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Elimination of 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule

Sailors participating in the Riverine Combat Skills course (RCS) prepare for a field training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 24, 2012. This class was the first RCS training group composed of Coastal Riverine Force Sailors and the first to incorporate women into the course. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Heather M. Paape/Released)

Today, the Defense Department released the U.S. military services’ and U.S. Special Operations Command’s plans for implementing women into previously closed positions. In this blog, Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director, Navy Personnel Plans and Policy, explains what it means for the Navy. On Jan. 24, then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced his decision to rescind the …

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Navy Hospital Corps Celebrates 115 Years of Service

YORKTOWN, Va. (May 14, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jocelyn Corpening provides emergency care to a multiple amputation trauma trainer during the Collective Protection Exercise held on Naval Weapons Station Yorktown-Cheatham Annex. The Collective Protection Exercise provides a collective protection to the warfighter and their equipment utilizing state-of-the-art chemical, biological and radiological protective technologies. ( U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Scott Barnes/Released)

The Navy Hospital Corps celebrated 115 years of service June 17. Although the name of hospital corpsmen has changed from the Corps’ inception in the Continental Navy, from loblolly boy to pharmacists mate to hospital corpsman, the core values of the Hospital Corps remain the same. Did you know these …

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Protecting Classified Information, Cybersecurity are All Hands’ Responsibilities

By Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Public Affairs Recent media reports about public leaks of protected U.S. Government information may have you wondering what, as a Sailor, you should do when you come across classified material in media reports or elsewhere online. Therefore, this is a good time for a …

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Navy Remains Committed to Responsible Marine Mammal Research

Large pod of dolphins off the coast of Virginia. (U.S. EPA photo by Eric Vance)

By Rear Adm. Kevin Slates Director, Energy & Environmental Readiness Division President Obama recently issued a proclamation that declared June 2013 as National Oceans Month. Among other things, the proclamation recognizes the vital role the oceans play in supporting our economy, providing food and energy, and enabling national security. It calls …

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Battle of Midway: Information dominance’s legacy

This week, the Navy is commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The battle, which took place June 4 to 7, 1942, changed the course of the war in the Pacific and highlighted naval aviation’s vast capabilities. In this blog, the co-leads for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps explain …

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21st Century Sailor Office Established For Resiliency, Readiness Programs

21st Century Sailor and Marine logo

By Rear Adm. Walter “Ted” Carter  Director, 21st Century Sailor Office NAVADMIN 153/13 announced the establishment of the 21st Century Sailor Office (OPNAV N17), which reorganized existing Navy resources to create a comprehensive, Sailor-focused resiliency effort. Below are five things you need to know about the 21st Century Sailor Office. What is the 21st …

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