The Diving and Life Support Depot
Keeping the Navy's diving rigs operational
Whether at sea, in the air or on land, the Navy's elite depend on their equipment to be mission ready at all times.
Where's My Tax Refund?
New changes for 2017
Some early filers may not receive their refund until after Feb. 15.
Navy Leaders Bring Back Rating Titles
Rating Modernization's Next Step
On Dec. 21, the Navy announced that effective immediately, Sailors may continue to be addressed by their Rating Titles.
All Aboard The Snowball Express:
Christmas comes early for gold star families
Where is your dad? What does he do? Where does he live?
Stories from World War II:
WWII Navy Nurse recalls her time treating wounded Sailors
In the quiet town of Earleville, Maryland a woman with poise and grace celebrated a quiet 94th birthday, a day after the U.S. saw its largest attack, a day that would live in infamy.
Reflections and Leis:
Pearl Harbor 75 years later
A small white boat gently glides across the almost still waters of Pearl Harbor towards a white swooped rectangle-shaped building that appears to almost hover over the water, the USS Arizona Memorial.
A Day That You Never Forget
Stories from Pearl Harbor
Adam Romero, a young Sailor stationed in Pearl Harbor the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, joined the Navy during peacetime. Following initial training, he reported to destroyer tender USS Dobbin (AD 3) in search of opportunity and adventure.
A Machine Gunner's Story During The Pearl Harbor Attack
Stories from Pearl Harbor
Ray Emory, a seaman first class stationed aboard light cruiser USS Honolulu (CL 48) the morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, remembered reading the morning paper by his bunk when the general quarters alarm sounded.
Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary
Remembering the attack that led the U.S. into WWII
Two waves of attacking planes. Taken by surprise. A date which will live in infamy.
Men of Iron
Continuing a family legacy beneath the waves
Heat, humidity and chlorine hang in the air like a thick blanket and the flip-flop and intermittent squeak of flip flops echo down the hall.
My Journey to Citizenship
A Sailor's path from boot camp to U.S. citizen
Afternoon strolls in the park have become a staple in our family and it's how we choose to enjoy the later days of spring. Watching the slow shuffling of the leaves, swayed by gentle winds, has a calming effect on us.
Fall Petty Officer Advancement Results Released
More than 21,000 Sailors Selected
The names of more than 21,000 active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors selected for advancement to E-4, E-5, and E-6 have been released.
From the Sea to the Mountains
Duty in Washington
Kayaking along the still waters of the Puget Sound, the only sounds are the distant cries of sea gulls and the paddle as it pulls you across the water.
Give the Gift of a Designated Driver
Keeping you and your shipmates safe
The holidays are fast approaching. Visiting family and friends is what many Sailors have planned. The one must have this holiday season and every day between is a designated driver.
Fall Petty Officer Advancement Quotas
More than 21,000 Sailors will advance to E-4, E-5, and E-6 with the release of the fall petty officer advancement results for active duty, Full Time Support (FTS), and SELRES Sailors.
The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said "Nothing is permanent, but change," and mid-19th century writer Arnold Bennett said "Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
The New Shark in the Water
UUVs are the future of the fleet
Click, clack, snap - the cases are unlocked, revealing one of the Navy's newest technologies. With the sun peaking over the pines, this place seems innocuous, but it is the future of underwater warfighting.
Duty in Florida:
Destination Panama City Beach
Just two hours southeast of Pensacola is another hidden jewel of the Gulf Coast of Florida: Panama City Beach.
Native American History Month; Serving our Nations John Bennett Herrington
Chickasaw Nation member and retired Navy commander, John Bennett Herrington
It's hard enough for someone to selflessly serve their nation with enough dedication to be selected to work on the International Space Station.
Honoring Those Who Served:
This Friday, November 11, marks Veterans Day. This day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices our military men and women have given to this nation.
Identifying the Unknown
One Pearl Harbor survivor's mission
Decades after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as many Sailors and Marines laid in graves marked "unknown", one man made it his mission to identify them.
Special Power of Attorney
Bringing legal assistance to the fleet
Sailor readiness has always been a top priority for commands throughout the fleet. When gearing up for deployment or traveling overseas, most Sailors require legal assistance in the form of a special power of attorney.
Sailors live up to ship's namesake
In 1967, Staff Sgt. Jimmie Howard was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the courage he displayed on the night of June 15, 1966.
Notes in a Lunchbox
The love of a mother
Her day starts well before the sun comes up. Kids are still asleep, she moves through a silent house getting ready. The smell of coffee is in the air, her children's clothes are already laid out, and she checks the calendar one last time to make sure everything for the week is planned out.
From Realtor to Riverine
Switching from a suit and tie to a Navy uniform
For many grinding out the daily nine to five is perfectly fine, but for Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Bruce that normalcy was not enough. The need to contribute to something bigger and to see the world drove him to take a chance at another path in life.
Escape From Below:
Pressurized Submarine Escape Trainer
This is a place where no light enters and only the creatures of the deep thrive, it is the deep, dark, cold, crushing depths of the world's oceans, this is the home of the Navy's "silent service."
The Long Road Home:
Living life beyond disability
"I was actually supposed to die on the scene, and on my way to the hospital, and pretty much a million other places I wasn't supposed to make it." said John Edmonston. "So, they called my family in to come see me for my last hoorah and I ended up living."
Riverine Force Protection:
Protecting the Navy's Silent Service
White waves froth as a Navy submarine cuts through the water making its way toward the open ocean. Three small boats bob in the swells, over a dozen sets of eyes are on the surrounding area, weapons at the ready to protect this multi-billion dollar Navy asset and her crew.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Navy encourages Sailors to Speak Up!
The month of October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Navy is working to raise awareness by informing Sailors of options available to reporting domestic violence and means to help prevent it.
What It Takes To Be a Navy Dog Handler
Sailor brings her love of dogs into the Navy
Cheli Matlock was a mother working more than fifty hours a week and taking college courses online in her hometown of Florence, Alabama. However, she knew she wanted something more.