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CNO speaks to the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2024

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday visited the United States Naval Academy and spoke to the Class of 2024, Aug. 7, 2020. Gilday told the new midshipmen that every Sailor is expected to exhibit professional competence and be men and women of character. “America expects us to be the very best at what we [...]

August 10th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Naval Academy’s ‘Plebe Summer’ looks a bit different this year

Part of that distancing strategy means that plebes are separated in companies of 40 to 50 students, which are then treated as “family units.” Unlike in previous summers, this year’s plebes are kept away from other companies, limiting social interaction and the possibility of virus spread. The academy has also had to evaluate special events [...]

August 6th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

NHC Annapolis’ operational approach to COVID-19 prevention puts U.S. Naval Academy on track for fall 2020 semester

Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Dana Legg | ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 30, 2020) A Naval Health Clinic Annapolis hospital corpsman…… read more read more Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Dana Legg | ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 30, 2020) A Naval Health Clinic Annapolis hospital corpsman administers the COVID-19 test to a midshipman candidate upon [...]

August 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

EDHS graduate inducted into United States Naval Academy

PLACERVILLE NATIVE ENTERS CLASS OF 2024 PLEBE SUMMER AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Jonah Harm a graduate of El Dorado High School in Placerville, Calif., was officially inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2024 on Saturday, July 19 as part of the basic midshipman training during the Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 [...]

July 29th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Newly Commissioned USS Tripoli Departs Shipyard for San Diego

PASCAGULA, Miss. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., July 24, for its San Diego homeport. USS Tripoli was administratively commissioned July 15 and is the third ship to bear the name Tripoli in commemoration of the U.S. Marines and approximately [...]

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Ford Sailors Promoted After Long-Anticipated Announcement

NORFOLK (NNS) — The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) announced the promotion selection of 210 Sailors July 24, 2020. 29 Sailors advanced to petty officer first class, 78 to petty officer second class and 103 to petty officer third class. Following the announcement on the ship’s one main circuit (1MC), Ford’s commanding [...]

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Carrier Air Wing 1 Holds Airborne Change of Command

OCEANA, Va. (NNS) — Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 held an airborne change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana July 24. Capt. Matthew Barr relieved Capt. Robert Gentry during the ceremony. Gentry reported as deputy commander of CVW-1 in March 2018 and assumed command in March 2019.  He has logged more [...]

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Nimitz Strike Group Participates in Cooperative Exercises with Indian Navy

INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) — The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of flagship USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), participated in cooperative exercises with the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean commencing July 20. [...]

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Australia, Japan, Join U.S. for Trilateral Naval Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) — The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Australian Defense Force (ADF), and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group began a trilateral exercise in the Philippine Sea, July 19. U.S. Naval forces routinely operate alongside regional allies, strengthening shared commitments to regional stability, and a free and open Indo-Pacific through integrated training and [...]

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet

INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) (NNS) — INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the flagship of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), July 24. Deploying ships and aircraft of the strike group, commanded by Rear Adm. Jim Kirk, include Nimitz, the nine squadrons [...]

July 25th, 2020 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

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