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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.

Armed Sailor on a Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces surface craft with Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces surface craft in background. - Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces

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.

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Ski: Portrait of a WWII Pilot

Ski: Portrait of a WWII Pilot

The story of Zygmund “Ski” Kowalewski, a retired enlisted pilot his journey in the Navy and what it was like to be an enlisted pilot during WWII in the Pacific Fleet, including his plane getting shot down and surviving.

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The wind blows viciously as it sweeps across the open waters, but the sound of gum being popped out of the pack is a familiar feeling that Senior Chief Quartermaster Steve Schweizer will never forget, even after retirement. It’s something that he takes on every mission, a lucky charm that he’ll leave behind when he walks out of the Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) facility for the very last time.

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.

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The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) has solidified itself in popular culture in the form of a four and a half minute monologue performed by Robert Shaw in the movie Jaws.  For the 317 Sailors who were pulled from the ocean and the 14 who attended the 70th Anniversary reunion in Indianapolis, Indiana, their heroic story of survival is more than a monologue.

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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.

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.

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NAVSCIATTS: Bringing the World Together

NAVSCIATTS: Bringing the World Together

In the current period of renewed global power competition, the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School’s (NAVSCIATTS) methods of training create a network of international partner nations that operate as a collective, in order to reach across oceans and continents, addressing shared security threats.