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  1. Midshipmen 1st Class Nikki Funkhauser and J.D. Kameen model the new track suit fast-tracked for the rest of the Navy. The moisture-wicking running suit sports reflective trim along the zipper, pockets and chest for high-visibility. Mike Morones / Staff

    Prime Content Uniform overhaul: Warm-up suit, parka and lightweight NWUs are in the works

    Uniform changes are on the horizon.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  2. Cmdr. Patrick Foster, at right, told his crew Aug. 27 aboard the destroyer Barry they can wear ball caps with NWUs starting Sept. 1. Mark D. Faram / Staff

    New rules OK ball caps with blue cammies, on base and off

    You asked, pressed, urged and pleaded. And after six years, the Navy listened.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  3. Chief-selects head to their pinning ceremony aboard the flight deck of the dock landing ship Pearl Harbor in 2013. Before prospective E-7s can advance, they must go through a 'post-board scrub.' MC3 Samantha J. Webb/Navy

    Prime Content Post-board scrubs ensure eligibility for advancement

    If you're picked for advancement or promotion by one of the Navy's many annual selection boards, big Navy will no longer look at your physical fitness record before giving you its stamp of approval — that will now be up to your command.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
  4. Sailors man the rails of the 6th Fleet flagship Mount Whitney as it arrives in Batumi, Georgia. With the ballistic missile defense mission ramping up and an increasingly confrontational Russia, more sailors will be spending time in Europe. MC1 Collin Turner / Navy

    Prime Content Ramping up missions yields more port calls for crews

    The crew of the cruiser Vella Gulf is getting very good at transiting the Turkish Straits into the Black Sea.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  5. University of Maryland University College military students participate in a class discussion at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The military is applying new rules on how troops can use tuition assistance money to further their off-duty personal education. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Prime Content Poor college grades mean you may have to repay TA

    Troops may begin to think twice before tapping tuition assistance benefits starting this fall when new Pentagon rules will require more service members who get bad grades to repay their tuition money with out-of-pocket cash.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  6. Anthony Jones, second from right, left the Navy as a chief petty officer. He was serving in force protection when he realized the Transportation Security Administration had similar job descriptions that fit his interests, so he jumped to federal civilian service. He now supervises 15 people and 15 working dogs for the TSA in Atlanta. Kevin Liles/kevindliles.com

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    • Jul. 7, 2014
  7. Prime Content Initiatives that give vets an edge

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    • Jul. 7, 2014
  8. DARPA officials are partnering with industry to develop a barrier in a can, which could self-deploy with the push of a button and be used downrange instead of Hesco barriers, or perhaps even as a personal protective shield. Cpl. John McCall/Marine Corps

    DARPA calls on industry to develop compact, push-button wall

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    • Jul. 5, 2014
  9. Prime Content House panel rejects benefits cuts in 2015 defense budget

    In the first official congressional action on the Pentagon's proposed 2015 budget, House lawmakers have rejected proposed cuts in housing allowances and commissary funding, as well as an overhaul of the Tricare system that would increase out-of-pocket cos

    • May. 5, 2014
  10. Prime Content Pay changes run counter to troops' 'cash is king' mantra

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    • Mar. 10, 2014
  11. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, where he outlined significant changes to military compensation and troops levels in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. Carolyn Kaster / The Associated Press

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    • Mar. 3, 2014
  12. Prime Content No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

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    • Mar. 3, 2014
  13. Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the chief of Naval Personnel, addressed issues from sea pay to advancements to uniform rules during a Feb. 18 interview with Navy Times staff. Mike Morones/Staff

    CNP's big changes: Higher sea pay, stable advancements and a streamlined uniform board

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    • Feb. 24, 2014
  1. Destroyer Williams' commanding officer, CMC and former XO reassigned amid investigation

    The commanding officer, command master chief and former XO of the destroyer James E. Williams have been reassigned as Destroyer Squadron 2 investigates the command climate aboard the ship....

      2:11 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  2. 19-year sailor makes chief on final try

    For Nikita Bibbs, Tuesday offered a new beginning after thinking his career was over....

      3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  3. Big Navy supply ship inactivated

    Weeks of disagreement over the future of the Navy's biggest supply ships has ended with a decision to inactivate one of the four vessels....

      1:21 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  4. Submariner tapped to lead 6th Fleet

    Rear Adm. James Foggo has been tapped to lead 6th Fleet and get a third star, the Defense Department announced Wednesday....

      5:04 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  5. Ship that destroyed Syrian chemical weapons returns home

    The MV Cape Ray, which successfully disposed of hundreds of tons of Syrian chemical weapons this summer in the Mediterranean Sea, returned to homeport of Portsmouth, Va. Wednesday....

      1:14 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  6. Defense contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case

    A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S....

      8:13 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  7. Report: F/A-18 collision witnessed by flight deck crew

    Two F/A-18C Hornets from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson that crashed early Friday morning collided within view of the flight deck, according to an incident report....

      9:33 AM, Sep. 14, 2014
  8. Navy, Marine Corps approve new pay for long deployments

    Sailors and Marines deployed longer than 220 days in a row are to start receiving a new op tempo pay intended to reward them for the hardships of serving through an extended deployment....

      7:25 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  9. E-6 fed master chief during chiefs season training

    A command investigation has determined that a chief-selectee who spoonfed an E-9 during chiefs season training on the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was not subjected to hazing....

      4:54 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
  10. 19-year sailor makes chief on final try

    For Nikita Bibbs, Tuesday offered a new beginning after thinking his career was over....

      3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  11. Newest attack sub named for Vermont

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has named the 19th Virginia-class attack sub after the 'Freedom and Unity' state....

      4:08 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  12. New rules OK ball caps with blue cammies, on base and off

    You asked, pressed, urged and pleaded. And after six years, the Navy listened....

      8:48 AM, Sep. 11, 2014
  13. Air Force nixes 'so help me God' requirement in oaths

    The Air Force has withdrawn a requirement that all airmen who take the oath of enlistment and officer appointment conclude with 'so help me God,' the service announced Wednesday....

      2:31 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  14. Destroyer Williams' commanding officer, CMC and former XO reassigned amid investigation

    The commanding officer, command master chief and former XO of the destroyer James E. Williams have been reassigned as Destroyer Squadron 2 investigates the command climate aboard the ship....

      2:11 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  15. Navy leaders recall the chiefs who shaped them

    On Sept. 16th, 3,794 sailors will don the coveted rank and anchors of a Navy chief petty officer — a lifetime goal for many....

      8:14 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
  16. Sailor dies aboard destroyer Williams

    A Norfolk-based sailor died on deployment last month, the Defense Department announced Monday....

      1:24 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
  17. Marines aboard the Navy's newest amphib arrive in San Diego

    About 250 Marines returned to California following two months at sea aboard the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship as it reached its homeport in San Diego....

      7:22 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  18. Navy opens more riverine jobs to women

    Twenty-one new jobs are open to women looking join the brown-water Navy, further diminishing the number of combat roles still closed to female sailors....

      5:21 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  19. Mattis: Boots on the ground must remain an option in Iraq

    The former Marine head of US Central Command said Thursday that a refusal to consider putting boots on the ground could weaken the allied military commitment to fight the Islamic State....

      5:10 PM, Sep. 18, 2014
  20. Commanding officer, XO and senior enlisted firings

    A list of commanding officers, XOs and senior enlisted leaders who have been fired, sorted by year....

      10:22 AM, Jul. 3, 2014

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