An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Author: Chief Mass Communication Specialist Christopher E. Tucker, Defense Media Activity

131211-N-AT895-171 - 131211-N-AT895-171 FAIRFAX, Va. (December 11, 2013) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Brian Whitaker, a Navy recruiter out of Navy Recruiting Station Fairfax, goes over paperwork with Daniel J. Roy, a recruit candidate in the delayed entry program (DEP.) Individuals in the DEP program attend monthly meetings with their recruiters to prepare them for Recruit Training Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)

Finding Tomorrow's Sailors

Finding Tomorrow's Sailors

FC2(SW/AW) Brian Whitaker saw recruiting duty as a chance to be close to home. With a three-year-old daughter and coming off four-and-a-half years of sea duty aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), he wanted a chance to spend some time focused on his family.

A Benefit of Service

In an effort to thank Sailors and other service members for their service to the nation, the Transportation Security Administration announced free enrollment in its PreCheck expedited screening program for air travel in the U.S. starting on or after Dec. 20.

Holding the Standard

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens ordered a two-day "all stop" to CPO 365 Phase II training to give the Chiefs Mess a chance to review his guidance and policies related to the training.

130710-N-PM781-006 - 130710-N-PM781-006 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 10, 2013) An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

Talking to No One

Talking to No One

Three and a half seconds. That's about the time it takes for the average person to put on their seatbelt and start their car.