Sailor Provided Input Provides Basis for eDIVO Mobile App's First Update — The U.S. Navy announced July 9 the first update to their highly popular mobile app, eDIVO, is now available in both the Apple and Android platforms. The release is significant in that the content included in the update is all based on Sailors' input and suggestions. eDIVO now contains several new and updated instructions, as well as capability for users to provide feedback and ratings directly to the U.S. Navy program office. Future updates will continue to incorporate their input.
Starship Poseidon STEM Camp Launches Future Scientists — Seventy-five students arrived for the week-long Starship Poseidon STEM 2015 camp at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, July 6. The overnight event is an Office of Naval Research (ONR) funded, Naval War College (NWC) sponsored, and NAVSTA Newport hosted Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Camp taking place, July 5-10, at Officer Training Command on the installation.
Navy Lifts Moratoriums on Recovery of Submerged Large Artifacts — The Navy has eased its moratoriums on recovery of submerged macro artifacts and aircraft, officials with the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) announced July 8. While the moratoriums are lifted, existing state and federal requirements, including the prohibitions contained in the Sunken Military Craft Act and associated permitting regimes remain in place.
Saudi Defense Minister Visits Theodore Roosevelt — The Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, flew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) July 7 to observe carrier operations at sea. The arrival of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier, Deputy Crown Prince, Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was marked by eight bells and salutes from sideboys as Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, greeted Al Saud upon his arrival.
College of William and Mary Digs for History at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown — Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown hosted the College of William and Mary archeological field study to investigate possible sites of the Kiskiak Indian tribe. The class worked throughout the month of June along Mason Row housing aboard the installation. According to Dr. Martin Gallivan, associate professor at William and Mary, the study is helping them learn more about the Kiskiak, a tribe that was once part of the powerful Powhatan Nation that lived in this area more than 500 years before the first colonists arrived.
Identity Theft: It Can Happen to You — Identity theft, when a person wrongfully uses your Social Security number or other personally identifiable information (PII) to commit fraud, can happen to anyone. But it doesn't have to happen to you. Taking the proper precautions beforehand can help reduce your chances of being at risk.
Pacific Partnership 2015’s “Weapon” System — Mission Commander of Pacific Partnership 2015, Capt. Christopher Engdahl, talks about one of the great “weapons systems” — the band.
Navy Leadership Approves Energy Training & Education Plan —The Navy's Energy Training & Education Plan was formally approved July 2 by Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, & Environment) Dennis McGinn, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) Anne Davis, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom (N4). This signifies a major step toward Secretary Mabus' goal of enhancing energy training for all levels of Navy leadership. Endorsement of the plan initiates the process of incorporating energy awareness into career training pipelines for officer and enlisted Sailors.
What is a Gigawatt? — Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) Hon. Dennis McGinn writes about the energy security and resiliency benefits procuring renewable energy will bring to the Navy.
6 Things You Might Not Know About Talisman Sabre — Talisman Sabre is a realistic and challenging exercise that brings service members closer and improves U.S. and Australia’s ability to work together, and prepares them to be poised to provide security regionally and globally. This exercise is a major undertaking and illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship.
These stories originally published by Navy News Service during July 6-10, 2015. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.