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Statement from defense secretary on California National Guard bonus payments

1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speak at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley) VIEW ORIGINAL WASHINGTON — There is no more important responsibility for the Department of Defense than keeping faith with our people. That [...]

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Medics tackle grueling 72 hours of trials to determine Army’s best

1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A combat medic team slowly rappels a simulated patient down a 25-foot cliff during the Best Medic Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 25, 2016. The 72-hour contest forces medics to perform feats of physical and emotional strength as well as critical thinking in hopes of [...]

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First Stryker vehicle prototype with 30mm cannon delivered to Army

1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The first prototype Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle outfitted with a 30mm cannon was delivered Thursday to the Army. (Photo Credit: courtesy of Program Executive OfficeGround Combat Systems) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The first prototype Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle outfitted [...]

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Muscle Memory: The Importance of General Quarters

Arabian Gulf (NNS) — Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), general quarters (GQ) training is held every two weeks to ensure mission readiness in the event of a casualty scenario, and it all begins with putting the ship in the safest material condition possible. “In GQ we completely batten down the ship,” said [...]

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Navy Increases Reenlistment Opportunities

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Today, the Navy announced that it is increasing reenlistment opportunities for Sailors in over manned active component occupation to apply for reenlistment into the same reserve component Full Time Support rating, according to NAVADMIN 243/16. “This policy change will give Sailors increased opportunity to move from one component to the other and [...]

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Alaska Sea Service Scholarship Announced

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — The eligibility requirements for Alaska Sea Services Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year were announced by the Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Oct. 28. The program awards up to six $1,000 scholarships annually for undergraduate education to dependents of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel who [...]

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How to Create a Secure Password

NORFOLK (NNS) — We use passwords to protect ourselves online. It’s important to ensure that this protection is as strong as possible. Most users access websites with usernames and passwords. It can get frustrating trying to make and remember passwords that fit the myriad requirements of each website. However, there are a few key concepts [...]

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Navy to Commission Submarine Illinois

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Illinois (SSN 786), during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 29, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. First Lady Michelle Obama is serving [...]

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U.S. 6th Fleet/Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO Welcomes New Commander

NAPLES, Italy (NNS) — Vice Adm. James Foggo III turned over command of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO to Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady, during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples, Oct. 28. Presiding at the change of command ceremony was Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/Allied [...]

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Air Force: Russian, US Planes Almost Crashed

At the start of the Mosul offensive in Iraq, a Russian fighter came close to colliding with a U.S. warplane in a “near miss” over northeastern Syria, NBC News reported.  Lt. Gen. Jeff Harrigian, the commander of U.S. Air Force Central Command, described the Oct. 17 incident as “middle of the night, probably somewhere around [...]

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