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CHIPS Articles: U.S Navy History and Week In Review

U.S Navy History and Week In Review
By Navy News Service - October 28, 2016
Navy Increases Reenlistment Opportunities — The Navy announced that it is increasing reenlistment opportunities for Sailors in over manned active component occupation to apply for reenlistment into the same reserve component Full Time Support rating, according to NAVADMIN 243/16.

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US 6th Fleet/Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO Welcomes New Commander — Vice Adm. James Foggo III turned over command of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO to Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady, during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples, Oct. 28. Presiding at the change of command ceremony was Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/Allied Joint Force Command Naples Adm. Michelle Howard. In her remarks, Howard praised Foggo's leadership throughout Europe and welcomed Grady to region.

USNA Breaks Ground at New Cyber Security Studies Center to Prepare Future Navy Cyber Warriors — The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new $106-million Center for Cyber Security Studies Oct. 21. Three hundred people attended the event, including academy officials, Navy leaders and members of the Maryland delegation, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes and C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger.

U.S. Marine Corps, Constellation, P&G collaborate to achieve Navy's first 'Net Zero' energy military base — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, to reduce energy use, increase energy security, and meet energy demands from renewable sources.

History-Making Ribbon Cutting at Naval School of Music — The only military music training facility in the U.S., the Naval School of Music (NAVSOM), marked a major milestone with the completion of a major renovation and rehearsal annex Oct. 25 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS). The $15 million project began January 2013 and was completed three years later in January.

Submarine Force Looking for Enlisted Women — The Enlisted Women in Submarine Task Force hosted a recruitment and conversion brief at Lockwood Hall Sept. 29. The recruitment for this cycle of applicants comes on the heels of successful integration of female officers and senior enlisted Sailors onboard submarines that started in 2010.

Navy Foreign Language Opportunities Announced — The Navy Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) office is highlighting several new opportunities for Sailors looking to exercise their language skills and expand expertise across the service. Navy is requesting four to six Sailors who will participate in the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center standard setting panel for the German language. This panel will be held Nov. 1-4 in Crystal City, Virginia.

Scouting for an Experience — Few experience life with a complete sense of wonderment. Childhood is a fleeting part of a person's life, but that short span is when some moments are enjoyed to the fullest. Often, moments get taken for granted as we get older. For the boys of Cub Scout Pack 1967 and Boy Scout Troops 697 and 516, spending a day touring aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and other points of interest around Naval Station Norfolk, gave them an up-close and personal experience on how Sailors in the Navy live and work.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (May 24, 2016) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson holds an all-hands call with Sailors and family members stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. During the all-hands call, Richardson also conducted meritorious promotion and reenlistment ceremonies for several Sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird.
MILLINGTON Tenn. (July 22, 2011) Chief Operations Specialist Tonye Golston reviews job assignments in Career Management System/Interactive Detailing. Golston is a detailer at Navy Personnel Command, which generates permanent change of station orders for more than 328,000 active-duty Sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrea Smithluedke.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Oct. 25, 2016) Capt. Ken Collins, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Navy Band, delivers a speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Naval School of Musics grand opening of its newly renovated facilities in Virginia Beach, Va. The school building was rebuilt from top to bottom and an additional rehearsal annex was added. U.S. Navy photo by Kathleen Weiss.
PEARL HARBOR (Sep. 29, 2016) Master Chief Paul J. Davenport, Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet force master chief, speaks to Sailors about the opportunities that enlisted women have aboard submarines during a presentation at Lockwood Hall in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force is a committee formed in 2013 by the Submarine Force Commander to coordinate and support successful gender integration of the submarine force. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lee.
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