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Obangame Express 2019 Begins  (19 March 2019)
Exercise Obangame Express 2019, a U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) exercise in its ninth year, has begun to provide collaborative opportunities among African forces and international partners to address maritime security concerns.
Surface Force Pacific Commander Charges Fleet to Continue Push to Lethality, Mission Command, Culture of Excellence  (19 March 2019)
Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet says commodores, commanders, and surface fleet leaders need to prepare for the high-end fight to meet the challenge of renewed great power competition.
SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient  (18 March 2019)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 130, in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Master Chief Hospital Corpsman William Charette.
NECC Digs into Exercise Pacific Blitz 2019  (18 March 2019)
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command forces began participation in the joint Exercise Pacific Blitz 2019 in which the Navy expeditionary forces are distributed throughout installations in and off the coast of Southern California.
Truman Gets Back to Sea  (18 March 2019)
The Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk, March 16, following a three-month availability period used to upgrade systems, conduct maintenance, and provide targeted training.
US and Philippine Navies Conduct Cooperative Deployment as Flagship Arrives in Manila  (14 March 2019)
U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff arrived in Manila, March 13, for the ship's first port visit to the Philippines in three years.
USS Zumwalt Arrives in British Columbia for Port Visit  (13 March 2019)
The namesake of the U.S. Navy's newest class of guided-missile destroyers, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, March 11.
Department of the Navy Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Budget  (12 March 2019)
The Department of the Navy (DON) submitted its fiscal year 2020 budget request to Congress March 12. The $205.6 billion Base, and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) request is part of the $718 billion (Base and OCO) defense budget, which President Donald Trump submitted to Congress March 11.
SECNAV Names New Class of Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship Navajo  (12 March 2019)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship will be named Navajo in honor of the major contributions the Navajo people have made to the armed forces.
Going Digital: MyNavy Portal Introduces Advancement Dashboard for Enlisted Sailors  (8 March 2019)
The Advancement Dashboard for E-4 to E-6 candidates is a dynamic, user-friendly, web-based dashboard on MyNavy Portal to give Sailors a detailed personal view of their eligibility status for advancement, and instructions and documentation to prepare for the advancement process.
VCNO Visits Norfolk Surface Warfare Commands  (7 March 2019)
VCNO met with Sailors from various Surface Warfare commands in order to see firsthand, the status of the readiness reforms being implemented across the fleet and to gather feedback directly from Sailors on the waterfront.
U.S. Military Plans Release of Tenant Bill of Rights  (6 March 2019)
All four U.S. military services have announced their commitment to a 'Tenant Bill of Rights' for military personnel and their families.
Navy Establishes New PEO Columbia  (6 March 2019)
The Navy announced establishment of Program Executive Office Columbia (PEO CLB) to focus entirely on the Navy's number one acquisition priority.
Navy Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Board of Decorations and Medals  (6 March 2019)
The Navy celebrates the centennial of the Board of Decorations and Medals. Founded March 6, 1919, the board was established by order of then-Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to standardize the awarding of medals to service members for extraordinary acts of heroism or distinguished service.
14th Pacific Partnership Mission Prepares to Enhance Disaster Response Cooperation, Strengthen Ties in Indo-Pacific  (5 March 2019)
U.S. and Indo-Pacific partner nations begin Pacific Partnership 2019.

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