Blue Ridge Arrives in Zhanjiang to Promote Maritime Cooperation

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Zhanjiang April 20 for a port visit building relationships and reinforcing positive navy-to-navy exchanges with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet.
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SECNAV Announces Department of the Navy Innovation Vision

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus unveiled the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Innovation Vision during remarks delivered at the annual Sea, Air and Space Exposition April 15.
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SECNAV Announces Department of the Navy Innovation Vision

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus unveiled the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Innovation Vision during remarks delivered at the annual Sea, Air and Space Exposition April 15.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 16, 2015)


Quartermaster Seaman Demitrius Wolak makes deck log entries during a strait transit exercise on the bridge of the San-Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Anchorage is underway participating in a certification exercise with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Liam Kennedy (Released) 150416-N-BD107-052
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Navy Personnel Command Leaders to Meet With Hampton Roads Sailors

Representatives from Navy Personnel Command’s fleet engagement team will visit Naval Stations Norfolk and Oceana and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek April 27-30 to discuss the latest personnel policies and initiatives impacting Sailors and family members attached to local commands.
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Navy Military Child of the Year Honored at Gala

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy’s top officer presented the award for Navy Military Child of the Year during an evening gala Apr. 16.
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CARIBBEAN SEA (April 15, 2015)


An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC) 22 provides search and rescue support during a search and rescue exercise conducted by the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kameren Guy Hodnett (Released) 150415-N-KG407-983
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FRV Coveralls Coming to Submarine Force

Flame resistant variant (FRV) coveralls will be issued to the crews of all Navy submarines in 2015, beginning with USS Montpelier (SSN 765), which was selected to wear test the uniform prior to distribution across the submarine force.
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2015)


The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) before a replenishment-at-sea. Porter is participating in Joint Warrior, a United-Kingdom led training exercise designed to provide NATO and allied forces with a unique multi-warfare environment in which to prepare for global operations. U.S. Navy photo by Rohn D. Wallace (Released) 150415-N-ZZ999-001
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Abraham Lincoln Sailors Perform Nearly 5,000 Haircuts Since the Start of RCOH

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors assigned to the
ship’s barber shop have achieved their own milestone by completing nearly 5,000 haircuts since the start of the ship’s Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in Newport News in March 2013.
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