U.S. Naval War College Graduates 1,502 in Ceremony — U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, RI, graduated 1,502 students during a ceremony held June 16 at Dewey Field on board Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island.
Fat Albert Returns to the Blue Angels — The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert, returned to its role as the logistics and transport aircraft of the Blue Angels, June 14. Fat Albert underwent a ten-month preplanned Periodic Maintenance Interval (PMI), which allowed for her to go through extensive maintenance checks and repairs that are required every five years.
Navy Announces Updated Civilian Workforce Framework Guidance — As part of the Navy's on-going efforts to strengthen its Navy Team, several changes were announced today in NAVADMIN 139/17 aimed at improving leader engagement opportunities and reducing administrative distractions for our Navy civilian teammates.
Junior Officers Sought as White House Aides — Navy junior officers interested in serving as a White House Social Aide can now apply through July 31. White House Social Aides have supported presidents and first ladies since the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt, and are represented by all branches of the military. They help manage guests who attend social functions at the White House, and also facilitate interactions with the president and first lady. Unmarried naval officers in the paygrades of O-2 through O-4 who are currently stationed in the National Capital Region may apply.
Hoteling: Riding the Wave of the Future Work Force — To some Hoteling may sound like an odd work concept, but it could be the future for the shore enterprise. More than 30 cross-organizational volunteers at Navy Installations Command (CNIC) headquarters began a six-week hoteling pilot program during a ribbon-cutting event at the Washington Navy Yard, June 12.
Taking it to the Next Level: Team Navy Trains for Warrior Games 2017 — Team Navy athletes participated in the Navy Wounded Warrior Walter Reed Adaptive Sports training camp at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) June 10. The purpose of the camp focused on wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and swimming preparing the athletes for the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games, which will kick off June 30 in Chicago, Illinois.
Last of Navy's First Generation Mineman Retires — Master Chief Mineman Dean L. Venczel, one of the last first-generation Mineman in the U.S. Navy, retired from active duty June 9, in Panama City, after 30 years of active duty military service.
Final FDNF Ring of the Liberty Bells — On July 8, 1776, perched in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House, a 12-foot copper and tin bell called to attention the residents of Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence was to be read publicly for the first time by Col. John Nixon.
These stories originally published by Navy News Service during June 12-16, 2017. For more Navy news, go to www.navy.mil/.