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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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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.

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Enlisted Advancement Worksheet Goes Electronic

Enlisted Advancement Worksheet Goes Electronic

The days of paper advancement sheets will soon be a thing of the past for Sailors. Beginning with the Fall 2019 active duty (Cycle 244) and reserve component (Cycle 105) advancement exams, automated enlisted advancement worksheets (EAW) will become the official source of recorded advancement eligibility.

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Li-Fi Technology in the U.S. Navy

Li-Fi Technology in the U.S. Navy

Whether Sailors are aviation maintenance administrationmen documenting maintenance before an inspection or machinist mates looking up standard operating procedures for preventative maintenance on equipment in the main engine, a common problem they face aboard ships is the lack of access to a computer during crunch time.But what if it were possible

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NavalX

NavalX

Agility is more than a buzzword to the Department of the Navy (DoN), so after hearing the National Defense Strategy's call to accelerate the delivery of technology to warfighters, the Department has answered.

Li-Fi Technology in the U.S. Navy

Whether Sailors are aviation maintenance administrationmen documenting maintenance before an inspection or machinist mates looking up standard operating procedures for preventative maintenance on equipment in the main engine, a common problem they face aboard ships is the lack of access to a computer during crunch time.

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The F-35C

The F-35C

Sailors with the Navy's F-35C Lightning II commands at Naval Air Station Lemoore are working together to continue recent successes in pursuit of fully operational and deployable milestones.

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Liquid Freedom

Liquid Freedom

Meet the men and women who know about fuel, the people for whom fuel is virtually their entire profession: aviation boatswain's mates (fuels), who serve aboard USS Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Wasp (LHD 1), among other ships.

On the Forefront of Innovation

"Man overboard!" The unthinkable can happen in a heartbeat, and an underway can go from routine to disaster. It can take hours to find a Sailor who has gone overboard, if he or she is found at all. The cold reality is that many Sailors have been lost at sea, and it is often an unnecessary cause of death in this day and age.

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The iLab

The iLab

Like any other organization, the Navy is not perfect. Many times Sailors ask why things must be done a certain way. Often, they're convinced they know a more effective way. Sometimes, they're right. The Innovation Lab, better known as the iLab, gives Sailors a chance to take those ideas and possibly turn them into reality.