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Hair to Serve

Hair to Serve

Due to Sailor feedback and recommendations, the Navy updated the following terms, phrases and definitions in Navy grooming and appearance policies. The Navy deleted the terms: faddish, good taste, eccentric/eccentricities, complement the individual, complement the skin tone, smartness, conspicuous/inconspicuous, and outrageous. New and revised terms were also included in the regulations: professional appearance, complementary appearance, professional military appearance, and uniform distraction. These changes follow the Navy’s efforts to update grooming standards for the 21st century Sailor. Previous changes to NAVPERS 15665I allowed room for Sailors with varied hair textures to stay within regulations.

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Semper Fidelis: Miguel Keith

Semper Fidelis: Miguel Keith

This month, the Navy will place USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) in commission during a ceremony in San Diego, California. The ship’s namesake is Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Lance Cpl. Miguel Keith. Born 2 June 1951, in San Antonio, Texas, Keith enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1969 after graduating from North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, the previous year.

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The Character of a Man: The Woman that Showed me the Importance of Love for Country

The Character of a Man: The Woman that Showed me the Importance of Love for Country

As my family celebrates 41 years here in America, I feel a renewed sense of honor to wear this uniform and a renewed sense of pride to be an American. I feel a sisterhood with my grandmother that crosses generations, countries and causes.

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Navy Heritage Desks

Navy Heritage Desks

Past and present came together when a team of Seabees crafted a desk made of timber from the Constitution for the Vice President of the United States. The team also built a desk for the Secretary of the Navy made of parts from the frigates USS Constitution, USS Chesapeake, sloop of war USS Constellation, and battleships USS Texas, USS New Jersey, and USS Arizona.

Navy Reserve Celebrates 106 Years of Warfighting Readiness, Anytime, Anywhere

Fellow shipmates, we celebrate today our Navy Reserve’s 106th birthday. Since 1915, our Navy Reserve has provided strategic depth and operational capabilities to our Navy and Marine Corps team and the Joint Force.

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America’s Pastime and its Naval History

America’s Pastime and its Naval History

America’s Pastime and its Naval History

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Let's Talk

Let's Talk

According to the 2018 Department of Defense Suicide Event Report, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the military. Let's Talk is an awareness series that shares the stories of those who have survived suicide attempts, dealt with suicidal thoughts, or have lost friends or family to suicide. We hope this series encourages someone to seek help.

Teal and purple 3-D ribbon superimposed over the words "Suicide Prevention" - Let's Talk video series

LET'S TALK

LET'S TALK

According to the 2018 Department of Defense Suicide Event Report, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the military. Let's Talk is an awareness series that shares the stories of those who have survived suicide attempts, dealt with suicidal thoughts, or have lost friends or family to suicide. We hope this series encourages someone to seek help.

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E4-E6 SELRES Results Announced

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E4-E6 SELRES Quotas Announced