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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.

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.

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.

Black background with the text petty officer results in front of petty officer crows - A graphic illustration of Petty Officer Results by Willie Kendrick.

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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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.

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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.

Sailors in dress blues stands at the edge of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) manning the rails as the ship leaves port. - YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 28, 2019) - The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing. This is the first underway for John S. McCain since its collision in 2017. John S. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Torrey W. Lee)

USS John S. McCain's Return to Warfighting Readiness

USS John S. McCain's Return to Warfighting Readiness

John S. McCain, assigned to Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN (DESRON 15) and forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, completed her in-port phase of training, and will continue Basic Phase at-sea training in the upcoming months to certify in every mission area the ship is required to perform and prepare for return to operational tasking.

Blimp Swarm Research written over photo of party balloon sized blimps. - Blimp Swarm Research Graphic

Blimp Swarm Research

Blimp Swarm Research

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew a fleet of 30 miniature autonomous blimps in unison to test the swarming behavior of autonomous systems. The blimps responded to each other while in flight and responded to changing conditions.