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Navy Considers New Fitness and Tape-In Standards

The Navy wants to decrease the number of sailors that fail its bi-annual fitness assessments, and it plans to do that with a far-reaching initiative to change the focus from a sailor's size to a sailor's overall health.

Billets Filled for Women Submariners

The Navy says that is has completed filling its billets for the first group of female submariners for two crews of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Michigan.

Attempted Espionage of USS Gerald Ford

Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, a Saudi-born Egyptian who moved to the United States in 2007, pled guilty to attempted espionage, but avoided more severe sentencing due to the classification of the stolen documents.

Russian/US Naval Commanders Meet

Top commanders for both the Russian and US naval forces met recently at an American naval base in Naples, Italy, in order to discuss some of the recent incidents between the two naval forces in the Black Sea.

Two Blue Angels Incidents in Two Airshows

The Navy's premier Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, have had a couple of rare and unusual events during the past couple of air shows, as pieces of their jets have actually come off in flight!

VFA-115 Cruise Video - With Awesome Landing

The US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Squadron VFA-115 "Eagles" has released their 2014 WESTPAC cruise video trailer, and it's pretty awesome!

In addition to the usual cruise video fare - awesome cockpit selfies, flying in close formation, low-level flying, air combat maneuvering (ACM) practice, employment of both air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, this video also features a pretty nail-biting carrier landing in a heavy fog.

You can see the entire trailer here:

Entire US Navy Fleet in One Image!

Ever wanted to see the entire US Navy fleet in one infographic? Now you can!

Twitter user @Naval_Graphics recently posted this image, showing all of the commissioned and non-commissioned ships of the US Navy - from Nimitz-class carriers all the way down to ocean survey ships.

Check it out in full (12000 x 8000) resolution right here!

Navy Commander's Mother's Day Video Goes Viral

When Navy Commander Ryan Breed, a Navy pilot raised by a single mom, got permission to make his mother a video for Mother's Day, he didn't expect his video to be viewed millions of times, though it's a wonderful and moving video for anyone who has missed their mother:

The 4-minute video currently has about 10.7 million views at the time of this writing.

Navy Investigation 2 SEAL Deaths

The death of two highly-trained and physically fit Navy SEALS in a base pool where they typically work out has raised more questions than answers.

According to this article on Stripes.com Petty Officers 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis and Brett Allen Marihugh were found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool in the Combat Swimmer Training Facility at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia this past Friday.

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Contracts for June 30, 2015

Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
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Male, suicidal and armed with a gun: Police encounters with mentally distraught often turn fatal

Nationwide, police have shot and killed 123 people this year who were in the throes of mental or emotional crisis, according to a Washington Post analysis. Nearly a dozen of them were military veterans, many of them suffering from PTSD. The dead account for a quarter of the 461 people shot to death by police in the first six months of 2015.
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Off-base events

A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
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Supreme Court strikes blow against gerrymandering

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can try to remove partisan politics from the process of drawing political maps. The decision was a victory for the proponents of independent commissions and a blow for state lawmakers who did not want to be drawn out of the process.
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Study: Fireworks cause a toxic brew of unhealthy air

The thousands of Fourth of July firework celebrations across the nation bring a toxic brew of air pollution to our atmosphere, says a recent study from federal scientists.
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