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CHIPS Articles: U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review
News you may have missed in America’s Navy this past week
By Navy News Service - June 23, 2017
CNO Adm. John Richardson Statement on Recent Trip to Japan

Final Countdown to 2017 DOD Warrior Games — After two years of planning and preparation, the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will kick off in Chicago, Friday, June 30 and run through Saturday, July 8. Nearly 265 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command, and international teams from the United Kingdom and Australia will compete.

NCMS Launches New Inter-active Courseware — Naval Communication Security Material System (NCMS) in collaboration with Navy Information Forces, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Center for Information Warfare, and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic launched the Department of the Navy Basic Communications Security Policy and Procedures Inter-active Courseware (COMSEC ICW) after much anticipation.

Cyber Boost: New Operating System Will Improve Navy Computing Power — With support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Dr. Binoy Ravindran, an engineering professor at Virginia Tech, has designed a system that could revolutionize how military and commercial computing systems perform. It's called Popcorn Linux-an operating system that can compile different programming languages into a single cyber tongue.

Female Gladiator Sailors Claim Historic First — The forward-deployed Avenger-class mine countermeasures (MCM) ship welcomed their first three female chief petty officers to its crew earlier this year. The three chiefs, Chief Logistics Specialist Monique Graves, Chief Personnel Specialist Aracely Sanchez, and Chief Information Technician Nicole Knight, all checked onboard between January and March. Gladiator is the first MCM to integrate female enlisted Sailors into their crew.

Underwater Recovery Team Searches for MIA's in Vietnam — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) deployed an Underwater Recovery Team (URT) comprised of Department of Defense civilians and U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force servicemembers to northern Vietnam in search of two U.S. Navy aviators who went missing during the Vietnam War, May 2 - Jun 18.

MCPON Speaks at Joint Women's Leadership Symposium — Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano attended the Sea Service Leadership Association's Joint Women's Leadership Symposium June 16, discussing various topics regarding women in today's Navy. The annual event allows service members the opportunity to meet with hundreds of fellow women in uniform from around the country and even other nation's armed forces. More than 800 women attended the event this year covering such topics as caring for the whole self, lifting up the next generation of women and finding your own voice, among others.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebrated — Sailors and DoD civilians assigned to Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR), Naval Network Warfare Command (NNWC), Tenth Fleet, Suffolk and Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) gathered to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with a ceremony held May 25.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during June 19-23, 2017. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

WASHINGTON (June 26, 2017) The official logo of the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2017. Nearly 265 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command, and international teams from the United Kingdom and Australia will compete in the paralympic-style multi-sport event, June 30-July 8, in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of Dept. of Defense.
WASHINGTON (June 26, 2017) The official logo of the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2017. Nearly 265 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command, and international teams from the United Kingdom and Australia will compete in the paralympic-style multi-sport event, June 30-July 8, in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of Dept. of Defense.

ARABIAN GULF (May 14, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Wolf, USS Gladiator's (MCM 11) executive officer, maintains radio contact with crew onboard the Gladiator during shipboard operations in the Arabian Gulf. Gladiator, one of four MCM ships forward deployed to Bahrain and attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Task Force 52, is a mine sweeper/hunter-killer capable of finding, classifying and destroying mines preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria Kinney.
ARABIAN GULF (May 14, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Wolf, USS Gladiator's (MCM 11) executive officer, maintains radio contact with crew onboard the Gladiator during shipboard operations in the Arabian Gulf. Gladiator, one of four MCM ships forward deployed to Bahrain and attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Task Force 52, is a mine sweeper/hunter-killer capable of finding, classifying and destroying mines preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria Kinney.

NORFOLK, Va. (June 16, 2017) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano speaks with Sailors at the Joint Women's Leadership Symposium in Norfolk, Va. Giordano addressed the audience of mostly female Sailors from all ranks discussing topics pertaining to women in the U.S. Navy today. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kurt M. Riggs.
NORFOLK, Va. (June 16, 2017) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano speaks with Sailors at the Joint Women's Leadership Symposium in Norfolk, Va. Giordano addressed the audience of mostly female Sailors from all ranks discussing topics pertaining to women in the U.S. Navy today. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kurt M. Riggs.
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