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    Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report

    In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure — changes officials hope will yield a better-run squadron.

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  1. 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

    Prime Content How to land a federal job: 25 tips from insiders and experts

    You've probably heard that federal agencies give some hiring preferences to veterans.

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

    Federal agencies aren't trying to hire veterans just because they think it's a nice thing to do. They've been ordered to do so by their chief executive and board of directors — the president and Congress.

    • Jul. 7, 2014
  3. 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

    The military's lead research agency is working to develop what some are calling a ballistic '

    • Jul. 5, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Prime Content Pay changes run counter to troops' 'cash is king' mantra

    New proposals to shrink military compensation would hit troops in the wallet, almost immediately.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  6. 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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    Never in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force has the Pentagon sought to roll back the existing military compensation package for service members.

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

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  8. 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

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    Vice Adm. Bill Moran is a man on a mission.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  9. 100326-N-3327M-103 SAN DIEGO (March 26, 2010) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship transits into its homeport at Naval Base Coronado. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 returned to its homeport of San Diego after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released) MC3 James Mitchell / U.S. Navy

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    • Feb. 17, 2014
  10. Scores on exams could be de-emphasized in future advancement calculations for more senior sailors, but would count for more in junior petty officer advancements. Some Navy Times readers said they wanted the tests ditched entirely, while others wanted to modify the focus of the questions. MC3 George M. Bell/Navy

    Prime Content Weight of tests, evals, more would change under advancement plan

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    • Feb. 3, 2014
  11. Sailors conduct physical training at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, in 2011. Four senior enlisted sailors were reprimanded after an investigation into PT that took place during CPO 365 last year. MC2 Stacy D. Laseter/Navy

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    • Jan. 29, 2014
  12. Chief petty officers-select wearing 'CPO Pride' T-shirts participate in a 5K run aboard the future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford in August. The shirts, which were banned during training under last year's CPO 365 guidance, will be allowed this year. MC1 Joshua Wahl/Navy

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    • Jan. 27, 2014
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    • Jan. 20, 2014
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    • Jan. 13, 2014
  15. Young surface warfare officers listed conning the ship as one of the most satisfying things about their jobs. Here, Ensign Ian Schnur serves as conning officer aboard the destroyer McCampbell in the Pacific Ocean in 2012. MCSN (SW) Declan Barnes/Navy

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  1. Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report

    In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure — changes officials hope will yield a better-run squadron....

      7:49 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
  2. Fleet's oldest deployable warship nears retirement

    The fleet's oldest deployable warship is nearing its goodbye....

      6:24 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
  3. Attorney: Ventura deserves millions from Kyle

    An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a federal jury to award Ventura millions in damages for what he claims is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle....

      6:27 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
  4. Report: Blue Angels boss tolerated porn, lewdness

    Capt. Gregory McWherter served not once, but twice, as commanding officer of the Navy's elite flight demonstration squadron....

      3:29 PM, Jun. 4, 2014
  5. Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report

    In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure — changes officials hope will yield a better-run squadron....

      7:49 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
  6. XO fired for issues while leading Blue Angels

    The Navy fired the No. 2 officer at Naval Base Coronado Friday after allegations arose into his conduct while in command of the Blue Angels....

      9:14 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
  7. Olympia, Wash., group working to save USS Olympia

    The Washington State Friends of the USS Olympia want to assuage some guilt. They want to right a 120-year-old wrong....

      6:27 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
  8. Blue Angels report calls out fighter pilot culture

    When news broke that Capt. Gregory McWherter's high-flying career had essentially ended, support came flooding in from thousands of sailors and civilians who said he'd put the Blue Angels flight team back together after a spate of safety issues....

      4:04 PM, Jun. 25, 2014
  9. Fleet's oldest deployable warship nears retirement

    The fleet's oldest deployable warship is nearing its goodbye....

      6:24 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
  10. Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report

    In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure — changes officials hope will yield a better-run squadron....

      7:49 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
  11. Sailor under investigation in Facebook rape threat

    The aircraft carrier Nimitz is investigating one of its sailors for allegedly making a rape threat to a delayed entry program recruit on Facebook....

      9:51 AM, Jul. 13, 2014
  12. New special pay levels set

    A handful of helicopter rescue swimmers and air traffic controllers are getting a big — and unexpected — payout....

      10:19 AM, Jul. 22, 2014
  13. Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK

    What appears to be a citizen trying to do a good deed might deny a disabled veteran the day in court he wants....

      9:37 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
  14. Senator seeks probe of discharges linked to mental health issues

    A Colorado senator wants the Government Accountability Office to look into whether the military improperly discharged personnel with conduct problems stemming from a mental health condition....

      2:49 PM, Nov. 7, 2013
  15. New Coast Guard boss sets course for service

    It's been a month since Adm. Paul Zukunft took the helm of the Coast Guard, and now that he's had some time to get situated, he's talking about his direction for the service....

      3:26 PM, Jul. 7, 2014
  16. Fleet's oldest deployable warship nears retirement

    The fleet's oldest deployable warship is nearing its goodbye....

      6:24 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
  17. New rules will let COs make the call on ball caps with NWUs

    For most of the past 70 years, ball caps have weaved their way into Navy culture and tradition....

      9:04 AM, Jul. 21, 2014
  18. Olympia, Wash., group working to save USS Olympia

    The Washington State Friends of the USS Olympia want to assuage some guilt. They want to right a 120-year-old wrong....

      6:27 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
  19. Blue Angels report calls out fighter pilot culture

    When news broke that Capt. Gregory McWherter's high-flying career had essentially ended, support came flooding in from thousands of sailors and civilians who said he'd put the Blue Angels flight team back together after a spate of safety issues....

      4:04 PM, Jun. 25, 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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