Blue Angels Are Back!

The Blue Angels, which haven't flown since April, will take flight again before the Navy-Notre Dame game today in South Bend, Indiana (Nov. 2).

The flyover will be shown on NBC before the network's coverage begins at 3:30 pm. The kickoff is scheduled for 3:42 pm.

Bribery and Fraud Ensnares Naval Officers and Contractors

The plot has recently thickened in the bribery and fraud scandal that has caught three Navy personnel and two high-ranking officials from the contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia(GDMA).

So far two Naval personnel, Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz and NCIS supervisory agent John Bertrand Beliveau II have been arrested, and a third, Capt. Daniel Dusek has been relieved of his command. Although Capt. Dusek has not been charged with a crime, the entire investigation is ongoing.

New Screening Rules After Naval Yard Shooting

After the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard facility by a former Navy Reservist, Navy officials are trying to close some of the gaps in the security screening process.

According to the article over at NavyTimes.com:

Secretary of the Navy Sends Strong Message to Assad

Although there may be a peaceful resolution through the UN in the works, the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, was not backing down in a speech he gave to the National Defense University in Washington.

As reported in the NavyTimes.com article:

Are Reserve Soldiers a Better Value than Active Duty?

A two-year study conducted within the Office of the Secretary of Defense is the basis of a report headed to Congress that says the Reserve and National Guard may provide more bang-for-the-buck for national security than Active Duty soldiers.

This report is the first attempt by the military to itemize the cost of both Active and Reserve components, in order to determine the mix of forces that provides the best use of tax dollars. The report does specify that it is not comparing the "relative effectiveness or proficiency" of Active vs. Reserve soldiers, however.

Wayne F. Miller, WWII Navy Photographer, Dies at 94

Photographer Wayne F. Miller, whose subject matter changed from a devastated Hiroshima, to the daily lives of African-Americans in Chicago, to the images in Dr. Spock's A Baby's First Yearpassed away on May 22, 2013 at the age of 94.

New Stolen Valor Act Passes House and Senate

A new version of the Stolen Valor Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), passed the House of Representatives on Monday with a substantial majority of the vote.

Shipwrecks Off US Coast Still Pollution Risk, But A Minor One

Although it's estimated that there are around 20,000 shipwrecks off United States' coastlines, the problem of pollution from shipwrecked vessels is much more manageable than that number suggests.

USN Mine-Detecting Dolphins Find Torpedo From the 70's...1870's

It was unexpected to say the least. When two different dolphins being trained for mine detection alerted to a device in a place where their Navy trainers didn't expect, the sent down divers to see what the fuss was all about. What they found was an extremely rare type of torpedo designed during the late 19th century.

US Navy Requirements

To ensure you have the latest information on current eligibility standards, you will need to contact your local recruiter. While much of what you see below doesn't change much, the opportunities for getting a waiver for a disqualifying mark varies depending on what recruiting region you are in and the current state of the economy.

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Navy Top News Stories

MAYAPO, Colombia (March 24, 2017)


Lt. Andrew Smith, a native of Richmond, Va., assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., examines a host nation patient at the Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) medical site in Mayapo, Colombia. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady (Released) 170324-N-YM856-306
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PUGET SOUND, Wash. (March 25, 2017)


The Gold Crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) transits the Hood Canal as the boat returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a routine strategic deterrent patrol. Pennsylvania is one of eight ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base, providing the most survivable leg of the strategic deterrence triad for the United States. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray (Released) 170325-N-UD469-025
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EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (March 25, 2017)


U.S. Navy Band Commanding Officer Capt. Kenneth Collins conducts musicians during a concert at the State Theater in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The band performed in nine states during its 23-city national tour, connecting the Navy to communities that don't see Sailors at work on a regular basis. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Musician Adam Grimm (Released) 170325-N-LC494-034
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (March 27, 2017)


Quartermaster 3rd Class Tyler Terrell, from Atlanta, plots a course on the bridge of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) as the ship arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to conduct theater security cooperation events with the Sri Lankan Navy and Marine Corps. Comstock, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Abby Rader (Released) 170327-N-TU910-158
32 min 59 sec ago

Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets in what they described as a chaotic and terrifying scene.
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