Midshipmen Set Sail in Military Bowl
Navy wins in record fashion
The U. S. Naval Academy Midshipmen squared off on the gridiron against the University of Pittsburg Panthers at the 8th Annual Military Bowl at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium presented by Northrop Grumman.
Women Wanted for RDC Duty
With an increase in job openings for women, RTC needs more female role models
The Navy hasn't been quiet about its need for female Recruit Division Commanders. Since 2010 the Navy has been pushing hard for more women to make their way to Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes and into leadership positions.
MARMC's Fab Lab Helps Sailors Get Creative
CS2 goes from kitchen creations to building an MP3 player
When Culinary Specialist (CS) 2nd Class Kirstene Edwards, assigned to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), found out she was selected for Fab Lab training, she was both happy and scared.
These Tears Build Confidence
Recruit Training Command's confidence chamber
The fear was real. Recruits have been going through the process since the early 1900s. Yet, that did not ease their anxiety.
An Unbroken Spirit
Still part of the Navy family
It was after a snow storm when Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Laurie Wood saw her 9-year-old son outside. She peered out the window to see him scraping snow and ice from the wheel chair ramp leading up to their Norfolk home.
New Range, New Bullets, Same Course
Sailors complete training at Crew-Served Weapons Instructor Course
Sailors enrolled in the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Crew-Served Weapons (CSW) Instructor Course completed a training exercise using innovative training rounds at a new gun range on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Nov. 4.
Balance, Bonding and Expectations
One mother's advice for military parents
Finally, the day had come! The end of the seven month deployment was here! I was so anxious to finally pull in to see my husband and kids on the pier. I had seen all of the sappy commercials and television shows about homecomings and spent 210 days envisioning ours.
Easing Into Weapons
The guns may be a simulation, but the effects are very real
At Recruit Training Command (RTC), Sailors are learning a skill that can potentially save not only their life but many other lives as well. That skill is learning how to aim and fire a gun. While it's hopeful that they will never have to use it, it's also a terrifying reality being in the military.
Tribute to the Fallen: Wreaths Across America
Remembering sacrifices this holiday season
A brisk wind rustles up fallen leaves and sweeps past the marble headstones of Arlington National Cemetery.
Sailors Wanted on Spaceships
NASA applications now being accepted
NASA is now accepting applications, and in an attempt to cast the net as wide as possible, the program has been opened up to enlisted service members as well as officers.
The Record Breaker
Midshipman Keenan Reynolds
Keenan Reynolds wanted to be a quarterback. Other colleges showed interest in him for other positions, but Reynolds wasn't budging. The Navy gave Keenan what he wanted, and in return Keenan has pushed Navy Football into the mainstream.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
7 Things You Need to Remember about Transferring your Education Benefits
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an exceptional benefit provided by the U.S. government to Sailors for their military service. Individuals can choose to use it for their own education, or transfer their eligibility to family members.
Cutting the Light Bill
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham uses solar energy to power the base
Enough sunlight hits the earth's surface in 1.5 hours to power the entire world's electricity consumption for a year.
Honor and Balsam: Wreaths Across America
Remembering the sacrifices veterans gave to our nation
Nestled in the tiny old seafaring New England village of Columbia Falls, Maine, lies a forest of over 5,000 acres of Balsam fir trees.
On Pins and Needles
Boot camp recruits get their immunizations during P-Days
How does your world's greatest Navy become the top nautical fighting force the world has ever seen? It all begins with a shot.
USS New York BB 34, LPD 21: Generations Apart but Forever Bound
Two Sailors talk of the difference 70 years makes
It's early December 1944. The United States has left three years of war in its wake since the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.
The Arizona - Hawaii's Ocean Front Property
Memorial draws more than 1.8 million visitors a year
The Seabees said it best when they sang "and we promise to remember, the 7th of December."
Make em' Laugh
Petty Officer launches viral videos
Some of you know him as Chalee Jr. His friends and family know him as Tank. But most of his military brothers and sisters know him as the dude from the facebook videos.
Destination NSA Bahrain
The west inside the east
It's time to transfer. The last three months have been spent in cold, wet Bremerton, Washington, and you are hoping for something different - Warm weather, nice beaches, history-rich museums, lavish shopping and the occasional sand storm.
Chaplains at Sea
Providing for the spiritual needs of the crew
Flames flicker on clean white candles, Sailors shuffle through rows of pews to get a seat, and F/A-18 Super Hornets slam down on the flight deck ten feet above.
Fall Petty Officer Advancement Results Announced
More than 23,000 Sailors selected for Advancement
The Navy released the names Nov. 25 of 18,491 active duty, 2,483 Reserve and 534 Full Time Support (FTS)Sailors selected for advancement during the 2015 fall advancement cycle to E-4, E-5, and E-6, Nov. 25.
Hold Fast - Part 3
Into the gut of Beirut
Clint Suggs, still blindfolded, was forced into a seat next to Tony Watson in coach. "Clint, are you okay?" Tony whispered. "Tony. They just shot Bob."
Team Searches for Vanished U.S. - Flagged Vessel
Joint team searches for El Faro
Working around the clock, an ad hoc civilian-military team goes to great lengths, and depths to find the sunken merchant vessel El Faro.
Petty Officer Advancement Quotas Cycle 228
More competition results in slight advancement decrease
E-4, E-5, and E-6 advancement quotas released November 19.
Side by Side
CTG 56.1 Dives with Bahrain Coast Guard
Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians engage in missions that take them to all environments, and every climate, in every part of the world. They perform land and underwater location, identification, render-safe and recovery (or disposal) of foreign and domestic ordnance.
Hold Fast - Part 2
The Darkest Day
The pistol's barrel pressed firmly against his head. Tony Watson knew he was about to die. "This is it," he thought as the adrenaline began to rush. "You diplomat?" screamed the hijacker holding Tony's passport.
Sailors Rank Up Thanks to MAP
Just because you didn't make rank doesn't mean you're out of luck!
U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) played a major role in the implementation of the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), helping to catapult the number of on-the-spot advancement quotas used Navy-wide to 99.5 percent this year.
The Power of the Sun
NAVFAC Hawaii is using the sun to heat water
Last year, over 10 million megawatt hours of energy were sold by Hawaii electric utilities and more than 46 million barrels of petroleum were imported for Hawaii's total energy use.
Taking Care of His Own
Navy vet tends to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Veterans Day serves as a time to celebrate and honor American veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the preservation and protection of the nation. For some veterans, taking time to honor and remember those who served is a way of life.
Hold Fast - Part 1
Six Navy Divers of UCT 1 and Their Unimaginable Ordeal
It was another typical early spring morning at the Underwater Construction Team ONE headquarters in Little Creek, Va., when Bobby Stethem reported for duty.