Arguably the most important asset to the Navy is its personnel. A healthy crew ensures the ship is able to carry out its mission to the best of its ability. The health of the crew encompasses not only physical and mental health, but sexual health as well.
Commissioning a ship entails many traditions and customs, one of which is choosing the ship's sponsor. The sponsor is a female chosen by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), whom is usually chosen due to her affiliation with the ship.
George Washington's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) team hosted 'GW Tides Day' at Harbor Park in Norfolk, April 25. Sailors took the day off to attend the Norfolk Tides and Lehigh Valley Ironpigs baseball game.
It's been 73 years since the Axis powers surrendered to the western Allies, ending World War II. While many look fondly on that hard-won victory, it is important that we never forget those events that are forever etched in our history.
When a ship is at sea, aerographer's mates (AG) are a vital part of day-to-day operations. AGs are responsible for collecting and analyzing oceanographic and meteorological information so that the ship may safely complete its mission.
There are certain moments that define a nation and shape its future generations. For the United States, one of these moments took place during an iconic battle for control of a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean 76 years ago.
A father plays many different roles in their children's lives. Fathers can be teachers, mentors, role models, and for some, even best friends. The impact a father makes on their children is something that one Sailor says is irreplaceable.