Faces of the Fleet: U.S. Naval Academy Plebe Parents’ Weekend

Starting college can be tough on students as well as their parents. Now, imagine saying goodbye before six weeks of a fast-paced, boot camp-style orientation that begins four years of preparing U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to become commissioned naval officers. This past weekend, parents and friends of the incoming freshmen – known as plebes at …

Faces of the Fleet: U.S. Naval Academy Plebe Parents’ Weekend

Starting college can be tough on students as well as their parents. Now, imagine saying goodbye before six weeks of a fast-paced, boot camp-style orientation that begins four years of preparing U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to become commissioned naval officers. This past weekend, parents and friends of the incoming freshmen – known as plebes at …

Adaptive Sports: Life Changing and Life Saving

Thirty-nine Team Navy athletes are competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans includes archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. While the athletes are competing for gold, the adaptive sports and the Games are about more than …

Fleet Week New York City 2017

Fleet Week New York City 2017 is underway! The city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services began May 24 when USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Monterey (CG 61), USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Zephyr (PC 8) arrived as part of Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships. During its arrival, USS Kearsarge (LHD …

Messages of Thanks for our U.S. Navy Sailors’ Service and Sacrifice

This Thanksgiving and everyday, we’re thankful for our Sailors who are serving around the world, around the clock to protect and defend America… thankful for their families who serve at home… thankful for our veterans who have stood the watch… and we’re thankful for everyone who supports them. Thank you! We asked our Facebook fans what they’re thankful for …

U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) is instead supporting earthquake recovery efforts in New Zealand. Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it altered course to join the New Zealand-led task force efforts. …

U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) is instead supporting earthquake recovery efforts in New Zealand. Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it altered course to join the New Zealand-led task force efforts. …