From birdhouses to a warship
When Tyler Weber was a young boy growing up in Ballwin, Missouri, he used to walk around his home and admire the railings, his rocking horse and all the other assorted wooden knickknacks. When he asked who made them, the answer was always the same: "Your grandfather."
First in its Class
Nimitz paves way for NAMTS future
Undergoing extended maintenance in the shipyard can be a trying time for any ship and her crew. The long days, paired with dangerous, stressful working conditions can be a challenging combination.
Training for Sea While Ashore
Simulator keeps Bush Sailors proficient during yard period
While USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (GHWB) carries on with its Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) period in Norfolk Naval Shipyard, one of the many adjustments the ship's crew continues to overcome is a sudden lack of practical, hands-on training for the navigation team aboard the now stationary ship.
Crossed Anchors, Dedicated Sailors
The backbone of the Navy
A loud crack shattered the tense air like a bullwhip as metal met metal. The hammer stood upright again for only a second, as if holding its breath, and fell on the pelican hook. With a final heave, the boatswain's mate knocked the stopper loose.
2016 Military Pay
1.3 percent raise for all Sailors
The 2016 military pay charts have been released. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act gave Sailors a 1.3 percent pay increase. Check out the PDF and calculator below.
Protecting the Endangered
PMRF continues to fight for the species on Kauai
Located on the lush and quiet island of Kauai is the world's largest instrumented multi-environmental range, Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands (PMRF). PMRF simultaneously supports surface, subsurface, air and space training and testing operations.
Corpsman to Doctor
One man's journey from enlisted to officer
It started with a television commercial in 1999 that had a simple slogan: "Let the journey begin."
World Master Chef
Singapore Sailor becomes one of the elites
Culinary Specialist 1st Class Sean Zugsmith was selected by the World Master Chefs Society to receive the Master Chefs Diploma of Culinary Excellence in December, becoming only the fourth active-duty enlisted service member to receive the honor in the history of the Department of Defense.
Last S-3 Viking leaves U.S. Navy Service
After more than 40 years of service, the last S-3B Viking in U.S. Navy service launched one last time from the runway at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Jan. 11.
A New Home
CNFK moves off base and into Busan
The streets are still damp with rain left the night before. As apartment lights begin to pierce the night sky, dawn is still hours away but the city of Busan is waking up.
Strength Through Separation
Twin siblings deal with separation at boot camp
After spending 19 years together at one another's side, twin siblings Seaman Recruit Savannah Sturgis and Seaman Recruit Joseph Sturgis found motivation in their separation during boot camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes.
The Away Team
A SNOOPIE story
"This is the TAO, away the SNOOPIE team! Away!"
Jackey's Journey: Part III
'Can I handle my truth?'
For five consecutive days last month, I was a "victim, not victor." Five dark days of convincing myself that cancer will defeat my spirit, soul and rob me of my body.