A close up of the statue of liberty's face. - "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The statue overlooks the New York Harbor and former site of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. On September 11, we remember and honor 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon.

MCPON Visits 9/11 Memorial & Museum

MCPON Visits 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited to pay his respects.

Music In Schools written on a chalk board. - Music In Schools

Music in the Schools

Music in the Schools

The United States Navy Band travels throughout the year to different schools ranging from kindergarten through high school, performing for students and faculty. In addition they also interact with the students making connections and talking to them about the Navy.

Blimp Swarm Research written over photo of party balloon sized blimps. - Blimp Swarm Research Graphic

Blimp Swarm Research

Blimp Swarm Research

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew a fleet of 30 miniature autonomous blimps in unison to test the swarming behavior of autonomous systems. The blimps responded to each other while in flight and responded to changing conditions.

Two sailors signing documents - Flag Writer

No Ordinary Day

No Ordinary Day

There are speeches to write, naval correspondence on your desk to be edited and travel plans to be scheduled. Days are a balancing act between meticulously scheduled events and last minute changes, but no day is ever the same as the one before it’s a fast-paced environment at times, but you have what it takes. Why? Because you are a Navy flag writer.

Mentoring What Matters Most written on a chalkboard with 2 photos of people being mentored. - Mentoring What Matters Most

Mentoring

Mentoring

What matters most when it comes to mentoring? The answer is simple: You just have to give a damn! After 30 years in the US Navy, some thought and reflection, I am convinced we have to be better mentors.

A male pilot stands facing the camera at sunset with Navy plane in background. - One Navy Team Full Circle

Full Circle

Full Circle

For Lt. j.g. Alex Orlando assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 the road to becoming Navy pilot wasn't a straight path but it finally came full circle.

Art Graphic with image of U.S. Navy Chief anchor with the words "Chief Results" superimposed over it. - FY 20 Chief Results

FY 20 E7 Results Released

A close up of a sailor's face. - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alfredo Gregorio, from Vallejo, Calif., listens to casualty evacuation instruction during a 10-day Jungle Medicine Course at Jungle Warfare Training Center. Gregorio said, “as field corpsmen, we are constantly with the Marines. You want to look exactly like them, move like them, interact and blend in.”

Into the Jungle

Into the Jungle

This is the Jungle Medicine Course. Two days into the course, Hospitalman Mitchell Bromley, 3d Medical Battalion, described the nature of the living conditions for the medical course.

A diver under water with his arm outstretched. - A Navy diver under water with his arm outstretched.

Diving Deeper Depths

Diving Deeper Depths

Since 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has focused on the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), a Nevada-class battleship that was on Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the Pearl Harbor attack, 429 deaths were confirmed from the USS Oklahoma. As of February, DPAA hit its first major milestone with the USS Oklahoma project, confirming a positive identity match of its 200th crewman.

three servicemembers riding a mark v boat - NAVSCIATTS graphic illustration by Willie Kendrick

NAVSCIATTS: Bringing the World Together

NAVSCIATTS: Bringing the World Together

In the current period of renewed global power competition, the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School’s (NAVSCIATTS) methods of training create a network of international partner nations that operate as a collective, in order to reach across oceans and continents, addressing shared security threats.