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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 week
By Navy News Service - March 31, 2016
Women's History Month: Dr. Judith L. Lean, Ph.D. and Dr. Banahalli R. Ratna, Ph.D. — From the Revolutionary War to current conflicts, women have played a crucial role in the security of our nation and the success of the U.S. Navy. Join All Hands Magazine as we celebrate Women's History Month by profiling women leaders and pioneers across the Navy.

Carter Announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal — Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in Tampa, Florida, March 30. Carter announced the new award during the U.S. Central Command change of command ceremony. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III transferred the command's flag to Army Gen. Joe Votel.

Play the Game: GEN Y MMOWGLI game runs 4-22 April — As Baby Boomers continue to retire, can the Department of the Navy attract and retain enough of the Gen Y workforce to position itself for the future? Can we fundamentally rethink how the DON engages with the Gen Y workforce? We must adapt together. Virtual wargamers are needed to help the Navy and Marine Corps cultivate their future civilian workforce. The Office of Strategy & Innovation wants your help!

VCNO Announces Shore Sailor of the Year — Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard announced the 2015 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at held the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., March 30. Howard announced Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessica Wentlent of Naval Medical Center San Diego, as this year's winner.

Cold Front: Exploring Arctic Land and Sea at Navy ICEX — As the Navy's Ice Exercise 2016 winds to a close, officials at the Office of Naval Research reported new scientific research, March 30, that will enhance our understanding of, and ability to safely operate in Arctic maritime environments. ICEX, a biennial, multiweek exercise sponsored by the Navy's Arctic Submarine Laboratory, is designed to test submarine capabilities in the Arctic and provide a base camp for cooperative scientific research.

Remains Returned Home 75 Years Later — More than 74 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, USS Oklahoma Chief Metalsmith Duff Gordon's remains were returned to his hometown of Hudson, Wisconsin, March 29. The repatriation comes following advances in forensic sciences, which has progressed enough to finally identify Gordon, one of as many as 388 unknown Oklahoma Sailors buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Davidson Sworn in as Under Secretary of the Navy — Dr. Janine Davidson was sworn in as the 32nd under secretary of the Navy March 22. Davidson serves as the Navy's chief management officer and performs other duties assigned by the secretary of the Navy. A former Air Force pilot and Pentagon official, Davidson brings nearly 30 years of experience in military operations, national security policy and academic research to her new role.

Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System Pilot Class Graduates — The pilot class for the revised Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System recently graduated after completing a seven-week training course conducted by the Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck. The pilot class students are the first to be trained on the fourth Generation Maintenance Group and some will be stationed in a ship that utilizes the new upgraded software.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during March 28-31, 2016. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the creation of the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, March 30, 2016. DoD Illustration.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the creation of the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, March 30, 2016. DoD Illustration.

WASHINGTON (March 30, 2016) Vice Chief Of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard awards Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessica Wentlent a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during the Chief of Naval Operations 2015 Shore Sailor of the Year announcement ceremony at the Pentagon, March 30. Howard announced Wentlent as the 2015 CNO Shore SOY. Wentlent will return in May along with the two Fleet Sea Sailors of the Year and the Reserve SOY for meritorious advancement to chief petty officer. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric S. Brann.
WASHINGTON (March 30, 2016) Vice Chief Of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard awards Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessica Wentlent a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during the Chief of Naval Operations 2015 Shore Sailor of the Year announcement ceremony at the Pentagon, March 30. Howard announced Wentlent as the 2015 CNO Shore SOY. Wentlent will return in May along with the two Fleet Sea Sailors of the Year and the Reserve SOY for meritorious advancement to chief petty officer. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric S. Brann.

ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 13, 2016) Ice Camp Sargo, located in the Arctic Circle, serves as the main stage for Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016 and will house more than 200 participants from four nations over the course of the exercise. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. ICEX 2016 allows the U.S. Navy to assess operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and develop partnerships and collaborative efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson.
ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 13, 2016) Ice Camp Sargo, located in the Arctic Circle, serves as the main stage for Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016 and will house more than 200 participants from four nations over the course of the exercise. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. ICEX 2016 allows the U.S. Navy to assess operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and develop partnerships and collaborative efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson.

ARLINGTON, Va. (March 28, 2016) Official file photo of Dr. Janine Davidson, the 32nd Under Secretary of the Navy. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tammy Nooner.
ARLINGTON, Va. (March 28, 2016) Official file photo of Dr. Janine Davidson, the 32nd Under Secretary of the Navy. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tammy Nooner.
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