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Spokane Hosts Navy Week 2017

Sailors interacted with residents of Spokane, Washington, in a series of community outreach events during Spokane Navy Week, May 15-21.  Sailors performed public concerts, visited a children’s hospital, and participated in school events and community projects. Additionally, members of the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One trained with the Spokane Police Bomb Squad.  The Navy …

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Fleet Week New York City 2017

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New York City’s time-honored celebration of the sea services concluded May 30 as USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed the Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 after participating in Fleet Week New York. Facebook Underway! Shift colors!Earlier today, USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) and other Fleet Week New York ships departed after participating …

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Celebrating Navy Week in Memphis

Coinciding with the Memphis Air Show and Naval Support Activity Mid-South’s Centennial, the fourth Navy Week of 2017 hosted Sailors during Memphis Navy Week May 8-14.  The Navy Week program serves as the Navy’s principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence.   The program is …

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Hosts Navy Week 2017

The third Navy Week of 2017 was held March 31-April 8 along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The week long event commenced with the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration. Dozens of events coordinated by the Navy, brought interactive displays and participants from The U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs”, EOD teams, Seabees, …

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Celebrating Navy Week in Austin

Texas’ capital hosted members of the U.S. Navy during Austin Navy Week. As ceremonies started, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a proclamation to Navy Vice Chief of Information Rear Adm. Robert Durand declaring March 18-24 as Navy Week. Navy Week Austin is the second of 15 Navy Weeks.  in 2017.  The Navy …

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10 Things to know about U.S. Navy Chiefs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2016) Fiscal Year 2017 chief petty officers stand at attention during a chief pinning ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)

Effectively running and fighting a warship relies on bridging the gap between officers and enlisted personnel. It was from this need that the creation of the rank of chief petty officer was born. The chief petty officer as it is recognized today was officially established April 1, 1893. Armed with official …

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My Navy Chief Taught Me …

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 13, 2012) Chief Boatswain's Mate Sorrells Claiborne, left, teaches Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Charlesa Anderson how to signal while training her as a rig captain aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

April 1 marks 124 years of deckplate leadership by our Navy chiefs. Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer in 1893. As we approached the birthday of the Navy chief, we asked our Facebook fans what their chief taught them about integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness. Below …

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