Hurricane Sandy has been named the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record and its impact was heavily felt in more than a dozen states, including the military bases along the East Coast. On Tuesday, military officials said power outage and debris on roads were so far the most severe damage reported from military facilities [...]
More than 7,400 citizen-soldiers and airmen had been mobilized in 11 states at the East Coast since 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 30 to respond to hurricane Sandy. According to the National Guard Coordination Center, the responders assembled and staged in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia. Their [...]
The U.S. Navy is decommissioning frigates homeported at Mayport, with eight expected to be gone by 2015 and the rest by 2019.
On Oct. 25, a series of explosions were heard at the vicinity of Naval Station Everett (NSE) and medical personnel were seen hurriedly transferring heavily injured victims to the base’s Providence Hospital for treatment. The scenarios looked like one of those appalling terrorism attacks, except that, everything was simulated for the anti-terrorism exercise Citadel Protect. [...]
Capt. Paul Schlise assumed command of Destroyer Squadron 7 (CDS 7) in a change of command ceremony at Pier 1, Naval Base San Diego on Oct. 25. Schlise relieved Capt. Jim Morgan who had served the squadron as deputy commodore for 10 months before becoming commander in April 2011. “It has been an honor and [...]
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens visited the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) at Naval Station Newport, R.I. on Oct. 24. It was his first trip to SEA as MCPON and he took the opportunity to share his priorities with the class and answer their questions.