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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Photo of female Navy Master Chief in coveralls. - Against All Odds

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.