Sailors standby for color detail on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) as the ship pulls into Marseille, France for a scheduled port visit, June 18, 2022. US Navy Photo
The Navy is canceling early separation programs and encouraging delayed separation as it aims to retain more sailors, especially in sea billets. Read More
The admiral in charge of the Pentagon’s joint force development office has been nominated to lead U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa, according to a Wednesday announcement from the Department of Defense. Read More
Then-Pacific Fleet Fleet Master Chief James Honea in 2021. US Navy Photo
The senior enlisted sailor at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has been selected to be the Navy’s 16th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), the service announced on Thursday. Read More
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith speaks with U.S. Naval War College sailors on Jan. 16, 2020. US Navy Photo
The Navy’s senior enlisted leader is under investigation for alleged misconduct, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Chief Quartermaster David Weathers from Hines, Ore., assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), stands watch in the pilothouse during a replenishment-at-sea on Sept. 29, 2020. US Navy Photo
The Navy released the third iteration of its guidance on how to continue operating a global navy in the midst of a global pandemic. Read More
Sailors assigned to the command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) salute while manning the rails as the ship gets underway from Gaeta, Italy, on May 18, 2020. US Navy Photo
The chief of naval personnel said the Navy is looking at not only how much diversity is coming in the front door during recruiting but also what career fields those sailors from underrepresented groups are choosing – with concerns that women and minorities are ending up in communities with few or no opportunities to rise through the ranks to flag officer. Read More
Hospitalman Recruit Yavir Berrios-Santiago, assigned to Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, collects a nasal swab from a Naval Station Great Lakes Recruit Training Command employee during drive-through COVID-19 screening at Lovell FHCC in North Chicago, Ill., on June 5, 2020. Recruit division commanders (RDCs) and other RTC staff are tested regularly to help control the spread of COVID-19 in the recruit population. FHCC offers drive-through testing to make the process as easy as possible for its RTC patient population. US Navy photo.
The Navy is in talks with the National Guard to rent space to quarantine recruits before they attend basic training, according to service officials. Read More
The Navy’s newest Sailors congratulate each other with elbow-bumps to minimize contact after a capping ceremony, marking their transition from recruit to Sailor, at Recruit Training Command. The Sailors recently completed “Battle Stations,” the crucible event that recruits must pass prior to graduation, testing their knowledge and skills in basic seamanship, watchstanding, damage control, firefighting and emergency response procedures. More than 35,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. US Navy Photo
The Navy is confident its COVID-19 mitigation efforts are working well enough to increase the number of recruits arriving at boot camp to 750 per week.
A recruit chief petty officer gives commands to his division as they prepare to march in formation at Recruit Training Command on May 8, 2020. US Navy Photo
The Navy is paying a dry waterpark outside Chicago $1.1 million to quarantine all new enlisted recruits to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak at the service’s sole boot camp.
The Navy is expanding a limited policy allowing retiring officers to continue serving after their retirement dates as the service balances providing stable force leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More