en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:56:23 -0400 15 Reserve and FTS master chief, senior chief selectees announced Personnel officials released the names of Navy Reserve and full-time support sailors chosen for senior chief and master chief as part of the latest board on Monday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:10:00 -0400 Boosted bonuses: New rules raise payout ceiling to $100K A new war is on the Navy's horizon, one for keeping the best people with the hottest skills in the ranks. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:40:00 -0400 Coast Guard schedules Alaska change of command The Coast Guard has scheduled a change of command for the Alaska district. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:19:00 -0400 Spec ops 3-star leads list of 29 flag officer nominations The 3-star tapped for the No. 2 job at U.S. Special Operations Command leads the list of 29 flag officer nominations announced Tuesday by the Pentagon. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:51:00 -0400 Making master chief gets a little tougher in latest cycle An eligible senior chief's shot at making master chief just got a harder for the first time in five years, according to new data released Tuesday. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:53:00 -0400 Sailor training falls short It falls to your skipper to make sure your command holds leadership training before frocking or advancing any sailor. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:19:00 -0400 MCPON's next moves: Uniform fixes, fleetwide tablets and more A year ago, a lot of people were mad at Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:27:00 -0400 New rules allow officials to extend sea, shorten shore tours 'Sailors belong on ships, and ships belong at sea' - it's an oft-heard adage chiefs use to convince sailors why they should return to the fleet. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:29:00 -0400 Sea pay boost: First raise in 13 years to start this summer It's official: Fleet sailors are getting a pay raise. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:49:00 -0400 Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calling on Presid Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:18:00 -0400 CNO predicts steady manning levels, outlines plans to shelve some ships The Air Force is looking to send home more than of 20,000 airmen this year. And the Army likely will be forced to slash four times as many soldiers in coming years. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:24:00 -0400 Expert offers 7 last-minute tips for your test March means spring, college basketball brackets - and advancement tests. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:10:00 -0400 Riverine jobs open to women as combat exclusion lifts Women are officially joining the elite ranks of the brown-water Navy, leaving Navy SEALs as the sole Navy branch to bar females under combat exclusion rules. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:10:00 -0400 Germantown CO sacked for 'poor command climate' The Navy fired the commanding officer of the Sasebo, Japan-based dock landing ship Germantown on Friday 'due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,' 7th Fleet said. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09:52:00 -0400 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400 E-6 exam postponed for nearly 70 sailors Nearly 70 sailors in the National Capitol Region slated to take Thursday's E-6 exam will get a few extra weeks to study due to a delay, a personnel official told Navy Times Wednesday night. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:46:00 -0400 Coast Guard vice admiral tapped as next commandant President Barack Obama is nominating a Coast Guard vice admiral to be the next Coast Guard commandant. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:24:00 -0400 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. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:15:00 -0400 Experts bust 5 advancement exam myths Sailors love scuttlebutt, and at just about every command, ashore and at sea, it ferries myths around the passageways about everything from Navy regs to the ship's schedule. Advancement exams are no different. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 10:19:00 -0400 Coast Guard accused of illegal service discharges A veterans group and Yale Law School students are accusing the U.S. Coast Guard of routinely violating its own procedures and regulations intended to protect service members from erroneous discharges for personality and adjustment disorders. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:22:00 -0400 Frigate Taylor CO fired 2 weeks after running aground The commanding officer of the frigate Taylor was fired Tuesday two weeks after his ship ran aground in the Black Sea, where it was standing by in case it was needed to support security at the Winter Olympics. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:34:00 -0400 CNP's big changes: Higher sea pay, stable advancements and a streamlined uniform board Vice Adm. Bill Moran is a man on a mission. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:44:00 -0400 7 tips for acing promotion exams The clock is ticking. The spring 2014 advancement exams start in less than a month and for those hoping to earn a crow or put on your next petty officer chevron, it's time to hit the books. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:48:00 -0400 Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:02:00 -0400 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. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:04:00 -0400 Senior enlisted academy shakeup The Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy will start ramping up this year, with the goal of doubling its output of graduates. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:57:00 -0400 Weight of tests, evals, more would change under advancement plan Sailors have griped forever that the advancement rules reward bookworms and penalize gearheads. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:42:00 -0400 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. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:21:00 -0400 Commentary: Career advice from a 42-year veteran I recently retired from the Navy after more than 42 years of service on active duty and in the Reserve. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:50:00 -0400 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. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:48:00 -0400 DoD expects recruiting to slow down as economy speeds up Recruiting is all good -- for now. The past several years have seen some of the best military recruits in history, as the civilian job market was poor in many places and the services put large, well-funded recruiting teams in place at the height of the Iraq war. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:13:00 -0400 History help wanted: Frigate Constitution seeks sailors The Navy's floating history lesson wants you. Well, it wants three of you. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:57:00 -0400 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. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:13:00 -0400 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. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:43:00 -0400 Japan-based amphib CMC relieved amid sex-assault investigation The top enlisted man aboard a Japan-based amphibious ship was removed from his position Tuesday as the Navy investigates allegations of sexual assault made by a female enlisted member of the ship's crew, the service announced. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 08:42:00 -0400 Howard's path to Navy history She has confronted prejudice and resistance from her Induction Day in 1978 to her recent years as a flag officer. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:36:00 -0400 5 flag officer assignments announced Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced five flag officer assignments Thursday: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:37:00 -0400 New table may offer relief for AOs on back-breaking bomb duty An aircraft carrier's war-fighting mission demands a crew that can deliver bombs against the enemy with precision. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:21:00 -0400 CPO exam bumped up in case of shutdown The chief petty officer exam has been bumped up two days to avert possible problems if a federal government shutdown were to occur again. Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:02:00 -0400 2 flag officer assignments announced Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced two flag offier assignments Thursday: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:18:00 -0400 Stockdale Award winners credit their sailors at ceremony The Navy recognized a former SEAL Team leader and a former ballistic missile submarine commanding officer Wednesday as the year's top skippers - leaders who said the credit really belongs to their crews. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:21:00 -0400 Dempsey to teens: Watch what you post online If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:53:00 -0400 8-month deployments become the 'new norm' Eight-month deployments are becoming the fleet standard, with some stretching much longer. For instance, destroyers Barry and Gravely returned from nine-month cruises in November that were extended due to the Syrian crisis. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:05:00 -0400 Flag officer assignment announced Rear Adm. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:38:00 -0400 Health clinic XO fired Officials removed the second-in-command at a Quantico, Va.-based health clinic Tuesday for command climate concerns, the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery said Wednesday. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:57:00 -0400 Fall petty officer names released! The fall 2013 petty officer advancement list is out and 21,374 active-duty sailors are advancing. The chief of naval personnel released the list early Tuesday. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:09:00 -0400 New dog apprenticeship program nears approval Hundreds of dog handlers in the Navy and Marine Corps soon will be able to certify that experience in a formal apprenticeship. This credential could boost your military career, but also help you land a law enforcement gig when you exit. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:05:00 -0400 Fall advancement quotas: Chance to advance dips slightly For 21,374 sailors hoping to move into or up the petty officer ranks, the wait is nearly over. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:18:00 -0400 Reservists see slightly better chance to advance While active-duty sailors saw a dip in their chance to advance into and up the petty officer ranks, reservists got better news - 1,881 are set to advance to E-4, E-5 or E-6, and all but incoming E-4s saw a higher advancement opportunity than in the spring Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:33:00 -0400 Navy: Mentors needed in the barracks Pushing boots as a recruit division commander is not the only assignment that allows you to train up the fleet's next generation. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:33:00 -0400 Budget cuts trigger short-notice orders and extended tours If you're one of the nearly 17,000 sailors or officers due to transfer between now and the middle of June, get ready for a shakeup. Budget cuts are forcing some major changes to permanent change-of-station moves. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:32:00 -0400 Flag officer assignments announced Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced the following eight flag officer assignments late Friday in a Defense Department news release: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:52:00 -0400 Kehler hands over STRATCOM leadership Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler officially handed over leadership of U.S. Strategic Command on Friday to Navy Adm. Cecil Haney. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 10:26:00 -0400 One-star assigned to lead Navy Medicine West Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham will be assigned as commander, Navy Medicine West/commander, Naval Medical Center San Diego, top Navy officials announced Tuesday in a Defense Department news release. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:23:00 -0400 Women heading to Navy riverine combat jobs Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:44:00 -0400 8 flag officer assignments announced Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced the following flag officer assignments Monday: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:28:00 -0400 Seaman to Admiral selectees announced The Navy has announced the names of 50 sailors to participate in the Seaman to Admiral-21 commissioning program this fiscal year, along with 26 alternates. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:40:00 -0400 Report: Overhaul career tracks that feed general, admiral ranks The U.S. military likes to stock its general and admiral ranks with its best operators - the battle commanders, the fighter pilots, the ship captains. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:05:00 -0400 6th Fleet command ship firing remains a mystery A heavily redacted investigative report on the Nov. 19, 2012, firing of Capt. Ted Williams from the amphibious command ship Mount Whitney sheds little light on what sank the officer's career. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:20:00 -0400 Navy: No intention to involuntarily separate sailors in 2014 Navy officials are insisting that involuntary separations of sailors would be unlikely this year, despite looming budget cuts. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:38:00 -0400