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Rating Modernization: What’s new with it? A lot!

Rating Modernization

By Rear Adm. John Nowell Director, Military Personnel, Plans and Policies Have you heard about rating modernization? Do you know what it is and why we are doing it? Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke presented Rating Modernization to Congress in 2018. The first pillar [of Sailor 2025] is …

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Combat Vessels Opened to Women 25 Years Ago Today

By Yonca Poyraz-Dogan Navy Office of Information Today is the 25th anniversary of the date when women became eligible to serve aboard combat vessels in the Navy. Previously, women were in shore-based roles or aboard noncombat vessels, such as, oilers, hospital and supply ships. The Nov. 30, 1993 Defense Authorization …

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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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One Marine’s Story Becomes Navy Ship’s Legacy

Graphic of Sgt. Rafael Peralta and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115)

From Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and provides us the opportunity to recognize the achievements of the heroic individuals of Hispanic descent who overcame adversity in their careers and – through their actions – reflect great credit upon the naval service. …

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