Service members, veterans and distinguished guests gathered in Brooklyn to enjoy a BBQ Street Party hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5195 in honor of Memorial Day as part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 28. …read more
Sea service members had a wonderful opportunity to participate in Project Hope at Time Square Church in Manhattan as part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 28. …read more
The skies over Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York, resembled an action scene from a summer blockbuster as Navy and Marine Corps units performed a variety of troop insertions and flyovers during an aviation demonstration during Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 28. …read more
Sailors assigned to USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) participated in the 98th annual Forest Avenue Memorial Day Parade as part of a community outreach event during Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 30. …read more
Hundreds of Sailors and Marines gathered in the hangar bay of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) to participate in a two-hour self-paced march in memory of friends and shipmates who could no longer join the march themselves, May 28. …read more
John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) departed the Philippines after a port visit, May 28. …read more
Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point held a Memorial Day Medal of Honor dedication ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, May 27. …read more
More than 55 Girl Scouts and troop leaders from the Heart of Hudson Council arrived on the Wasp-class multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) with boxes of cookies for Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen as part of Operation Cookie Drop during Fleet Week New York, May 28. …read more
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 12 emphasized the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) during a demonstration at David A. Boody Middle School in Brooklyn as a part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 27. …read more
Eighteen Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) competed in the first round of the ship’s singing competition, “Boxer Idol” May 28. …read more
As a part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY) and in conjunction with the Navy Gold Star program, Gold Star families were invited to participate in a special tour aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5), May 27. …read more
Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) arrived in Singapore May 30 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. …read more
The Library of America has just published String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis, a slim volume of beautifully written, never collected essays by one of the great tragic figures of American literature, David Foster Wallace, a self-described “near-great junior tennis player” during his own boyhood.
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When I was born, I was BLACK.
When I grew up, I was BLACK.
When I went in the sun, I stayed BLACK.
Sailors and Marines were promoted and reenlisted during a joint ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City during 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 27. …read more
Students in New York and New Jersey had a unique opportunity to see U.S. Navy aviation and special operations in action during separate high school visits as a part of 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 26. …read more
Sailors and Marines assigned to USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), as well as Coast Guardsmen from Fort Wadsworth, received a standing ovation as they entered the Arrochar Friendship Club, a senior citizens center, during a community relations event in support of 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 26. …read more
Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen attended concerts by country music artist Dierks Bentley and hip-hop artist Flo Rida in New York City during Fleet 2016 Week New York (FWNY), May 27. …read more
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and the U.S. Navy, in conjunction with other services, hosted approximately 300 survivors and caregivers associated with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) at the Pentagon, May 27, 2016. …read more
U.S. Navy Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen invited citizens of New York City and the tri-state area to tour their ships as part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2016, May 26. …read more
Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, helped feed senior citizens during a community relations event at the Carter Burden Luncheon Club & Senior Program (CBLC&SP) as part of 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 26. …read more
Sailors and Marines assigned to the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), and 3rd Battalion 6th Marines, Weapons Company Scout Sniper Platoon, spent the day volunteering with Meals on Wheels during 2016 Fleet Week New York, May 26. …read more
Service members marched in the Village of Larchmont Memorial Day Parade as part of Fleet Week New York, May 26. …read more
Sailors, contractors, and their families gathered at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro to commemorate the base’s 70th anniversary May 26. …read more
Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin Braun visited with Sailors forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 26-28. …read more
The interactive Recruit Reboot war game that evaluates the most effective training practices at Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy’s only boot camp, closed its online portal with success and strong feedback, May 13. …read more
The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) hosted a working group for military researchers from around the globe to discuss future directions for respiratory disease surveillance, testing, and research in support of force health protection, May 24-25. …read more
Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk is supporting the ships that arrived for Fleet Week New York, May 25, arranging for a wide variety of husbanding services to the ships and their crews while in port. …read more
Earlier this week, I wrote about the legal threats from Landis and Gyr against the Freedom of Information service Muckrock, which had received documents from the City of Seattle detailing the workings of Landis and Gyr’s smart-meter system, which Seattle has purchased from them at public expense.
A little poem. (A lot of women will be sending the URL for this page around to friends….)
Shipmates and Navy Families,
Memorial Day is a time for Americans to reconnect with our history and core values by honoring those who gave their lives for the ideals we cherish. …read more
Members from The Seeing Eye program visited the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 26. …read more
Jongha Choi’s Master’s thesis for Design Academy Eindhoven involved the creation of “De-dimension” furniture, which collapses into a flat, easily stored form when it’s not in use — but when it’s in its flat form, it looks like a perspective drawing of its expanded shape.
The Navy’s Physical Readiness Program (PRP) Office is working with developers to complete software updates to the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) as part of the new Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) policy, according to NAVADMIN 124/16 released May 26. …read more
Designed to be an entire festival-in-a-backpack, the Funn Pack comes complete with lasers, smoke machines, disco balls, and a huge sound system! Nothing impressed me more, however, than the sheer volume of bubbles the thing throws out. Perched a-top Dan’s amazing contraption, the American DJ Bubbletron put out hours of uninterrupted bubbles, filling a several thousand square foot roof-top deck with joy!
If you’re throwing a party, or a festival, and want to add instant energy, Dan can bring you the Funn. If you just need a bubble machine to fill the air with glistening, soapy fun, go with the Bubbletron!
For many aspiring Sailors, the Navy journey doesn’t begin with a call to a recruiter or a pamphlet from a guidance counselor at their high school. With constant advances in technology, many applicants start their path at the end of a keyboard. …read more
So I landed my new job as a Wal-Mart greeter (a good way to pass some time and get a few bucks for retirees like me).
My job lasted less than a day.
Amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal May 24. …read more
Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Yokosuka hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration May 20 at command headquarters, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. …read more
When it comes to grilling, chicken breasts can be problematic, especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The meat itself is lean, and without the bones to insulate it or skin to protect it, that naked chicken breast on the grill has a tendency to easily overcook and dry out.
So, what to do?
One method is to marinate chicken cutlets, or chicken breasts pounded to an even thickness, and quickly grill them on high heat. We use this method for our cilantro lime chicken and it works fine.
Another way, which doesn’t require you to change the shape of the chicken breasts,
It’s been more than a decade since amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has deployed. After months of preparing through the pre-deployment training cycle, Sailors and Marines aboard the ship completed their final exercise May 23. …read more
USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, made history today as the first amphibious command ship to have an MV-22B Osprey land on its flight deck, May 23. …read more
The plebes of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2019 met and conquered the final challenge of their freshman year during the annual Herndon Monument Climb May 23. …read more
Trailblazers and future leaders of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) community gathered at Point Loma’s Liberty Station to celebrate the work of their peers and honor a pioneer during the 34th Annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Banquet, May 22. …read more
Do you like grilling pork tenderloin? We love it! It cooks up so quickly and lends itself to any number of savory glazes.
The glaze we are using for this recipe couldn’t be easier to pull together. It uses orange marmalade, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
We marinate the pork first in half of the glaze sauce, and then use the remaining sauce to coat the finished tenderloin.
The U.S. Naval Academy is scheduled to present the inaugural Bancroft Award for Exceptional Leadership Achievement to Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq. …read more
This is a particularly literary joke. Some will absolutely love it, and pretty much everyone else will hate it.
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The new commander in Iraq hears that a Scottish regiment has a specialized field hospital that’s doing fantastic things with the troops. He wants to know what is so special about the place, so he arranges a tour.