Navy Cross presented to MARSOC Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman
Corpsman lauded as hero
Heroism; bravery; valor: these are qualities which are defined and made familiar to Marines and Sailors alike upon entering the service.
USS Canopus Part 2: Far Behind Enemy Lines
The tender gets orders no Sailor wants to hear
An eerie quiet fell over the harbor. The submarine tender USS Canopus sat dormant, and heavily listing - the enemy satisfied she had been sufficiently bombed out of action.
Santa Delivers through Social Media
One chief and her mission to make a difference
Chief Deidra Wright loves to bake. She bakes mostly for therapeutic purposes, which often leaves her with more food than she can eat.
Ike Sailors Aid Motorcycle Crash Victim
Navy training lends to calm in the storm
When he tied his bootlaces and buttoned up his blouse that morning, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Douglas M. Herbert had no idea that his seven years of rate training would be put to the test before he arrived at work.
USS Canopus Part 1: Far Behind Enemy Lines
Paradise to purgatory
For Randall Edwards, duty aboard the submarine tender USS Canopus (AS 9) could not have been sweeter. Although war had been raging in Europe for nearly three years, Edwards and his shipmates were as far from the front lines as possible - literally half a world away.
Corpsmen Awarded for Life Saving Actions
Sailors saving lives
Corpsmen are never off duty. They have to be ready for whatever, whenever. It was a whatever, whenever moment that came one night while two corpsmen were relaxing in their sleeping quarters.
One Sailor's Experience with Career Intermission - Part 1
From Sailor to civilian and back
Anyone close to me would say I am someone who absolutely loves the Navy. A lot of my friends actually tease me about being a lifer, so it often comes as a surprise when I tell them I'm preparing to separate. My reason for separating is uncommon; I'm doing it in hopes of making a career out of the Navy.
Shift Colors: Class Offers Nimitz Sailors a New Perspective
Arriving at the crossroads of good and poor decisions
Newton's third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; the same might be true when it comes to making choices as well.
Navy Entomologists : More Than Just Bug Nerds
Navy bug docs keep the creepy crawlies at bay
Bugs. Six-legged, eight-legged ... never a good surprise to find in a house. What usually induces a blood-curdling shriek from many draws a few bold, curious Sailors in like ... well ... a moth to a flame.
Reprisals and Retaliation
Five things to know
Sailors whose official service record may reflect reprisal or retaliation because they reported a criminal offense, including sexual assault or sexual harassment, can request records correction through the Board for Correction of Naval Records.
Documenting History Through the Eyes of Navy Photographers
100 years, one moment
When a cook aboard USS Mississippi set foot on the shores of Naval Shipyard Pensacola in 1914, he had no idea that the photographs he took on his off-duty time would lay the groundwork for 100 years of Navy photography.
Orion Recovery a Success
Highly integrated team of professionals recover crew module
After 42 years, NASA and the Navy are at it again. The Orion space capsule was recovered by Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, Mobile Dive and Salvage Company 11-7 and the USS Anchorage. This is the first launch of this kind since the Apollo 17 mission more than four decades ago.
Jackey's Journey: Part II
Steroids and chemo complete, what's next?
Hooray! Hooyah! Praise God! Today marked the last day that I will have to take steroids, get a shot into my stomach, or swallow anti-nausea and anti-diarrhea medications.
Updated Hair Policies for Navy Women
New interactive viewer available
This week Navy wrapped up the review of its hairstyle policies for women. The almost yearlong effort was informed heavily by Fleet feedback and lessons learned from recent Navy and Department of Defense questions concerning hair and grooming standards.
Navy Lauds Civilian Employers
Job flexibility allows Reservists to thrive
Members of the civilian business community received a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the capabilities of the Navy during the 2014 Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE), held at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek.
Seaman Roberto Mojica
Find out how SN Roberto Mojica feels about being a casket bearer with the US Navy Ceremonial Guard
The Sound of Music
Navy Band is entertaining, educating and hiring
Musicians have a proud tradition and a rich history in the Navy. Starting in 1798 when the first ship was put to sea with a fifer and a drummer to present day, where Navy music has grown to 11 fleet bands, the Navy has kept pace to music.
USS Arizona Survivor
Donald Stratton's faded blue home is nearly indistinguishable from its neighbors. An American flag flies proudly in the yard, but that is normal for this community, which lies in the shadow of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Budget for the Holidays
Don't break the bank this holiday season
Black Friday. The name alone sounds ominous. It seems the department store Christmas decorations come out a little earlier each year. (Some snowflakes and reindeers were even visible before Halloween this time.)
Who Are You Talking To?
Get to know your Victim Advocates
Native American Navy Veteran Paved Way for Career Field, Honors Heritage
For one female Navy pioneer, she continued to lead the way as the head woman dancer at a recent Native American Veterans Association Annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow here.
8 Things You Need to Know About the Senior Enlisted Academy
SEA will soon be a requirement before SCPOs can promote further
Focus on Service
Chief of Navy Chaplains, Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben
Advancement Results are Out!
More than 25,000 Sailors (AD, FTS, SELRES) have been selected for Advancement
The names of more than 23,000 active duty, 1,800 Reserve and 400 Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors selected for advancement to E-4, E-5, and E-6 have been released.
In COD We Trust
Celebrating 50 years of service to our country
A 6,000 foot runway is usually an adequate landing space for aircraft that weighs less than 200,000 pounds - and the C-2A clocks in at just fewer than 58k.
Only In America
One man's journey from Hot Coffee to Scrambled Eggs
I was born in a small town called Hot Coffee, Miss. My father had five children by five different women; some of these children were older than my mother. My father, a hustler, was abusive. My mother would escape my father's abuse by visiting my grandparents' house to do laundry. One day, she decided to stay permanently.
The New Navy Standardized Addressing Format
Four things you need to know
The Navy is changing mailing addresses for ships, afloat units, and ashore FPOs to improve service, reduce costs and get mail to service members more efficiently. The modifications will ultimately make the military mail system more compatible with the U.S. Postal Services management system. Here's what you need to know.
7 Things to Know About Fall Active Duty and FTS Advancement Quotas
More than 23,000 Sailors to advance
Concert for Valor
A musical salute in our nation's capital
Sailors and military veterans were among the swarm of music fans who packed the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Tuesday for a free Veterans Day concert, bouncing to Rihanna, head-banging to Metallica and cheering anthems from Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and other artists.
Do You Know Your Credit Score?
Breaking down the facts behind the numbers
Credit score. It's a number that can be as haunting as it is helpful to know, and whether you know it or not, it can determine the course of your financial destiny.