The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) prepares to moor at her new homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, following a homeport swap with the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70), Aug. 15. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Johans Chavarro) Chief petty officer (CPO) selects from Legacy Academy Class 010 prepare for a formation run at Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 19. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Johans Chavarro) Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) man the rails as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled homeport change to San Diego, Aug. 29. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham) Sailors assigned to Pacific Missile Range Facility, respond to an active shooter scenario during a training exercise as part of Citadel Pacific 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Mathew J. Diendorf) Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam rifle detail awaits orders during a ceremony of the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Sept. 2. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Diana Quinlan) Colombian Navy ship ARC Narino (CM-55) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit, Sept. 4. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Tiarra Fulgham) Boots for more than 7,000 fallen service members, each containing a photo identification, line up a field during the Tripler Fisher House 8K Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll, Sep. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Diana Quinlan) Fire Inspectors from the Federal Fire Department Fire Prevention Division worked to complete the 9/11 memorial fence design off Center Drive, Sep. 5. (Photo by Regional Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Moriguchi) Navy Region Hawaii CPO and CPO selectees hold a remembrance ceremony at the Fisher House Run Boots display to honor those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and those service members who gave their lives since. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Brian Wilbur) More than 30 service members took the oath of enlistment on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, commemorating their past and future service at a ceremony aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island, Sep. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Diana Quinlan)
Admiral's Commentary of the Week

"The role of chief: Backbone of our Navy, providing leadership"

Last year at around this time, I shared some thoughts in a commentary about the hard work, perseverance and strong commitment it takes to become a chief petty officer. Some of those thoughts are worth repeating and expanding upon this week as chief-selectees participate in "phase II" and the Legacy Academy.                                                                                                                               More Commentaries

 

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

 

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