Navy Recruit Graduation: March 30, 2018

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs. Read how Recruit Training Command transforms civilians Read more about Navy Recruit Graduation: March 30, 2018[…]

125th Chief Petty Officer Birthday Ceremony

Happy (early) birthday, Navy chiefs! On April 1, 1893, Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer. This year, we celebrate 125 years of our chiefs’ trusted leadership, technical expertise, advising and mentorship that enable America’s combat ready naval force to be continuously flexible, more innovative, and lethal in achieving operational excellence Read more about 125th Chief Petty Officer Birthday Ceremony[…]

MCPON Steven Giordano’s 125th CPO Birthday Message to Mess

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano Today is not about me, it’s not about you, it’s about us. It’s about what we, Chief Petty Officers past and present have done together across generations of service. It’s about what we continue do for our Navy as visible, competent, and confidently humble Read more about MCPON Steven Giordano’s 125th CPO Birthday Message to Mess[…]

Flying the Rubber Cows

This article by Alan L. Morse originally appeared in the February 1984 issue of Proceedings. What’s in a nickname? Today’s Goodyear Blimp was named after the fat, fictitious British Army Colonel Blimp. But one of its ancestors – the World War I kite balloon – was whimsically christened the “rubber cow,” and went to sea Read more about Flying the Rubber Cows[…]

Your Navy Operating Forward – Beaufort Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Philippine Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for Read more about Your Navy Operating Forward – Beaufort Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Philippine Sea[…]

Road to Military Academy Acceptance

An interview these 5 young women and gentlemen who have been accepted into 3 different military academies! Stephanie, Colby, Weston, Paul, and Wayne share their experiences and insight on the road to being accepted into a military academy.

Key Dates in U. S. Military LGBT Policy

March 11, 1778 – Lieutenant Gotthold Frederick Enslin becomes the first documented service member to be dismissed from the U.S. military for homosexuality. Under an order from General George Washington which states “abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes,” Lt. Enslin is drummed out of the Continental Army after being found guilty of sodomy. March 1, Read more about Key Dates in U. S. Military LGBT Policy[…]

The Naval Act of 1794: Piracy and the U.S. Navy’s Re-Birth

I learned something today, dear reader. For nine long years, the United States didn’t have a Navy. Nine years! Between August 1785 and 27 March 1794, there were no Naval officers, nor sailors, not even a single ship to the Navy’s name. Yes, today is the anniversary of the rebirth of the United States Navy, Read more about The Naval Act of 1794: Piracy and the U.S. Navy’s Re-Birth[…]

Keep the Feedback Coming!

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations Like many, I was pleased to read NAVADMIN 065/18, which addresses aviation retention bonuses and incentive pay. Chief of Naval Personnel and his team have been working hard on this issue for months. Perhaps more than any other office, that team understands the incredible challenge associated Read more about Keep the Feedback Coming![…]

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