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Hello, Helo

Hello, Helo

The Navy replaces its training helicopters roughly every 30 years and now is transitioning from its training fleet of Bell TH-57B/C Sea Rangers to the Leonardo TH-73A helicopters. 

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HSM-60 “Jaguars” Save Two Lives in Four Days

HSM-60 “Jaguars” Save Two Lives in Four Days

As many Navy missions have a degree of inherent danger, Navy first responders and medical personnel are trained to quickly provide life-saving medical assistance to Navy and Marine Corps personnel in case of an emergency. Earlier this year, four Sailors assigned to the “Jaguars” of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 60 recently used those same skills to jump into action to provide life-saving aid to two civilians while off duty — just four days apart.

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IT’S ALL IN THE NAME

IT’S ALL IN THE NAME

Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF) Thursday.

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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OS “A” School: The First in Ready, Relevant Learning

OS “A” School: The First in Ready, Relevant Learning

Ready, Relevant Learning evolved from the acknowledgement that previous methods of training used by the Navy were failing to capitalize on current and emerging technologies that could lead to better trained Sailors.

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Reducing Personal Cybersecurity Risk

Reducing Personal Cybersecurity Risk

Much of our focus for Cybersecurity Awareness Month is on how the Navy’s cybersecurity is threatened by nation states, ideologically motivated hackers, cyber criminals, and malicious insiders. Our cybersecurity workforce and Cyber Mission Forces battle these cyberspace adversaries every day.

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Poseidon: ‘Eyes, Ears of the fleet’

Poseidon: ‘Eyes, Ears of the fleet’

Knowing your adversaries plans is one of the best ways to defend yourself and defeat them. The U. S. Navy utilizes multiple assets to get ahead of its enemies at sea, on air and on land. The P-8A Poseidon aircraft is one of the most effective tools the Navy has in its arsenal.

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Boot Camp Behind the Scenes at Recruit Training Command

Boot Camp Behind the Scenes at Recruit Training Command

From the producers of Boot Camp: Making a Sailor comes a brand new documentary taking you behind the scenes at Navy Boot Camp and giving you an unfiltered look at what it takes to train the next generation of Sailors. Follow along as we take you inside the day-to-day lives of four Recruit Division Commanders and two instructors at the Navy's only Boot Camp - Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. Coming Sept. 30.

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.

Security Reaction Force

Sailors are called to wear many hats in addition to their primary jobs while serving aboard a ship. All hands are trained to work together to fight fires, others have collateral duties such as financial counselors or fitness leaders. Some Sailors receive specialized training to form a highly trained tactical team known as a “Security Reaction Force” that responds to exceptional threats or attacks to the ship.