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The Toughest Man Alive

Talking with Sailors

David Goggins' military background reads like a case of bad “stolen valor.” The retired Navy SEAL chief is believed to be the only member of the armed forces to have completed the BUD/s, U.S. Army Ranger School and Air Force tactical air controller training.

Fall 2018 Petty Officer Advancement Results Released

Advancements and Promotions

The names of active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES), Full Time Support (FTS), and Canvasser Recruiter (CVR) Sailors selected for advancement to E-4, E-5, and E-6 have been released.

Shaping A New Surface Navy

Training and Education

“Hard right rudder,” a young surface warfare officer (SWO) nervously commanded the helmsman, working to avoid the massive, monolithic oil tanker picked up on the radar only moments before.

Danielle DeCoteau


Her hair is plaited neatly in two French braids. Her eagle plumes are tied into a piece of hair on top of her head, making them lay gracefully over the left braid. Each braid is wrapped in red cloth with beaded blue hair ties; dentalium shells are attached to each end.

Culture is Family


The grassy hill surrounding the arena is packed full of spectators and family members. The emcee calls out a dancer's name; there's movement in the crowd. The competitor makes it into the arena, throws out his hoops for his sequence. Upon the dancer's cue, the drum starts singing.

Forging A Legacy

Training and Education

Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command (NSWBTC) recently hailed 10 of its newest warfighters during the graduation ceremony of Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) Class 100.

Powered by the People

Around The Fleet

In 1946, Admiral Chester Nimitz, then chief of naval operations, had a vision to create a flight exhibition team in order to raise the public's interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale.

The Men Who Sail Below

Focus on Service

Sweat runs down a soot-covered face, carving a path through the thick field of grime. It gathers and pools before falling in a bead to the metal below. It sizzles as it hits and is gone.

One More Day

Talking with Sailors

The woman smiles when she talks, and alternates between making eye contact and then looking at the floor. She sits straight, and has the military bearing of someone who has spent half of her life serving the country. She chuckles occasionally. At other times, she talks for minutes without blinking.

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