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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 - January 22, 2016
Wounded Warriors Introduced to Adaptive Athletics During Training Camp — More than 40 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen - including 20 first timers - traveled to Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), California, Jan. 16 to participate in the first Navy Wounded Warrior — Safe Harbor (NWW) adaptive sports camp of the year. The five-day camp introduced athletes to swimming, seated volleyball, wheelchair basketball, archery, shooting, and track and field.

SECNAV, SECAG Visit USS William P Lawrence of the Great Green Fleet — Guided missile-destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) hosted Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Jan. 20, while participating in the Great Green Fleet kickoff celebration. Mabus and Vilsack embarked an MH-60S helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 to rendezvous with the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King; As Important Today as Ever — Military Sealift Command (MSC) hosted a special observance ceremony in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on board Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 20. The celebration was coordinated by MSC's Equal Employment Opportunity team and was held to commemorate Dr. King's leadership against racial inequality.

Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of Agriculture Launch Great Green Fleet — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack kicked off the Great Green Fleet Jan. 20, with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. The Great Green Fleet is a Department of the Navy initiative highlighting how the Navy and Marine Corps are using energy efficiency and alternative energy to increase combat capability and operational flexibility.

How to Achieve Happiness this Year — Instead of just having a typical New Year's resolution to lose a few pounds, why not try and achieve happiness, joy and good emotional health in 2016? The good news is you don't have to work alone to achieve these goals. Integrated behavioral health consultants are available for support and to help you.

Enlisted Sailors Eligible for Cyber Master's Degree at Naval Postgraduate School — The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications from active duty and full time support Sailors, E-6 and above, in the information systems technician (IT) and cryptologic technician networks (CTN) ratings for enrollment in the Master of Science in Applied Cyber Operations program as announced in NAVADMIN 013/16, Jan. 19.

U.S. and Chinese Heads of Navy Hold Video Call — Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson participated in a video teleconference (VTC) January 19 with his Chinese counterpart, People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) Commander Adm. Wu Shengli to discuss the state of relations between the two navies.

U.S. Central Command Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors — The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation will provide a more complete accounting of events.

Navy Grants Birthday Wish of Child Battling Sarcoma — The U.S. Navy and Make-A-Wish Foundation joined hands Jan. 14 to transform dreams into reality for a child battling a life-threatening illness. Twelve-year-old David Gibson was diagnosed with undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver about 11 months prior to his arrival to San Diego from his hometown of Bromall, Pennsylvania, several days earlier. His love of Navy explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) teams, however, was something he'd been carrying much longer.

DoD Leaders Learn the Value of SERE Training — Sailors at the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Det. North Island hosted more than 60 executive leaders within the Department of Defense, Jan. 13, as part of the DOD's Executive Leadership Development Program. The purpose and intent of the program is to expand the knowledge, skills, and experiences of future leaders within the armed forces by giving each a greater understanding of different components within the DoD.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Jan. 19-22, 2016. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2016) Navy Wounded Warriors learn how to cycle safely during their track training session at the adaptive athletics camp on Naval Base Ventura County. U.S. Navy photo by Shannon Leonard.
NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2016) Navy Wounded Warriors learn how to cycle safely during their track training session at the adaptive athletics camp on Naval Base Ventura County. U.S. Navy photo by Shannon Leonard.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2016) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus shows Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack a fuel sample of alternative fuel aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). Mabus and Vilsack flew out to William P. Lawrence to witness it replenishing its tanks with the fuel, made from waste beef fat, from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) as part of the Department of the Navy's Great Green Fleet initiative that demonstrates the sea service's efforts to transform its energy use. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2016) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus shows Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack a fuel sample of alternative fuel aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). Mabus and Vilsack flew out to William P. Lawrence to witness it replenishing its tanks with the fuel, made from waste beef fat, from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) as part of the Department of the Navy's Great Green Fleet initiative that demonstrates the sea service's efforts to transform its energy use. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales.

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 20, 2016) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106), departs Naval Base San Diego as part of the Great Green Fleet, for a scheduled deployment. The Great Green Fleet is an initiative optimizing energy use to increase optimal range, endurance and payload, turning energy into a force multiplier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill.
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 20, 2016) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106), departs Naval Base San Diego as part of the Great Green Fleet, for a scheduled deployment. The Great Green Fleet is an initiative optimizing energy use to increase optimal range, endurance and payload, turning energy into a force multiplier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill.
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