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The Decision and Drive to Serve in the U.S. Navy

Photo of SN (SW/AW) Sasha L. Blair and PSSN Edwin Diaz

By Jason Kelly U.S. Navy Digital Media Engagement Director Over the past eight months, more than 6,000 Carrier Strike Group 8 Sailors served in the 5th and 6th U.S. Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over …

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Five Things to Know About Navy EOD

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (March 22, 2012) Seaman Apprentice Aaron Gorby, a student at Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, tapes a fuse prior to removal during a training scenario in the Tools and Methods division. The school provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to more than 2,200 U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Elizabeth Allen/Released)

Did you know May 7 is National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day? The first Saturday in May honors members of the U.S. military who risk their lives in disposing explosives. Test your knowledge about our EOD Sailors with these 5 things that you may not know from EOD Groups 1 and 2: …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: April 25, 2016

Weekly Wire Rundown open (v3)

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople@gmail.com. It can also be …

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U.S. Naval Academy’s 2016 Ship Selection Night

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Jan. 29, 2015) U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class Michael Lemonick chooses the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) for his first assignment during Ship Selection Night in Mahan Hall. Ship Selection is the culmination of the service assignment process for Naval Academy midshipmen assigned to serve as Navy Surface Warfare Officers. Upon reporting to their first ship after graduation and commissioning, they will be in charge of any number of shipboard operations and activities while at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Wilkes/Released)

It’s a big night for approximately 250 U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen in the Class of 2016 who will serve as surface warfare officers (SWOs) upon graduation and commissioning. They’ll pick their first ship and homeport during the academy’s annual Ship Selection Night, which you can watch below. It’s scheduled to start tonight (Jan. 28) …

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