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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.

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Mentoring

Mentoring

What matters most when it comes to mentoring? The answer is simple: You just have to give a damn! After 30 years in the US Navy, some thought and reflection, I am convinced we have to be better mentors.

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Full Circle

Full Circle

For Lt. j.g. Alex Orlando assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 the road to becoming Navy pilot wasn't a straight path but it finally came full circle.

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Diving Deeper Depths

Diving Deeper Depths

Since 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has focused on the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), a Nevada-class battleship that was on Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the Pearl Harbor attack, 429 deaths were confirmed from the USS Oklahoma. As of February, DPAA hit its first major milestone with the USS Oklahoma project, confirming a positive identity match of its 200th crewman.

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FY20 SELRES AND FTS CHIEF RESULTS

FY20 SELRES AND FTS CHIEF RESULTS

FY-20 SELRES and FTS chief selection board results have been released! Congratulations to the following personnel who have been selected for advancement to chief petty officer by the FY-20 SELRES and FTS Navy E7 Selection Board. Strong competition between qualified professionals is one of the strengths of our Navy and your selection speaks highly of your abilities.

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Active-Duty Chief Quotas Released

Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief

The Navy takes every available opportunity to maintain forward progress, staying on the front lines in how we fight and how we train. In his initial guidance to the Fleet, the Secretary of the Navy emphasizes that we “must improve our processes in order for our people to meet future challenges.”

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Remembering the Battle of Midway

Remembering the Battle of Midway

Just after midnight on 4 June, Admiral Nimitz, based on patrol plane reports, advised Task Forces 16 and 17 of the course and speed of the Japanese "main body," also noting their distance of 574 miles from Midway. Shortly after dawn, a patrol plane spotted two Japanese carriers and their escorts, reporting "Many planes heading Midway from 320 degrees distant 150 miles!"

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.

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Battle Group in the Sand

Battle Group in the Sand

Located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, the Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) at Wallops Island is the go-to site for combat systems developmental and operational testing as well as training in a maritime and littoral environment. The perfect location to test radars with ships and aircraft in the Virginia Capes Operational Area, it began 30 years ago as a test site for the AEGIS Weapon System — to include the radar. It has grown to include much more.