WASHINGTON, D.C.— Lt. Cmdr. Eric Conrad, a native of Lancaster, Ohio and 1988 graduate of Lancaster High School, was promoted to the rank of commander in a ceremony at the Commander, Navy Installations Command Headquarters onboard Washington Navy Yard, Oct. 5.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senior Chief Religious Program Specialist Jennifer Kitson, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 2005 graduate of Albertus Magnus College, was promoted to the rank of master chief petty officer in a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, Sept. 22.
For the 53,000 personnel that make up Commander, Navy Installations Command, today is no ordinary day – it’s their birthday.
WASHINGTON – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, over 200 military installations from around the world participated in the Department of Defense Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program this year.
WASHINGTON – Being prepared is a hallmark of the Navy and the burgeoning rash of unpredictable events this past year has shown the tremendous value in maintaining readiness.
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The U.S. Navy is the epitome of preparedness, ready to respond to both natural and man-made disaster.
WASHINGTON – In preparation for Independence Day, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Navy Entertainment program makes tremendous strides to provide quality entertainment for upcoming celebrations taking place on deployed ships around the globe.
WASHINGTON – Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) recently finished five of 12 worldwide live esports tournaments with more than 125 Sailors and MWR patrons from around the world battling it out on PlayStation 4 to determine the best in Madden NFL 20.
In less than two weeks after the President’s Executive Order declaring a national emergency, March 13, an initial contingency of 32 specially-trained Navy Reservists rapidly deployed nationwide to support civil authorities in the COVID-19 pandemic response efforts.
WASHINGTON – People first and mission always. For the port operations teams across the Navy’s shore enterprise, their strong commitment to mission accomplishment is unwavering – even during a pandemic.
A Navy civilian employee from California has been selected as the Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) of the year by the Department of Defense.
WASHINGTON – The Navy wants to hear from Sailors and families enrolled in its Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) through a survey that is open now through June 15.
WASHINGTON – Navy Public Private Venture (PPV) housing residents expressed a marked improvement in housing satisfaction according to survey results from the annual Resident Satisfaction Survey (RSS) conducted in the fall of 2019. Even with the upward trend, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) continues to focus on improving the PPV housing program.
WASHINGTON – Even a pandemic hasn’t stopped the folks behind Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Navy Entertainment from doing what they do best – supporting the quality of life of Sailors and their families.
WASHINGTON – The Navy’s shore enterprise continues its mission of providing resources for Sailors to stay physically fit and mission ready.
STAMFORD, Connecticut -- On April 22-23 Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers in Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Connecticut coordinated the transfer of 49 medical personnel from Texas and Louisiana to the Bennett Medical Center in Stamford, Connecticut.
WASHINGTON –In recognition of their superior performance and dedication to mission, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) recently selected Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples and Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field as winners of the 2019 Navy Security Force of the Year awards.
WASHINGTON -- Commander, Navy Installations Command has found a way to continue supporting Sailors and families while maintaining physical distancing.
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- As part of the Navy’s efforts to minimize the spread of Coronavirus, U.S. Fleet Forces Command has elevated its health protection measures to HPCON C (MINUS) for Navy installations in the 48 contiguous U.S. States and Alaska March 20.
WASHINGTON – Navy firefighters and first responders located throughout the shore enterprise are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year “Protecting those who Defend America.”
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy and Marine Corps leaders met with privatized housing company executives at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Feb. 5 as part of the Department of the Navy’s strategy to develop long-term improvements across the enterprise.
WASHINGTON – A Fort Lauderdale, Florida native currently assigned to Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy was selected as the 2020 Shore Enterprise Sailor of the Year at Commander Navy Installations Command headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard, Feb. 6.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy will participate in Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2020 (CS-SC20), an annual, two-part force protection exercise Feb. 3-14.
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy is on track to hire more than half the existing number of housing staff to provide better support for families living in privatized Navy housing.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) – The commander of Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson, visited Naval Air Station Pensacola today where she praised the actions of those who responded to a deadly active shooter incident that occurred at the base Dec. 6.
WASHINGTON - The famous African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” is exactly what Commander, Navy Installations Command’s (CNIC) Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) is attempting to ensure service members and their families receive the best services and support now and after they leave the military.
WASHINGTON – Commander, Navy Reserve Navy Installations Command (NR CNIC) held a change of command ceremony at the Forge Building, CNIC Headquarters, located on the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., Nov. 17.
Navy installations are ready to support authorized veterans and their caregivers who will soon be able to enjoy certain Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs and shop at base commissaries and exchanges.
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY REDZIKOWO, Poland – The top leader of the Navy’s shore enterprise visited Naval Support Facility (NSF) Redzikowo and the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) site in Poland, Fri., Oct. 18, 2019.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As part of the on-going effort to improve residents’ housing experience, the Navy kicked off a new course this week at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on conducting housing inspections.
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy released more details from a “2019 Summary of the Navy PPV Housing ‘Out of Cycle’ Survey,” which was conducted earlier this year based on concerns regarding privatized family housing.
WASHINGTON-- Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC), Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) and Commander, Navy Region Northwest (CNRNW), along with their installations and tenant commands will be testing their abilities to respond to a major earthquake and what follows next during an exercise scheduled Aug. 5-9.
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy’s recently conducted “out of cycle” resident satisfaction survey confirmed that most of the actions recently taken by the Navy and its public private venture (PPV) partners are aligned to the areas of most concern to Service members and their families.
WASHINGTON -- Commander, Navy Installations Command’s (CNIC) Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) celebrated 40 years of service to Sailors and their families at a ceremony held at CNIC headquarters on the Washington Navy Yard, July 16, 2019.
TAMPA, Fla. – Local citizens joined athletes, families, and service members at the Amalie Arena for a closing ceremony to celebrate the teams’ accomplishments during 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 30.
TAMPA, Fla. – As Team Navy continues to compete at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games, there are crucial members of the team who never see time on the court, yet they work just as hard, sacrifice just as much and push themselves to equivalent limits as the athletes.
TAMPA, Fla. (NNS) -- Team Navy kicked off the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 21 in Tampa Bay, Florida, competing alongside wounded warriors with combat and non-combat related conditions from other U.S. military branches and allied nations.
WASHINGTON (NNS) – As part of a continued engagement to address housing concerns, Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) hosted a third Housing Public Private Venture (PPV) meeting this year with the companies that provide housing for service members and their families residing in housing overseen by the Navy and Marine Corps.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Serving in the military, service members stand tall and take pride in fighting for what they believe in. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) reflected upon hearing two men’s tale of an unjust time during an observance at the Washington Navy Yard, June 18.
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy has taken another step forward to improve the quality of life of service members and their families as well as better address housing concerns now and into the future.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – They are on call 24/7, running towards danger and saving lives by fighting a never-ending, relentless enemy -- fire -- which is why Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) honors its firefighters with the annual Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) awards program.
WASHINGTON – With the PCS season right around the corner, Sailors and families are urged to turn to their Navy Housing Service Centers (HSC) for assistance to select the housing that best suit their needs.
Although private companies provide housing for Navy families, many are unaware that there is a dedicated staff of Navy employees as well as tools to manage, improve and provide oversight for privatized housing – as well as all Navy housing.
The Navy has implemented a two-step resolution process for housing residents who have issues or concerns with their current residence.
WASHINGTON – Members of the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) Program are ready for this year’s hurricane season.
WASHINGTON -- Sailors or their family members living in Private Partner Venture (PPV) housing have through April 30 to complete a special survey that allows them to share their overall experience with their current living conditions.
WASHINGTON – Committed to providing continued assistance to families of service members that paid the ultimate sacrifice, the Navy honors it’s extended family on Gold Star Spouse Day worldwide on April 5.
Washington-- Forty wounded, ill and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and veterans who will represent Team Navy at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21-30 in Tampa, Fla.
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif.-- Much of the nation may be focused on the NCAA Final Four basketball playoffs that kicked off this week, but there is another group of motivated athletes who are also competing for pride and glory – veterans from the U.S. Navy and U.S Coast Guard competing for a chance to participate in the 2019 DOD Wounded Warrior Games later this year.
WASHINGTON-- The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) National Capital Area’s (NCA) Most Outstanding Campaign Award was presented to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) by the Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly inside the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes at Arlington, Va., March 6.
March 3rd marks the 104th birthday of the Navy Reserve and celebrates the flexibility, responsiveness, and unique skills that members of the reserve force bring to the Navy.
Washington-- When Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Kayla Pomroy was considering taking leave to travel from Japan to be with family in Pennsylvania this past Christmas, she checked out a new website called American ForcesTravel.com.
WASHINGTON – A Brooklyn native currently assigned to Navy Security Force Bahrain was selected as the 2019 Shore Enterprise Sailor of the Year during a ceremony held at Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) headquarters at the historic Washington Navy Yard, Feb. 6.
SYDNEY – Months of training toward healing have paid off for fourteen Navy wounded warriors representing the nation and Team USA at the 2018 Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event currently being held in Sydney, Australia.
WASHINGTON - September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commander, Navy Installations Command's (CNIC) Ready Navy Program educates Sailors and their families on how to be prepared when an emergency occurs. This year’s overall theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”
Commander, Navy Installations Command’s
(CNIC) top performing firefighters who have demonstrated excellence and
commitment were presented the Navy’s 2017 Fire and Emergency Services
(F&ES) awards during a ceremony May 22.
To some Hoteling may sound like an odd work concept, but it could be the future for the shore enterprise.
WASHINGTON -- The Navy announced Friday in NAVADMIN 159/17 that beginning July 5, most Sailors will receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) that will help them coordinate a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) household good shipment much earlier, as well as complete other necessary screenings.
These mitigation efforts and innovative process changes will now allow most Sailors to complete operational (sea duty) screenings, update security clearances, take permissive Temporary Duty (TDY) to find a residence, and begin the entitlement counseling and application processes for the movement of Household Goods (HHG) before receiving funded orders.
Over the past three weeks the Navy Installations Command and U.S. Fleet Forces Command conducted an exercise to test their hurricane preparedness, which would not have been possible without the support of more than 50 members of reserve components throughout the Navy’s Installations Command.
WASHINGTON – Navy Gold Star families took a guided tour of
the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) recently, where they visited the
command’s facilities and learned about how its scientific research continues to
advance the U.S. Navy’s mission.
WASHINGTON – Commander, Navy Installations
Command held a Holocaust Remembrance Day event on the Washington Navy Yard,
Nearly one-hundred members of Navy Reserve units throughout Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) augmented their active duty commands during Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2018, an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted across Navy installations within the continental U.S.
Delivering necessary programs and services to the fleet, fighter and family will remain a priority at Navy installations throughout the shore enterprise even during a possible government shutdown.
WASHINGTON – Navy installations within the continental United States (CONUS) will conduct Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 Jan. 29 – Feb. 9.
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) announced the Navy's 2018 Installation Excellence Award Winners today.
For some, being good enough is OK, but for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) being the best-in-class in customer service is a priority.
Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) continues to provide high-quality accommodations to military travelers, adding 50 new and 105 renovated guest rooms at three Navy Installations Command bases.
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Wounded warriors and their families can overcome obstacles and achieve successes with the support of a community.
WASHINGTON -- Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) understands that a workforce made up of different backgrounds, experiences and ethnicities only adds to the success of an organization.
Every year Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and Navy Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) recognize domestic violence prevention with reminders that domestic violence is a community health issue that needs to be addressed.
Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Mary Jackson attended the 2017 Invictus Games to show Team U.S. support and cheer on the 17 Sailors competing at the international sporting event, Sept. 25-26.
Since 1936, the last Sunday in September has been designated as Gold Star Mother’s Day to recognize and honor those who have lost a child while serving our country in the United States Armed Forces.
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commander, Navy Installations Command's (CNIC) Ready Navy Program educates Sailors and their families on how to be prepared when an emergency occurs. This year’s overall theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
On Sept. 21, Navy installations will participate in the second annual Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony to honor those who died while on active duty.
August 15, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – In accordance with NAVADMIN 198/17, renters insurance will no longer be provided by Public Private Venture (PPV) partners as part of their housing rental agreements.
Through this summer’s SPLASH campaign, the Navy Installations Command’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness program is educating parents and youth on swimming pool safety and the dangers associated with unsupervised swimming.
“The Navy MWR Fitness SPLASH campaign was developed in an effort to educate our patrons on pool safety and the importance of staying alert while swimming,” said Ira Seth, MWR Fitness Specialist at Navy Installations Command.
Firefighter Yu Nakazawa from Navy Region Japan, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, a Japanese national, was selected as the Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Firefighter of the Year for 2016.
Nakazawa, who was the Navy's Civilian Firefighter of the Year, learned of his selection as DOD's best in a memorandum released May 17.
The winner of the DON Privacy Program Excellence Award was announced by Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer Robert Foster at the DON Information Technology Conference in Norfolk, Va. on May 17.
PORT HUENEME, Calif. -- Team Navy took advantage of its final all-sport training camp onboard Naval Base Ventura county (NBVC) as the athletes continue to work toward the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games, May 7-12.
During the DoD Warrior Games, athletes will compete in archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. This Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) adaptive sports camp was the final opportunity offering the athletes practice and coaching to train in all seven of the athletic events.
Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to host its second annual Great Navy Campout June 24-Sept. 3.
Sailors and their family members are encouraged to take this fun, summer-long camping pledge and enjoy some of nature’s most scenic campsites on Navy installations, which can offer soaring mountain views, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear lakes. The Great Navy Campout coincides with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, and aims to inspire participants of all levels to hit the trail and get active.
One hundred and twenty five Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) staff members from across the enterprise gathered on the historic Washington Navy Yard to receive employment readiness training to better help Sailors and their families find employment May 2-4.
Thirty two presenters from various federal agencies, military service organizations and veterans' service organizations provided Navy Work and Family Life (WFL) consultants, at the region and installation level, with updated information on policies and resources to equip them with the necessary tools to help service members and their families successfully transition out of the military and obtain employment.
Seventeen Reserve Sailors completed their six-week firefighting training at the Southside Regional Fire Academy in Portsmouth, Virginia, April 19 and earned the title of firefighter.
Upon graduation from the academy, these students will join the more than 110 Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Reserve Sailors that augment fire stations on installations around the shore enterprise.
"They're going to have everything that they need to operate on a fire ground plus some extra stuff that we've provided to them," said Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire Captain Brad Dougherty and lead instructor at the fire academy. "Once they leave here they will be fully functional fire fighters."
In 2015 Navy installations began transitioning to the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) to enhance base access control security.
On April 17, the Navy began transitioning all vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and service providers seeking base access who currently use or qualify for the Navy Commercial Access Control System (NCACS) from NCACS to DBIDS. The transition applies to installations in the continental United States, Hawaii and Guam.
This year you may have noticed something different about the annual day recognized to pay tribute to the contributions of the Gold Star Wives of America. "Gold Star Wives' Day," celebrated annually on April 5, is now "Gold Star Spouses' Day."
Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson relieved Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith at a change of command ceremony for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) March 31, at the Washington Navy Yard.
The ceremony included the presentation of colors by the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard color guard, national anthem by the U.S. Navy Band,and remarks from guest speaker Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Command Merit Award was presented to the commander of Navy Installations Command to honor their achievements for a successful 2016 fundraiser drive March 28.
Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, Commander, Navy Installations Command, accepted the award on behalf of the shore enterprise team during an all hands call with his employees.
Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) ‒ Safe Harbor hosted the 2017 Navy Region Southeast Family Symposium on Naval Air Station Jacksonville March 23.
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar gave opening remarks for the symposium, speaking about the region's commitment to NWW and recognizing the importance of the symposium.
Personnel with the Navy's shore enterprise recently received a lesson on resiliency, thanks to a new network group at Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC).
The Women's Networking and Resources Group (WNRG) held its inaugural professional development and mentoring session, "Designing a Life of Resiliency," March 16 at the CNIC headquarters.
Navy Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) teams and personnel were recently acknowledged as the "best of the best" in the fleet and shore enterprise.
The 2016 F&ES awards, announced by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) March 3, is an annual program implemented in 1997 which names the Navy's top winners, most of whom go on to compete in the Department of Defense-level award competition.
Athletes from across the country battled it out on courts, tracks, and in the pool, Feb. 6-12, in hopes of earning a spot on the Navy's adaptive sports team for the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games.
The Navy trials were the first for all the military services and set the standard for competitiveness and athleticism. The athletes started out the week with a few days of practice, and then pushed themselves to the best of their individual abilities with the goal of making Team Navy.
Naval Base San Diego and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, representing Navy Installations Command (NIC) galleys, were announced by the secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) as the winners of the 2017 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Food Service Award for outstanding food service, Feb. 14.
The Ney award is awarded annually to the highest-performing food service operations throughout the Navy.
More than 120 members of Reserve units throughout the Navy Installations Enterprise participated in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017, an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted across Navy installations within the continental U.S.
During the exercise, members of the Reserve force came alongside their active-duty counterparts to augment crisis action teams and security forces at the headquarters, region, and installation in order to expeditiously respond to threats presented to military assets.
Our nation's wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans are scheduled to compete in Warrior Games Team Trials throughout the winter and spring in various locations across the United States.
Athletes will qualify for the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style competition, during service specific weeklong trials.
Naval installations within the continental United States (CONUS) will conduct Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) Jan. 30-Feb. 10.
SC-CS17 is a two-part, anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all CONUS Navy installations.
The 8th annual Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by the U.S. Navy, will kick off this summer in Chicago as more than 250 wounded, ill, and injured from all branches of service compete in Paralympic-style athletic games in the Windy City, June 30-July 8.
The DoD is inviting support from all service members, veterans, organizations, families, caregivers, and all who support wounded warrior athletes to participate in the 2017 DoD Warrior Games Spirit Poster Challenge.
The 2016 Navy Installations Command Sailor of the Year was announced at a ceremony held at the command's headquarters on the historic Washington Navy Yard, Jan. 12.
"The winner of the 2016 CNIC Sailor of the Year (SOY) is ... Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Thorpe," announced Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), at the event.
WASHINGTON -- Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has announced the Navy's 2017 Installation Excellence Award Winners.
This installation excellence award program recognizes the Navy's top three large and small installations, and rewards installation performance in accordance with the command's strategic goals and Office of the Secretary of Defense criteria for the DoD-wide Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Awards.
Navy lodging leaders and team players recognized the best of the best during awards ceremonies held throughout the shore enterprise on Navy Lodging Appreciation Day held Nov. 16.
Through the Navy Installations Command (NIC) lodging program, operations and personnel are recognized with awards – the Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Award for Excellence in Lodging Management, Navy Lodging Accreditation Award and Employee Recognition Program awards.
WASHINGTON -- A recent survey conducted by Navy Installations Command (NIC) indicates that the use of an automated range management system continues to benefit the Navy's warfighters.
The Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS), funded by NIC, is in use throughout the shore enterprise at a majority of its regions that manage training ranges and activities for the Navy's warfighters.