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  1. The amphibious assault ship Kearsarge returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., in November 2013 after an eight-month deployment. The Navy needs to get deployment lengths down to seven months, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert in an all-hands call aboard the Kearsarge in Norfolk. MCSN Edward Guttierrez III / /Navy

    CNO Greenert: 7-month deployments 'achievable and sustainable'

    The Navy's top admiral said he wants to bring deployments down to a seven-month standard — a call that stands in stark contrast to recent deployment lengths.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  2. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, briefs reporters on Oct. 1 at the Pentagon on the military health care system review. Cliff Owen / The Associated Press

    Prime Content Military health system: Patients say they can't get in to see their doctors

    An unprecedented Pentagon review of the military health system -- prompted by the VA hospitals scandal -- concluded that military hospitals and clinics overall provide health care on a par with private-sector programs, despite longstanding complaints by troops, retirees and their families frustrated by long wait times and inadequate care.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  3. A chief select fed Master Chief Sonar Technician (SW) John Nowak shrimp on a fork during chief season training aboard aircraft carrier Carl Vinson on Aug. 31. Some witnesses said it was inappropriate, but the command later ruled it was not hazing or misconduct. Courtesy photo

    Prime Content Chief season screwups: These 4 cases may have crossed the line

    No more shenanigans. That was the bottom line of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens' controversial chief training overhaul two years ago, which ended decades of initiation rites.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  4. Cmdr. Patrick Foster, at right, told his crew Aug. 27 aboard the destroyer Barry they can wear ball caps with NWUs starting Sept. 1. Mark D. Faram / Staff

    New rules OK ball caps with blue cammies, on base and off

    You asked, pressed, urged and pleaded. And after six years, the Navy listened.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  5. Chief-selects head to their pinning ceremony aboard the flight deck of the dock landing ship Pearl Harbor in 2013. Before prospective E-7s can advance, they must go through a 'post-board scrub.' MC3 Samantha J. Webb/Navy

    Prime Content Post-board scrubs ensure eligibility for advancement

    If you're picked for advancement or promotion by one of the Navy's many annual selection boards, big Navy will no longer look at your physical fitness record before giving you its stamp of approval — that will now be up to your command.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
  6. Sailors man the rails of the 6th Fleet flagship Mount Whitney as it arrives in Batumi, Georgia. With the ballistic missile defense mission ramping up and an increasingly confrontational Russia, more sailors will be spending time in Europe. MC1 Collin Turner / Navy

    Prime Content Ramping up missions yields more port calls for crews

    The crew of the cruiser Vella Gulf is getting very good at transiting the Turkish Straits into the Black Sea.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  7. University of Maryland University College military students participate in a class discussion at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The military is applying new rules on how troops can use tuition assistance money to further their off-duty personal education. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Prime Content Poor college grades mean you may have to repay TA

    Troops may begin to think twice before tapping tuition assistance benefits starting this fall when new Pentagon rules will require more service members who get bad grades to repay their tuition money with out-of-pocket cash.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  8. Anthony Jones, second from right, left the Navy as a chief petty officer. He was serving in force protection when he realized the Transportation Security Administration had similar job descriptions that fit his interests, so he jumped to federal civilian service. He now supervises 15 people and 15 working dogs for the TSA in Atlanta. Kevin Liles/kevindliles.com

    Prime Content How to land a federal job: 25 tips from insiders and experts

    You've probably heard that federal agencies give some hiring preferences to veterans.

    • Jul. 7, 2014
  9. Prime Content Initiatives that give vets an edge

    Federal agencies aren't trying to hire veterans just because they think it's a nice thing to do. They've been ordered to do so by their chief executive and board of directors — the president and Congress.

    • Jul. 7, 2014
  10. DARPA officials are partnering with industry to develop a barrier in a can, which could self-deploy with the push of a button and be used downrange instead of Hesco barriers, or perhaps even as a personal protective shield. Cpl. John McCall/Marine Corps

    DARPA calls on industry to develop compact, push-button wall

    The military's lead research agency is working to develop what some are calling a ballistic '

    • Jul. 5, 2014
  11. Prime Content House panel rejects benefits cuts in 2015 defense budget

    In the first official congressional action on the Pentagon's proposed 2015 budget, House lawmakers have rejected proposed cuts in housing allowances and commissary funding, as well as an overhaul of the Tricare system that would increase out-of-pocket cos

    • May. 5, 2014
  1. Official SEAL app gut-checks your fitness

    Think you've got what it takes to be a Navy SEAL? If you want to test your mettle, the Navy is about to drop an app for that....

      12:51 PM, Oct. 29, 2014
  2. Comms system boss fired amid investigation

    The O-6 manager of a multibillion-dollar tactical radio system was fired Tuesday, Naval Air Systems Command said....

      12:57 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  3. USFK: Troops cannot pay for the companionship of 'juicy girls'

    The commander of U.S. troops in South Korea is dropping the hammer on that country's notorious 'juicy bars,' which use women as sex workers who cater to U.S. troops....

      6:02 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  4. Jet crashes near Naval Station Ventura County, killing pilot

    A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said....

      1:04 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  5. Bataan ARG returns from almost nine-month cruise

    More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan amphibious ready group are returning home....

      5:23 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  6. Crew's ship: Sailors' comfort a centerpiece of new supercarrier Ford

    Electromagnetic catapults and a soaring $13 billion price tag get most headlines, but it is a variety of creature comforts and convenience that are making the Navy's next supercarrier a hit with its crew....

      7:48 AM, Oct. 27, 2014
  7. Official SEAL app gut-checks your fitness

    Think you've got what it takes to be a Navy SEAL? If you want to test your mettle, the Navy is about to drop an app for that....

      12:51 PM, Oct. 29, 2014
  8. Jet crashes near Naval Station Ventura County, killing pilot

    A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said....

      1:04 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  9. Jet crashes near Naval Station Ventura County, killing pilot

    A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said....

      1:04 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  10. Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military

    Military facilities around the U.S. are on alert, urging troops and their families to take precautions amid continued threats of violence from the Islamic State group....

      6:27 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  11. New survey to measure sailors' body shapes

    The Navy is once again re-evaluating the size and shape of its force. But it's not end strength this time, but the size and shape of those in the force that's under scrutiny....

      12:52 PM, Oct. 29, 2014
  12. Pair convicted in secret $1.6M Navy silencer deal

    A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program....

      1:16 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  13. MCPON gathers senior leaders for annual forum

    Nearly all of the Navy's top enlisted leadership converged here for a three-day annual summit, the Leadership Mess Symposium, to discuss ways to help sailors focus on their jobs at a time of larger uncertainties about defense budgets and fleet plans....

      6:36 PM, Oct. 29, 2014
  14. Pentagon warns employees about Islamic State threats

    Military personnel and civilians who work in the Pentagon could be targeted by the Islamic State group or other terrorists, the building's internal security agency is warning employees in a new memo distributed late last week....

      12:23 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  15. Bush carrier strike group enters 6th Fleet at Suez Canal, headed home

    The aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush is out of Central Command and is heading home....

      2:51 PM, Oct. 28, 2014
  16. USFK: Troops cannot pay for the companionship of 'juicy girls'

    The commander of U.S. troops in South Korea is dropping the hammer on that country's notorious 'juicy bars,' which use women as sex workers who cater to U.S. troops....

      6:02 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  17. Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact stays

    A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is 'imperfect' but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday....

      5:24 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  18. Troops' sleep problem may be new disorder

    A 39-year-old soldier arrived at the sleep clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center with symptoms not uncommon in combat soldiers: nightmares of his war experiences and thrashing in his sleep, at one point clocking his wife hard enough to leave bruises....

      12:30 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  19. Pair convicted in secret $1.6M Navy silencer deal

    A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program....

      1:16 PM, Oct. 30, 2014
  20. House candidate Zinke releases military record

    Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke produced a military record Monday that opponents have been calling for since this summer....

      9:05 AM, Oct. 28, 2014

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