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A new notification system was tested in Norfolk, Va., by the Space and Naval Warfare System Center (...

Naval Safety Center Trains New Motorcycle Instructors
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Motorcycle experts from the Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Va., took part in a rare safety training c...

Shreveport Trains Sailors in First Aid
USS SHREVEPORT, At Sea (NNS) -- Hospital corpsmen aboard the dock landing ship USS Shreveport (LPD 12) began first aid and cardiopul...

Seabees Construct 1,100-foot Pier in Little Creek
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 completed and broke down an elevated causeway...

Navy Invites Public’s Questions, Comments on Sonar Training
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Fleet Forces Command (FFC) invited the public to voice concerns Oct. 23 at the Chesapeake C...

Navy, Community Come Together at Yorktown Days Celebration Watch Video
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Thousands of service members, visitors, and distinguished guests came to Yorktown Oct. 19-21 to cele...

USS Oscar Austin Welcomes Weilinman
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Eric F. Weilinman relieved Cmdr. Peter C. DeMane as commanding officer (CO) of the guided-miss...

Little Creek Holds Base Pride Day
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Amphibious Base (NSB) Little Creek held its annual Base Pride Day Oct. 20, to help clean the b...

NAVELSG Sailors Return Home from Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Active-duty and reserve Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support (NAVELSG), Port Group DELT...

Little Creek Holds Area-Wide Chaplain Training
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Chaplains and religious program specialists (RP) from around the region attended area-wide training ...

Naval Safety Center Advises Service Members on Safe Driving
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- As the holiday season approaches, the Naval Safety Center on Naval Station Norfolk is reminding Sail...

CNRMA Honors Commands with Navy Community of the Year Awards
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) announced the winners of the 2006 Navy Community Service...

Navy Pilots Test New Flight Device
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic began testing a new flight simulation device Oct. 5 at Naval Air Statio...

James E. Williams Returns from Maiden DeploymentWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), returned to Naval Station Norfolk Oct. ...

FFSC Teaches Domestic Violence Prevention
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- DoD employees from Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) of Hampton Roads and a Navy volunteer set...

Navy Embraces Special Olympics
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 200 Sailors representing nearly 25 commands throughout the Hampton Roads area came out to ...

Service Members Take the Wilderness ChallengeWatch Video
FAYETTEVILLE, W. Va. (NNS) -- Teams from the Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps participated in the sixth annual ...

Trent Takes the Helm of “Greyhawks”
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Jeffrey L. Trent relieved Cmdr. Hamlin A. Ortiz-Marty as commanding officer (CO) of the “Greyh...

NMITC Sailor Wins MCOY Award
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) presented the Samuel T. Northern Military Citizen of th...

Navy Establishes Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) was officially established in a ceremony at Naval A...

VAW-121 Hosts Safety Fair
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 hosted a safety fair for Airborne Command Control ...

NMCP Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Pink carnations were handed out to breast cancer survivors as they walked through the double-doors o...

Navy Proposes Elizabeth River Dredging Project
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy hosted two open houses Oct. 4 and 5 to display information about their proposal to dredge a...

Joint Warfare Atlantic Conference Strengthens Bond Between Leaders
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The 11th annual U.S. Naval Institute Joint Warfare Atlantic Conference and Exposition, Oct. 4-5, at ...

George H. W. Bush Christened At Newport NewsWatch Video
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) was officially christened Oct. 7...

NWS Yorktown Dedicates Historical Airfield Marker
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- A ceremony was held by Naval Weapons Station Yorktown (NWSY) Oct. 3, to document the placement of a ...

Beachmaster Unit 2 Welcomes Cooke
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- After two years of service as commanding officer of Beachmaster Unit (BMU) 2, Cmdr. Frank E. Hughlet...

NMCP Graduates 2006 Pastoral Care Residency Class
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- In a spiritual ceremony, the Pastoral Residency (PCR) class of 2006 graduated at Naval Medical Cente...

FFSC Helps Sailors Prepare for a Second Career
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Transition Assistance Center held an educational briefing Sept. 29, for...

Carter Hall Brings Dreams to Life for 9-Year-Old Boy
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) Sailors, with help from Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, made a dr...

Navy Establishes New Helicopter SquadronWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy’s newest weapon in the global war on terrorism was brought to life Sept. 29, when the "Sea ...

Command of Normandy Changes Hands
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. Robert S. Kerno Jr. relieved Capt. Stephen W. Hampton as commanding officer of the guided-miss...

Kiple Relieves O’Leary as HSCWSL Commanding Officer
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Brian R. Kiple relieved Cmdr. James D. O’Leary as commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat ...

USS Austin Decommissioned After 41 Years of Naval ServiceWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Austin (LPD 4) was decommissioned Sept. 27, during a ceremony at Nav...

Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion 1 Returns Home
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors of Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion (NPDB) 1 returned home to Naval Station Norfolk Sept....

Fleet Interactive Display Equipment Dedicated
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The first Fleet Interactive Display Equipment (FIDE) Training Simulator of a surface ship’s naval nu...

Navy Customs Battalion Quebec Returns to Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 290 Sailors from the Navy Customs Battalion Quebec returned to Naval Station Norfolk Sept....

New SEAL Training Facility Opens on Fort Story
FORT STORY, Va. (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 2 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 25, to celebr...

Konicki Takes Command of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. David A. Pry relinquished command of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Norfolk (SSCN)...

New Commander Takes Helm at Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Sharon H. Redpath relieved Rear Adm. Henry B. Tomlin III as commander, Navy Expeditionary ...

Assault Craft Unit 4 Opens Doors for Visitors
VIRGINGIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The crew of Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 placed their landing crafts on display at Naval Amphibious Ba...

Tomcats Officially RetireWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The F-14 Tomcat was officially retired after 36 years of service at the Final Flight Ceremony held a...

Trenton Returns from Historic Final Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS Trenton (LPD 14) and its nearly 400 Sailors made their final ...

Luncheon Honors Ombudsman Service
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 130 Hampton Roads ombudsmen gathered Sept. 21, for the annual Ombudsman Appreciation Lunch...

Strike Fighter Squadron Gives Media Final F-14 Ride
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 31 “Tomcatters” at Naval Air Station Oceana hosted three media represen...

NAVELSG Trains for Deployment
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (NNS) -- About 240 Sailors prepared for deployment as part of Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAV...

North Carolina Completes Hull
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from the Virginia-class submarine PCU North Carolina (SSN 777) reached a significant milesto...

Regional Fitness Programs Offer Sailors Options
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Support Activity (NSA) Norfolk is taking an aggressive approach to keeping Sailors fit, health...

Service Members Serve their Community in Hampton Roads
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) at Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Annex, t...

RIVRON 1 Completes Another Phase of Maritime Security TrainingWatch Video
CAPE FEAR RIVER, N.C. (NNS) -- Sixty Sailors from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), success...

Hampton Roads Service Members Remember 9/11Watch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Service members from the Hampton Roads area came together at Mount Trashmore Park to remember the Se...

Lewis and Clark Arrives in NorfolkWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The first of the Navy’s new class of dry cargo/ammunition ships, USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1), arr...

NAB Little Creek Police Precinct Named Virginia’s Best
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- In June, the Virginia Chiefs of Police named Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek Police Precinc...

Chief Selectees Tour Wisconsin
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 300 prospective chief petty officers (CPO) received a tour of the Battleship Wisconsin Aug...

ID Program Helps Get Parents Ready for Back to School
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosted its second annual Ident-A-Kid event, Aug. 30, to help ...

Bronze Star Awarded to Navy Lieutenant Commander
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Lt. Cmdr. Benito E. Baylosis was presented the Bronze Star medal during the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ma...

EOD Community Honors a Fallen Colleague
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Family and friends from across the country joined the local Navy and civilian community at Naval Amp...

MARMC Changes Hands
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. Kevin B. Taylor relinquished command of Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) to Re...

NSA Norfolk Changes Hands
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. Scott D. Pollpeter relieved Capt. Michael A. Collins of his duties as commanding officer, Nava...

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Local Servicemen
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 75 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel were recognized for their performance and contr...

Navy Customs Battalion Romeo Prepares to Deploy
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Customs Battalion Romeo are wrapping up a four-week intensive training that began July 31 in pr...

Construction of LPD 21 New York Progresses
AVONDALE, La. (NNS) -- Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) here invited the media to witness the progress being made on th...

Wasp Surges In Support of JTF Lebanon
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 1,300 Sailors on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) left Naval Station Norfolk Aug....

PPV Housing Continues to Improve Military Lifestyle
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- In October, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Norfolk and Lincoln Military Housing will mark the end of t...

Sea Swap Initiative Successful For USS Gonzalez
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 17 after t...

EMF Portsmouth Returns From KuwaitWatch Video
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Nineteen members of the Expeditionary Medical Force (EMF) Portsmouth, Bravo Detachment, Wave 1, retu...

Makin Island Christened
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy christened the amphibious assault ship Makin Island (LHD 8) in a ceremony Aug. 19 at N...

Chief Selects Participate In Heritage RunWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- More than 800 prospective chief petty officers (CPO) throughout the mid-Atlantic region came togethe...

NPC Offers Career Management Symposium
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Personnel Command presented a Career Management Symposium at the Submarine Learning Center here...

NAVSTA Norfolk Hosts Sexual Addiction Seminar
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Certified addiction specialist, Robert Weiss, paid a visit to Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 17, to give...

USS Gonzalez Returns to NorfolkWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 17, after...

USS Anzio Keeps it Cool on Hot Jobs
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Summer is nearing its end, but for the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) homeported at Naval ...

FFSC Provides Resource Training for CPO SelecteesWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) held resource training for chief pett...

Expeditionary Warfare Device Approved
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen approved the Navy’s first new warfare device in six...

Friends and Family Get a Peek at USS Carr
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The crew of the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) hosted a Friends and Family Cruise Aug. 11,...

Navy Sharpshooters Hit Their MarkWatch Video
CAMP PERRY, Ohio (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team, the Navy’s small arms and marksmanship training program providing m...

CNP Requests CMC Input on the Navy’s FutureWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. met with 50 command master chiefs (CMDCM...

Sea Cadets Train With Navy Diving UnitsWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Fifteen Naval Sea Cadets between the ages of 15 and 17 participated in Navy training July 6-28 with ...

New MCPON Visits USS Mason
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. visited the Arleigh Burke-class guid...

Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Changes Hands
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Capt. Larry H. Arcement Jr., commanding officer of the Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command (N...

Team Navy Cycles Across Iowa
CORALVILLE, Iowa (NNS) -- Twenty Navy riders, including six flag officers, participated in a bicycle ride across Iowa beginnin...

39th Anniversary of USS Forrestal Honored
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy's Farrier Fire Fighting School Learning Site (FFSLS) hosted the 39th memorial anniversary o...

Pioneering Master Diver Carl Brashear Laid to RestWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 800 family, friends, active duty and retired service members gathered at the Naval Amphibious...

Brown Water Sailors Rededicate Monument
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Members of Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 4 attended The Game Wardens of Vietnam Association, In...

NAS Oceana Hosts Air Force Raptors, CrewWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Oceana welcomed 12 Air Force F-22A Raptors and more than 280 Airmen from the 27th ...

Monterey Returns from Neptune Warrior
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 380 Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) returned to Naval Stati...

Military Career Transition Program Visits Naval Station Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Military Career Transition Program (MCTP) from Old Dominion University (ODU) held an educational...

Leaders to Sea Visit USS San AntonioWatch Video
USS SAN ANTONIO, At Sea (NNS) -- Participants in the Leaders to Sea program toured the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD...

FFSC Help Makes PCS Moves Smooth
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) of Hampton Roads hosted a Smooth Move Workshop July 18 to...

New Fleet Master Chief Takes CFFC Helm
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations-directed Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Jackie DiRosa assumed duties as Flee...

Norfolk Area Exchanges Hold Bone Marrow Drive
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- A bone marrow drive was held at Naval Station Norfolk’s and Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek's Exc...

USS Grapple Transfers to MSCWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The recovery and salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS 53) was decommissioned and transferred to Military Se...

Ombudsmen Prepare for Unexpected Crises
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Region Mid-Atlantic command ombudsmen met for crisis response training at the Norfolk Fleet and...

FVAP Gives VAOs New Tactics On Gaining Voters Within Military Community
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Federal Voting Assistance program (FVAP) sponsored a Voting Assitance Officers (VAO) workshop at...

Sea Cadet Teens Taste Field Operations
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Twenty-eight U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) youths from across the country performed in Amphibi...

Brown-water Sailors Begin Training with Boots on Ground Watch Video
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NNS) -- The Navy’s first Riverine Group Squadron (RIVRON) of the 21st century completed Common Combat Skills...

Former President George H.W. Bush Attends Island Landing Watch Video
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Former President George H.W. Bush witnessed a milestone July 8 at Newport News Shipyard, Newport New...

VP Visits NAVSTA Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Vice President Dick Cheney visited the Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet flagship, the amphibious assault sh...

TPU Gets New Look
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk, Nimitz Hall Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) has undergone an internal face-lif...

JLOTS Exercise Exhibits Joint Military Capabilities
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- More than 1,800 active and reserve military personnel came together to demonstrate each of their exp...

Fort McHenry Arrives at NAB Little CreekWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Family and friends gathered at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek July 6, to greet the arrival...

Sailors Reenlist on Independence Day
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A group of Sailors from Naval Station Norfolk celebrated Independence Day by reenlisting during a ce...

Ceremony Marks Beginning for Mass Communication Specialists
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A ceremony to officially mark the merging of the Journalist (JO), Photographer's Mate (PH), Lithogra...

Preventive Medicine Unit Prepares For Iraq
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Members of Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU) East, Team 7, participated in a two-d...

Tomcat Squadron Earns Arleigh Burke Award
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The swan song of the F-14 Tomcat proved to be one of its best when the Fighter Squadron (VF) 31 “Tom...

EWTGLant Hosts Bataan ESG and 26th MEU Workshop
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Vice Adm. Mark Fitzgerald and Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary...

Harkins Relieves Davis as CO of USS Montpelier
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Christopher L. Harkins relieved Cmdr. Mark E. Davis as commanding officer of the fast-attack s...

Navy Teams with Army for Joint Humanitarian ExerciseWatch Video
FORT STORY, Va. (NNS) -- Several units of the recently established Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and Naval Beach G...

Navy, Coast Guard, FBI Team Up with Frontier Sentinel
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Coast Guard teamed up with Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet and the Federal Bureau of Investigatio...

USS Boone SCAT Prepared for Neptune Warrior
ABOARD USS BOONE (NNS) -- Members of the guided-missile frigate USS Boone’s (FFG 28) Small Caliber Arms Team (SCAT) manned the...

Mid-Atlantic Regional Galleys Serve Longer
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Galleys across Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (MIDLANT) started operating with all-day hours June 1, allow...

Sailors Attend Tobacco Cessation Aboard Monterey
ABOARD USS MONTEREY (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) attended a Tobacco Cessation prog...

Navy Munitions Command Established on NWS Yorktown
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- By order of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen, Capt. Gerard O’Regan, commanding officer of ...

NAB Little Creek Hosts 9th Annual Multi-Agency Craft Conference
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Military and civilian guests and contractors participated in the 9th Annual Multi-Agency Craft Confe...

Sailors Compete in First Fleet Auto Show
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Local Sailors participated in the first Fleet Forces Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show June 3 at Naval...

San Antonio Sailors 'Keep it Real'Watch Video
USS SAN ANTONIO, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors on board the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) met June 2 to participate in...

San Antonio Tests Flight Operations CapabilitiesWatch Video
USS SAN ANTONIO, At Sea (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock, USS San Antonio (LPD 17), began testing its flight...

Navy Spouses Meet for Compass Conference
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Navy spouses gathered at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for a Compass Conference, June 6.

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Monterey, The Sullivans, Boone Depart for Neptune Warrior
ABOARD USS MONTEREY, At Sea (NNS) -- Three ships led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON) 24 left the east coast June 5 and 6 to ...

Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Units Conduct Battle Skills Training
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Units (FDPMU) out of Norfolk, Va., San Diego, an...

Sailors Help Kick Off Habitat for Humanity Homebuilders Blitz
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Retired and active-duty Sailors gathered in Portsmouth, Va., June 5 to kick off the South Hampton Ro...

Rosemont Elementary School Students Tour USS Monterey
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Dozens of students from Rosemont Elementary School toured the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (C...

Little Creek Hosts Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Staff College
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek held the annual Middle East Region Chaplain Service Staff College...

Little Creek Navy Lodge Manager Named 2005’s Best
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The manager of the Navy Lodge at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Va., India Austin, was na...

Fleet and Family Service Center Hosts Resource Fair
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) of Hampton Roads hosted a resource fair for Sailors and t...

Combined Forces Protect Sailors During Fleet Week
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Active-duty and reserve Sailors joined New York City Police Department (NYPD) and Fire Department Ci...

Oak Hill Returns Home From Surge Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) returned to her homeport at Naval Amphibious Base Little...

13 NATO Nations Sign MoU in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Thirteen NATO nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), paving the way for the creation of...

NMCRS Honors Representatives for Fund Raising Efforts
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Greater Hampton Roads Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) hosted nearly 40 Sailors, Marines...

San Antonio Sailors Respond to Emergency in New York
LIBERTY ISLAND, New York (NNS) -- Sailors from the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) assisted National Park service o...

San Antonio Sailors Reenlist at Statue of Liberty
NEW YORK (NNS) -- Five Sailors stationed aboard the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) reenlisted into...

Navy Honors WWII Submariners
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy’s Submarine Learning Facility (SUBTRAFAC) here honored submarine veterans of World War...

Center of Excellence Helps Forward Deployed Sailors
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Active-duty and reserve-component Sailors who fill Individual Augmentee (IA) orders in support of th...

Navy Establishes First Riverine Group
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) stood up Riverine Group 1 during an establishment ceremony...

EODMU 2 Sailors Receive Silver, Bronze Stars
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 were recognized for their bravery and d...

San Antonio Arrives for Fleet Week New York City
NEW YORK (NNS) -- The crew of the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) manned the rails May 24, as they ...

San Antonio Conducts First Replenishment at SeaWatch Video
USS SAN ANTONIO, At Sea (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) completed its first underway replenishment (U...

Vella Gulf Rescues Dutch Mariners in North Atlantic
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) rescued two Dutch mariners from a sinking sailboat...

Little Creek Launches Click It or Ticket Campaign
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek (NABLC) Police Department is participating in the nationwide Clic...

MWR Begins Another Season of Intramural Sports
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is offering an opportunity for Sailors stationed aboard Naval S...

Schooner Virginia Hosts Guests
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Schooner Virginia welcomed aboard visitors at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Va., May 17....

Torpedo Training Center Opens New Multipurpose Electronic Classroom
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Submarine Torpedo Facility’s Torpedo Training Center, a tenant command at Naval Weapons Statio...

Navy's Newest Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Commissioned
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- A commissioning ceremony was held May 20 for Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWRON) 4 at Hospital P...

CVN 77 Design Improves Maintenance, Safety for Sailors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, PCU George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), is currently under ...

PCU Texas Returns From Sea TrialsWatch Video
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- The second Virginia-class submarine, PCU Texas (SSN 775), returned to Newport News after successfull...

MARMC Sailors PT to Become 'Biggest Winners'
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) personnel, because of their desire to stay Navy...

USS Vella Gulf Deploys for BALTOPS
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 350 Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) deployed for the 34th annual m...

Comfort's Civilian Mariners Complete Readiness Testing
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in her homeport of Baltimore Harbor May 14, after successfully comple...

Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 4 Demonstrates CapabilitiesWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors stationed with Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWS) 4 conducted a field exercise May 10 at ...

NAVAIR Hosts Environmental Information Exchange
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) sponsored an Environmental Information Exchange (EIE) May 9-11 at...

Little Creek Hosts 23rd Annual Norfolk Senior Olympics
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The 23rd annual Norfolk Senior Olympics were held at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, May 1...

San Antonio Responds to Call for Help
USS SAN ANTONIO, At Sea (NNS) -- Amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) answered a distress call May 9 from a disabl...

Comfort Celebrates Nurses During Nurses Week
BOSTON (NNS) -- USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) nurses welcomed Rear Adm. Christine Bruzek-Kohler, director of the U.S. Navy ...

Drug Czar Recognizes Navy Radar Site
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- The White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONCP) recognized the Navy’s Forces Surve...

USNS Comfort Arrives in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Norfolk May 10, as her last stop before heading back to her homepo...

Comfort Arrives in Boston Following International Medical Exercise
BOSTON (NNS) -- USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Boston May 5, following a five-day port stop in Halifax, Nova Scot...

Navy Cargo Handlers Return from Deployment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- About 260 Navy cargo handlers mobilized by the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) ...

Tuskegee Airmen Visit San Antonio
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) hosted the Tuskegee Airmen May 4 as part of a...

Sailors Volunteer During Fleet Week
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Sailors are volunteering their time to assist Habitat for Humanity in Pompano, Fla., durin...

U.S. Ambassador Addresses MOOTW Students
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Bismarck Myrick, ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, spoke with nearly 30 students as part of the...

Sailors Play Ball During Fleet Week USA in South Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (NNS) -- U.S. and Canadian Sailors participated in a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)-sponsored intramura...

Comfort Departs Halifax
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 4 after spending five days in port partici...

Oscar Austin Sailors Use Underway Time to Hone Skills
USS OSCAR AUSTIN, At Sea (NNS) -- Some junior Sailors aboard USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) are challenging themselves to reach their full ...

Nassau ESG Returns to Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Elements of the USS Nassau (LHA 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) including the dock landing ship ...

U.S., Canadian Sailors Participate in Damage Control Olympics
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (NNS) -- U.S and Canadian Sailors squared off in a heated competition at the Damage Control (DC) Competition ...

Norfolk Petty Officers Attend Deckplate Resource Awareness
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) held a Deckplate Resource Awareness cla...

USS Oscar Austin Underway for Fleet Week
USS OSCAR AUSTIN, At Sea (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk April 28 to pa...

Mid-Atlantic Region Prepares Ombudsmen for Hurricane Season
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Ombudsmen from the Hampton Roads area attended a Regional Ombudsman Advance Training April 27 at Nav...

U.K. Military Gains Insight into Naval Combat Support
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 170 staff members and students from the U.K. Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSC...

FFSC to Hold Workshops on Retirement Planning
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) throughout the region will hold workshops in May and June to...

HSC-26 Progressing Post-Redesignation
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than a year ago, Helicopter Combat Squadron (HC) 6 was re-designated to Helicopter Sea Combat S...

USS Nashville Sailors Give Back to Community
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13) volunteered around Norfolk April 2...

USS James E. Williams Crew Prepares For Maiden Voyage
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) will deploy May 2 on its maiden voyage a...

PC Center of Excellence Opens with Dedication to Firebolt Fallen
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Regional Support Organization Norfolk honored the sacrifice and memory of three servicemen April 24 ...

Navy Reservists Experience Shipboard Life
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Forty-one Navy Reserve Accession Course (NRAC) students spent part of their three-day “Waterfront We...

Grandmasters Conduct Training Aboard Anzio
USS ANZIO, At Sea (NNS) -- Pilots of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 46, the Grandmasters, Detachment 9, are f...

MSD 23 Undergoes Field Training at NAB Little Creek
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors stationed with Mobile Security Detachment (MSD) 23 conducted a field exercise at Naval Amphi...

Friends, Family Experience Life Aboard Nashville
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13) introduced the crew’s friends and family to lif...

Naval Station Norfolk Hosts Clean the Station Day
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Service members and civilians participated in a base-wide Clean the Station Day on Naval Station Nor...

Anzio VBSS Team Trains for Upcoming Deployment
USS ANZIO, At Sea (NNS) -- Members of guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio’s (CG 68) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team a...

Aviation Safety Conference Brings Leaders Together
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- An Aviation Safety Conference was held at Naval Station Norfolk, April 18-21 to promote safety aware...

NAB Little Creek Children Celebrate Arbor Day
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Children and teachers from Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Va.’s, Child Development Center...

Business Leaders Experience Life at Sea
USS WASP, At Sea (NNS) -- Top executives from IBM visited the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) April 19 to see what li...

Man Overboard Drills Prepare Anzio Sailors for Deployment
USS ANZIO, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) practiced man overboard procedures April...

COMPTUEX Prepares Anzio for Deployment
USS ANZIO, At Sea (NNS) -- USS Anzio (CG 68) went to sea April 12 for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to prepare fo...

Boy Scouts Learn About Life Inside a Mobile Security Squadron
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Thirteen members of Boy Scout Troop 256 from Virginia Beach, Va., visited Mobile Security Squadron (...

Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Center Preps for Hurricane Season
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk’s Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Center (NMOC) provided a briefing April 1...

MCPON Speaks at First Class Symposium
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- First Class Petty Officers from the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at DeVary Theatre on Naval Station ...

Military Unites with Norfolk Police
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Military families united with the Norfolk Police Department April 9 during Military Family Day at th...

MDSU 2 Tests the Best for Master Diver Certification
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 conducted a pre-screening program for Master Diver candidate...

Multimission-Capable Sub Readies for Full Operation
NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE KINGS BAY, Ga. (NNS) -- The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) arrived at its new home of Naval Submarine Base ...

NWS Yorktown Civilians Receive Award for Heroic Efforts
YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- An awards ceremony was held April 10 at Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown, Va., to recognize six ...

USMAP Brief at Naval Station Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from various commands gathered at Naval Station Norfolk's Chapel April 5 for a United Servic...

Navy Cargo Handlers Complete Final Pre-Deployment Training
WILLIAMBSURG, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Delta (NAVELSG DELTA) completed their...

NAB Little Creek Hosts Navy College Education Fair
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek’s (NABLC) Navy College Office hosted its sixth annual Navy Colleg...

Navy Exchange Celebrates 60 Years of ServiceWatch Video
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Exchange (NEX) Service Command celebrated its 60th anniversary at their Headquarters April 4, b...

Volunteers, Runners Preparing for ASYMCA Runs
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- As military runners rev up for a great running season this year, staff members of the Armed Services...

NMC Portsmouth Holds Weight Management Workshop
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A workshop designed to better educate command facilitators on how to effectively promote healthier l...

Amphibious Construction Battalion Seabees Return Home from Kuwait
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion (PHIBCB) 2 Kuwait Det. 1 returned to Naval Amphibious...

Navy Customs Battalion Papa Returns Home
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- About 400 Mobilized Reservists of Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) Forward Grou...

Navy Featured in Panoramic Photo Exhibit
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- An exhibit of panoramic photographs of Navy subjects is now on display at the Hampton Roads Naval Mu...

Tax Assistance Center Provides Big Savings for Sailors
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Station Norfolk’s Tax Assistance Center (TAC) has helped save Sailors more than $1.5 million i...

Norfolk Military, Civilians Unite to Prevent Domestic Violence
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Military leaders from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard and Air Force joined civic leaders a...

Regional Armed Forces Job Fair Preps Personnel to Transition to Civilian Life
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted the Regional Armed Forces Job Fair for active and retir...

Navy Occupational Health and Preventive Medicine Conference Kicks Off
HAMPTON, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Environmental Health Center (NEHC) kicked off the 45th Navy Occupational Health and Prevent...

Fleet Forces Command Names Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff, deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (FFC), recognized some of...

USS Eisenhower Hosts Tour for APEX Program Participants
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Senior military and civilian leaders participating in the APEX orientation program had the opportuni...

Little Creek Navy Exchange Hosts Bone Marrow DriveWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The National Bone Marrow Donor Registry held a drive at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek's Navy Ex...

EOD Units Tackle Training During Combined Week
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 2 is conducting final training exe...

SHIPTRAIN Changes Bring Benefits to Fleet Sailors
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Commanding Officer of Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic, Capt. William D. Valentine Jr., came abo...

European Guests Experience Navy Life Aboard Monterey
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- European state department visitors toured the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) March 13 f...

USS Ross Leaves Neptune Warrior Ready For Deployment
WESTERN ATLANTIC (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) left Faslane, Scotland, March 10 after completing Neptune...

Three U.S. Ships Complete Neptune Warrior Coalition Course
FASLANE, Scotland (NNS) -- Three ships led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 departed Faslane, Scotland, March 11, h...

HSC-26 Holds Change of Command
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Grady Banister relieved Cmdr. Kenneth Inglesby as the commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Com...

Nashville Crew Continues Culture of Community Service
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 50 percent of the 420 Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13) fan...

Reservists Help Sailors Get Home
NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG), Navy Customs Battalion QUEBEC completed their ...

NAVELSG Port Group Charlie Returns from Kuwait
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- About 150 Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG), Port Group Charlie retu...

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 Welcomes Home Detachment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 “Chargers," friends and family members gathered March 8 at N...

Squadron Homecoming Marks End of Era for Tomcats
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 31 and the “Black Lions” of VF-213 arrived at Naval...

EODTEU 2 Trains for Field Operations
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 2 conducted tactical combat causal...

Three U.S. Ships Arrive in Scotland for Neptune Warrior Coalition Course
FASLANE, Scotland (NNS) -- Three U.S. ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON) 24 arrived in Faslane, Scotland, ...

USS McFaul Sailors Deliver Caps for Kids in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (NNS) -- Nine Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) visited children at the Mt. Washi...

Navy Begins Crack Down on Cell Phone Usage
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy will begin to issue warnings to all motorists who are pulled over for using non-hands-free ...

ACU 4 Wins CNO Shore Safety Award
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 based at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, was recognized Feb. 7 as the...

McFaul Hosts Friends and Family for Day Cruise to Baltimore
USS MCFAUL, At Sea (NNS) -- One-hundred sixty-eight family members and friends hopped aboard the Naval Station Norfolk, Va.-base...

Fleet and Family Support Centers Work to Prevent Domestic Violence
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) of Hampton Roads offer many programs that educate Sailors on...

McFaul Crew Visits Veterans in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (NNS) -- Thirteen Sailors with the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) stopped by the Veterans Admin...

Delayed Entry Program Sailors Tour McFaulWatch Video
BALTIMORE (NNS) -- About 30 Delayed Entry Program (DEP) Sailors came aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DD...

Monterey Sailor Named Junior RP of the Year
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Religious Programs Specialist (RP) 2nd Class Michael Tolbert, a Sailor aboard the guided-missile cru...

SECNAV Visits USS Iwo JimaWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) ...

USS Ross Honors Ship's Sponsor
USS ROSS (DDG 71), At sea (NNS) -- The crew of guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) took time to honor their sponsor during an at...

DESRON 24 Departs for Neptune Warrior 06-1
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Three ships led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 departed Norfolk, Feb. 10, to participa...

Mid-Atlantic Regional Menu Gets a Make Over
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Regional Food Services at Naval Support Activity Norfolk put on a food show, Feb. 2, at Naval Air St...

British Royal Navy, Marines Train at NAB Little CreekWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Forty-two British Royal Navy and Marines began training at the Joint Expeditionary Tactical Trainer ...

Forrest Sherman Comes to New Home in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrived at its new homeport at Naval Stati...

U.S. 2nd Fleet Headquarters Moves Into New Home
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A ceremonial ribbon cutting, highlighting Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Headquarter’s move to building D...

Hammond Hall Re-Opens After $6.3 Million in Renovations
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Jan. 26 to officially re-open Hammond Hall at Naval Amphibious Ba...

USS Barry Awarded Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Rear Adm. Michael P. Nowakowski presented the c...

USS San Antonio Arrives in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Family and friends greeted the arrival of the Navy’s newest ship, the amphibious transport dock USS ...

Lee Takes Helm of Navy's Newest Amphibious Ship
USS SAN ANTONIO, At sea (NNS) -- Cmdr. Bradley Lee relieved Capt. Jon Padfield as commanding officer of USS San Antonio (LPD 17) at s...

USS Grasp Decommissioned,Transfered to Military Sealift CommandWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The recovery and salvage ship USS Grasp (ARS 51) was decommissioned after 20 years of service and tr...

Ship’s Crew Honors Fallen Heroes
SAN ANTONIO (NNS) -- Nearly 60 Sailors and 20 Marines from USS San Antonio gathered at the Alamo Jan. 11 for a wreath lay...

Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Stands UpWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval anti-terrorism and force protection (ATFP) took a step forward Jan. 13, as the Navy Expedition...

USS San Antonio Sailors Visit Children’s Hospital
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) visited sick children at Dr...

USS Monterey Brings 5th Graders Aboard for Day of Fun
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) welcomed students from Rosemont Element...

Sailors Assist with Toys for Tots
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) assisted the local community by helping with the Salvation ...

Squadron Opens Newly Refurbished BuildingWatch Video
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 4, headquartered at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, held a ribb...

Navy Consolidates PC Force With Arrival of Hurricane, Squall at NAB Little Creek
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Family and friends gathered Dec. 15 to greet the coastal patrol boats (PC) USS Hurricane (PC 3) and ...

Educational Opportunity Center Offers Tips on Funding an Education
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A “Funding a College Education” briefing was held at Naval Station Norfolk’s Navy College Office Dec...

National Naval Officers Association Brings Holiday Cheer to Elementary School Children
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) sponsored a gift-giving event at Campostella Elementa...

Sailors Come Face to Face With "Magic"
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. visited Sailors Dec. 10 at Naval Station Norfolk’s Navy...

Pearl Harbor Survivors Hold Annual Memorial Service
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Association (PHSA), Chapter 2, held their annual memorial service Dec. 7...

NAB Little Creek Hosts USO Holiday Party
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The United Services Organization (USO) held its annual holiday party at Rockwell Hall Gym at Naval A...

Mobile Security Squadron 2 Sailors Receive Army Awards
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- An awards ceremony was held Dec. 1 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., to honor Sailors fr...

Moriarty Takes Command of Mobile Security Squadron 6
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Sean T. Moriarty assumed command of Mobile Security Squadron (MSS) 6 from Cmdr. James C. Hambl...

Joint Expeditionary Tactical Trainer Comes Online
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Joint Expeditionary Tactical Trainer (JETT), a new facility at Naval Amphibious Base Little Cree...

Operation Christmas Stocking Sends Holiday Cheer to Troops in Afghanistan
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- "Operation Christmas Stocking," a program aimed at mailing stuffed Christmas stockings to service me...

Damage Control Training Improves Fleet Readiness
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Norfolk area Sailors tested their damage control knowledge Nov. 18 and 21 aboard USS Buttercup at Na...

Education Open House Helps Sailors Think Ahead
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy College Office at Naval Station Norfolk held its 4th annual Education Open House Nov. 16. <...

USS Porter, USS Carr Deploy in Support of Global War on Terrorism
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 600 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the frigate USS Ca...

"Good Morning America" Highlights Submariners
NORFOLK, Va (NNS) -- A crew from the ABC morning news program “Good Morning America” (GMA) joined with the Submarine Lear...

Hall Relieves Bookert as COMPHIBGRU 2
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Garry Hall relieved Rear Adm. Reubin Bookert as Commander, Amphibious Group (COMPHIBGRU) 2...

Norfolk Spiritual Fitness Center Offers Courses to Strengthen Ties
NORFOLK, Va (NNS) -- The Spiritual Fitness Center at Naval Station Norfolk offers a wide variety of retreats, seminars an...

SEALs, Marine Honored With Veteran’s Day Memorial Ceremony
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Mayor’s Veterans Committee of Virginia Beach, Va., held a special ceremony Nov. 11 to pay tribut...

Surface Strike Group Returns to NorfolkWatch Video
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 1,000 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Mitscher (DD...

Nassau Onloads 22nd MEU for Deployment
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Operations Capable) (SOC) from Marine ...

Under Secretary of the Navy Tours USS Florida
PORTSMOUTH, Va (NNS) -- Under Secretary of the Navy Dionel M. Aviles visited USS Florida (SSGN 728) at Norfolk Naval Shipyar...

Diversity Council Meets to Tackle Fleet Issues
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Fleet Diversity Council held their second meeting Oct. 25 to dis...

Gators Swamp Vanguards in Softball Championship
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Gators defeated the Helicopter Mine Countermeasures...

Sailors Receive New, More Intense Search and Seizure Training
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (NNS) -- The Naval Support Activity Norfolk Annex in Chesapeake, Va., was host to a pilot course now known as...

Cole Crew Members Honor Fallen HeroesWatch Video
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Crew members attached to the Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) held a memoria...

Salvage Ships Return to Little Creek
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE LITTLE CREEK, Va. (NNS) -- Navy rescue and salvage ships USS Grapple (ARS 53) and USS Grasp (ARS 51) returned to their homeport...

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Kits Hit the Fleet
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE LITTLE CREEK, Va. (NNS) -- In early October, the Maritime Force Protection Command (MARFPCOM) began distributing 100 of their n...

NMCB 24 Returns From Iraq Deployment
NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA, VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 24 based in Huntsville, Ala., returned to th...

Navy's First Fleet Ministry Center Opens at Naval Station Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors and support staff gathered Sept. 27 aboard Naval Station Norfolk for a ribbon-cutting ceremo...

AEW 12/AEWWINGLANT Commodores Mark Wing Disestablishment
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMAEWWINGLANT) merged with Carrier Airbor...

Mobilized Reservists Deploy to Kuwait, Iraq
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 450 Reservists from Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) “Charlie,” a mob...

Dam Neck Galley Aims to Become No. 1 in Navy
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The galley at Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex is working to become the Navy’s No. 1 food ser...

Kauffman, Normandy Return from Deployment
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Family and friends gathered Sept. 25 to greet more than 600 Sailors from the frigate USS Kauffman (F...

Ultra Marathon Man Runs for a Day to Honor 11 Fallen SEALs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Lt. j.g. Geoff Weber, assigned to Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Va., ran non-stop Sept. ...

Hundreds Gather to 'Run with the Chiefs'
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Hundreds of runners gathered at Fleet Recreational Park here Sept. 10 to participate in the first-ev...

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center Chiefs Perform 72-hour Makeover
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Chief selectees and members of the Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) from the Mid-Atlantic Reg...

Stout Deploys to Relieve Gonzalez in Sea Swap
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The crew of the Naval Station Norfolk–based guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) deployed Sep...

Mobilized Customs Inspectors Return from Kuwait, Iraq
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Mobilized Reservists of Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) Forward Group Oscar re...

CDC, CDH Provide Child Care Services to Help Navy Families
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Child Development Centers (CDC) and the Child Development Homes (CDH) provided by the Navy are w...

Chief Selectees "Polish Up" Battleship Wisconsin Exhibit
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- As part of the their indoctrination and training, from Aug. 23 through Sept. 13, 10 chief petty offi...

Theodore Roosevelt CSG DeploysWatch Video
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), with more than 7,500 Sailors, departed Naval St...

Surged Ships Return to NorfolkWatch Video
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Saipan (LHA 2), USS Nashville (LPD 13) and USS Nicholas (FFG 47) returned to Naval Station Norfo...

Residents Meet With New Military Housing Management Company
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE LITTLE CREEK, Norfolk, Va. (NNS) -- Lincoln Property representatives answered questions from on-base housing residents about upcoming ch...

Hangar Dedication Honors Navy Hero
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- In a ceremony held Aug. 22, officials dedicated building SP-35 on Naval Station Norfolk to Capt. Joh...

USS Carl Vinson Arrives in NorfolkWatch Video
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk J...

NJROTC Students Tour Hampton Roads Naval Bases, Ships
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A group of 75 Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) students from Bowie High School i...

Navy Nurse Mentors Future Officers
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A registered nurse stationed at Boone Branch Medical Clinic at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in...

Grapple Recovers "Fish" from Downed Sea Dragon Helicopter
LITTLE CREEK AMPHIBIOUS BASE (NNS) -- In a combined effort with five other commands, Navy divers aboard USS Grapple (ARS 53) recovered a d...

NMCB 7 Aids Tsunami-wrecked Sri Lanka
KOGGALA, Sri Lanka (NNS) -- Since their arrival Jan. 13, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 has been a hard-hitting fo...

Gravely Interred at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Active-duty service members, retirees and civilians visited Fort Myer Memorial Chapel in Arlington, ...

USS Hue City Sailor Named Top Surface Warfare Chief
BOSTON (NNS) -- Chief Gunner’s Mate Brent Tidwell of USS Hue City (CG 66) was presented with the 2004 George Sirian ...

New Human Resource Center Opens in Norfolk
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK (NNS) -- In an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 30, the commanding officer of Personnel Support Activity...

Warships Compete in Damage Control Olympics at Fleet Week USA
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (NNS) -- Fun in the sun was the first order of business for Sailors aboard five warships during South Florida...

South Florida Welcomes Ships of Fleet Week U.S.A.
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (NNS) -- Fleet Week U.S.A. kicked off April 28 in South Florida, as part of what organizers are calling a Nat...

One Year Later, Perspective From Crew of USS Leyte Gulf
ABOARD USS LEYTE GULF (NNS) -– Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, started out like any other day for the crew ...

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