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Former deck seaman has recipe for success

Former deck seaman has recipe for success – Around the Fleet Vernishia R. Vaughn While out to sea, Sailors’ eagerness to hear the results of Advancement Cycle 175 grew stronger by June. For Electronic Warfare Technician 3rd Class (SW) Travis White, aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) nothing would be more rewarding than to advance to […]

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OPSEC is everyone’s responsibility

OPSEC is everyone’s responsibility – Around the Fleet Cindy Gill Within the Navy, the odds of making it through boot camp without hearing, ‘Loose Lips Sink Ships’ are improbable. Though the slogan is old, it still embodies the basic principle of Operational Security, or OPSEC. OPSEC is a multi-faceted concept that strives to prevent the […]

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Sea basing key element of Navy 2020

Sea basing key element of Navy 2020 K.L. Vantran The Navy of 2020 will have unmanned underwater reconnaissance vehicles. Our weapons systems and ability to communicate are far better than they’ve ever been,” VADM J. Curler Dawson Jr. recently told attendees of the Annapolis Naval History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Navy of […]

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“What’s the deal with coffee?” – the Navy’s relationship with coffee

“What’s the deal with coffee?” – the Navy’s relationship with coffee – Brief Article Pete Robertson I hate coffee. Every once in a while I’ll find a decent-flavored variety I can tolerate, but only after I pour it into a sugar bowl and mix in a pitcher of milk. But why bother? When I want […]

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The parted curtain

The parted curtain – US sailors make Black Sea port visits Sailors often join the Navy to see the world, but there are only a select few who get to visit ports in the Black Sea, the isolated body of water that sits north of Turkey. It was only during the last decade that the […]

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Manning the torpedoes – Seven – torpedoes in submarine warfare training

Manning the torpedoes – Seven – torpedoes in submarine warfare training – Brief Article Aaron Ansarov Weapons not usually seen by surface Sailors rest in the belly of the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, USS Bremerton (SSN 698). But to Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class (SS) Brion Lentell, of Jacksonville, Fla. The Advanced Capability (ADCAP) MK […]

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200-Question Advancement Exam to Premier with January 2002 Chief’s Exam

200-Question Advancement Exam to Premier with January 2002 Chief’s Exam – Brief Article A new 200-question enlisted advancement exam is coming to Navy test-takers everywhere, beginning with the Cycle 174 chief petty officer’s exam in January 2002. The Navy Advancement Center, which has been carefully preparing this new exam over the last six months, is […]

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The long nose of the law

The long nose of the law – military working dogs Joseph Gunder When Master-at-Arms 1st Class (SW) Derek Rolmar received a request to ensure a local conference center was properly screened for any possible explosives, he looked to his partner, an expert in detecting explosive-related materials for professional assistance. Holman’s partner scoured the area with […]

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Navy mourns loss of Space Shuttle Columbia crew – The Final Word

Navy mourns loss of Space Shuttle Columbia crew – The Final Word – Obituary Space Shuttle Columbia with its crew of seven, including three Navy officers, was lost Feb. 1, during its re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere following a mission that began Jan. 16, 2003. Dead are Air Force Lt.Col. Michael P. Anderson, payload commander; Navy […]

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Year in review – U.S. Navy Owners & Operator’s Manual 2004

Year in review – U.S. Navy Owners & Operator’s Manual 2004 – Calendar [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Caption: Nov’02 U.S. Marines assigned to 2nd Battalion/2nd Marines, Echo Company, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) disembark from an Amphibious Assault Vehicle to conduct a live-fire training exercise. Dec’02 ABH3 Kevin Murray directs an F-14 Tomcat […]