The Wounded Samoan Warrior
One Sailor's journey to recovery
Even inside a gym filled with chatter and laughter, he stands out. Built like a NFL linebacker, there is no question he is an athlete. He seems a little out of place, but he lines up in formation with the rest of his team and they begin doing warm-up drills on the freshly-glossed basketball court.
Archery Coach Helps Fellow Wounded Warriors Adapt to 'New Normal'
How adaptive sports promote healing for a coach and his athletes
While deployed to Iraq in 2005 as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic, Army Staff Sgt. Jessie White had no way of knowing the blast from an improvised-explosive device would change his life forever.
Producing Ready, Relevant Learning for Sailors
Over the next few years, Sailors can expect changes to their training, namely, what they learn, and how and when they learn it.
From Motorcycle Accident to Wounded Warrior Games
A Seabee loses part of his leg and turns to adaptive sports
Life is an adventure with unexpected obstacles. The twists and turns people experience can drastically change their lives forever.
Old Glory Turns 241:
3 Ways the Navy Helped Design the American Flag
The Star Spangled Banner; the Stars and Stripes; the Red, White and Blue; Old Glory - first adopted June 14, 1777, the American flag has been a symbol of freedom ever since those dark days of revolution. This Flag Day, All Hands looks at the Navy's role in the evolution of the national standard.
Before You Buy
Tips to Save You from Buying a Broken Car
Want to avoid getting stuck with a broken car and an expensive loan? We sat down with Dwain Alexander, senior supervisory attorney at the mid-Atlantic regional Legal Service Office, and he shared some tips and tricks to help you in your car buying experience.
Retirement Comparison Calculator Officially Released
The Navy announced Tuesday in NAVADMIN 133/17, the official release of the DoD Blended Retirement System (BRS) Comparison Calculator on the Military Compensation BRS web page, and reminded Sailors to take the mandatory BRS Opt-In course on Navy eLearning.
Where One Sailor Stands Alone
Lone Sailor Orlando
Standing in the shadow of one of the country's most famous vacation destinations, a robust Sailor gazes out toward a field where hundreds of thousands of Sailors have stood before him.
A Battle that Changed History
The roar was deafening. The black, billowing smoke could be seen for miles.
Plebes No More
Class of 2020 Completes Iconic Herndon Climb
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2020 conquered the final hurdle of their freshman year during the annual Herndon Monument climb May 22.
Senior Chief Results Are Out!
Congrats to all new Senior Chiefs!
Congratulations to all the new senior chief petty officers!
The Last Patrol:
Finding closure in the deep
Water gently slapped the bodies of two boats standing alone on a dark, indefinite plane. It was a rare occasion for the usually turbulent shallow waters of the Gulf of Siam, but that night, the world was still and clear, and the moon provided ample illumination. The sloshing water was the only audible sound for miles.
Under the Gold Star:
Honoring a legacy of sacrifice
It's a family no one wants to be a member of, but one that stands united in their collective heartbreak. Gold Star families stretch the world over, families whose father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband, wife gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation.
Honoring the Fallen:
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Memorial Day
The history of Memorial Day.
Spring Petty Officer Advancement Results Released
More than 25,000 Sailors Selected
The names of more than 25,000 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.
FY18 Full Time Support and SELRES E-7 Board Convenes-Quotas Released
The fiscal year 2018 Full Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserves (SELRES) chief's selection board convened May 22, in Millington, Tennessee.
Petty Officer Advancement Quotas
More than 25,000 Sailors will advance to E-4, E-5, or E-6 with the release of the spring petty officer advancement results for active duty, Full Time Support (FTS), and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors.
Wrongfully Posting Intimate Images Leads to Administrative Separation:
Seven Things to Know
Effective immediately, personnel who wrongfully distribute or broadcast intimate images in violation of Article 1168 of U.S. Navy Regulations will face mandatory administrative separation processing, the Navy announced in NAVADMIN 119/17, May 16.
Honoring Our Father's Legacy
Two sons whose strength and courage lie rooted in memories of their dad
How does a man honor a father he knows more from other people's memories than from personal experience? How does a man honor a father who looms so large in his thoughts and dreams, yet who occupied so little time in his life?
Homeport leaders remember the aftermath of USS Stark attack
Sunday, May 17, 1987, was quiet and sleepy on Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Families probably went to church, to the beach or the playground. They caught up on their chores. They prepared for the week ahead.
Journey to Japan
Food of the Far East
You're up for orders and there are opportunities for you to be stationed almost any place around the globe. One such place is Japan.
Journey to Japan
A Sailor's love of martial arts
You're up for orders and there are several opportunities for you to be stationed almost any place around the globe. One such place is Japan.
Happy Birthday, Naval Aviation
Four Key Moments in the Early History of Naval Flight
A hastily constructed 120-foot platform stretched off the hulking cruiser USS Pennsylvania (ACR 4), forming a crude runway high above the choppy waters of the San Francisco Bay.
Battle of the Coral Sea
Laying the Foundation for Pacific Dominance
Billows of dark grey smoke filled the Hawaiian skies. With ships toppled over and aircraft in ruins, it was like a grave site. At about 8:10 that morning, Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese had dropped a 1,800-bomb through the deck of the battle ship USS Arizona (BB 39).
Five Things to Know: Sharing of Intimate Images
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean J. Stackley released All Navy Message (ALNAV) 021/17 on April 18, adding Article 1168 to Navy Regulations, which prohibits some types of nonconsensual image sharing.
The Suez Canal
Five Things You Should Know
The sun hasn't yet peaked over the horizon, but ships are already busy with life readying to transit one of the engineering marvels of the sea: The Suez Canal.
Fueling the fleet
Without blood pumping, animals can't live. Without fuel, aircraft don't fly. Take a firsthand look at the "grapes" aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as they conduct fueling operations at sea.
Sailors Against Sexual Harassment (SASHA)
SASHA organization helps fight sexual assault and harassment
A Sailor-led and Sailor-driven grassroots organization, Sailors Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SASHA), brings new and innovative ways to help end sexual harassment and assault at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Washington, and in the surrounding community.
FY 18 Active Duty E-8 Quotas Released
Do you think you made it?
The Navy released quotas for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 active duty E-8 board that convened in Millington, Tennessee.
Trust is Everything:
Chaplains serving the fleet
When you see or hear the word "chaplain," the usual association is religion. Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben, chief of chaplains, explains that professional naval chaplaincy includes both religious and other kinds of support, even after a traumatic event, like a sexual assault.