240th Navy Birthday (video) — Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens' Navy Birthday message.
NAVFAC Washington Restores Historic Watch Box — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Washington Navy Yard, Oct. 8 in honor of the restoration of the historic watch box that President Abraham Lincoln frequently used more than 150 years ago. With the support of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington, the watch box was restored after being relocated from Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head to the Washington Navy Yard, April 16.
Secretary of the Navy Approves Strategic Plan for Maritime Domain Awareness — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the Department of Defense (DoD) executive agent for Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA), approved the DoD Strategic Plan for MDA Sept. 23. The plan closely aligns with the 2013 National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan, which reaffirms our nation's long-standing maritime leadership role as a source of national power.
Naval War College Contributions Recognized on Capitol Hill — U.S. Naval War College (NWC) leaders and alumni received a warm welcome on Capitol Hill, Oct. 7 during a congressional breakfast organized by Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed. The event offered a chance for members of Congress and their staff to hear details of how NWC educates and develops leaders, strengthens global maritime partnerships and supports Navy missions and combat readiness.
CNO Ready for First Overseas Travel Chief of Naval Operations — Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens are scheduled to visit several overseas locations to meet with Sailors, Navy civilians, families and key maritime partners. The trip begins Oct. 12 in Hawaii, where the CNO and MCPON will celebrate the Navy Birthday meeting with Pearl Harbor Sailors during a number of waterfront visits and calls.
CNO Addresses Naval War College on Importance of Education — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held an all hands call at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Oct. 5, where he discussed the importance of the institution and its role in helping plot the Navy's course.
The Cyber Threat is Real — The cyber threat is real. Cyber attackers have evolved from pranksters, lone wolves and organized gangs to nation-states and hacktivist groups. While the damage used to be limited to simple disruptions in service, today's cyber-attacks are leading to global, political and commercial uncertainty. These increasing attacks have resulted in significant losses of intellectual property, private data and national secrets.
Navy Kicks Off New Tours with Industry Program — The Navy kicked off a new program Oct. 5, designed to give high performing officers and Sailors experience at large corporations for approximately one year. Three participants began work today with Amazon in Seattle, Washington, and two with FedEx, in Memphis, Tennessee, as part of program's first cohort. As Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus first announced in his May 2015 speech at the Naval Academy, this program is designed give our Sailors exposure to leading-edge business practices, techniques, and technologies with the competitiveness of the corporate business cycle.
USS Fort Worth completes first CARAT exercise with Bangladesh Navy — The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed its first Cooperation Afloat Readiness And Training (CARAT) exercise with Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal, Oct. 3. CARAT Bangladesh 2015 is a tangible representation of the continued U.S. commitment to our security partnership and our commitment to peace, prosperity, and security in South Asia.
Mariner Lost at Sea Returns Home — As the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) entered the final stage of an almost 10-month Western Pacific deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in May the crew, always at the ready, rendered emergency aid to an American mariner adrift at sea in the Pacific Ocean. The rescue took place May 31 as Carl Vinson departed Hawaii on its way home to San Diego. Sailors from deployed Carrier Air Wing 17 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 "Red Lions" answered the call for assistance of 70-year-old Bob Lemon, found nearly 400 miles off the coast of Honolulu after he had been alone at sea aboard his 35-foot sailboat, Raven, for more than 30 days.
These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Oct. 5-9, 2015. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.