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MAYPORT, Fla (Aug 29, 2019) Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) make preparations for Hurricane Dorian at Naval Station Mayport August 29, 2019. Iwo Jima is currently at her homeport conducting Chief of Naval Operations Maintenance Availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Travis Baley/Released)
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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Aug. 1, 2019) Naval ROTC midshipmen candidates practice firing the M9 Beretta 9 mm pistol in the USS Missouri Small Arms Marksmanship Trainer (SAMT) at Recruit Training Command (RTC). The candidates are part of the New Student Indoctrination (NSI) Cycle 2. The young men and women from across the country are entering their freshman year of the NROTC program at universities nationwide this fall. They are undergoing a three-week indoctrination program hosted at RTC, the U. S. Navy’s only boot camp, which provides standardized entry-level militarization and prepares midshipmen with a common training orientation. They are led by Navy-option 1st class and Marine-option 2nd class midshipmen, instructors and staff from NROTC units across the country. The staff is overseeing and instructing the midshipmen candidates with assistance from the Recruit Division Commanders and instructors assigned to RTC as well as active duty Marine Corps Drill Instructors. NSI provides basic training in five warfighting fundamentals – Fire Fighting, Damage Control, Seamanship, Watchstanding and Small Arms Handling and Marksmanship -- to begin creating basically trained, smartly disciplined, tough and courageous future Navy and Marine Corps Officers.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda S. Kitchner/Released)
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PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 2, 2019) The wife and son of Chief Navy Counselor David Runyon hold Old Glory during Runyon’s retirement ceremony at the Chapel of Four Chaplains at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Runyon is retiring at his current command, Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia, after 20 years of successful service. NRD Philadelphia encompasses Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, providing recruiting services from more than 30 recruiting stations with the goal to attract the highest quality candidates to ensure the ongoing success of America’s Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
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KEY WEST, Fla. (Aug. 3 2019) The crew of the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, USS Billings (LCS 15), brings the ship to life during its commissioning ceremony. Billings is the 17th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the eighth of the Freedom variant. It is the first ship named for Billings, the largest city in the U.S. state of Montana. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marianne Guemo/Released)
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 3, 2019) Visitors are welcomed to ship tours and main events at the entrance to the 43nd annual Friendship Day celebration hosted by Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY).  The summer open base event is one of several throughout the year highlighting the friendship between the local Japanese community and U.S. Navy.  CFAY provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and more than 27,000 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Edward L. Holland/Released)
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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2019) Rep. Katie Hill, of California, and Capt. Erik Thors, commanding officer, Recruit Training Command (RTC), receive a salute from a graduating division during a pass-in-review graduation ceremony at RTC. Hill served as the reviewing officer for the ceremony. Naval Station Great Lakes and RTC hosted Hill for a command overview and facilities tour. More than 35,000 recruits train annually at the Navy's only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Camilo Fernan/Released)

Charges were referred to general court-martial yesterday for U.S. Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony E. Dedolph and U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Mario A. Madero-Rodriguez by Rear Adm. Charles W. Rock, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in conjunction with the death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, who died June 4, 2017 while serving in Bamako, Mali.


There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field.  There are no field carrier landing practice (FCLP) scheduled for Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., the week of September 23-29, 2019.


SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 18, 2019) - Officials from the Guam Department of Public Health have confirmed two cases of locally acquired infections of dengue fever. We urge residents to take preventive measures to help eliminate mosquito breeding sites around their homes and to take protective measures for themselves against mosquitoes. 


SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 17, 2019) -  The Spanish Navy Frigate Mendez Nunez is re-tracing the voyage of the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago as part of their current deployment that brought  them to U.S. Naval Base Guam Sept. 15.


SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 13, 2019) - Thirty new chiefs from 11 Guam-based commands were pinned their gold-fouled anchors during the Chief's Pinning Ceremony at the Big Screen Theater aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) in Santa Rita Sept. 13. 

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