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Newest Navy Warship Commissioned in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (NNS) -- USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 1.

Posted On : Monday, March 03, 2014 - 9:44:31 AM

USS Rentz Returns from Deployment

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) returned to San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR), Feb. 28.

Posted On : Monday, March 03, 2014 - 9:33:36 AM

Navy Conducts Assessments to Protect Environment

APRA HARBOR, Guam (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, has deployed teams to assess and respond to potential environmental impacts due to the grounding of the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 13.

Posted On : Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:19:33 AM

Navy to Overhaul Petty Officer Promotion Standards

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy is making several changes to its advancement system for petty officers, including a formula that would add greater weight to performance evaluations and less to advancement tests.

Posted On : Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 9:59:16 AM | Tagged :

Sailor's Cautionary Tale About Coping with Hardships Through Alcohol Use

The Keep What You've Earned campaign released its latest testimonial video Jan. 29 as part of a series featuring Sailor's personal stories about how alcohol incidents impacted their careers, and the importance of drinking responsibly.

Posted On : Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:04:48 AM | Tagged :

USS Russell Holds Change of Command Ceremony

With the traditional exchange of salutes, Cmdr. Ann McCann turned over command of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) to Cmdr. James Harney during a change of command ceremony at the BAE Shipyard in San Diego, Jan. 24.

Posted On : Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 8:58:59 AM

Your Record is Available Online - Prepare Early for Selection Boards

Selection board season runs January throgh October and affects nearly every Sailor in the Navy. Taking the time to prepare in advance can relieve a lot of stress when your record goes before a board, Navy officials said Jan. 30.

Posted On : Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 8:52:48 AM | Tagged :

Navy Celebrates 2014 African American/Black History Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- As announced by NAVADMIN 016/14 released Jan. 27, the Navy joins our nation in celebrating the vibrant history and culture of African-American and Black Sailors during African-American/Black History Month throughout the month of February.

Posted On : Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:19:53 AM

CNP Busts Rumors, Talks Training and Responsibility with Sailors

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran conducted an all-hands call for Sailors at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Fla. Jan. 24.

Posted On : Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:38:46 AM

Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Bataan Sailors, Talks Value of Sea Duty

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran visited multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Jan. 21.

Posted On : Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:21:07 AM