Navy Updates Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Program
The Navy updated the Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program policy in NAVADMIN 118/18, released May 14.
The Wait of the World
It's hard not to stare; it's the first thing you notice. A mass the size of a pineapple hanging from the right side of his face, pulling and stretching his eye and mouth under its weight. Harder to see though are the years of relentless torment he's had to endure, and the lonely boy lost behind the mask. That was the boy discovered by the Continuing Promise 2018 team.
Master Chief Results Are Out!
Congrats to all new Master Chiefs!
Congratulations to all the new master chief petty officers!
A Continued Promise
As a six year-old girl plays with wooden toys in a family dentist office in Colombia, she makes a decision. Some children dream of being an astronaut, a musician or president, but rarely do they commit to a promise made at six years old.
USS Winston Churchill
Why the Navy named a ship after a British prime minister
In 2001, the Navy commissioned its 18th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81). The ship is currently the only vessel in the fleet that honors a foreigner. Here are a few reasons why.
2018 MAP Quotas Announced
The Navy released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) plan, May 2, in NAVADMIN 109/18, increasing quotas and expanding commanding officers' ability to recognize and advance top performing Sailors.
FDNF Sailors' Sea Tour Extension
To improve readiness and reduce turnover of Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) sea duty units, the Navy announced May 1, that effective immediately, incoming first-term enlisted Sailors assigned to sea duty billets in Japan, Guam and Spain will be assigned to longer tour lengths, in NAVADMIN 107/18.
Boots, Birth, Beyond
Studying the Health of Military Children
They may not come issued with a seabag, but children are an important part of military families. Healthy, resilient children and families contribute to the readiness of individual service members.
Raise Our Voices for Prevention
Navy Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Since 1775, it has been the mission of the United States Navy to protect the seas, defend commerce and engage enemies who would threaten our safety, wherever they may be. There is another, often silent, battle, however, one being fought within our own ranks that too often goes unnoticed. This month, Sailors around the world are stepping up to fight back and raising their voices for prevention.
FY 19 E-8 Board Quotas Released
Quotas for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 active duty E-8 board that convened in Millington, Tennessee, April 23, have been released.
Laying the Keel
Developing the Backbone of our Navy
Building trust, developing leaders, and driving high performance teams are never ending tasks. For the enlisted force, "Laying the Keel - Developing the Backbone of Our Navy" sets the structure and continuous learning conditions towards those ends.
The Armed Services Blood Program
Addressing a critical, worldwide need
A combat-wounded soldier in World War II had approximately a 70 percent chance of survival. Those odds increased the sooner he reached an Allied hospital and received life-saving blood, according to a 2005 article in Science Daily by surgeon and writer Atul Gawande. As a result, during the war, military leaders and medical professionals quickly realized that the ability to provide blood for wounded service members as quickly as possible was an absolute necessity.
Evening Prayers: An Ancient Naval Tradition
For some Sailors, it's a deeply meaningful religious experience. For others, the echo over the intercom, "Tattoo, tattoo." Stand by for evening prayer," is simply a sign that another day at sea has passed, and that they're that much closer to going home.
Role 2 Light Maneuver Team
R2LM: World-class Medical Care Wherever it's Needed
The Navy's first role 2 light maneuver (R2LM) team completed its inaugural, 69-day deployment aboard the French navy's Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014), offering advanced trauma and life support capabilities while underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. This area includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean - about 2.5 million square miles of water and 20 countries.
FTS and SELRES E8 and E9 Results
FY-19 FTS and SELRES Senior Chief and Master Chief selection board results have been released!
Sailors that were previously ineligible for advancement exams due to a Career Waypoint (CWAY) status of Denied Final Active (DFA) have been reinstated by a policy change from the Chief of Naval Personnel April 4.
Navy Chief Charts Course to Develop 'World-Class' Leaders
Navy Leader Development Framework
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced the formation of the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College and released an updated version of the Navy Leader Development Framework (NLDF 2.0) in Newport.
Medal of Honor Recipient
Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
The last living Navy Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), April 4.
Ready Relevant Learning
RRL To Be Delivered Fleet-Wide
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) announced the Navy-wide commencement of the block learning stage of Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) via NAVADMIN 089/18, April 5.
Easing the Way: DOD, VA Release Online Tool to Help Veterans with Discharge Upgrades
The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have announced the launch of a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who need to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharges.
The American Red Cross and the Military: A century-old partnership
In the darkest days of World War II, as American troops battled enemies on two fronts...
FY 19 E-9 Board Quotas Released
Quotas were released for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 active duty E-9 board that convened in Millington, Tennessee April 2.
125th Anniversary of The Chief
USS George H.W. Bush Celebrates CPO 125th Birthday
"Who's your Chief?" Ask any Sailor that question - you're bound to get a reaction.
What is a Chief?
125 Years of Leading and Mentoring
April 1, 1893 is the birthdate of the rank of chief petty officer, as established by General Order 409. This date marks the start of entrusting senior first class petty officers to become something more, to serve as subject matter experts and trainers.
From Servant to Midshipman
Future Marine Officer Shaped By Running
BANG! At the sound of a gunshot, the runners' legs fire, propelling them down the track at approximately 27 mph. Runners sprint to each relay point, handing off the baton, one after another, until it reaches Midshipman Amanda Agana, who is the anchor for the 4x400 meter relay.
Not Just a Man's World
The day started off overcast and rainy on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Feb. 28. The sky cleared in the late morning and rays of sunshine beamed through the clouds. Reflections of Sailors scurrying across the flight deck appeared on the surface of puddles left from the morning's rain.
Leading the Way
Uniformed Women of Yesterday
During the First World War, something unheard of happened when it came to the progress of women in the United States. They were officially allowed to enlist in the Navy. Since then, women have been paving the way in the military forces. From World War I to the conflicts of today, women have done their part. Here are the stories of two of those women.
The History of a Classic
Remembering the WWII WAVE Uniform
Ask female veterans why they joined the military during World War II, and they'll list many of the same reasons women do today: They wanted to serve their country. They wanted new and better opportunities. They wanted to support family members in uniform.
Calculating the Future
STEM Pioneer Gladys West Overcomes Segregation
When you need directions or want to find a restaurant in a new town, you turn your location on, type the name into your phone's search engine and, within seconds, your destination is ready for you. The days of struggling with a map are long gone. You can thank Gladys West for that.
It was a normal day of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Oct. 10, 2008. The ship was a few months into deployment and had just departed South Africa for combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Paul Hall was nearing the end of another long work day, and was about to continue working into the night.