Category Archives: Military Personnel

Navy Drops TV Ads: Trades Super Bowl Spots for Esports, YouTube

Navy Drops TV Ads: Trades Super Bowl Spots for Esports, YouTube

Information Systems Technician Alexavier Simmons aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), plays video games during the ship’s first underway in 2017. US Navy Photo

The Navy is punting on television advertising and won’t roll out a new ad campaign in time for the Super Bowl. Instead, the service will spend virtually all its advertising money in the digital realm. Read More

Pentagon, State Department Creating New Standards to Vet Foreign Military Students

Pentagon, State Department Creating New Standards to Vet Foreign Military Students

U.S. and international flags representing countries at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) fly during graduation day at NWC in Newport, R.I.

In the wake of last week’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Pentagon and State Department are developing new vetting procedures for foreign military members seeking to attend U.S. -based training, officials said on Friday. Read More

New Navy Enlisted Online Detailing Program is Live for 277K Sailors

New Navy Enlisted Online Detailing Program is Live for 277K Sailors

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG-91) wave to sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) after completing a fueling at sea on Dec. 6, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy launched a new online detailing program to bring more transparency, choice and control to the process that places the service’s more than 277,000 enlisted sailors in their next billets, officials told USNI News. Read More

CNO Gilday Releases New, Simplified Command Guidance to Fleet

CNO Gilday Releases New, Simplified Command Guidance to Fleet

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday meets with Sailors during a ship visit aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59). US Navy Photo

With a focus on three core themes, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday released a streamlined effort chopping up last year’s “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority 2.0” into a more digestible document. Read More