“Iron Nickel” Steams Into Sasebo

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulled into Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, Aug. 22, for a scheduled port visit.
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Tuition Assistance Policy Changing in FY—15

Effective immediately, commanding officers and officers—in—charge may approve waivers to the one—year requirement that Sailors must be on board their first permanent duty station (PDS) to be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) according to a NAVADMIN released Aug. 21.
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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 21, 2014)


The guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) returns to Naval Base San Diego following a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans. Pinckney was conducting maritime security operations in the South China Sea when called upon to assist in the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370. U.S. Navy photograph by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan (Released) 140821-N-SV210-044
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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 held a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 21.
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CNO Hosts All Hands Call at Carderock

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and hosted an All Hands call to address Navy civilian employees, including scientists and engineers largely responsible for designing fleet ships and ship systems, Aug. 19.
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140819-N-HQ940-089 ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 19, 2014)


Sailors on a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) respond to a vessel in distress. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas Cottone (Released) 140819-N-HQ940-089
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Hawaii visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 20 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.
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CNO Releases Annual Navigation Plan

The Navy’s top leader released a detailed plan Tuesday that highlights the U.S. Navy’s intended track and investments for the next five fiscal years.
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ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 11, 2014)


An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H. W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Preston Paglinawan (Released) 140811-N-LN619-156
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Duluth Navy Week Begins

Duluth Navy Week 2014 kicked off Aug. 18, starting a weeklong series of events intended to inform local community members to meet and interact with Sailors serving in their Navy.
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