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Six Things to Know About Executive Order Enhancing Opportunities for Military Spouses Seeking Federal Government Employment

Military Spouse Employment Executive Order

Our Navy is charged with maintaining maritime superiority. We execute this charge with our One Navy Team – our Sailors, civilians and Navy families. Our families are an integral part of our team and a vital contributor to our mission success.   Today, President Trump issued an executive order to enhance opportunities for military …

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Navy Family Framework Released

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 12, 2016) Lt. Cmdr. Mark Bair, a pilot assigned to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, is greeted by his family during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. The squadron returned after an eight-month deployment aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alysia Hernandez/Released)

Hello team, CNO Richardson here with my wife Dana. You know Thanksgiving has always been a great family holiday and that’s why we chose this time to roll out the Navy Family Framework. Since the very beginning of the Navy, for our entire 242 years, families have always been an …

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Update: Sailors’ PCS Orders Lead Times

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Last week, the Navy announced that due to budget constraints and current fiscal environment, Sailors were experiencing shorter lead times for permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves this summer. The results of our recent efforts should bring the Navy closer to its three-month average for …

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PCS Orders Lead Times – Three Things You Need to Know

Image of a family moving

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs As the peak season for permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves begins, many Sailors are awaiting orders so they and their families can proceed to their next duty stations. However, due to the current fiscal environment and budget constraints, most Sailors will have less time …

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Navy Gold Star Program Remembers

Photo of Gold Star flags over a cemetery.

By Stephanie Hunter Special contributor to Navy Installations Command Public Affairs For many, the month of May is synonymous with the unofficial start of summer, barbecues, beautiful weather and a long holiday weekend. The Memorial Day holiday was created as a day of remembrance to honor the men and women …

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Extending the Hours of Navy’s Childcare Program

NORFOLK (April 19, 2013) Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Child Development Center hosts a Month of the Military Child parade. April was designated the Month of the Military Child by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986.

By Greg Young Navy Child and Youth Program director, Navy Installations Command My name is Greg Young. I’m the Navy Child and Youth Program director at Navy Installations Command and my office has oversight of all Navy Child and Youth Programs worldwide. We are constantly adapting our products and services …

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Father’s Day “Shout-Out” for ALL Sailors

Hey Sailors!! Father’s Day is around the corner and we want to give you an opportunity to do something special for your dad. Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) is offering the opportunity to create and share short, recorded shout-outs (15-20 seconds) with a Navy key message for ALL Sailors to …

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‘Communicating the value’ of Hawaii’s schools

SAND ISLAND, Hawaii (Feb. 21, 2015) A participant of the 2015 Hawaii Regional SeaPerch Underwater Robotics for Youth competition navigates an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) through obstacles at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu. Managed by The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation, the SeaPerch program is an innovative underwater robotics program that provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. SeaPerch helps expose students to the various careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering. (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Diver 2nd Class Joe Finemore/Released)

By Rear Adm. Rick Williams Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Hawaii’s schools provide excellent opportunities here for our military families – from preschool to elementary to high school and on to university. Eleven of the 12 valedictorians at Radford High School and two valedictorians at Moanalua …

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