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The USS George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) returned to its forward—operating location of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 5, to conclude the second half of its 2013 patrol.
Just a few days shy of the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor, Sailors and Marines manned the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as they entered the harbor Dec. 3.
The Navy's newest, most advanced maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, the P—8A Poseidon, arrived in Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan for its inaugural deployment Dec. 1.
Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) received an early Thanksgiving greeting when the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the crew in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 27.
The Navy's newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, the P—8A Poseidon, has achieved initial operational capability (IOC) after the first two P—8A Poseidons departed for deployment Nov. 29.
Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) hosted the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, his wife Mrs. Darleen Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens for a Thanksgiving visit Nov. 28.
The U.S. Navy's forward—deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted key regional military leaders during George Washington Carrier Strike Group's participation in Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13, Nov 27—28.
The names of more than 21,000 active duty, 1,800 Reserve and 500 Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors selected for advancement to E4, E5, and E6 have been released.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the Reserve Ready Mobilization Pool (RMP) will no longer be used to involuntarily recall Reserve Sailors.
Fall Reserve Petty Officer Advancement quotas were released today and 1,881 Reserve Sailors will be promoted to E4, E5 and E6, representing an overall 2.2 percentage point increase from the last promotion cycle.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus concluded a visit to Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 21.
More than 21,000 active duty and 500 Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors are expected to advance to E4, E5, and E6 with the release of the fall Petty Officer advancement results early next week.
The chief of naval personnel (CNP) visited Navy Region Northwest commands Nov. 18—19 to speak with Sailors about manning, training and budget concerns.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus completed a visit to Doha, Qatar, Nov. 20.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Afghanistan Nov. 18—19 to meet with Sailors and Marines deployed to the region.
The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T—AKE 10) keeps warships like aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) mission ready with fresh food, JP—5 fuel and even ammunition with vertical replenishments and conventional replenishments, Nov. 17.
Sailors assigned to the medical department aboard the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) treated wounded Philippine citizens and conducted a health care needs assessment in the Guiuan area during Operation Damayan, Nov. 17.
A former Navy and Russian Iron Chef "cooks" up morale aboard the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Operation Damayan.
In the small village of Guiuan, located in Eastern Samar province, villagers lined up outside the gate of a runway awaiting food, water and medical supplies to be delivered by helicopters from the George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) in support of Operation Damayan.
USNS Bowditch (T—AGS 62) was first on scene off the coast of Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines, ensuring safe sea lanes in order for the George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) to assist the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in support of Operation Damayan.