A sailor standing in front of the USS Carl Vinson's crest. - Personnel Specialist 2nd Class John Eric Demery Jr., a native of Atlanta, stationed aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), dedicated his free time to complete the 104 page graphic novel entitled, “Chronicle the Outboi.” As a personnel specialist, Demery helps other Sailors with military pay, benefits and travel. Vinson is currently undergoing an extensive maintenance period in Bremerton, Wash., to make upgrades and prepare for future deployments.

Artist’s Odyssey

Artist’s Odyssey

In Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1990's, a seven-year-old John Eric Demery, Jr. sat in his family home and started to draw. It was a creative escape that he began just a year earlier. The sketch captured the attention of Demery’s mother.

Black and white photo of the Dallas, Texas skyline with the words, "Dallas, COVID-19: Expeditionary Medical Team" across the photo in white. - COVID-19: Expeditionary Medical Team

Navy’s Expeditionary Medical Teams Provide COVID-19 Support in New Orleans, Dallas

Navy’s Expeditionary Medical Teams Provide COVID-19 Support in New Orleans, Dallas

Navy medical personnel assigned to Expeditionary Medical Facility-M (EMF-M) deployed as part of a U.S. Northern Command-led COVID-19 response to support civil health authorities in existing facilities in New Orleans and Dallas.

Photo illustration of chief's anchors with the text "FTS\SELRES Results" in the center. - E8-E9 FTS\SELRES Results

E-8/E-9 FTS/SELRES Results Announced

A man wearing a Medal of Honor. - PEACE WE SEEK, PEACE WE KEEP: HERSHEL “WOODY” WILLIAMS graphic

Peace We Seek, Peace We Keep

Peace We Seek, Peace We Keep

Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, an infantry rifleman corporal with 3rd Marine Division, 1st Battalion, 21st Marine Regiment, Charlie Company during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, is having a United States naval ship commissioned in his honor on March 7, 2020 in Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

E8 E9 FTS/SELRES QUOTAS next to a Senior Chief and Master Chief Anchor - E8 E9 FTS/SELRES QUOTAS

Reserve and FTS E-8 and E9 Advancements Hold Steady

Reserve and FTS E-8 and E9 Advancements Hold Steady

Senior enlisted selection season kicked off March 2, at Navy Personnel Command as the Fiscal Year 2021 Selected Reserve and Reserve Full Time Support E-8 and E-9 selection board convened in Millington, Tenn.

A Sailor operates a virtual reality computer though the use of a headset - 200206-N-DV016-0017 Lt. Cmdr. Tyler Struzinski demonstrates Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training System (C-ARTS) virtual reality technology February 6, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. C-ARTS delivers high-velocity, flexible training to meet the advanced system requirements at the Sailor’s point of need. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lex D. Barlowe)

C-ARTS: High-Velocity Training at Sailor's Point of Need

C-ARTS: High-Velocity Training at Sailor's Point of Need

C-ARTS ushers in a new standard in mobile, interactive training, designed to meet the instructional needs and expectations of tech savvy Sailors, accustomed to learning through hands-on classes that exploit augmented, virtual, and mixed reality learning tools.

A man walking off an LCAC on the right. - Hover Graphic

Hover

Hover

The wind blows viciously as it sweeps across the open waters, but the sound of gum being popped out of the pack is a familiar feeling that Senior Chief Quartermaster Steve Schweizer will never forget, even after retirement. It’s something that he takes on every mission, a lucky charm that he’ll leave behind when he walks out of the Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) facility for the very last time.

A photo of an LCAC. - LCAC Craftmaster Specialized Connectors Graphic

LCAC Craftmasters

LCAC Craftmasters

At Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) learn to operate and man Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), the Navy’s combat ready craft fully capable of worldwide operational tasking. To accomplish that ACU-4 conducts training through simulators and live missions exercises to maintain all craft and equipment in the highest state of readiness.

Black and white photo of African American Sailor in dress whites uniform. - Official photo of Doris Miller

The Story Behind an American Hero

The Story Behind an American Hero

Doris Miller, known as “Dorie” to shipmates and friends, was a U.S. Navy Sailor recognized for his bravery during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American recipient of the Navy Cross.

The crew of the Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin stand on top of submarine while in the water. - 180717-N-FB085-001 PEARL HARBOR (July 17, 2018) The crew of the Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Rankin (SSG 78) enters Pearl Harbor for a brief stop for personnel during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 17, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Cheryl Collins/Released)

U.S. Submariners Serve Down Under

U.S. Submariners Serve Down Under

Under the Navy’s personnel exchange program, select U.S. Navy submariners are training and operating at Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling, Australia, integrated into various RAN units and commands. Australian Submarine Force Commander, RAN Capt. Doug Theobald, who works directly with U.S. exchange personnel at the Perth base, highlighted the program’s significant relationship to the historic U.S. and Australian partnership.