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  • Enlisted Advancement Worksheet Goes Electronic

    Enlisted Advancement Worksheet Goes Electronic
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    The days of paper advancement sheets will soon be a thing of the past for Sailors. Beginning with the Fall 2019 active duty (Cycle 244) and reserve component (Cycle 105) advancement exams, automated enlisted advancement worksheets (EAW) will become the official source of recorded advancement eligibility.

  • Alcohol Awareness Month

    Alcohol Awareness Month
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    April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and the Navy Alcohol Abuse Prevention (NAAP) office encourages Sailors to not just make responsible choices if they choose to drink, but to take an honest look at their alcohol use. If you think your drinking is impacting your work or relationships, or if you suspect you may be struggling with addiction, the Navy’s non-disciplinary self-referral process allows you to seek help and remain an active duty Sailor.

  • The Flag Maker

    The Flag Maker
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    The workbench overflows with materials from glue to twisted nails, the floor is draped with shaved wood, dust and scraps, and no surface is empty. Torched until its lines deepen in color, the smell of burned wood wafts through the humid, Louisiana air. The sound of the table saw is the only thing heard.

  • NavalX

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    Agility is more than a buzzword to the Department of the Navy (DoN), so after hearing the National Defense Strategy’s call to accelerate the delivery of technology to warfighters, the Department has answered.

  • Call Sign: Fingers

    Call Sign: Fingers
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    August 25, 1972 dawned hot and muggy in Vietnam. Pilots of Fighter Squadron 161, stationed aboard USS Midway (CV 41), readied their aircraft and went over the day’s flight plan. Their mission was an early evening MiG combat air patrol over North Vietnam. Lt. John “Jack” Ensch would serve as a radar intercept officer in an F-4B Phantom.

  • Trailblazer in the Sky

    Trailblazer in the Sky
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    To honor the remarkable career of aviation pioneer Navy Capt. Rosemary Mariner, who died Jan. 24, the Navy conducted its first-ever all-female missing man formation flyover Feb. 2 during Mariner’s funeral in Maynardville, Tenn., a fitting tribute to the trailblazing pilot who became one of the first women to fly naval aircraft.

  • Wishing On A Star

    Wishing On A Star
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    It was only after she read “Travel, Serve Your Country. Meet New People, Accelerate Your Life,” in the newspaper that she was inspired to join, but after 16 years of Navy-life’s lessons, her self-titled song “N-A-V-Y” is paving her way to stardom.

  • Educating the Next Generation

    Educating the Next Generation
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    When considering American naval warfare, you might think back to images of the Revolutionary War when wooden-hulled ships fired volleys broadside at each other until one yielded or faced certain sinking.