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Weekly Exemption Reviews Aid in Hiring Critical Navy Positions

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 4, 2014) A shipyard worker bevels a rudder deck patch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower was undergoing a scheduled docking planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael R. Gendron/Released)

By Scott Lutterloh Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs In order to mitigate the effects of the federal hiring freeze on our Navy family, the Department of the Navy has established a weekly drumbeat to review and approve exemption submissions. This can be a complex …

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No Bystanders

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visits Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Jan. 18.

The following message was sent by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson to all commanders fleetwide. Team, we have a problem and we need to solve it. Really solve it – not put a band-aid on it, not whitewash over it, not look the other way. The discovery of on-line …

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A Team of Winners

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Sept. 8, 2016) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano visit Sailors and family members stationed aboard USS Constitution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)

By Adm. John Richardson Chief of Naval Operations As our Navy sharpens its competitive edge, we need to be scrapping for every advantage we can get. Our adversaries are not going to hand victory to us – we’re going to have to fight hard to win it. MCPON Giordano and …

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Hurricane Matthew Videos

Hurricane Matthew OLD BLOG v3.2

  CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 9, 2016) The Amphibious Transport Dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) arrives at Haiti to provide assistance following Hurricane Matthew. A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter transports leaders and military members to shore. Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchner, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, surveys damage to Haiti …

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