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Eisenhower Strike Group Completes First OFRP SUSTEX

13 April 2017 - 6:16pm
The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) completed the first sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) under the Navy's Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP), April 11.

Gerald R. Ford and "Sea Knights" Provide MEDEVAC Support During Sea Trials

13 April 2017 - 4:40pm
The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) April 11 to assist a Sailor from dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) who required urgent medical attention.

Nimitz Conducts COMPTUEX In Preparation For Deployment

12 April 2017 - 12:15pm
Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 is currently undergoing their final pre—deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), marking the completion of their condensed Inter—Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) for an upcoming deployment slated for this year.

Sterett—Dewey Surface Action Group Makes First Stop of Western Pacific Deployment in Hawaii

12 April 2017 - 11:48am
Ships and units from the Sterett—Dewey Surface Action Group (Sterett—Dewey SAG) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor—Hickam, Hawaii, April 11, the first stop of the group's Western Pacific deployment.

Makin Island Hosts Reception, Concludes Port Visit in Hong Kong

11 April 2017 - 3:27pm
The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) departed Hong Kong April 11, following a scheduled port visit.

CNSF Visits With Sailors Aboard USS Coronado While In Singapore

11 April 2017 - 1:25pm
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, visited with Sailors aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a visit to Singapore, April 10.

Eisenhower Strike Group Sustaining Readiness if Called Upon

10 April 2017 - 6:02pm
Approximately 6,000 Sailors from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) are conducting a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) to maintain their readiness and capability to deploy anywhere in the world on short notice should the need arise.

Ross, Porter Commanding Officers Receive Phone Calls from President Trump

9 April 2017 - 11:45pm
April 9, 2017, the commanding officers of Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Porter (DDG 78) received phone calls from President Donald J. Trump.

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs Singapore for Western Pacific

9 April 2017 - 4:42pm
Admiral Harry Harris, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, has directed the Carl Vinson Strike Group to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean after departing Singapore April 8.

Future USS Gerald R. Ford Underway for Builder's Sea Trials

8 April 2017 - 9:17pm
The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway for its first set of sea trials, known as Builder's Sea Trials (BST). Builder's sea trials provide an opportunity to test systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time.

Air Boss Listens to Concerns of T—45C Pilots, Extends Operational Pause

8 April 2017 - 1:38pm
Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF), is visiting T—45C training commands across the fleet April 6 to April 8 to address recent concerns.

Navy to Christen Guided—Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius

7 April 2017 - 7:02pm
The Navy will christen the newest guided—missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Saturday, April 8 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

US, UK and France Begin Exercise Alligator Dagger 17

7 April 2017 - 4:32pm
U.S., U.K. and France began Exercise Alligator Dagger 17, April 5. The two—week multilateral amphibious exercise is taking place in international waters off the coast of Djibouti and in the vicinity of Djibouti and Arta Beach, April 5 — April 20.

Trump Orders Missile Attack in Retaliation for Syrian Chemical Strikes

7 April 2017 - 1:32pm
The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria April 6 in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people.

Statement from Pentagon Spokesman on US Strike in Syria

7 April 2017 - 2:48am
At the direction of the president, U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield today at about 8:40 p.m. EDT (4:40 a.m., April 7, in Syria).

NKO Content Shifts to My Navy Portal

6 April 2017 - 5:20pm
The Navy announced Thursday, following the successful launch of My Navy Portal, Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) will be disestablished April 14.

Navy Implements SGLI On—Line

6 April 2017 - 3:20pm
The Navy announced in NAVADMIN 085/17 that Servicemember's Group Life Insurance (SGLI) will be available online for Sailors to verify, update and change their insurance coverage amount and beneficiaries starting April 6.

T—45C Operational Pause Implemented

5 April 2017 - 10:57pm
The Navy implemented a three—day operational pause for its T—45C fleet Wednesday at the direction of Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces

Blue Angels Announce New Commanding Officer

5 April 2017 - 2:05pm
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the commanding officer for the 2018 and 2019 seasons at a press conference at the National Museum of Aviation onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, April 4.

CNIC Visits Chicago to Support Warrior Games

5 April 2017 - 2:04pm
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson visited Chicago, April 4, to meet with local veteran and military service organizations at the Union League Club of Chicago to recognize the 90 day countdown to the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games.

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