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Tigertails tread in new territory

Story by LCpl Joseph Abrego on 02/02/2017 U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 "Tigertails" arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017. The Tigertails' journey from Norfolk, Virginia, to the air station is to support the strong, enduring alliance with the
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Port Operations: Can't Get Underway Without Us

Story by PO1 Leeanna Shipps on 01/30/2017 "Working in Port Operations is a behind the scenes job," said Chief Warrant Officer 3 James Gamble, Harbor Master. "We are the backbone of the water front." NAVSTA waterfront is operationally heavy and more diverse than any other base. Due to the heavy
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Navy Region Mid-Atlantic installations participate in security exercise

Story by David Todd on 01/25/2017 NORFOLK, Va. Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) will be conducted on naval installations within the Navy's Mid-Atlantic Region, Jan. 30 through Feb. 10, 2017. SC-CS17 is a two-part, linked Anti-Terrorism Force Protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy
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Sailor in the Spotlight

Story by PO1 Leeanna Shipps on 01/25/2017 She attends University of Phoenix following her graduation from Centennial High School. She joined the military to go to college and travel. Her grandfather inspired her to join after learning he was in the Army during the Vietnam conflict. "As Port Operations Dock
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GHWB Carrier Strike Group to Depart for Deployment

Story by Robert Gensic on 01/21/2017 Led by Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, Rear Adm. Kenneth R. Whitesell, the GHWBCSG is comprised of the staff of CSG-2; USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77); the nine squadrons and staff of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8; Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff and
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Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Began Composite Training Unit Exercise

Story by PO1 Kegan Kay on 01/14/2017 Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU) began their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) after departing Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 10 COMPTUEX is a series of training scenarios designed to evaluate the mission readiness of deployable assets
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Sailor Receives Christmas Phone Call from U.S. 6th Fleet Commander

Story by PO3 Janweb Marcyn Lagazo on 01/03/2017 By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo, USS Mason (DDG 87) Public Affairs ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 25, 2016) The dimly lit combat information center was abuzz with excitement. Here and there a Sailor or two could be seen wearing a
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Software modification looks to save millions, keep fleet afloat

Story by Brian Melanephy on 12/06/2016 In January 2015, Lt. Larissa Cottrill, who was assigned to Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (SURFLANT) attended a Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Lean, Six Sigma event in Norfolk, Virginia led by Capt. Seiko Okano, the SEWIP program manager at the
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Naval Station Norfolk Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

"It was the day after my 17th birthday," said Hendley. "Back then you only had 11 grades, so I had to find something to do." Hendley was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, a Nevada-class battleship commissioned in 1916. On Dec. 7, 1941 the ship was moored in Hawaii on Battleship
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Military twins come together again for enlistment, promotion

Story by Samuel King on 12/06/2016 Almost three years ago, Master Sgt. Antone Scott finally realized a military goal of having his identical twin brother, a Navy officer, administer the oath of enlistment to him for what was thought-to-be his final time. But after three years of changes and hard
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Naval Station Norfolk Sailors Volunteer at Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

The Sailors were divided into two groups; one group sorted through donated items and the other group packed backpacks to hand out to the local community. Petty Officer 3rd Class Rian Garr, assigned to Naval Station Norfolk Administration Department, spoke about the positive effects of volunteering. "The volunteering effort yesterday
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