Reaching for the Stars from Below the Waves
One officer's dream to fly into space
Cmdr. Scott McGinnis, commanding officer of USS Houston (SSN 713), is not your average submariner.
VBSS: Combatting Piracy, Conducting Embargos
Sailors Run, Climb, and Shoot Their Way Through VBSS Training
"One minute, thirty seconds!" yells an instructor. The warning pushes the Sailors to get their gear on faster.
Summer Isn't Over Yet
Summer is in full swing around the globe. From surfing the Pacific swells off the coast of Southern California to hiking across the lava flows of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, Sailors have endless ways to enjoy the summer weather.
Mosquitos and the Zika Virus
Mosquitos just got a lot more annoying. In addition to their painful, itchy bite, comes the possibility of being exposed to the Zika Virus.
Pride and Legacy
Two generations of Navy women
In May 2015, 95-year-old Jean Marie Dorn Lowman wanted nothing more than to see her granddaughter, Midshipman 1st Class Amber Lowman, graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and toss her cap high in the sky.
10 Things You Need To Know:
Navy uniform update
The Navy will transition to two working uniforms, which will eliminate the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I (blue) and make the NWU Type III the shore working uniform.
FY-17 Active Duty Chief Results
Did you make the cut?
Congratulations to all those who made it!
FY-17 Chief Results are Out!
Did you make the cut?
FY-17 active-duty chief selection board results have been released.
Comstock Departs the Yards on Schedule
A team effort that led to completion
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) gently rocked off the coast of Southern California as the ship's crew crowded onto the mess decks.
From Khaki to Blueshirt
One officer's journey back to the his roots
June was a bittersweet two-year anniversary for me. After spending 11 years as a commissioned naval officer, I found out I was no longer going to be Lt. Noble.
5 Things You Need to Know:
Gov't. Travel Card and Do's and Don'ts
You've just arrived at your new command and part of your duties will be traveling around the globe supporting the Navy's mission.
What you need to know
Can you imagine a Navy where you check onboard a new command and with a scan of your CAC, all of your pay is linked, your DTS is liquidated and everything just lines up?
A city's resolve strengthened in the wake of tragedy
One year ago shots cut the Chattanooga, Tennessee air like a knife as an active shooter made his way through the city's Armed Forces Career Center.
NASA and HERA:
The next frontier:
Hera. Speak her name and most think of the infamous Greek goddess and wife of Zeus; but now thousands of years after ancient Greece, her name has a new meaning. Meet the HERA X and her crew.
Breaking down options
For anyone who has ever served 16 years in the military and left without a retirement plan, the new blended retirement option being offered to Sailors beginning Jan. 1, 2017 would have been a huge help.
From Sailors to Civilians
Preparing to transition from military service
Sailors all join the Navy for different reasons. Some join to make a career out of the military, others for college money or just to get away from home. No matter the reason a Sailor joined, the process starts and ends with a piece of paper.
5 Things You Need To Know
The new transgender policy
Since the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy the DoD has continued to make changes to further the advancement of equality within its ranks. Service members are now able to openly serve as their preferred gender.
From Son To Shipmate
Father and son proudly serve together
For some, a family legacy of military service is a historical connection, with today's service members carrying on the tradition from a relative who may have served during World War II or before.
5 Things You Need To Know
Summer is not only known for warmer weather and school vacations, it's also known as the permanent change-of-station (PCS) season, where Sailors make more PCS moves than any other time of year.
From Humble Beginnings
Happy 4th of July
Our nation was founded with the blood, sweat and tears of our founding fathers and the men and women they led. After our independence our nation was built and made even stronger by the families who immigrated to the new nation, the United States of America.
Wargames in the Pacific
Just over 4,000 miles off the coast of California, crystal blue waters part in a wave of foam as a warship cuts a path toward a group of Pacific islands. Ships bearing the flags of Australia, Japan and many others join the U.S. in Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) 2016.
FY2017 FTS and SELRES Chief Results Released
FTS and SELRES Sailors to don anchors
Congratulations to the following personnel who have been selected for advancement to chief petty officer by the FY-17 Navy Reserve E7 Selection Board.
Security Reaction Force
Where Sailors become the first line of defense
"Security alert, security alert!" Almost every shipboard Sailor has heard this phrase blare from the 1MC at some point.
Into the Inferno
At Farrier Firefighting School, smoke and fire is an everyday thing
Trying to teach firefighting without having a fire, well, that's kind of like trying to teach someone to drive without having a car.
Career Development Team Guides Boxer Sailors To Success
Sailors receive guidance on career decisions
Making intelligent career decisions is one of the most daunting tasks junior Sailors face, especially in the midst of deployment. That's where amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) Career Development Team (CDT) comes in.
One couple proves that modern is more traditional than we think
The world has come a long way since two people were sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
Wounded Warrior Finds Healing in Competition
Seven years ago, Joseph Derbak's focus was on his Marines. As a Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class serving in Afghanistan, he was out with his unit Sept. 25, 2009 when his life changed forever.
FY17 Active Duty Chief Quotas Released
Over 3,000 active duty Sailors to put on anchors
Just over 18,000 active duty E-6 Sailors' records are going before the chief petty officer selection board that convened June 20 to select up to 3,786 for E-7 advancement.
Paws from the Heart
Caring Angels Therapy Dogs
The click click of nails across the floor, dogs panting and a cheerful, yet powerful voice giving commands can be heard as you head up the stairs of a converted barn.
Becoming a Napster
Fleet Sailors and Marines attend Naval Academy Preparatory School
Before Napster was a bad word for the music industry, it was a term of endearment for students at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS), in Newport, Rhode Island.