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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Prime Content Pay changes run counter to troops' 'cash is king' mantra

    New proposals to shrink military compensation would hit troops in the wallet, almost immediately.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  5. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, where he outlined significant changes to military compensation and troops levels in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. Carolyn Kaster / The Associated Press

    Prime Content DoD pushes forward on pay, benefits cuts

    Never in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force has the Pentagon sought to roll back the existing military compensation package for service members.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  6. Prime Content No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  7. Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the chief of Naval Personnel, addressed issues from sea pay to advancements to uniform rules during a Feb. 18 interview with Navy Times staff. Mike Morones/Staff

    CNP's big changes: Higher sea pay, stable advancements and a streamlined uniform board

    Vice Adm. Bill Moran is a man on a mission.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  8. 100326-N-3327M-103 SAN DIEGO (March 26, 2010) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship transits into its homeport at Naval Base Coronado. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 returned to its homeport of San Diego after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released) MC3 James Mitchell / U.S. Navy

    Prime Content Shore duty slackers

    Officials are struggling to close thousands of open fleet jobs with the possibility of pulling some sailors off shore duty. That comes, in part, because of those who aren't pulling their weight.

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  9. Scores on exams could be de-emphasized in future advancement calculations for more senior sailors, but would count for more in junior petty officer advancements. Some Navy Times readers said they wanted the tests ditched entirely, while others wanted to modify the focus of the questions. MC3 George M. Bell/Navy

    Prime Content Weight of tests, evals, more would change under advancement plan

    Sailors have griped forever that the advancement rules reward bookworms and penalize gearheads.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  10. Sailors conduct physical training at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, in 2011. Four senior enlisted sailors were reprimanded after an investigation into PT that took place during CPO 365 last year. MC2 Stacy D. Laseter/Navy

    Prime Content 4 senior enlisted counseled after 2013 chief-select PT fiasco

    Four Hawaii-based senior enlisted sailors were formally counseled in the wake of a grueling Aug. 30 physical training session that sent 12 chiefs-select at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, to the hospital for extreme exhaustion, according to a Navy investigation.

    • Jan. 29, 2014
  11. Chief petty officers-select wearing 'CPO Pride' T-shirts participate in a 5K run aboard the future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford in August. The shirts, which were banned during training under last year's CPO 365 guidance, will be allowed this year. MC1 Joshua Wahl/Navy

    Prime Content MCPON's new rules for CPO 365

    The Navy's top sailor revamped the chief-season rites last year, a controversial move that shook up many chiefs, old and new.

    • Jan. 27, 2014
  12. Prime Content Exclusive details on new pay plans

    With thousands of fleet jobs still open, Navy officials are moving to sweeten the deal to induce more sailors back to sea this year.

    • Jan. 20, 2014
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    Prime Content Report: Fling in Italy sank flagship CO's career

    The 6th Fleet commander fired the skipper of his flagship in late 2012 for carrying on a monthlong extramarital affair in Gaeta, Italy, that was an open secret among his crew, according to details in a newly released Navy investigation.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
  14. Young surface warfare officers listed conning the ship as one of the most satisfying things about their jobs. Here, Ensign Ian Schnur serves as conning officer aboard the destroyer McCampbell in the Pacific Ocean in 2012. MCSN (SW) Declan Barnes/Navy

    Prime Content Survey: SWOs off to rough start

    Ensigns and lieutenants junior grade in the surface fleet are more likely to see themselves leaving the active-duty Navy after their current tour than spending a career as a surface warfare officer, according to a just-completed survey.

    • Jan. 7, 2014
  15.  Staff

    Prime Content COLA cutback angers retirees, spouses

    Ann Wade, the wife of a recently retired Marine Corps pilot, watched the recent budget deliberations in the House and Senate with outrage.

    • Dec. 23, 2013
  16. The Defense Department has officially changed its random urinalysis tests to include spice on its list of drugs for which to screen. Mike Morones/Staff

    Prime Content Military drug tests get tough on spice

    No more holiday spice for the troops this year.

    • Dec. 21, 2013
  17. Prime Content Hawaii residents slammed with rate hike, call Navy-wide billing system 'unfair'

    Electric bills are rolling out to public-private venture housing at all stateside bases, and officials promise a 'fair and transparent' policy.

    • Dec. 19, 2013
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