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FALL 2019 PETTY OFFICER ADVANCEMENT RESULTS RELEASED

FALL 2019 PETTY OFFICER ADVANCEMENT RESULTS RELEASED

The names of active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES), Full Time Support (FTS), and Canvasser Recruiter (CVR) Sailors selected for advancement to E-4, E-5, and E-6 have been released.

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A Native American Legacy

A Native American Legacy

I think the passion for my culture and family history comes from the experience of losing it and then gaining it back. I know not everyone has the opportunity to grow up knowing their family’s history- who they are and where they come from. If I don’t learn these things and pass them on, my culture and family history eventually die. I don’t want to be the link that breaks that chain, I want to help educate others so our culture and tribal history remains strong for generations to come.

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FY20 SELRES E4-E6 Quotas Released

FY20 SELRES E4-E6 Quotas Released

WASHINGTON – Navy released the Selective Reserve (SELRES) Cycle 105 advancement quotas for E4-E6.  For SELRES E-6, advancement opportunity decreased from 19.79 last cycle to 19% percent this cycle. However, advancement opportunity remains at the 5-cycle average of 18.9 percent.  For SELRES E-5, advancement opportunity increased from 36.57 last

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Fall 2019 Petty Officer Advancement Quotas Released

Fall 2019 Petty Officer Advancement Quotas Released

The Navy released the fall petty officer advancement quotas for more than 19,000 active duty, Full Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors to advance to E4, E5 and E6, Nov. 25.

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Against All Odds: The Will to Win

Against All Odds: The Will to Win

Master Chief Personnel Specialist Ren Hockenberry, currently serving aboard USS Port Royal (CG-73) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was on a site visit at the Marshal Fahim Training Facility in Afghanistan in 2014 when shots were fired.

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OS “A” School: The First in Ready, Relevant Learning

OS “A” School: The First in Ready, Relevant Learning

Ready, Relevant Learning evolved from the acknowledgement that previous methods of training used by the Navy were failing to capitalize on current and emerging technologies that could lead to better trained Sailors.

Sailors in dress blues stands at the edge of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) manning the rails as the ship leaves port. - YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 28, 2019) - The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing. This is the first underway for John S. McCain since its collision in 2017. John S. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Torrey W. Lee)

USS John S. McCain's Return to Warfighting Readiness

USS John S. McCain's Return to Warfighting Readiness

John S. McCain, assigned to Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN (DESRON 15) and forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, completed her in-port phase of training, and will continue Basic Phase at-sea training in the upcoming months to certify in every mission area the ship is required to perform and prepare for return to operational tasking.

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The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) has solidified itself in popular culture in the form of a four and a half minute monologue performed by Robert Shaw in the movie Jaws.  For the 317 Sailors who were pulled from the ocean and the 14 who attended the 70th Anniversary reunion in Indianapolis, Indiana, their heroic story of survival is more than a monologue.

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Reducing Personal Cybersecurity Risk

Reducing Personal Cybersecurity Risk

Much of our focus for Cybersecurity Awareness Month is on how the Navy’s cybersecurity is threatened by nation states, ideologically motivated hackers, cyber criminals, and malicious insiders. Our cybersecurity workforce and Cyber Mission Forces battle these cyberspace adversaries every day.

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Forged

Forged

Cheers and motivational words filled the humid air. Sweat dripped down the face of someone who was once a first class petty officer. While carrying a fellow Sailor on top of her shoulders, she hustled down a grassy field. She took small strides as her teammates surrounded her, encouraging her to keep pushing until she reached the finish line. Another challenge complete.