MILITARY STAR® Card Now Accepted on NEX Web Store

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Nov. 21 that NEX customers can now use their MILITARY STAR® Card to make purchase online at the NEX web store, myNavyExchange.com.
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Navy’s First F—35C Lightning II Squadron Surpasses 1000 Flight Hours

The “Grim Reapers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy’s first F—35C Lightning II carrier variant squadron, reached a milestone in November 2014 by surpassing 1,000 mishap—free flight hours in the F—35C.
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NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Nov. 21, 2014)


Cmdr. David Waidelich, executive officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, greets his children during a homecoming celebration at the Naval Air Facility Atsugi flight line. VAW-115 is returning from a deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan G. Greene (Released) 141121-N-EI558-036
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CNO, Titanic Explorer, Nobel Laureate to Headline Naval S&T Expo

The leader of the expedition that discovered the Titanic wreck and a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among a growing lineup of speakers slated for the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo Feb. 4-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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SEWIP Block Upgrade Program Evaluated for LCS

The Navy is evaluating a scaled—down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), Naval Sea Systems Command announced, Nov. 20.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2014)


An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off. George Washington and its embarked air wing, CVW 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas (Released) 141121-N-TE278-334
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Cape St. George Visits Busan during Western Pacific Deployment

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a port visit Nov. 21.
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Interoperability, Combat Readiness Achieved as Keen Sword 15 Concludes

U.S. and Japan Self—Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up Exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off the coast of Southern Japan, Nov. 19.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2014)


The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) is underway in formation with ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force at the conclusion of Keen Sword 15. Keen Sword, a joint-bilateral training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self Defense Force, is designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn (Released) 141119-N-ZZ786-104
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Custom-Fit “Chem Gear” Protects Forward-Deployed Sailors

Specialists with Griffin Technologies fit 7th Fleet Sailors with chemical, biological and radiological masks and protective garments during a week-long customized fit session to ensure combat readiness and CBR threat protection for the forward deployed staff.
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