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TRICARE Open Season: Picking a Plan for 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 28, 2016) Lt. Stephanie Stoler, a registered nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville's same day surgery, gives discharge instructions to a patient. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel/Released)

By Katie Lange Department of Defense As with private-sector health care, there’s now a yearly open enrollment “season” for TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select planholders. TRICARE open season runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. The changes you make will take effect Jan. 1, 2019. TRICARE Open Season TRICARE is establishing an …

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Mariners Will Be There!

VARNA, Bulgaria (Aug. 27, 2018) Civil Service Mariner Teravonic Richards stands watch aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) as the ship arrives in Varna, Bulgaria. Carson City is the seventh of nine expeditionary fast transport ships in Military Sealift Command's inventory with a primary mission of providing rapid transport of military equipment and personnel in theater via its 20,000 square-foot reconfigurable mission bay area and seating for 312 passengers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

By Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne Commander, Military Sealift Command As dawn broke over Machias Bay, Maine, on June 12, 1775, 32 men – armed with guns, swords, axes and pitchforks and led by a revolutionary firebrand named Jeremiah O’Brien – brought their commandeered sloop Unity quietly around the lee side …

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USS Sioux City (LCS 11) Commissioning Ceremony

USS Sioux City Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Nov. 17 commissioning of the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11). Live video from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. (EST). “USS Sioux City represents an investment in readiness and lethality, and …

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A Keen Eye on Keen Sword

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 8, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), left, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, are underway in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Released)

By Rear. Adm. Karl Thomas Commander, Task Force 70 This week, we wrapped up Keen Sword 2019, the biennial exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, (JMSDF) or Kaijo Jieitai as they are known in Japan. This exercise is designed to strengthen and demonstrate our commitment to the U.S. …

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