The Heat is On, Stay Cool
In the last five years the U.S. Navy has recorded 698 instances of heat stress, two of which were fatal. Working or playing in hot weather can lead to illness or death if you're not prepared.
It's overcast, a balmy 75 degrees with high humidity at 7 a.m. on day two of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician dive school aboard Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida. Students, that are still wet from the 500-meter swim portion of the physical screening test (PST), are now covered in sand and sweat as they drop to complete another set of push-ups at Thor's Playground, a slightly wooded workout area.
Sailor and Doctor
The Navy is offering a new opportunity to enlisted Sailors interested in becoming a doctor in the Medical Corps. Eligible Sailors may pursue a medical degree through the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Things to Know
Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) assists active-duty and Reserve Sailors by funding the certification and licensing exams that map their Navy and civilian educations, training, experience, and competencies to industry/civilian credentials and occupational equivalents.
An Opportunity to Shape the Navy
Chief Navy Counselor Keisha Kelly changes lives.
Midshipmen get their first taste of the fleet
When learning to swim, you have to get in the water.
Forged by the Sea
243 Years of Excellence
“It follows then as certain as night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.”
—President George Washington, November 15, 1781
10 Things to Know
Navy establishes Deployability Assessment, Assignment Program
Navy Personnel Command announced the establishment of the Navy Deployability Assessment and Assignment Program (DAAP), focused on improving personnel readiness across the force, in NAVADMIN 239/18, released Sept. 26.
Powered by the People
72 Years of Aviation Excellence
Lieutenant Cmdr. Nate Scott, slot pilot for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, discusses the human element that goes into every flight demonstration.
Worst Case Scenario
Damage control is every Sailor's responsibility
In July 1967, aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) experienced one of the most costly at-sea fires the Navy has seen since World War II.
Colombia Takes Lead in UNITAS LIX, Hosts Multinational Exercise
Colombian naval forces recently helmed UNITAS LIX, hosting 11 countries in Cartagena during the annual exercise, held Aug. 31 through Sept. 11.
5 Things to Know: MyNavy Career Center
In an effort to make pay and personnel transactions easier, and provide more responsive customer service to Sailors, retirees and dependents, the MyNavy Career Center was launched Sept. 24.
The Men Who Sail Below
The legend behind the Snipes
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.
Culture is Family
Native Americans and the Military, Part 2
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. Bells on his ankles sing in time with each beat of the drum and each step he makes.
The heart of the crew
Every inch of the stainless steel counters are utilized to chop vegetables, prepare pizza toppings and fry chicken wings. The cooks move and work together like a finely tuned, well-oiled machine in the galley aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). They joke and sing along with every style of music, played from a Bluetooth speaker hanging overhead, from old country to underground rap.
Take Action to Save a Life!
Military life can be challenging. We should reach out and be there for those at risk. Everyday connections can make a big difference to someone feeling alone, in crisis or having thoughts of suicide.
Forged By The Creed
Being selected as a chief represents the most significant change in an enlisted Sailor's career. Less than 10 percent of all who enter the enlisted ranks will be selected. The level of responsibility they assume is a reflection of their leadership potential as well as technical prowess. Chiefs not only are considered the subject-matter experts in their rates, but also assume many collateral duties, such as training junior Sailors and even junior officers.
USS O'Kane (DDG77)
"A tradition of honor" is not just a motto for the crew aboard USS O'Kane (DDG 77), it's something to live up to and a tribute to the ship's namesake.
From UFC to 'Out to Sea'
One thing about the Navy is that every Sailor has a different background. Some come from the city and some from the farm. Some joined right out of high school, while others have been to college. Different countries, different languages and different cultures - one thing is sure, each Sailor has a story.
Farewell to a Legend
John S. McCain III Passes Away
Senator and retired Capt. John S. McCain III, former prisoner of war, passed away Aug. 25 at the age of 81. McCain had been battling an aggressive type of brain tumor known as a glioblastoma since at least the summer of 2017.
Women's Equality Day
Honoring the women who fought for their right to vote
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women's suffrage, and was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest.
Preserving Their Legacy
A look inside the only museum dedicated to the history of Navy SEALs and their predecessors
Almost four decades ago, retired Navy Capt. (SEAL) Norman Olson spearheaded establishment of the only museum dedicated to the history of Navy SEALs.
O'kane in RIMPAC
The world's largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
Interim MCPON Speaks on Sailor 2025
Interim MCPON FLTCM Russell Smith speaks to the fleet on Sailor 2025 and how new programs like My Navy Portal and other initiatives to streamline the Sailor experience will become the future of today's Navy.
FY19 Active-Duty Chief Results
Chief results are out!
FY-19 active-duty chief selection board results have been released!
Naval Postgraduate School
Earning your degree - Navy style
The military offers numerous opportunities for Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines to obtain higher education, from tuition assistance to the National War College. According to U.S. News and World Report, one military graduate school stands out: the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
Navy SEAL History Part One
A Glance at the Origins of Naval Special Warfare
The evolutionary history of SEALs began during World War II at Amphibious Training Base (ATB), Little Creek, Virginia, in late August 1942, with two special-mission units, Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (S&R) (Joint) and Special Mission Demolition Unit.
The First PACT Sailors Advanced With New NAVADMIN 118/18
When guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) shipmates Anthony White and Kiara Reyes arrived at the recent MyNavy Career Development Symposium in Norfolk, Va., they were undesignated E-3s.
Veterans Find Solace with Horses
With each brushstroke, sunbaked dust sifted off Cecilia into the air. Once Lois Fritz finished brushing, she started a sponge bath to give the animal a nice shine. She paused momentarily to kiss the horse on the head.
Native and in the Navy
One Sailor rediscovers her roots
Men dance with red and blue blankets, similar to stoles, draped over their shoulders. Skunk berry and silver-beaded bandoliers with handkerchief bundles of Indian perfume tied to the back hang across their hearts. In one hand, they shake metal rattles in sync with each drumbeat; in the other, they hold feather fans.