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Around the Fleet: 2014 Chief’s Pinning

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 15, 2014) Chief Aviation Ordnanceman David West, from Mt. Vernon, Wash., receives his cover during a pinning ceremony for newly selected chiefs in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Twenty-four Sailors aboard Nimitz were pinned to the rank of chief petty officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Siobhana R. McEwen/Released)

Tuesday marked a special day for U.S. Navy Sailors who were awarded the gold fouled anchor and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer. They are among the 121st class of chief petty officers to join the Chiefs Mess, following a long legacy of senior enlisted leadership. The manner of …

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Why I Serve: Chief Petty Officer Selectee Edition

Chief Select Logistics Specialist Earl McLaughlin from Bronx, N.Y., shares his #WhyIServe statement during a community relations event at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C.

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment. For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. The …

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” takes a look at YOUR Navy operating forward. These images represent the greatest Sailors in the greatest Navy in the world leading from the deck plates, and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! Hooyah, Navy! What’s your favorite …

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From Medical Residency to Naval Operational Medicine

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Palms sweating, heart beating fast, orders in hand, I stepped onto the brow of the mighty warship. “You must be the new SMO?” remarked the Officer of the Deck, rendering a crisp salute. Returning the salute I said, “Yes, my name is Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, and I’m the …

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CPO 365 – A New Beginning

The following blog – written by Fleet Master Chief Chuck Clarke, U.S. Fleet Forces Command – was published in this month’s Cutlass newsletter , a conversation with the Chief’s Mess.  In it, he discusses Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens’s revisions to CPO 365. Fellow Chief Petty Officers, Happy …

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MCPON Talks “CPO 365”

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens The United States Navy has been in a constant state of change since 1775 and our ability to adapt and overcome challenge has always been one of the Chief Petty Officers’ greatest hallmarks. The changes I am implementing recognize both …

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