The “Badger State” will host the world’s greatest Navy during Milwaukee Navy Week, July 4-10, with a weeklong series of community and outreach events. …read more
The Joint Military Operations (JMO) department at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) conducted its first capstone educational event employing a new, more maritime and exercise-focused curriculum this month. …read more
Two staff members from Training Support Center (TSC) San Diego returned June 27 after competing in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games in West Point, New York. …read more
In the mood for some red, white, and blue? How about red, white, and blue nachos, with blue corn tortilla chips!
I’ve always loved blue corn tortilla chips. I don’t know if it’s my mind playing tricks on me, but I think they taste better than regular tortilla chips. Maybe because they’re less industrial and have more flavor than the corn we get these days?
Whatever, the chips taste great and make a delightfully blue canvas for our white cheese sauce and chicken, and (mostly) red fresh pico de gallo salsa.
A ceremony was hosted to celebrate the keel authentication of future USS Charleston (LCS 18), the ninth Independence variant littoral combat ship, June 28. …read more
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) launched its first air strikes in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, June 28. …read more
The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed the on-load of over 2,500 Marines and equipment from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) June 28. …read more
The crew of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed the in-port phase of Carl Vinson’s Tailored Ship’s Training Availability, June 24. …read more
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) arrived in Bergen, Norway for a scheduled port visit, June 26 to enhance U.S.-Norway relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Baltic region and Europe. …read more
A technology innovation that makes landing fixed-wing aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier was tested by the Strike Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-23) aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) June 23-28. …read more
Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet is wrapping up the third biennial exercise Pacific Dragon (PD) from June 20-28 off the coast of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kauai, Hawaii. …read more
The sixth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones concludes, with what many are sure to call a literally explosive trial and a named character death toll to match. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords recaps everything that goes down in the world of Westeros. To discuss this week’s “The Winds of Winter,” Ivan and Red are joined by Kelly Anneken to discuss Cersei’s continuing stylistic reinventions, possible GIF-based meme density, Arya pulling a Cartman, ginger pride, and the greatest ongoing debate within male culture: how many kids you could fight at once. Stick with us now that the season’s over as we go into our ASOIAF book club, while alternating with episodes covering other television, movies, and various media.
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Pacific Partnership 2016 arrived in Legazpi, Philippines June 27 aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), marking the seventh year Pacific Partnership has visited the Philippines since 2006. …read more
Forward-deployed submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) departed Cebu, June 25, its second port call in the Republic of the Philippines. …read more
Units from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) and Turkish Naval Forces participated in a combined exercise, June 25. …read more
Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville hosted its annual Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) internship at the hospital June 20-24 with 13 high school students from Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts. …read more
Civilian employers from across the United States received a unique opportunity to witness the capabilities of the Navy Reserve firsthand during the 2016 Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE) in Norfolk, June 24. …read more
The John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) crossed the International Date Line, entering the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations, June 25. …read more
Navy surgeon general visited Navy Medicine East, one of two regional commands that manage Navy Medicine’s global health care system, June 23. …read more
Named to honor President Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, the Navy’s Great Green Fleet is ushering in a new era of energy innovation. …read more
Last year, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) set a world record by flying a swarm of 50 autonomous drones all controlled by a single operator. …read more
Pete notes, “What is scary is how easy it was to make.” (Thanks, Pete Botheroyd!)
Old Etonian and former London Mayor Boris Johnson — a kind of English Trump figure — campaigned heavily for the Leave side in Brexit, making it a proxy war for his struggle to discredit his old school rival David Cameron and wrest control of the Tory party for his faction.
Rear Adm. Brian Hurley relieved Rear Adm. Charles Williams as commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) during a change of command ceremony, June 24. Hurley also assumed duties as commander, Task Force 73 and Singapore Area Coordinator for U.S. forces stationed in the region. …read more
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (COMUSNAVCENT), relieved Capt. Kyle S. Moses, of his duties June 24, as commander of NAVCENT’s Task Force 56. …read more
The Navy accepted delivery of future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard, June 23. …read more
Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) announced the release of the “Blueprint to Mariner” guide, June 23. …read more
A new course to educate and train staff level naval officers
from various countries to formulate a plan to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations kicked off June 20 at the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Command and Staff College. …read more
Why should russets and yukon golds have all the fun? Here’s a quick and easy potato recipe, for a side or salad, depending on if you serve them warm or cold, using fingerling potatoes or new potatoes.
The approach is simple—quickly boil halved fingerling potatoes and douse them in vinaigrette.
But that’s not all. Two simple tricks will elevate this dish to make it company worthy.
California experienced a “net outward migration” of 61,100 people in the last twelve months, the biggest exodus since 2011.
The region’s soaring housing prices are a key factor driving dissatisfied residents toward the exit door. Several people who have departed, or soon will leave, say they potentially could have hundreds of thousands of dollars left over even after buying a house in their new locations.
“They’re taking advantage of the housing bubble right now,” McElfresh said. “The majority of the people we are seeing are moving to states that don’t have state income taxes.”
U.S. Naval War College (NWC) professors Larry McCabe and James Cook visited Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), June 14-15, to facilitate a two-day seminar on issues important to the African continent. …read more
The Naval Station Rota community gathered together June 23 to witness the change of command ceremony where Capt. Greg Pekari relinquished command to Capt. Michael MacNicholl. …read more
Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed Naval Base San Diego June 22 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific. …read more
Guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) departed Naples, Italy, after a four day port visit, June 21. …read more
Members of Congress, along with Made in Space, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer and high ranking military officials gathered in Washington, D.C. to facilitate the transfer of a Technical Data Package from the Capitol Hill Maker Faire to the International Space Station, June 21. …read more
The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Royal Thai Armed Forces concluded at the Royal Thai Navy Base in Sattahip, Thailand, June 22. …read more
The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) recognized the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for its proficiency in awarding contracts to veteran-owned small businesses, June 21. …read more
Five ships from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) conducted port visits across Italy as part of the Great Green Fleet partnership between the U.S.-Italian navies, June 17-22. …read more
Navy wounded warrior athletes excelled at shooting events during the fourth day of competition at the Department of Defense Warrior Games in West Point, N.Y., June 19. …read more
Pacific Partnership 2016 departed Timor Leste June 21, after completing two weeks of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) in civil-military disaster response preparedness, cooperative health engagements (CHE) and engineering projects. …read more
Theodor Herzl’s seminal 1896 essay Der Judenstaat called for the creation of Jewish state as an answer to the ancient evil of antisemitism; its legacy, Zionism, underpinned the creation of Israel; in Judenstaat, Simone Zelitch’s beautifully told, thoughtful and disturbing alternate history, the Jewish state is created in Saxony, not Palestine, and takes the place of East Germany.
Units from the Navy’s Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, Commander Task Force (CTF) 70, and the Air Force’s 18th Wing participated in a joint air defense exercise, June 20. …read more
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said farewell to 343 graduates, including 48 international students from 23 nations, who earned 346 advanced degrees during its Spring Quarter Commencement Ceremony at King Auditorium, June 17. …read more
The third day of events at the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games culminated in 14 hours of competition for Team Navy wounded warriors in West Point, New York, June 18. …read more
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) reached another deployment milestone, launching its 2,000th aircraft mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, June 19. …read more
Four ships from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group are conducting port visits in Greece to enhance U.S.-Greece relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. …read more
A 3-D printer invention, developed by a team of Sailors assigned to Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, will be sent for production aboard the International Space Station, June 21. …read more
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Sailors reunited with their siblings serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), June 18. …read more