Birmingham Hosts Navy Week

Alabama’s “Magic City” hosted members of the U.S. Navy during Navy Week Birmingham, April 9-15 as both Sailors and residents interacted in a series of community outreach events.  The Navy Week program serves as the Navy’s principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.  The program is designed to help Americans understand Read more about Birmingham Hosts Navy Week[…]

Weekly Wire Rundown: 2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing It can also be downloaded at We welcome Read more about Weekly Wire Rundown: 2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo[…]

Under Secretary Modly’s Keynote Remarks at Sea-Air-Space 2018

Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly’s prepared remarks for the final Sea-Air-Space 2018 Exposition luncheon keynote address, delivered April 10, 2018. Thank you for the introduction and good afternoon.   It is an honor to have the opportunity to speak with you today.  It is also an honor and a privilege to have the Read more about Under Secretary Modly’s Keynote Remarks at Sea-Air-Space 2018[…]

Navy Recruit Graduation: April 13, 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: April 13, 2018[…]

Win First and then Go to War

By Cmdr. Stephen Aldridge Commanding officer, USS Mason (DDG 87) “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” This 2,500-year-old Sun Tzu maxim was the quote of the day in USS Mason’s Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, plan of the day. As the Read more about Win First and then Go to War[…]

‘Indomitable Determination’ of John Paul Jones

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific April is a great month to remember the namesake of one of our Pearl Harbor guided-missile destroyers, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), named for a founding hero of our Navy and proudly known by the crew and their families Read more about ‘Indomitable Determination’ of John Paul Jones[…]

Your Navy Operating Forward –

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 –[…]

Cats in the Sea Services

Sailors and cats have a special relationship that dates back thousands of years. It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers to realize the true value of having cats as shipmates. In addition to offering sailors much needed companionship on long voyages, cats provided protection by ridding ships of vermin. Without the Read more about Cats in the Sea Services[…]

Raising Our Standards

By Adm. Bill Moran Vice Chief of Naval Operations Recently released Annual Standards of Conduct Guidance reminds all senior leaders of their personal ownership over their respective ethics programs and discusses my expectations concerning their personal standards of behavior and performance. In past years, the Standards of Conduct Guidance emphasized the importance of developing strong Read more about Raising Our Standards[…]

Training to Fight and Win Today and Tomorrow

By Rear Adm. Kenny Whitesell Commander, Carrier Strike Group Four Recently, the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) completed its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) event in preparation for its deployment this past Wednesday. NORFOLK (April 11, 2018) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman Read more about Training to Fight and Win Today and Tomorrow[…]


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