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Sou'Wester Newsletter - Spring 2014

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Southwest Region Newsletter for Fall 2013.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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The following personnel have been selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer by the FY-14 Active-Duty Navy E7 Selection Board.

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Southwest Region Newsletter for Summer 2013.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Southwest Region Newsletter for Spring 2013.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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This NAVADMIN announces procedural changes for processing personal awards for entry into the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) at Navy Personnel Command (NPC).

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps.

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This NAVADMIN announces the Active-duty Officer Continuation Selection Boards. The Active-duty Officer Continuation Selection Boards will convene, when required, immediately following the corresponding FY-14 promotion selection boards.

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This NAVADMIN announces the notice of convening FY-14 promotion selection boards. The FY-14 promotion selection boards to recommend officers in the Line and Staff Corps and Chief Warrant Officers on the Active-duty list for promotion to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander and Chief Warrant Officer will be convened as follows:

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THE FY-14 PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS TO CONSIDER NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS, ON THE RESERVE ACTIVE-STATUS LIST (RASL), FOR PROMOTION TO THE FOLLOWING GRADES WILL BE CONVENED AS FOLLOWS:

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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Southwest Region news and updates, holiday party notice and more...

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As a thank you to our troops, PMI is extending free parking at 875 D Street NW to all active and retired military on Monday, November 12, 2012. Please show ID to attendant upon entering the garage.

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The United States Naval Academy has opportunities for Navy and Marine Corps officers to serve as officer-instructors for tours of up to three years. Officers qualifying for duty in the divisions of Mathematics and Science, Engineering and Weapons, or Humanities and Social Science will have at least a master’s degree in a discipline appropriate to a subject they are teaching.

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Guardsmen and Reservists Encouraged to Nominate Supportive Employers for Nation’s Top Honor

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Military Voters Make Fine Rope in Political Tugs-Of-War    

There's fresh data to indicate far fewer military personnel and dependents are using absentee ballots to vote this year than did in 2008.

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Recent testing — and operational success in the commercial world — have validated the automation for the DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, a key feature for meeting the ship’s lifecycle cost goals, says an industry executive with one of prime contractors for the ship.

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WASHINGTON – As he moves into his second year as chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert has outlined a plan for the future of the Navy that emphasizes tracking and protecting the health of the force while asserting military dominance.

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The U.S. Navy has had eight ships named the Enterprise. The first was commandeered from the British in the early stages of the Revolutionary War by Benedict Arnold, before the America even had a navy and before he became America's most notorious traitor.

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The aircraft and crews of Carrier Air Wing 1 from the USS Enterprise will return home to Hampton Roads on Saturday, the Navy has announced.

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GROTON, Conn. — The commanding officer at Connecticut’s Naval Submarine Base says it suffered only minor damage from superstorm Sandy.

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Navy leaders are putting the piece in place to expand its missions in the Mideast and Asia-Pacific to counter potential threats in those regions, according to new guidance by issued by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert.

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Lockheed Martin Corp. said on Tuesday that it was making progress on resolving technical issues facing the cutting-edge helmet being developed for use by F-35 fighter pilots, and it cited positive initial reports from night flight tests of the system.

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SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — When the U.S. Navy’s Riverine forces were resurrected six years ago to secure Iraq’s rivers and coastal waterways, they functioned much as the highly decorated river rats of the Mekong Delta did in Vietnam. Their success has given new life to the unit and the strategy.

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The U.S.’s pivot to Asia has generally been portrayed in terms of the additional military assets that Washington is sending over  to the region: Marines to Australia, littoral combat ships to Singapore, MV-22 Ospreys to Japan, and additional U.S. Navy ships to the Pacific overall.

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Why U.S. officials find it so difficult to decide how, when and whether to respond to a cyberattack

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Over the summer, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos hosted a dinner with a handful of lawmakers to discuss a hidden epidemic of violence in the military: 19,000 servicemembers are estimated to be victims of rape or sexual assault each year.

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Few acts reveal a sense of duty to country for Americans more than voting – and, perhaps, serving in the armed forces.

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Now that the U.S. Navy has developed what it considers to be a gold standard for submarine design and acquisition in its Virginia-class boats, the service is focusing on developing payloads and delivery systems the brass says will keep the vessel current for decades.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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She’s 844 feet long, 106 feet wide and displaces 45,000 tons of water. The future USS America, christened in Mississippi on Saturday, is technically an amphibious assault ship, a type of vessel optimized for carrying Marines into battle. But subtle changes under America‘s steel skin mean she can double as a small aircraft carrier, capable of sustaining a short air war all on her own.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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This NAVADMIN announces application procedures for the FY-13 Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program. The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is seeking applications from motivated, academically and professionally qualified Unrestricted Line Officers for the FY-13 LEAD Program.

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A young Sailor looked out through a smudged window while steering the world's oldest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier toward a pastel orange sunrise on the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Navy admiral overseeing submarine construction said Thursday that if the price tag for building the newest vessels remains where it is today, there will have to be cutbacks to the Virginia-class program.

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This NAVADMIN announces the convening of the FY14 E8/E9 Selection Boards for Navy Reserve personnel on 25 March 2013.

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Members of the military are having trouble grappling with the confusing patchwork of student loan benefits they can receive and often end up taking on tens of thousands more dollars in debt than they needed to, says a new government report.

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Lockheed Martin is on track to deliver a total of 30 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to three nations during 2012, as company officials wait on the potential impact of a new round of domestic spending cuts threatened by Congress.

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With the presidential election less than three weeks away, many civilian and military officials in the Pentagon fearing even a toe-touch in the electrified political pool have gone radio silent.

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An estimated 2,000 Defense Department civilian employees working in Europe might be receiving housing allowances in error and could be obligated to repay years’ worth of the benefits to the government, according to a U.S. European Command memo obtained by Stars and Stripes.

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The Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the Fort Worth, will arrive in San Diego Bay Thursday morning. The ship is expected to arrive at San Diego Naval Base at roughly 9:30 a.m.

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The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is now soliciting top  performing, energetic sailors and marines who have demonstrated  strong leadership/leadership potential in the Reserve and Active enlisted forces for admission to the Naval Academy, Class of 2017.

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This NAVADMIN announces the restoration of Tuition Assistance (TA) funding for clock hour programs and implements a change to the policy and guidelines promulgated in REF A.

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This year's celebration of our 237th birthday is highlighted by anniversaries that have defined us as the greatest maritime warfighting force in history.

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Retired admiral Vern Clark saying deficit-cutting plan hollows force

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A provision in the national health-care law that lets young adults stay on their parents' insurance plan is popular with many families—but not ones in the military.

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One of the first tasks the Navy expects to assign its forthcoming arsenal of laser guns: shooting down drones that menace its ships.

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Since the recession, American families have taken a hard look at their spending habits. We have less to spend, so there's no room for waste. Instead of buying a new coat every season to keep up with the latest fashion, we buy just one coat that will last.

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Virginia-class attack submarines were thrust into the presidential campaign spotlight Monday when Mitt Romney said at Virginia Military Institute that he wants to ramp up production to three subs a year.

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At this morning's celebration of the Navy's 237th birthday, the service's normal pride on such occasions was redoubled by a strong sense that, after a decade supporting ground operations in Afghanistan (landlocked) and Iraq (nearly so), the administration's refocus on the Pacific means it is now the Navy's turn to shine.

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GULFPORT, Mississippi -- Ingalls Shipbuilding announced Tuesday that its Gulfport yard has delivered the composite deckhouse for destroyer Zumwalt to the U.S. Navy.

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he Navy is just getting started on its new aircraft carrier, a ship it swears it’s going to build under budget, despite years of evidence to the contrary. It’s the sort of shipbuilding project Mitt Romney plans if he wins the presidency.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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The Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is not only staggeringly overpriced and chronically unreliable but — even if it were to work perfectly — cannot match the combat power of similar sized foreign warships costing only a fraction as much. Let’s take a deep dive and try to figure out why.
The story so far:

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The Navy will christen its newest amphibious warfare ship in Pascagoula, Miss. on Oct. 20th. The boldly-named, $3 billion America is a major departure from past designs -- and, quietly, the Navy has decided not to build many more like it in the future.

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When the Gang of Eight meets next week in secret to hash out a plan to avoid the looming fiscal cliff, defense will definitely be on the table.

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Boeing Co., the world’s biggest aerospace company, won the largest Pentagon contract in September as military awards surged in the final month of the government’s fiscal year.

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The number of U.S. military personnel registering for absentee voting is down sharply since the 2008 election, and with registration deadlines approaching fast, advocates say there is a real danger that many of the nation’s men and women in uniform may not have a chance to vote at all.

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Military families are a key voting bloc in battleground Virginia, but one group fears its voice will be under-represented on Election Day.

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Talks between the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Corp. about a fifth order of F-35 fighter planes have been elevated to a senior level as the two sides debate the last $100-million-plus dividing them, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

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Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B pilots executed the first two aerial refuelings for the stealthy aircraft from the service’s KC-130J during an Oct. 2 mission.

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The Navy's jet-powered P-8 Poseidon patrol plane boasts plenty of advances over the P-3 Orion turboprops it will replace, but for the sensor operators the favorite feature will be very basic: They won't throw up as much.

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The Warship is a guided missile destroyer named for the local hero from Long Island

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The Department of the Navy (DoN) will hold the annual Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Awards Ceremony featuring a keynote address by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

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Last Friday night I was walking down the 4th corridor to my office in N81. It had been a long week. I was a little tired and looking forward to a cold beer when I got home… Then I heard a booming voice call out: “SHIPMATE… ARE YOU COMING TO MY CEREMONY NEXT FRIDAY???”

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Tight budgets and a closed production line will make it harder for the U.S. Marine Corps to replace the eight AV-8B Harrier jets lost to a Sept. 14 Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

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Invictus San Diego would treat military, veterans and civilians

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday he wants to increase the national conversation about war veterans and how they're treated and regarded in society.

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The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is working hard to integrate the Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter onto the carrier deck, but challenges remain.

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A bipartisan group of senators is coalescing around an ambitious three-step process to avert automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts facing the country in January.

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WASHINGTON -- The Navy is "on a roll" when it comes to shipbuilding, but the existing fleet remains under stress, the Chief of Naval Operations said today.

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The newly formed LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) Council will help fill in any gaps hampering fleet development and deployment, according to the organization’s charter, released this week by the U.S. Navy. One of the council’s main missions will be to ensure the deployment of LCS-1, the USS Freedom, to Singapore this coming spring. 

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(SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE 26 SEP 12) ... Gary Robbins

The amphibious assault ship Essex -- which experienced a collision at sea in May while en route to its new homeport of San Diego -- will undergo a $107 million overhaul at General Dynamics-NASSCO, the largest repair job the yard has done in almost two years. 

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The Navy hopes a new organizational shakeup will improve the odds it can deliver a major warship program close to the way it originally hoped.

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A top U.S. Navy official is defending the service’s plans to replace its Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine fleet, saying the Navy has the right design and boat numbers to execute the mission for decades to come.

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For Dennis Selsky, a Vietnam-era veteran with multiple sclerosis, it was lost documents. It seemed that every time he sent records to theDepartment of Veterans Affairs, they disappeared into the ether. 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Navy has embarked upon an incremental programme to add sensor fusion capabilities to its fleet of Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, the first of which began operational testing this July.

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In an unexpected political twist, a move to include overseas military personnel and wounded warriors in the presidential nominating process could threaten the caucuses in Iowa and other states.

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Civilian personnel in the Defense Department will be "seriously affected" if a budget sequester takes effect next year, the Pentagon's top budget official said Tuesday.

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Director of naval aviation integrates platform, weapon, manning requirements 

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Navy officials are seeking more contractors for work to prepare the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort for the arrival of the Joint Strike Fighter.

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The Pentagon announced Friday it placed a $1.9 billion order for Boeing Co. jets as the U.S. Navy moves to expand its fleet of submarine-hunting aircraft.

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The Senate on Saturday approved a six-month spending measure that includes an extended pay freeze for federal employees and members of Congress and avoids a government shutdown.

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Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to testify before the House Armed Services Committee to discuss the potential impacts of sequestration on our Navy.

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With the words "Man your ship and bring her to life," U.S. Rep. Kay Granger put the cap on Saturday's commissioning of the USS Fort Worth, the Navy's next-generation warship that promises to carry the city's name around the world for the next 30 years.

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(REUTERS 18 SEP 12) ... Andrea Shalal-Esa

WASHINGTON -- The top officer in the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday joined other Pentagon officials in raising questions about the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 program, saying the cost of building and operating the new single-engine fighter needed to come down.

General Mark Welsh said he was still learning about the F-35 program after taking over as Air Force Chief of Staff last month, but the new fighter clearly remained one of the Air Force's top acquisition priorities, along with a new Boeing Co refueling tanker and plans for a new long-range bomber.

"We need the airplane, but the program's got to perform," Welsh told reporters a day after Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and the Pentagon's F-35 program director, Air Force Major General Christopher Bogdan criticized Lockheed's performance on various aspects of the program.

Welsh, speaking to reporters at the Air Force Association annual meeting, said he was concerned about the impact of automatic across-the-board budget cuts on the Air Force's procurement budget, and said the service's fighter fleet would be the first to come under pressure.

"We have lots of things that we need to buy that we can't afford to right now, and some will get pushed off," Welsh said, noting that the service's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance budget could be squeezed as well.

He said he saw less threat to the Air Force's budget for mobility programs such as new tankers and transport planes, given strong support from lawmakers and Pentagon officials after repeated delays in beginning to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 tankers.

Welsh cited some progress on the F-35, the new single-engine, stealthy airplane that is due to become the Air Force's main fighter plane in coming years. He said the plane was making strides in testing and test pilots were pleased with the plane's capabilities, but Lockheed needed to stabilize the production line and ensure predictable costs.

He said he also concerns about the operating cost of the airplane, and how that compared to the cost of flying the Air Force's current fighter jets.
"If you can buy it and can't afford to fly it, that's not going to do us much good," Welsh said.

He said he planned to raise the issue when he meets with top Lockheed executives in coming weeks, and said the two sides needed to reach some common ground about how the costs should be calculated.

New Pentagon data in April forecast the projected total cost to develop, buy and operate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at $1.51 trillion over the next 50-plus years, up from about $1.38 trillion a year ago, including inflation.

Military officials and industry executives say the cost projections are not particularly useful because it is nearly impossible to predict inflation over the next half-century. They say it is difficult to compare the operating cost of the F-35 to other fighters because its missions are much broader.

Welsh said he had received an initial briefing on the cost comparisons, but wanted more data.

Lockheed officials told reporters the program was making progress in flight testing and software development. They said the Air Force model of the plane had flow 365 times this year, while the B-model being developed for the Marine Corps had flown 300 times, including 184 short takeoffs, 133 short landings, and 66 vertical landings.

Spokesman Michael Rein said the company understood the financial pressures facing the United States and was working hard to drive down the cost of the program.

He welcomed the "new eyes on the program" offered by Bogdan, who joined the program five weeks ago and is slated to take over as the program manager later this year when Vice Admiral David Venlet retires.

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After 51 years of service, the aircraft carrier Enterprise will inactivate on Dec. 1, in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station.

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After months of dire talk about $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon over the next decade if the sequester takes effect, and all the high-minded talk of zero cuts from hawks, defense is going to take another hit regardless of who’s in the White House next year. As that realization begins to sink in, critical lawmakers are already starting to play an old-fashioned game of horse trading.

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Responding to proposed Pentagon budget cuts, Northrop accepts buyouts from about 590 workers in its aerospace unit, most of whom are in Southern California.

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The soon-to-be-commissioned USS Fort Worth, the third of the Navy's next-generation coastal waters combat ship, arrived in Galveston this morning and began preparing for its Saturday commissioning.

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As the Defense Department pieces together its budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year, Pentagon number crunchers will not factor the potential sequestration fallout into their analysis.

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Pentagon officials slammed Lockheed Martin Corp's (LMT.N) performance on the $396 billion F-35 fighter jet program and said they would not bail out the program again if problems with the plane's cutting-edge pilot helmet and software were not resolved.

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avy shipbuilding and conversion funding would be cut by $2.14 billion in 2013 under so-called "sequestration," according to a nearly 400-page report released Friday afternoon by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says military leaders should be held accountable for whether they succeed in helping desperate troops avoid choosing suicide -- which he has described as an epidemic in the military and now averaging more than one a day.

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Surrounded by water from the Seven Seas, hundreds of shipmates and family members watched the Naval District Washington chief selectees don their Chief's anchors in a ceremony Sept. 14 at the Navy Memorial.

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With members of Congress focused on winning reelection, TRICARE pharmacy users will get a temporary reprieve from stiff co-payment increases on prescriptions filled at TRICARE retail outlets or mail order.

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A troubled Navy shipbuilding program will face tougher questions and, possibly, efforts to truncate it during deliberations on the fiscal 2014 defense policy bill, senior congressional aides said.

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The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Monday the Navy will be sending its most advanced vessels and aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region as it builds up its presence by assigning most of its fleet there.

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The House is expected to easily pass a short-term spending plan Thursday to keep government operations funded through March, a move that would signal that the chamber has at least temporarily jettisoned the brinkmanship of last year.

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Washington’s defense community may be eagerly awaiting a report from the White House to detail how it would implement across-the-board budget cuts early next year, but the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer already can describe how they’d work.

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Senior Pentagon officials are expected on Friday to sign off on a comprehensive plan for testing and evaluating Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an important next step for the new stealth warplane, according to two sources familiar with the program.

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Half of all U.S. military bases around the world lack legally required facilities where troops can register to vote and get absentee ballots, according to a report from the Pentagon’s inspector general.

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Walgreens, the drug giant that left Tricare’s retail pharmacy network in December over a dispute with the company that manages Tricare’s pharmacy program, will remain outside the network of pharmacies serving military beneficiaries, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

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A Navy destroyer, which was built at Bath Iron Works, will sail down the Kennebec River Wednesday afternoon as the vessel heads toward the open ocean and a commissioning ceremony in New York City set for Oct. 6.

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The Lockheed Martin F-35B short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has completed a series of engine air start tests, which involve shutting down and restarting the jet's Pratt & Whitney F135 turbofan in flight.

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The new Gerald R. Ford -class aircraft carriers may have a hefty pricetag, but many believe the cost is worth it and that the ships will prove to be even more iconic than their predecessors.

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. – After Sept. 1, 2012, TRICARE beneficiaries must send proof of payment with all overseas medical claims, including claims for care received when traveling overseas. Overseas Active Duty Dental Program claims also require proof of payment if the service member pays a provider directly.

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When the Navy announced last year that it would eliminate the jobs of 3,000 enlisted sailors, it did something unprecedented - it turned to the private sector to help them find jobs.

 

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The following post is by Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden, the director for the Navy’s Surface Warfare Division.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy has dubbed September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and will use the time to focus on ongoing prevention efforts.

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WASHINGTON -- For Myla Haider, working as a criminal investigator prosecuting rape cases for the U.S. Army was difficult and often disheartening. On one occasion, her unit's commander – skeptical of a reported rape victim's story – told her to advise the victim of the penalties for making a false statement and interrogate her "until I got the truth out of her."

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WASHINGTON -- A little-known aspect of U.S. contract law may provide a road map for how the Obama administration can implement billions of dollars of automatic budget cuts due to take effect in January without having to pay massive change fees to its contractors.

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As budget-cutters swipe at major Pentagon programs and sequestration threatens to tighten the leash on expected expenses, the U.S. Navy remains focused on building its future surface warfighting fleet, says Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden, Navy Surface Warfare Div. director.

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(Staff writer) Veterans’ health care funding may be exempt from automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that are due to begin in January, but military health care is not — and a new think-tank report says Congress would have to reprogram $3 billion from other Defense Department budget accounts to fully pay for military health care should the cuts occur.

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San Diego — On Tuesday, Representative Duncan Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, toured the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 2, USS Independence, in San Diego.

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The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and it expects to have every slot filled by Sept. 30.

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America’s Navy is our nation’s front line in war and in peace, operating on, above and below the sea.

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ABOARD THE FUTURE USS FORT WORTH--The crew on the LCS-3 had been underway for more than two weeks on the latest Littoral Combat Ship’s (LCS) maiden voyage, learning about the ship’s systems, tackling equipment failures and preparing the vessel for...

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If you served on active duty at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987, you may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water.

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(NORFOLK VIRGINIAN-PILOT 21 AUG 12) ... Kate Wiltrout
 
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is calling on both parties to compromise in order to head off cuts in military spending set to take effect next year - and he made it clear he expects the wealthiest Americans to do their part, too.

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(BLOOMBERG NEWS 18 AUG 12) ... Tony Capaccio

The Pentagon plans "to continue normal operations," such as issuing contracts, as it faces the prospect of $500 billion in potential cuts, Comptroller Robert Hale wrote lawmakers.

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GROTON -- (NEW LONDON DAY 19 AUG 12) ... Jennifer McDermott

The fate of Electric Boat depends on the design and construction of a new class of ballistic-missile submarines, EB's new president says.

"I would say it is the future of EB," Kevin J. Poitras said in an interview last week.

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The USS Independence (LCS-2) is heading to the drydock in the first post shakedown availability of the ship (PSA) since it was commissioned more than two years ago.

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With Congress in recess until September, few believe lawmakers will agree on a comprehensive deal to lower the U.S. deficit before November’s elections.

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Members of Congress are more interested in winning reelection in November than in removing before then the budget "sequestration" knife that threatens to lop 10 percent off 2500 defense programs starting Jan. 2.

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Vice Adm. David Venlet was just about to hang up his Navy blues as chief of Naval Air Systems Command in the summer of 2010, ready to decompress from the hectic world of Defense Department acquisition by engaging in his favorite hobby: fishing. Then Defense Secretary Robert Gates came calling.

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Vice Adm. David Venlet was just about to hang up his Navy blues as chief of Naval Air Systems Command in the summer of 2010, ready to decompress from the hectic world of Defense Department acquisition by engaging in his favorite hobby: fishing. Then Defense Secretary Robert Gates came calling.

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The Harry S. Truman was in pieces when Capt. Dee Mewbourne assumed command of the aircraft carrier late last year.

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Nearly two-thirds of new veterans say they faced a difficult transition to civilian life, partly because of the bleak economic environment but also because they seem to be speaking a different language than the business leaders who might hire them, according to a survey on post-military employment released this week.

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Former Army Sgt. Kris Goldsmith awoke in a military hospital in 2007 after downing a liter of vodka and a vial of Percocet — a suicide attempt, he said, to end unbearable pain and suffering.

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Admiral numbers creep up despite a fleet cut in half since the Cold War.

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So far in, 2012, 187 active duty suicides have been documented.
 
To tackle the issue, the Defense Department has sunk $110 million into 24 active studies, including those conducted by University of Utah researchers.

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The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) and Navy Total Force/Manpower, Personnel, Education and Training (MPT&E) fleet master chief visited aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Aug. 14 as the ship continued its historic 25th and final deployment.

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Admiral numbers creep up despite a fleet cut in half since the Cold War 

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The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) and Navy Total Force/Manpower, Personnel, Education and Training (MPT&E) fleet master chief visited aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Aug. 14 as the ship continued its historic 25th and final deployment. 

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Lawyer Lynnette Rodgers faced a choice last year as she weighed job offers, one from the Social Security Administration and a second from the Cuyahoga County government in Ohio, where she lived.

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Stealth jet project is out of reach for any president.

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A therapy that simulates eye movements similar to those in REM sleep is showing promise in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, according to a new study from the University of South Florida College of Nursing.

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After kicking out thousands, Navy offers bonuses to fill manning gaps. Sailors, and a lawmaker, want answers.

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Despite administration warnings that notices related to sequestration were unnecessary, Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney are continuing their preparations.

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Congressional Budget Office says Navy's ship-construction schedule of two per year would result in vessel shortage.

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Bomb over Atlantic range tests release gear, not targeting; F-35 is Pentagon's costliest weapons program; Eight other countries are cost-sharing in the program.

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Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is not exactly toeing the party line when it comes to this winter’s threat of looming, across-the-board restrictions in military spending.

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One of my greatest satisfactions I get out of our work here at Navy Warfare Development Command is when we look at lessons learned and identify ways to enhance the daily well-being of the Sailors and Marines deployed on our ships.

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The White House on Tuesday notified Congress that it intends to exempt military personnel from looming across-the-board cuts — a move likely to increase pressure in a yearlong stare-down between Democrats and Republicans over deficits and debt.

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The following personnel have been selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer by the FY13 Active-duty Navy E7 Selection Board. Strong competition between qualified professionals is one of the strengths of our Navy and your selection speaks highly of your abilities.

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Some TRICARE beneficiaries will soon be able to take advantage of new technologies aimed at helping patients and healthcare providers make more informed decisions regarding treatment options for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for some types of cancer. 

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The deep federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect at the start of next year may trigger dismissal notices for tens of thousands of employees of government contractors, companies and analysts say, and the warnings may start going out at a particularly sensitive time:
Days before the presidential election.

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Military retirees overwhelmingly support a House plan that would require senior Tricare beneficiaries to use mail order for their routine prescriptions in exchange for limiting future Tricare pharmacy fee increases, according to a new survey. 

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In what would be bad news for military wallets, a new report by Rand Corp. says the timing is right to limit the size of military pay raises.

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The Navy has expanded the number of ratings currently eligible for Sea Duty Incentive Pay, as announced in NAVADMIN 231/12, released July 30.

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One of every five Navy ships in Hampton Roads is slated to be relocated or decommissioned in the next five years, changes that will leave the region with 5,400 fewer sailors, a Virginian-Pilot analysis has found.

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Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, was the keynote speaker at the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) Navy Now Forum Luncheon, July 24, in Washington D.C.  

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The rising mountain of veterans’ disability claims isn’t the sign of a dysfunctional government, but of one that has greatly expanded the number of people it is trying to help, Veterans Affairs Department secretary Eric Shinseki said Tuesday.

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ARLINGTON, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced today the 15 recipients of the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

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Would sequestration in January require furloughs for Pentagon employees and unacceptable disruptions to weapons production efforts as well as job creation? Has the military done enough for deficit reduction? Is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney right that even the first round of defense cuts set up by the Budget Control Act and supported by President Barack Obama goes too far?

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U.S. law bars foreign shipyard workers from doing such tasks as preventive and corrective maintenance, deep cleaning and corrosion control — crucial work for a ship manned by only 50 or so Sailors, meaning it will rely more on shore-based support than other U.S. Navy ships.

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Exclusive Personal Challenge Coin by Ernie Borgnine
Ernie Borgnine was such a huge supporter of the Chief’s community and excited to design his own challenge coin in support of the United States Navy Memorial Year of the Chief. This coin was scheduled to be released this week. However, with Ernie’s passing we were hesitant to move forward. With his family’s blessing we have decided to continue to honor his legacy by offering his coin. 

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a new initiative, Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO), to increase access to specialty care services for Veterans in rural and medically under-served areas through the use of videoconferencing equipment.

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On July 6, the Navy's newest warship arrived in the Persian Gulf to bolster the fleet as tensions with Iran mount.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has upheld the Defense Department’s award of the new contract for the TRICARE West region to UnitedHealthcare, effectively ending a three-year appeal process.

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A Pentagon plan endorsed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to raise Tricare health care fees as a way to dramatically reduce personnel costs appears dead after the Senate Armed Services Committee refused to back the proposal.

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As private sector salaries flattened over the last decade, military pay climbed steadily, enough so that by 2009 pay and allowances for enlisted members exceeded the pay of 90 percent of private sector workers of similar age and education level.

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Yesterday at a Pentagon press conference, CNO Greenert announced his selection of FLTCM(AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens to serve as the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON).

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This weekend Fox Business Network will be airing the AUSN commercial filmed by Biography. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:3...

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These personnel have been selected for advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer by the FY13 Active-Duty Navy E8 Selection Board.

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The following personnel have been selected for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer by the FY-13 Active-duty Navy E9 Selection Board.

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AUSN is hosting its third annual meet and greet reception at Newport on Monday, 11 June 2012.

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As we observe Military Spouse Appreciation Day on 11 May this year, we honor the military spouses who have selflessly served alongside their active-duty husbands and wives. They keep our families "on course and speed," and their support enables us to focus on the mission at hand - to be ready and to operate forward around the world. By their devotion and strength, we remain the greatest nNavy this world has ever known.

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The following Staff Corps Officers on the Reserve Active-status list for promotion have been promoted to the permanent grade of Commander.

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It's the end of an era for U.S. Navy carriers. The USS Enterprise was on hand for the Soviet blockade during the Cuban missile crisis.

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The following Staff Corps Officers on the Active-duty list for promotion have been promoted to the permanent grade of Captain.

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The following Staff Corps Officers on the Reserve Active-status list for promotion have been promoted to the permanent grade of Captain.

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The Thrift Savings Plan’s new Roth option has commenced but it won’t be immediately available to military service members until summer.

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DDG 1000 is the first surface combatant to be built with an IPS, which will use electric power for propulsion and ship services.

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In January, 1812, the total number of the enlisted U.S. Navy personnel was 4,000; the Marines, 1,800; naval officers 494, including 400 midshipmen and 38 Marine officers. Six months later, this tiny force would be at war with the most powerful fleet in the world.

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New housing rules that will force junior petty officers to stay on base to help keep the Navy's housing costs down could affect as many as 14,000 single E-4s.

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According to NAVADMIN 093/12, all Sailors involuntarily released from active duty, to include Sailors affected by the Enlisted Retention Board, may be eligible for ISP.

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The Navy says it will implement new methods to aid sexual assault victims either in reporting the crime or seeking assistance from staff members on the legal and counseling process.

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By limiting how long Sailors can remain in the Navy, the HYT program increases advancement opportunity for high-performing Sailors across paygrades and Length of Service (LOS).  The following HYT LOS gates have been established based on pay grade:

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Update/verification of personal information in Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) by all Navy military personnel is required semi-annually. This message applies to all Navy personnel, uniformed (Active and Reserve) and civilian, all dependents, and OCONUS contractors.

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Beginning this month and continuing through 2015, the U.S. Navy, The U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of "The Star Spangled Banner" with a series of public events in 16 cities across the nation.

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Warfighters Convene to Identify Capability Gaps in Electronic Warfare and Define Enabling Technologies to Counteract Deficiencies

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The following Line Officers on the Reserve Active-status list for promotion have been promoted to the permanent grade of Captain.

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The following Line Officers on the Active-duty list for promotion have been promoted to the permanent grade of Captain.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this April, communities across the country are proclaiming “It’s time … to talk about it!” This year’s campaign encourages individuals and communities to bring healthy sexuality into the conversation on how we connect with and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.

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Fellow Companions, reservations are now being accepted for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Dining-Out at the Naval Postgraduate School on Saturday 2 June. This annual event is led by the Student Council in coordination with the Monterey Bay Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States, the Monterey Peninsula Council of the Navy League, and the Monterey Bay AFCEA Chapter.

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Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 21st consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event is free and open to the public and begins immediately following the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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In honor of the Chief Petty Officers’ (CPO) 119th Birthday, the United States Navy Memorial unveils a new exhibit to support the nationwide celebration of the Year of the Chief. The exhibit, on display from April 2, 2012 through March 2013, will depict Chief life, work, history and accomplishments through historical artifacts, art and imagery.

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As a member of the Navy family, you are eligible for many benefits.  Proper registration in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility System (DEERS) is key to receiving an ID card and eligibility for DOD sponsored benefits such as TriCare, medical, and dental services.

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Navy Reserve promotions to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Active Duty promotions to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the five finalists for the 2011 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year.

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Congratulations to selectees of the Active-duty Navy LDO and CWO In-service Procurement Board.

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Vice Admiral David Architzel, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, will be talking about the challenges he's been facing and his vision for the future at the April 25, 2012, Navy Now Forum.

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Wider availability of Roth retirement accounts means you may be wrestling with this important question: Is it better to pay taxes now or later when I'm in retirement?

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Attend the largest military career fair in Washington, D.C.

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In 2012, for the first time, the USNMF will shine a nationwide spotlight on the history and contributions of our Navy's Chief Petty Officer Mess--highlighting you, the group of leaders with a direct impact on every Navy and Coast Guard community. This is our official announcement announcing the "Year of the Chief."

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As we mark the 97th anniversary of the Navy Reserve on 3 March 2012, I extend my heartiest congratulations to all Navy Reserve Sailors who are serving our nation at home and abroad, and to the families, employers, and communities who provide the support which enables all of us to serve.

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The Defense Department’s highest-ranking officer said changes to the military retirement system are unlikely anytime soon and today’s troops can expect to be grandfathered under the current rules.

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Sailors wounded in combat with mild traumatic brain injuries may be eligible, in some cases, for the Purple Heart.

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The Ensign James F. Burke, Jr. Chapter of the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) held its 24th Annual Mess Night at the Larchmont Yacht Club, Larch, New York. LCDR Mike Barger, USN, ED.D, a former "topgun" pilot and executive of Jetblue airways was the featured speaker. The chapter is named in honor of Ensign Burke, a Naval Aviator who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1967. He was 22 years old at the time and left behind a wife and unborn child. A special presentation was made in the memory of Master Chief Eugene Culligan, USNR (Ret) who passed away in November of 2011. He had been the Master at Arms of the Burke Chapter for the past 20 years. Photo: The head table at the Burke Chapter Mess at the Larchmont Yacht Club. From left to right: CAPT Liam Murphy, NYNM (Mr. Vice), Father George Morrow, (Chaplain). LCDR Tim Burke, USNR (ret), CAPT Tom Dufficy, USNR, (president of the mess), LDCR Mike Barger, USN, ED.D, (principal speaker), RADM Andrew O'Rourke, NYNM, RADM John Ingram, NYNM and Mr. Eugene Desoiza.

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Basic Allowance for Housing rates will rise an average 2 percent in 2012 across most of the nation, but rates will drop slightly in about one-third of U.S. locations, according to new Defense Department data.

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All Navy personnel who are arrested, detained or charged with a crime by civilian authority must now immediately tell their commanding officer. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert mandated the new rule in a December message (NAVADMIN 373/11). Disclosure is not an admission of guilt, and officials may not use it as such.

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The Navy announced via NAVADMIN 047/11 that NMCI Will deploy NAVFIT98A Version 30 throughout the non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) during February and March 2012.

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In December, crew members and visitors gathered on the mess decks of USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) to celebrate its 25 years of service as a hospital ship.

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Following the lead of the U.S. Navy, the Royal Navy will allow women to serve on submarines.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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Seeking motivated sailors to participate in the planning and execution of the 2012 SECNAV Current Strategy Forum.

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Seeking motivated officers to participate in the planning and execution of the 2012 SECNAV Current Strategy Forum.

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The AUSN National Conference is being held October 25-27 in Norfolk, VA at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. Save the date--online registration and program information will be available soon.

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Congratulations on your upcoming PCS overseas! After the whirlwind of orders and prepping and not knowing whether you are coming and going, you are going to have to decide on car insurance and renter's insurance among other things. Easy right? I know what you are thinking....why wouldn't I go with the cheapest provider and be done with it? Here's why?

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The Secretary of the Navy has approved the convening of FY13 Active Component (AC) Restricted Line and Staff Corps Captain and Commander Selective Early Retirement (SER) Boards in July 2012. All officers meeting statutory eligibility criteria outlined in para 5 in the Special Duty Officer (oceanography) and Supply Corps communities will be considered by the SER Boards. These are the only SER boards to be conducted this year.

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Application packages from qualified Active Component and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Officers are now being accepted for the Spring FY12 Full Time Support (FTS) Officer Transfer and Redesignation Board scheduled to convene on 13 March 2012. This board will also accept application packages from existing FTS Officers requesting redesignation into another FTS Officer community.

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The purpose of this NAVADMIN is to announce the annual Spirit of Hope Award nomination/selection process, and presentation requirements for CY 2011.

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The Department of the Navy continues the Earth Day theme of "Partnering for a Greener Future."

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The CNO sailing directions guide us to support warfighting first, operate forward and to be ready. To support these CNO sailing directions, Navy has created a volunteer sea duty program for highly trained and motivated Sailors to fill critical billets at sea in support of our global mission.

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Navy Reserve Sailors serve in many ways, providing strategic depth and delivering operational capabilities to the Navy, Marine Corps and Joint Forces worldwide, from peace to war. Federal law provides the authority for Reserve Sailors to serve on active duty. The law also places limits on when and how many Reserve component (RC) service members the President or secretaries of the services can call up to active duty.

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The federal government's search for a solution to its mounting debt burden continues to dominate the news. It also has prompted many Americans to scrutinize their own budgets.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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The scholarship provides a $5,000 cash award to one active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who is already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field.

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The VSOs and MSOs indicated below urge the Administration to establish an interagency working group, from among the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Education, and Justice, to develop appropriate protocols to protect active duty service members, reservists and members of the National Guard, veterans and family members who seek to use their GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits to pursue higher education from unethical and predatory institutions of higher learning.

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Don't forget to RSVP for the AUSN Capitol Hill Reception being held to present the AUSN National Legislative Advocacy Award and the AUSN National Legislative Proponent Award. This is a great opportunity to network with Members of Congress and their staff, Navy officials, members of AUSN and industry representatives.

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Do you know you need to invest for your future, but don’t know how to go about it? Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. Many Americans feel exactly the same way – especially considering the recent stock market meltdown. It can be a little complicated but with these 10 tips you’ll be armed and ready to do battle.

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On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host a special outreach event targeting Veterans in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. The event will take place at the Washington, DC Convention Center and will include several VA organizations.

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This NAVADMIN announces revised Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award levels for Active Component (AC) andReserve Component Full Time Support (FTS), and supersedes Ref A.

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The Post-Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA) (DD 2900), a vital part of the Deployment Health Assessment (DHA) process, is designed to identify physical and psychological health injuries during the critical time period following certain deployments. This NAVADMIN announces new PDHRA accountability measures and provides a review of the DHA process.

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This NAVADMIN announces recruiting incentives for Selected Reserve (SELRES) Officers. This message supersedes REF A, provides the current listing of eligible specialties for SELRES officer recruiting incentive programs effective immediately, and remains in effect until superseded.

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Effective immediately, this NAVADMIN supersedes REF A and provides the current bonus listing of eligible specialties for Selected Reserve (SELRES) prior service affiliation bonuses and SELRES New Accession Training (NAT) Enlistment Bonuses (EB). Effective immediately, this NAVADMIN updates REF B. Where REF B and this NAVADMIN differ, this NAVADMIN takes precedence.

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As part of the deficit debates that have engulfed Washington this year, there's been talk of sweeping changes to military retirement benefits.

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This NAVADMIN announces the authority for Sailors selected for separation under FT12 quota-based Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) to obtain a time of service waiver in order to apply for funding towards commercial certification and/or licensure exams found on Navy Certification Opportunities Online (COOL) Website.

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This NAVADMIN announces the monthly topics for the peer mentoring program: Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) for 2012. CSADD was designed as a resource and tool for Active and Reserve Sailors, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) candidates and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) to promote good decision making processes, enabling leadership development and influence among peers at the most junior levels.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps.

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This holiday season, I want to tell you how proud Darleen and I are of the work you and your families are doing throughout the fleet. Because of you we remain the world's greatest Navy.

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The Navy Legislative Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for Naval officers and Department of the Navy civilians to broaden their understanding of the legislative process and the operation of congress through a year-long full-time assignment to a congressional member or to the professional staff of a defense oversight committee.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer, W5, W4 AND W3.

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20
Britain has agreed to sell all of its 74 decommissioned Harrier jump jets, along with engines and spare parts, to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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20
Bath Iron Works reached a major milestone in the process of building a next-generation warship when it celebrated the keel-laying for the first Zumwalt-class destroyer.

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The Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall was filled to capacity Nov. 29 as representatives from the Washington DC. Chief's Mess paid tribute to the Navy's first female master chief petty officer.

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The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development today announced that a new national report shows that homelessness among Veterans has been reduced by nearly 12 percent between January 2010 and January 2011. The 12 percent decline keeps the Obama Administration on track to meet the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in 2015.

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Active duty service for demobilizing National Guard and Reserve members would be extended by 45 days to allow time for decompression from combat, as well as preparation for transition to civilian life, under a proposal sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

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Retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, death gratuity and burial benefits provided for active-duty deaths will be extended to reservists who die while at home during or between successive days of inactive duty training.

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For the roughly 75,000 sailors who passed the advancement exam but didn't make rate, it was a wake-up call. High retention means many sailors are competing to fill a limited number of spots. And every point in your final multiple counts more than ever before. Here's what you should know about making rate in the spring of 2012:

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Letters are arriving in the mailboxes of 4.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries whose names and personal information were stolen in Texas in September, notifying recipients that their information was indeed among the data stolen and providing instructions for getting free credit monitoring.

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Doyle Quisenberry was honored as one of the ten Hampton Roads veterans/retirees for the “2011 Still Serving” award for having served our country and still serving the Hampton Roads region by making significant contribution to the Hampton Roads community through his volunteer efforts with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization for the past 14 years.

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The IT industry is screaming for more qualified skilled workers. What if you could complete valuable career training in weeks?

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The IT industry is screaming for more qualified skilled workers. What if you could complete valuable career training in weeks?

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The following outlines the revised special duty assignment pay (SDAP) levels for the regular component, reserve component full time support (FTS) and qualified selected reserve (SELRES) sailors on active duty.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer.

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Today, Rear Admiral William E. Leigher, Director of Program Integration for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6F), discussed Information Dominance and Cybersecurity in the Navy at the AUSN Navy Now Forum Networking Luncheon in Washington, DC. View the online video of his address.

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The Navy General Library Program provides library resources at no charge to service members & their families, Retirees, DoN Civilians & NAF Employees through Navy Knowledge Online (NKO).

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The Association of the United States Navy, a new Associate Member of the National Veterans Day Committee, was a big part of this year’s celebration.

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In 2010 Congress blocked DoD from increasing TRICARE-related fees through 30 September2011. That moratorium has expired and based on action earlier this year, it is clear Congress no longer intends to block fees.

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We have found 160 195 199 over 200 stores and services doing their part to make life easier by offering discounts to active, reserve, and retired members of the US Military and their immediate family members.

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“Star creep” - an increase in flag and general officers at a time when the military as a whole is shrinking in size is receiving attention from a key Senate panel,. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s personnel panel, said he is studying historical trends to determine why senior ranks are growing but is not ready to do anything about it.

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The DoD encourages all Guard and Reserve members to nominate employers who have provided exceptional support of their military service. Nominations may be submitted by service members, or a family member acting on their behalf, at www.FreedomAward.mil through January 16, 2012.

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The new chief of naval operations issued direct messages to the fleet on his first day in office. To sailors: "Be ready." And to his commanding officers: "Do not let me down."

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The Navy has released the wear rules for its new digital and woodland camouflage Navy working uniforms. Starting now Sailors wearing the legacy woodland combat utilities will switch over to the woodland NWUs, while Sailors wearing the old desert combat utilities will either be issued the new woodlands or, if they meet a set of criteria, the new desert uniform.

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If this year's up-and-down stock market has you feeling uncertain about your 401(k) or IRA — and wondering what you should be doing with it — you're not alone.

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Representatives from the Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard gathered to celebrate the contributions of women at a Navy birthday celebration at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20.

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In the 112th Congress two bills are pending to authorize a Cold War Service Medal. S.402 on 17 FEB and H.R.1968 on 24 May.

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After two years of having no annual adjustment, military retirees will receive a 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment effective for the month of December.

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Flu season is here, and the Navy wants Sailors to receive their mandatory vaccine.

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The U.S. Naval Academy has a need for qualified Navy reserve officers, especially at the ranks of LT and LCDR, with at least a master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline to instruct in designated academic departments for fall 2012, to serve as outstanding military role models for midshipmen.

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Americans wanting to initiate new Medicare coverage or switch to another plan won't have to wait as long this year: Open Medicare enrollment starts Oct. 15, a month earlier than last time.

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Malek donates $250,000 to support $10M capital raise for development of rehabilitation retreat for veterans and their families in Loudoun County

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Help celebrate Veterans Day at a free concert featuring Kool & the Gang with the Chi-Lites featuring Marshall Thompson on November 10, 2011 from 3PM - 5PM at 810 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC. The event is sponsored in part by AUSN.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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A seven-member team is carrying out the last mechanical cleaning of the Civil War turret recovered in 2002, making discoveries along the way.

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The Department of the Navy (DON) soon will approve the use of iPhones, iPads, Android-based mobile devices and BlackBerry-based tablets on the unclassified networks of the Navy and Marine Corps Action being taken mainly in response to demand from its personnel, according to the Navy’s CIO office.

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One of 100 hiring fairs for veterans and military spouses scheduled nationwide by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Second Fleet was disestablished in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk at the end of September.

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Second Fleet was disestablished in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk at the end of September.

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The Navy announced that the USS Iowa battleship would be going permanently to the Port of Los Angeles.

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The Navy announced that the USS Iowa battleship would be going permanently to the Port of Los Angeles.

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Government retirees are cautiously looking forward to a cost of living adjustment of around 3.3 percent in their January checks.

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There is no longer any funding for hard copes to be printed and mailed, but you can receive it by email.

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With the holiday season fast approaching, we are reminding friends and families to mail early to ensure delivery of their holiday cards and packages to APO/FPO/DPO destination addresses by December 25.

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The following video is an outstanding presentation by a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, who provides a historic sequence of the promise of paid health care to military retirees and their authorized dependents.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officers.

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The following Line Officers on the Reserve active-status list have been promoted to the permanent grade of Lieutenant.

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Proclamation salutes service members and expresses gratitude to employers

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The Defense Accounting and Finance Service (DFAS) announced that pay days for military retirees will be changing to the first day of the month versus the first “busi­ness day.”

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The following Staff Corps Officers on the Reserve Active-Status list have been promoted to the permanent grade of Lieutenant Commander.

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The following Chief Warrant Officers on the Reserve Active-Status list have been promoted to the permanent grades of Chief Warrant Officer, W-4 and W-3.

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The following Chief Warrant Officers on the Active-Duty list have been promoted to the permanent grades of Chief Warrant Officer, W-5, W-4, and W-3.

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The following Active Duty Officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5, W4 and W3.

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The following Navy Reserve Officers have been promoted to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W3.

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The following  Staff Corps Officers on the Active-Duty list have been promoted to the permanent grade of Lieutenant Commander.

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The following personnel have been selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer by the FY-12 Active-Duty Navy E7 Selection Board.

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The following Unrestricted Line Officers on the Active-Duty list have been promoted to the permanent grade of Lieutenant Commander.

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UNCLASSIFIED// ATTENTION INVITED TO ROUTINE R 041615Z AUG 11 PSN 055081K19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN ZEN//OU=DOD/OU=NAVY/OU=ADDRESS LISTS(UC)/CN=AL NAVADMIN(UC) INFO ZEN/CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS ***THIS IS A 2 SECTION MESSAGE COLLATED BY DMDS*** QQQQ SUBJ: CHANGES TO POST 9-11 GI BILL UNCLASSIFIED// FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// UNCLAS//N01040// NAVADMIN 235/11 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/CHANGES TO POST 9-11 GI BILL// REF/A/DOC/P.L.110.252/30JUN08// REF/B/DOC/DOD DTM 09-003/22JUN09// REF/C/DOC/P.L.111.377/6JAN11// REF/D/MSGID/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/110033ZJUL09// REF/E/MSGID/COMNAVPERSCOM MILLINGTON TN/BUPERS261/131320ZJUN11// REF/F/DOC/COMNAVRESFORNOTE 5400// NARR/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2008. TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST 9-11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008. REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) POLICY ON POST 9-11 GI BILL. REF C IS PUBLIC LAW 111-377, THE POST 9-11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 2010. REF D IS NAVY POLICY FOR TRANSFERABILITY OF BENEFITS UNDER POST 9-11 GI BILL. REF E IS PAY AND PERSONNEL INFORMATION BULLETIN 11-21. REF F IS NAVY RESERVE ANNUAL NATIONAL COMMAND AND SENIOR OFFICER (O5/O6) NON-COMMAND BILLET SCREENING AND ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES// RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON CHANGES TO THE POST 9-11 GI BILL IMPLEMENTED BY REFS A AND B AND MODIFIED BY REF C. IT ALSO OUTLINES ADDITIONAL NAVY TRANSFERABILITY POLICY FOR INDIVIDUAL SERVICE OBLIGATIONS AND FORCE SHAPING AS ANNOUNCED IN REF D. 2. REF C ANNOUNCED CHANGES TO THE POST 9-11 GI BILL THAT IMPACT VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES, AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. THE VARIOUS CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN INCREMENTS AS FOLLOWS: A. EFFECTIVE 5 MARCH 2011, ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSES ARE LIMITED TO THE NET COST FOR TUITION AND FEES PRORATED ON THE PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED ELIGIBILITY TIERS (40-100 PERCENT) FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE SELECTED RESERVE. ELIGIBILITY TIERS AND PERIODS OF QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY TIME ARE PROVIDED IN REF B. CHANGE IN PAYMENTS BEGAN WITH EDUCATIONAL TERMS STARTING ON OR AFTER 5 MARCH 2011. B. EFFECTIVE 1 AUGUST 2011: (1) ALL IN-STATE TUITION AND FEES FOR INDIVIDUALS PURSUING DEGREES FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS, LESS ANY OTHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENT, WILL BE PAID THROUGH POST 9-11 GI BILL. FOR THOSE WITH 100 PERCENT ELIGIBILITY, THE YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM REMAINS AVAILABLE (EXCLUDING ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSES) TO PAY FOR OUT-OF STATE TUITION AND FEES. (2) TUITION AND FEES FOR INDIVIDUALS PURSUING DEGREES FROM PRIVATE AND FOREIGN SCHOOLS WHO ENROLLED ON OR AFTER 4 JAN 2011, WILL BE CAPPED A $17,500 PER ACADEMIC YEAR. IN AUGUST 2011, CONGRESS PASSED A TEMPORARY PROVISION PRESERVING THE HIGHER TUITION AND FEE RATE ESTABLISHED BY REF A FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PROGRAMS OF EDUCATION AT NON-PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND WHO WERE ENROLLED BEFORE 4 JAN 2011. THIS PROVISION BEGINS 1 AUGUST 2011 AND EXPIRES 31 JULY 2014. THIS PROVISION DOES NOT IMPACT STUDENTS ENROLLED IN FOREIGN SCHOOLS. FOR THOSE WITH 100 PERCENT ELIGIBILITY, THE YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM REMAINS AVAILABLE (EXCLUDING ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSES) TO PAY FOR TUITION AND FEES ABOVE THE CAP. (3) PAYMENT OF BENEFITS DURING BREAKS BETWEEN SEMESTERS OR TERMS WILL BE EXCLUDED. (4) REIMBURSEMENT FOR MORE THAN ONE LICENSING OR CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION WILL BE ALLOWED. ONE MONTH OF ENTITLEMENT WILL BE CHARGED, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE MONTH, FOR EACH $1,460 IN REIMBURSEMENTS. ENTITLEMENT WILL NOT BE ROUNDED DOWN TO ZERO MONTHS. FOR EXAMPLE, IF A MEMBER USES POST 9-11 GI BILL TO FUND A CERTIFICATION EXAM WHICH COSTS $47, THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA) WILL ROUND THAT UP AND CHARGE ONE MONTH OF EDUCATION BENEFITS. (5) REIMBURSEMENT OF FEES PAID TO TAKE NATIONAL EXAMS USED FOR ADMISSION TO AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING SUCH AS THE ACT, GMAT, OR SAT WILL BE ALLOWED. BENEFIT WILL BE CHARGED THE SAME AS FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSING EXAMS ADDRESSED IN PARA 2.B4. (6) THE MONTHLY LIVING STIPEND WILL BE PRORATED BASED ON RATE OF PURSUIT AND ROUNDS UP TO THE NEAREST MULTIPLE OF 10. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE RATE OF PURSUIT IS 75 PERCENT, DVA WILL ROUND PAYMENT TO 80 PERCENT. ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST ATTEND FULL-TIME TO DRAW 100 PERCENT. (7) CONCURRENT USE OF TRANSFERRED BENEFITS FROM MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE PROHIBITED. (8) CONCURRENT RECEIPT OF ASSISTANCE UNDER THE NATIONAL CALL TO SERVICE PROGRAM AND POST 9-11 WILL BE PROHIBITED. (9) POST 9-11 WILL BE THE NET BILL PAYER. FOR EXAMPLE, TUITION ASSISTANCE (TOP-UP), TUITION RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS, EDUCATIONAL LOANS,GRANTS, OR EMPLOYER FUNDED TUITION WILL BE THE FIRST TUITION PAYER. POST 9-11 WILL PAY THE DIFFERENCE UP TO THE AFOREMENTIONED CAP FOR PRIVATE AND FOREIGN SCHOOLS AND UP TO THE PUBLIC IN-STATE TUITION RATE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. C. EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2011: (1) ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSES WILL RECEIVE A STIPEND FOR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. (A) ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS AND SPOUSES USING POST 9-11 GI BILL TO PAY FOR TUITION AND FEES MAY USE UP TO $1,000 PER ACADEMIC YEAR FOR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. (B) ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS WHO ARE USING TOP-UP MAY USE UP TO $1,000 PER ACADEMIC YEAR FOR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. (2) HOUSING ALLOWANCE WILL BE PAYABLE TO STUDENTS (OTHER THAN ACTIVE DUTY AND THEIR SPOUSES) ENROLLED IN A DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM LEADING TO A DEGREE FROM AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING. THE HOUSING ALLOWANCE IS EQUAL TO 50 PERCENT OF THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) FOR AN E5 WITH DEPENDENTS. THE HOUSING ALLOWANCE IS PRORATED BASED ON THE RATE OF PURSUIT. MEMBERS SHOULD CONTACT THE DVA FOR ESTABLISHED RATES. (3) HOUSING ALLOWANCE WILL BE PAYABLE TO STUDENTS (OTHER THAN ACTIVE DUTY AND THEIR SPOUSES) ENROLLED IN A CERTIFICATE OR OTHER QQQQ NON-COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAM PURSUED THROUGH RESIDENT TRAINING OR DISTANCE LEARNING. THE HOUSING ALLOWANCE FOR FULL-TIME RESIDENT TRAINING IS EQUAL TO BAH FOR AN E5 WITH DEPENDENTS BASED ON THE LOCATION AND ZIP CODE OF THE INSTITUTION THE INDIVIDUAL IS ATTENDING. THE HOUSING ALLOWANCE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING IS EQUAL TO 50 PERCENT OF THE HOUSING ALLOWANCE FOR RESIDENT TRAINING. THE HOUSING ALLOWANCE IS PRORATED BASED ON THE RATE OF PURSUIT. MEMBERS SHOULD CONTACT THE DVA FOR ESTABLISHED RATES. (4) PAYMENT FOR NON-COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAMS, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING, FLIGHT PROGRAMS AND CORRESPONDENCE TRAINING WILL BE EXPANDED. THE BENEFITS DIFFER FOR THE TYPE OF PROGRAM PURSUED AND MEMBERS SHOULD CONTACT THE DVA FOR ESTABLISHED RATES. D. EFFECTIVE 1 AUGUST 2009 AND PAYABLE 1 OCTOBER 2011, THE DEFINITION OF QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY TIME WILL BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD WHO ARE ORDERED TO SERVICE UNDER TITLE 32 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ORGANIZING, ADMINISTERING, RECRUITING, INSTRUCTING OR TRAINING THE NATIONAL GUARD OR WHEN RESPONDING TO A NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE PRESIDENT AND SUPPORTED BY FEDERAL FUNDS. 3. BASED ON THESE CHANGES, ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSES WHO ARE CURRENTLY USING POST 9-11 TO PAY 100 PERCENT OF THEIR TUITION AND FEES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO PAY ADDITIONAL COSTS IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY: A. THE MEMBER IS NOT AT 100 PERCENT ELIGIBILITY BASED ON QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY TIME; OR B. THE ANNUAL TUITION FOR THE PRIVATE OR FOREIGN SCHOOL IS GREATER THAN $17,500; OR C. THE STUDENT IS PAYING OUT-OF-STATE TUITION AT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION. 4. TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE OBLIGATION POLICY. A. TRANSFERABILITY IS A RETENTION AND RECRUITING TOOL AND ALL TRANSFER OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) APPLICATIONS WILL HAVE A SERVICE OBLIGATION END DATE DOCUMENTED AT THE TIME OF APPROVAL. THE FOLLOWING POLICY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AUGUST 2013: (1) AT THE TIME THE TEB APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED, ENLISTED MEMBERS WHO CANNOT COMMIT TO THE ADDITIONAL REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION DUE TO HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT), WILL BE APPROVED FOR TRANSFERABILITY PROVIDED THEIR SEAOS/EOS MATCHES THEIR HYT DATE. (2) AT THE TIME THE TEB APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED, OFFICERS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO RETIRE DUE TO STATUTE AND CANNOT COMMIT TO THE ADDITIONAL REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION WILL BE APPROVED FOR TRANSFERABILITY AND THEIR SERVICE OBLIGATION END DATE WILL MATCH THEIR FORCED RETIREMENT DATE. (3) MEMBERS OF THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (INCLUDING THE VOLUNTARY TRAINING UNIT (VTU) AND ACTIVE STATUS POOL), MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TO QUALIFY FOR TRANSFERABILITY: (A) MUST HAVE ENTERED THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE AFTER 1 AUGUST 2009; (B) MUST HAVE COMPLETED 20 YEARS OF ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE OR 20 QUALIFYING YEARS FOR RESERVE RETIREMENT AS OF 1 AUGUST 2009 AND (C) MUST BE ON ACTIVE DUTY ORDERS OF 90 DAYS OR GREATER. B. BEGINNING 1 AUGUST 2013, DOD POLICY REQUIRES THAT ALL SERVICE MEMBERS WHO WISH TO TRANSFER THEIR EDUCATION BENEFITS TO A FAMILY MEMBER OBLIGATE FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE REGARDLESS OF THEIR TIME IN SERVICE OR RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY DATE. 5. TRANSFERABILITY FORCE MANAGEMENT POLICY. A. SENIOR ENLISTED MEMBERS (E7-E9) IDENTIFIED BY THE PERFORMANCE-BASED BOARD FOR CONTINUATION, WHO MUST RETIRE BEFORE REACHING THEIR HYT, WILL NOT LOSE APPROVED TRANSFERABILITY IF THEY ARE DISCHARGED BEFORE REACHING THEIR SERVICE OBLIGATION END DATE. SEPARATION PROGRAM DESIGNATOR (SPD) CODE SCC,REDUCTION IN FORCE, WILL BE USED FOR THESE MEMBERS. MEMBERS THAT ELECT TO VOLUNTARILY RETIRE BEFORE SERVING THE AGREED REQUIRED OBLIGATION WILL FORFEIT TRANSFERABILITY AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO RECOUPMENT BY DVA. B. PER REF E, SAILORS NOT SELECTED FOR RETENTION BY THE QUOTA-BASED ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD (QBERB) MAY BE ALLOWED TO RETAIN TRANSFERABILITY IF THE MEMBER HAS TEN OR MORE YEARS AT THE TIME OF SEPARATION. SPD CODE OF EITHER JCC OR LCC WILL BE USED. SAILORS NOT SELECTED FOR RETENTION BY THE QBERB WITH LESS THAN TEN YEARS AT THE TIME OF SEPARATION WILL NOT RETAIN TRANSFERABILITY UNLESS THEY AFFILIATE WITH THE SELECTED RESERVES AND SERVE THE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION. C. ELIGIBLE OFFICERS WHO SUBMIT A VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT REQUEST IN ORDER TO BE EXEMPTED FROM CONSIDERATION BY THE SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT (SER) BOARD WILL RETAIN APPROVED TRANSFERABILITY IF THE VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT REQUEST IS APPROVED. SPD CODE RCC, SERVICE MEMBER INITIATED RETIREMENT - REDUCTION IN FORCE, WILL BE USED FOR OFFICERS IN THIS CATEGORY. D. SELRES OFFICERS WITH A POST 9-11 ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION REQUIREMENT WHO REQUEST AND DO NOT RECEIVE AN OVER GRADE WAIVER MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL APPLY BOARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF F TO QUALIFY FOR OR RETAIN TRANSFERABILITY. E. SELRES OFFICERS WHO ARE NOT SELECTED FOR A BILLET VIA THE ANNUAL APPLY BOARD WILL NOT LOSE TRANSFERABILITY IF, AS DIRECTED BY COMMANDER, NAVY RESERVE FORCES COMMAND (CNRFC), THEY TRANSFER TO THE VTU PRIOR TO REACHING THEIR SERVICE OBLIGATION END DATE. MEMBERS MUST TRANSFER BENEFITS PRIOR TO ENTERING THE VTU. F. ENLISTED MEMBERS APPROVED FOR THE ENLISTED EARLY CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAM THAT HAVE TRANSFERRED EDUCATION BENEFITS CAN FULFILL THEIR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATED SERVICE IF THEY REMAIN IN A SELECTED RESERVE DRILL PAY STATUS UNTIL THEIR SERVICE OBLIGATION END DATE. 6. MULTIPLE ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTION. MEMBERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM UTILIZING THE SAME PERIOD OF SERVICE TO QUALIFY FOR MULTIPLE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. DVA WILL DETERMINE THE MANNER BY WHICH MEMBERS MAKE THEIR ELECTION. 7. REFERENCE INFORMATION. A. SEE DVA'S WEB SITE WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING USE AND BENEFITS OF TRANSFERRED POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT. B. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND A SERVICE MEMBER TRANSFERABILITY PROCESS CHECKLIST ARE AVAILABLE ON NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) AND BUPERS WEBSITE. HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/GIBILL. 8. POINTS OF CONTACT. A. MS. ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, (931) 535-3167, OR VIA E-MAIL ANN.HUNTER (AT)NAVY.MIL. B. NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/ DSN 882- 5672. C. CNRFC POST 9-11 GI BILL HELP DESK: 1-888-643-8821, OR VIA E-MAIL CNRFC_POST911GIBILL(AT)NAVY.MIL. 9. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT #0934 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//

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A friendship that began 33 years ago at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii culminated in the sharing of career milestones this summer. On June 8, 2011, P-3 senior crewmen of the Active and Reserve Components, Naval Aircrewman Master Chief Steven Yarosh of the U.S. Navy and Naval Aircrewman Master Chief Glenn F. Welling, Jr. of the Navy Reserve, achieved 8,000 and 5,000 flight hours in the P-3 Aircraft, respectively, on a training and proficiency flight from Naval Air Station in Patuxent, MD. Yarosh and Welling became close friends more than 30 years ago in 1979. As young Naval Aircrewmen, flying on P-3 aircraft was the second choice for both Welling and Yarosh, but it turned out to be a major aspect of both of their careers. They both were assigned to Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4) in Hawaii, whose members of that time became a brotherhood that remains close to this day. “The collective experience of being part of VP-4 was special. We all have a bond that has lasted decades as a result of those shared experiences,” Welling said. While Yarosh has recently retired, Welling remains a drilling reservist and credits Yarosh with helping him begin his career in the Navy Reserve. “I wouldn’t have known about the Navy Reserve had it not been for Steve. And I owe everything I am today to my decision to join the Navy; my education, my wife and family, my current career, all made possible because of that decision, and being a member of the Navy Reserve has allowed me to continue to serve well beyond my active duty experience.” Welling added, “Reaching 5,000 flight hours and being able to do so with Steve as he reached his 8,000th is something I never would have imagined when I joined the Navy.” Yarosh remembers dreaming of becoming a part of Naval Aviation as a kid. “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.” Yarosh said of his career. “I’m extremely fortunate to have been able to do it for 33 years.” The milestone flight marked the end of Yarosh’s Navy career, but he won’t be far from the job he loved for so long after he retires. “Military careers have to come to an end sometime. My service isn’t done though. Now I’ll just have to work naval aviation in the private sector,” Yarosh said with a laugh. The milestone flight was made possible by the efforts of several people at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VX-1). “They were integral in coordinating the flight so we could reach our milestones together,” said Welling. The flight had more people in the crew than usual because of the monumental occasion. “People were jumping at the chance to be on board and be a part of this occasion. There was a clear respect and admiration for what we were about to accomplish,” added Yarosh. It is not common for Naval Aircrewmen to reach those milestones anymore, and certainly not by two aviators that began their careers together in the same squadron. From their first deployment to the Western Pacific to the ceremonial dousing by the fire hose after their milestone reaching flight, the P-3 senior crewmen have overcome challenges and enjoyed shared experiences that created a bond that will last forever. “The opportunity to come full circle and close a chapter with one of my closest friends is an experience that I will always treasure,” Welling said. It is also an experience few others will ever have.

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Curtin R. Coleman II quietly passed away on July 27, 2011, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was born 1923, in Atlanta, Georgia to Thomas and Doris Coleman. Mr. Coleman was raised in Anniston, Alabama and graduated from the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Curtin attended the University of Virginia as an R.O.T.C. Midshipman and served duty on Mine Sweepers in the Atlantic prior to Pearl Harbor. After graduation he participated in three major campaigns in the Western Pacific before becoming Commanding Officer of the USS STRICKLAND (DE-333). After active duty Curtin returned to the University of Virginia to earn a BA and a Law degree at the University of Virginia. In 1951, Curtin was returned to active duty during the Korean War after having opened a sole practice law firm in Palm Beach, Florida in 1949. Mr. Coleman was released to inactive duty in 1953 while serving as Operational Intelligence Officer and Intelligence on the staff of Commandant Sixth Naval District War Plans Officer while rising to the rank of Captain. Since 1953, he has served in many Naval Reserve Intelligence billets including Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Intelligence Division 6-1(1972-1974) and Intelligence Area Coordinator for Combined Air and Surface Intelligence programs in the Florida-Puerto Rico area(1974-1977). In 1953, Curtin moved with his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was an associate to Stephen C. O’ Connell before Mr. O’ Connell’s appointment to the Florida Supreme Court. The law firm of Coleman, Leonard,Morse,Morrison and Riddle was formed in 1954. Between 1956 and 1961, Mr. Coleman was appointed by then Governor Le roy Collins and served as the sole Assistant State Attorney for Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In 1984, Curtin left his firm in Ft. Lauderdale and opened an office in Charlottesville, Virginia. He practiced and performed legal services in 14 states including Canada, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Europe until his retirement in 2005. Curtin Coleman’s contributions to his country and community are numerous. Among these were his lifetime of service to the Naval Reserve Association (NRA), now the Association of the United States Navy in which he served as National Judge Advocate, Vice-President and President. Captain Coleman served on the CNO/Commandant Sea Power Speakers Team; Board of Directors of the Navy League of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Governor’s Advisory Committee and lectured at the Naval War Colleges. Curtin was a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association and American Judicature Society. In addition to his having served as Assistant State Attorney, his public offices have included the Florida Board of Social Welfare(1956-1960);and Vice Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission, 4th District Court of Appeals, Florida.Along with his first wife,Preston,developed Community Concerts program to the War Memorial Auditorium which developed the need for the Parker Playhouse. Curtin Coleman had numerous awards presented throughout his lifetime, but the two that he and his family were most proud of are the 1977 Meritorious Service Medal he received from the President of the United States and the Distinguished Public Service Award in 1983 from the Secretary of the Navy. Curtin is survived by his wife, Helga, his brother Thomas Gibson Coleman of Anniston, Alabama and his three children; Curtin Robert Coleman III of Mashpee, Massachusetts; Stephen M.Coleman and Lynette L. Coleman of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors on Sept. 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. Wounded Warrior Project-1120 G Street NW, Suite 700-Washington, DC 20005- (202)558-4301

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Commander Tim Rascoll (VR-57 Commanding Officer) presents a framed photo of a VR-57 C-40A "Clipper" flying over the city of San Diego, to Mr. Michael Morton (Chief Executive Officer of the Brigantine Restaurant Corporation) to celebrate VR-57's "Employer Support and Appreciation" event. "The Brigantine Family of Restaurants" has been in operation in the San Diego area since 1969, and now has 14 restaurants throughout the region. The Brigantine Corporation is an avid supporter of the military and is a long-time friend of the San Diego military community and family members. Mr. Morton's brother Matt is also a Selected Reservist Lieutenant Commander with VR-57, flying the C-40A Clipper from VR-57's home station of Naval Base Coronado/Naval Air Station North Island. When not actively drilling with VR-57 as an International Overwater Transport Aircraft Commander and Department Head, Matt works with his brother Mike as the Brigantine Corporation's Director of Restaurant Development.

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If you are interested in getting an address added to the Coronado Home Front Project, please send a note to officemgr@coronadohistory.org. If you want to buy a sign to put on your own front lawn, wherever you live, look at http://cgi.ebay.com/Naval-Aviator-Sign-/260757220328?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb6576be8.

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The following officers have been promoted to the permanent or temporary grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps, and Chief Warrant Officer W5.

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The following Navy Reserve officers have been promoted  to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps.

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The July 21, 2011 edition of Stars and Stripes featured a "Quote of the Day" from AUSN's Executive Director RADM Casey Coane: "Suddenly, they're in charge of a large Navy vessel... and for whatever reason, they have a lapse of judgement." Download the article here.

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The following Line Officers on the Active-Duty list have been promoted to the permanent grade of Lieutenant Commander.

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The following personnel have been selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer by the FY-12 Navy Reserve E7 Selection Board.

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Apply between: July 6-13, 2011 Are you searching for a career? Do you want more than just a job? Are you using your VA or other educational benefits? Do you want to continue to serve your country? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have a career for you! Download the Brochure More information: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/vets2feds/index.aspx

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The following Navy Reserve officers have been promoted  to the grades of Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, and Lieutenant, Line and Staff Corps.

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