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Paving the Way: Women in Naval Service

By Navy Live 2019-03-19 18:58:20

[By MC3 Julie Vujevich] The beginning of the 20th century marked a period of new beginnings and historical achievement for women in the United States Navy. Policies were established in 1917 that allowed Loretta Walsh to become the first woman to enlist in the U.S. military, and thus paved the way for many more firsts for women who chose to serve their country over the last 102 years. The United States Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month in 1987,...

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U.S. Navy Readiness Reform: One Year of Results

By Navy Live 2019-03-06 18:30:13

[From the U.S. Navy's Readiness Reform Oversight Committee] After two tragic, fatal collisions and other near misses at sea, the Readiness Reform Oversight Committee’s (RROC) mandate was clear: make our Navy a safer and more combat-effective force that places the safety, readiness and training of our people first. As a team, we assessed the overall culture, health, and effectiveness of not just our surface force, but our entire Navy in order to remove barriers to safe and effective operations. In this effort,...

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President George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Joins the U.S. Navy

By Navy Live 2019-03-01 17:47:21

Sully, the late President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, has embarked on a new job as a hospital corpsman at the U.S. Navy's Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the welcome aboard ceremony Feb. 27 at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Sully had a personalized oath of enlistment. He was asked to provide "unconditional love and solace, especially on busy days," and acknowledge that the responsibility came "without any promise of treats or tummy rubs." U.S. Navy Capt. Dr. Mark Kobelja, the director of Walter...

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One Marine’s Story Becomes A Ship’s Legacy

By Navy Live 2018-10-05 08:50:11

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 to October 15, and it provides us the opportunity to recognize the achievements of the heroic individuals of Hispanic descent who overcame adversity in their careers and, through their actions, reflect great credit upon the Naval service. A great example is Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, for whom the destroyer USS Rafael Peralta is named. Peralta was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and immigrated to...

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U.S. Navy's First Female Admiral Passes Away

By Navy Live 2018-07-25 13:21:32

Retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, the Navy's first female admiral, passed away July 21, 2018. She was 98 years old. "It took 197 years and a forward-looking Chief of Naval Operations, Elmo Zumwalt, to break with tradition before Alene Duerk became the first woman admiral in the U.S. Navy," said Naval History and Heritage Command director Sam Cox. "But the credit goes to Duerk. From the crucible of caring for wounded Sailors, Marines and prisoners of war during World...

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Navy Turns to Video Games to Boost Recruitment

By Navy Live 2018-07-19 12:46:57

Could computer games help the U.S. Navy find recruits and match them with jobs they'll turn into long-term careers? To find out, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring Navy Life, an online platform of Navy-themed games and simulations. Navy Life matches potential recruits to enlisted jobs according to their skills, abilities and, most important, interests-thereby increasing recruitment and encouraging Sailors to consider long-term naval careers. Navy Life also presents a realistic look at the service's career development...

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Trump Awards Navy SEAL the Medal of Honor

By Navy Live 2018-05-24 19:27:00

On May 24, retired Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), Britt Slabinski became the 12th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in Afghanistan. President Donald J. Trump presented Slabinski with the medal during a White House ceremony for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue teammate Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002. During the...

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Naval Shipyard Starts "Innovation Lab" to Drive Tech Adoption

By Navy Live 2018-02-06 16:18:00

Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees clad in exoskeletons for work in the drydock. Workers surveying an augmented reality 3-D model in advance of a shipcheck. Workers using laser ablators that can zap rust from a bulkhead in a matter of seconds.  These are all examples of the vision of a vital future at the shipyard, and all are under investigation at Norfolk's Technology and Innovation Lab. The lab provides a venue for brainstorming innovation leads and testing employee ideas, which could...

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A Salute to a Hero of Pearl Harbor

By Navy Live 2017-11-13 20:35:46

[By Rear Adm. Brian Fort, Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific] This is a true tale of a Navy chief and his ship – and how one individual can inspire generations of veterans, including those who serve today. One year before World War I began in Sarajevo in 1914, a young Croatian man left to find a better life as an immigrant to the United States. His name was Petre Herceg-Tonic, but...

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USS Cole Commemorates Anniversary of Terrorist Attack

By Navy Live 2017-10-13 18:42:17

On October 12, the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), along with their families and guests, gathered together at Naval Station Norfolk to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the ship's bombing with a wreath-laying and a "Roll Call of Heroes.” The remembrance ceremony honored and celebrated the 17 shipmates who perished in the attack, as well as the resolve and warfighting attitude the "Mighty Cole" continues to embrace.  On this day...

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