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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 4, 2015
SECDEF Announcements (Video) — Secretary of Defense announces that all jobs in the military will be open to women as well as discusses the new website for the OPM data breach.

SECNAV visits USS Dwight D. Eisenhower at sea — Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) as the ship continues its pre-deployment work-up cycle off the coast of Florida, Dec. 4. Upon his arrival, Mabus was welcomed by Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson, Commander, Strike Group 10, Capt. Paul Spedero, Ike's commanding officer, and Capt. Jeffrey Anderson, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3's commanding officer.

New Navy OPSEC App is Out — The Navy released its new mobile Operations Security app designed to make annual training requirements more accessible to Sailors December 3. The Naval OPSEC Support Team (NOST) from Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Norfolk, worked closely with Navy Education and Training Center (NETC), Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) and TRACEN Technologies to develop the app.

2015 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award Winners Announced — Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4) announced the winners and honorable mentions in the 2015 Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Awards Dec. 2. Annually, the awards program acknowledges the most distinguished Navy volunteer service projects that support environmental stewardship.

CNP Stresses Modernizing Training, Learning at I/ITSEC — Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the Navy's top personnel officer, stressed the importance of modernizing the way the Navy and U.S. military train, during his keynote address at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Dec. 1. The conference, which is the world's largest modeling and simulation event, brought together members from industry, academia, government and each military service.

CNO, MCPON Spend Thanksgiving with Truman Strike Group — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens spent Thanksgiving with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). CNO and MCPON conducted an all-hands call over the shipboard information, training, and information television (SITE TV), frocked the crew's newly advanced Sailors and served Thanksgiving dinner on the mess decks.

Academy Leadership Remembers 1983 Army-Navy Game — U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and U.S. Military Academy (USMA) leadership gathered at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Nov. 30, to remember the 1983 Army-Navy football game played in the famous stadium. USNA Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter was joined by Army West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen and a large group of local dignitaries and local graduates from both institutions to mark the anniversary of the game, the only time the famous rivalry was played west of the Mississippi River. The games are traditionally played on the East Coast, most often in Philadelphia.

Oceanographer Visits 5th Fleet For Cooperative Events — This month, Oceanographer of the Navy and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet visited the U.S Naval Forces Central Command/Commander U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) for events marking cooperative efforts in naval hydrography and oceanography.

Navy Receives Government Agency of the Year Award — The Navy received the Government Agency of the Year Award at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Conference in Baltimore on Nov. 15. Rear Adm. Jeffrey W. Hughes, commander, Navy Recruiting Command (NRC), was in attendance to accept the award on behalf of the Navy and addressed the crowd of nearly 1,000 professionals, educators and students.

USNS Maury Completes Acceptance Trials — USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) completed Acceptance Trials, Nov. 6, following a week of extensive ship tests and underway events. The T-AGS 66 Acceptance Trials, the final evaluation of the ship prior to delivery, included testing of major propulsion, auxiliary, damage control and deck systems.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 4, 2015) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus conducts an all-hands call with the Sailors of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the ship's hangar bay. Dwight D. Eisenhower is currently underway with embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 conducting the Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) phase of their pre-deployment schedule. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson.
Operations Security (OPSEC) as a concept is probably as old as war itself. Nevertheless, the fact that poor OPSEC practices have been costly in loss of human life and lost objectives in every American war demonstrates that, despite its venerated age, Operations Security as a doctrine needs to be learned afresh by each generation. Image courtesy of U.S. Navy.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 26, 2015) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens greets Sailors during a frocking ceremony in the hangar bay aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Stevens visited Harry S. Truman for the Thanksgiving holiday with the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class K. H. Anderson.
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