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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 - December 24, 2015
CNO Holiday Message — Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens deliver their holiday message to the Fleet.

VCNO Holiday Message — Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard wishes Sailors a safe and happy holidays.

Travel Safety Paramount During the Holidays — Whether you are a traveler or a host, be safety-minded during this busy holiday.

San Diego Homeport for Two New LCS Class Ships — The Navy announced today the future littoral combat ships USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) are scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following their commissioning in summer 2016. Detroit is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. Montgomery is an Independence-class littoral combat ship under construction at Austal USA shipyards in Mobile, Alabama.

CRIC Designs Prototype for Collaborative 'LinkedIn-style' Detailing System — The Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) recently developed a basic prototype for an information system that will promote more collaboration between Sailors and commands during the job detailing process.

Rapid Recovery: ONR-Sponsored Research Fights Cardio, Muscular Fatigue in Navy Divers — To determine the cause of extreme fatigue in Navy divers after routine missions, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring work examining the most critical weapon in a diver's arsenal — oxygen itself. The research is inspired by anecdotes from Navy divers suffering from severe exhaustion after dives. These tough individuals — among the fittest in the world — would be sluggish and weak for a day or two after a dive, even getting winded climbing flights of stairs.

See Something? Say Something to Keep the Navy's Network Guarded — The Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something"™ campaign raises our awareness of terrorism indicators, and stresses the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement.

CNO Rapid Innovation Cell Call for Applications — Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2016. Application deadline is Jan. 31.

Navy Announces Combining of Builder, Engineering Aide and Steelworker Ratings Senior Chiefs to Constructionman — Active duty and Reserve senior chief builder (BU), engineering aide (EA) and steelworker (SW) general ratings will be combined into the constructionman senior chief (CUCS) according to NAVADMIN 294/15, announced Dec. 21. The goal of the change is to strengthen the advancement opportunity, career diversity and duty assignments for Sailors in the BUCS, EACS and SWCS ratings.

Santa, Elves on Motorcycles Bring 'Operation Bright Light' to NMCP — Santa led a caravan of roaring motorcycles onto the grounds of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Dec. 19 for Operation Bright Light, an annual visit by area motorcycle clubs to deliver presents and holiday cheer to the children of hospitalized service members.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Dec. 21-24, 2015. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

Panama City, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2006) - Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center instructor provides a problem-solving scenario to a dive student during an exercise at the pool confidence-training portion of the student's course. Students are trained to stay calm during loss of air situations while following carefully supervised procedures to regain their air supply without going to the surface. The school is located in Panama City, Florida and is the center for Navy diver training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric.
Panama City, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2006) - Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center instructor provides a problem-solving scenario to a dive student during an exercise at the pool confidence-training portion of the student's course. Students are trained to stay calm during loss of air situations while following carefully supervised procedures to regain their air supply without going to the surface. The school is located in Panama City, Florida and is the center for Navy diver training. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric.

KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 4, 2012) Senior Chief Builder Robert Morrison, left, and Builder 3rd Class Nathaniel Callaham, assigned to Detachment PASAB of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, level concrete with a metal screed during the placement of concrete pads at Forward Operating Base PASAB. NMCB-7 and its detachments are one of two Seabee battalions supporting the International Security Assistance Force as part of Task Force Stethem in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The identification card in this photo has been altered for security reasons. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Daniel Cloutier.
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 4, 2012) Senior Chief Builder Robert Morrison, left, and Builder 3rd Class Nathaniel Callaham, assigned to Detachment PASAB of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, level concrete with a metal screed during the placement of concrete pads at Forward Operating Base PASAB. NMCB-7 and its detachments are one of two Seabee battalions supporting the International Security Assistance Force as part of Task Force Stethem in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The identification card in this photo has been altered for security reasons. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Daniel Cloutier.
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