Memorial Day 2016 — Memorial Day is observed in honor of those who gave their lives in defense of our country. Watch as Sailors from the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard recite a poem in Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the day.
F/A-18F Mishap Off Coast of North Carolina — Two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying off the coast of Cape Hatteras were involved in an in-flight mishap at approximately 10:40 a.m. local time May 26. The flight was part of a routine training mission.
Biennial Symposium Advances Naval Mine Warfare — Naval leaders, industry experts and guests from 12 countries converged for the 12th International Mine Warfare (MIW) Technology Symposium held at the Embassy Suites hotel in Seaside, California, May 24-26. The three-day, biennial symposium is the only Navy-sponsored event solely focused on naval mine warfare and associated technologies with the theme, "Expeditionary Mine Warfare: Mine Countermeasures, Naval Mining, and Unmanned Systems."
Seeing Eye Dogs, Handlers Tour USS Bataan During Fleet Week New York — Members from The Seeing Eye program visited the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 26. Based in Morristown, New Jersey, the group toured Bataan with three dogs as part of its integration and familiarization training.
Secretary of Defense Addresses Naval War College — Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter visited U.S. Naval War College (NWC), May 25, answering questions from students, faculty and staff as part of a three-day trip to Newport, Rhode Island and surrounding areas. During his interaction at the school, Carter said there are many global challenges now and there will be more in the future, and the United States must be able to respond to them all.
Parade of Ships Signals Start of Fleet Week New York 2016 — The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the proud citizens of New York helped usher in Fleet Week New York 2016 with the Parade of Ships, May 25. Four Navy ships, two Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Boats, and three Royal Canadian ships participated in the parade which has been held nearly every year since 1984.
Naval Academy Superintendent Flies with the Blues — Vice Adm. Ted Carter, superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), flew with the Blue Angels May 25th during their demonstration show in Annapolis in support of Commissioning Week for the Class of 2016. Carter flew in a two-seat variant of the F/A-18 Hornet with the team's opposing solo pilot, Lt. Ryan Chamberlain, in the #5 jet.
Roots Across the Globe: Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage — Military Sealift Command hosted a celebration honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Naval Station Norfolk, May 23. The theme for the 2016 celebration was "Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies." The keynote speaker for the celebration was Dr. Manuel A. Hipol, retired captain, U.S. Navy Medical Corps. Hipol is also the founder and chairman of the United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater.
Mount Whitney Makes History — USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, made history today as the first amphibious command ship to have an MV-22B Osprey land on its flight deck, May 23. The MV-22B and crew are part of "The Thunder Chickens" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (VMM-263), based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The aircraft, "Thunder 00," successfully executed four starboard and three port landings, and hot refueling before returning to Morn Air Base, Spain where they are deployed as the Air Combat Element of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa.
Hampton Roads Sailor Tops 'Recruit Reboot' War Game — The interactive Recruit Reboot war game that evaluates the most effective training practices at Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy's only boot camp, closed its online portal with success and strong feedback, May 13.
These stories originally published by Navy News Service during May 22-27, 2016. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.