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220127-A-RM286-2035 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 27, 2022) A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) sails in the Arabian Gulf off Bahrain’s coast, Jan. 27. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command began operationally testing the USV as part of an initiative to integrate new unmanned systems and artificial intelligence into U.S. 5th Fleet operations.
NAVCENT Expands Unmanned Integration, Operates Saildrone in Arabian Gulf
By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs | Jan. 27, 2022
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) began operating the Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 27, expanding U.S. 5th Fleet’s integration of new unmanned systems...

U.S. Navy Issues COVID-19 Standardized Operational Guidance 5.0
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wade Costin | Jan. 26, 2022
WASHINGTON - The Navy issued updated Standardized Operational Guidance (SOG) Jan. 15 with measures to help fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...

PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (Oct. 30, 2021) Personnel Specialist 1st Class Rashoda Williams, from New Orleans, assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), takes the Oath of Enlistment aboard the mine countermeasures ships USS Sentry (MCM 3) during a sustainment and logistics visit at the Port of Djibouti, Oct. 30, 2021. CLDJ serves as an expeditionary base for U.S. military forces providing support to ships, aircraft and personnel that ensure security throughout Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The base enables maritime and combat operations in the Horn of Africa while fostering positive U.S.-Africa relations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob Sippel)
Navy Sets FY22 Retention Benchmarks, Announces Expanded Retention Excellence Awards
By MC1 Mark D. Faram, Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs. | Jan. 26, 2022
The Navy announced its fiscal year 2022 retention goals and a more competitive annual Retention Excellence Award (REA) on January 26 in NAVADMIN 012/22...

USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) sits pierside in Alexandria, Egypt, Jan. 25, following its arrival for a scheduled port call. Two U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters arrived in the 5th Fleet region after departing Key West, Florida in November. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. DeAndre Dawkins)
New U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Visit Egypt Marking Arrival to 5th Fleet
By Sgt. David Resnick, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet | Jan. 26, 2022
MANAMA, Bahrain - Two U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters stopped in Alexandria, Egypt, for a scheduled port visit Jan 25, marking their arrival to U.S. 5th Fleet after departing Key West, Florida in November...

Naval District Washington gears up for annual force protection exercise
By MC3 Oliver Serna | Jan. 26, 2022
WASHINGTON - Naval installations within the National Capital Region are preparing to participate in the scheduled exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain (CS/SC) 2022, which is set to take place Jan. 31 - Feb. 11...

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 20, 2021) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Bergstrom)
Blog: How to Run an Effective Maintenance Control Meeting to Reduce Mishaps
By Senior Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Matt Fain, Naval Safety Center Aviation Safety Programs Directorate | Jan. 14, 2022
Maintenance meetings are crucial for establishing clear priorities and ensuring everyone is on the same page for the shift being covered. The meetings also set the tone as to how the shift will run that day or night...

LEMOORE, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2021) Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Shawn Marino (center) and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Ashley McLean (left), assigned to Naval Aviation Maintenance Center for Excellence - Training (NAMCE-T) as subject matter experts, train Sailors from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 “Knighthawks” as they tow an F/A-18E Super Hornet onboard Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, Oct. 14, 2021. Detailed training on aircraft moves is part of a new NAMCE-T initiative that aims to reduce aviation ground mishaps. (U.S. Navy photo)
Blog: How to Create an Effective Aircraft Movement Brief
By Senior Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Todd M. Brown, Naval Safety Center Aviation Safety Programs Directorate | Jan. 14, 2022
One of the most common things we see at the Naval Safety Center, when it comes to aviation ground mishaps (AGM), is aircraft being damaged during an aircraft move. There are several factors that contribute to aircraft move...

Graphic created for Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center's call for speakers for their 30th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium April 18-22, 2022. Interested speakers must apply by Feb. 22, 2022.
Call for Speakers: Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium
By Stephanie Slater, Naval Safety Center Safety Promotions | Jan. 6, 2022
The Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NAVSAFENVTRACEN) will host the 30th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium (PDS) April 18-22, 2022. Conference planners are looking for...

NORFOLK (Dec. 9, 2021) Electricians Mate Senior Chief Willie Scott II is awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal by Rear Adm. Fredrick Luchtman, commander of Naval Safety Center, for being selected as the Enlisted Safety Professional of the Year 2021 during an awards ceremony. The Naval Safety Center acts as the safety advocate for the fleet by preserving warfighting capabilities and combat lethality through the use of modern technology to maintain statistical data, identify hazards and reduce risk to people and resources. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Weston A. Mohr)
NAVSAFECEN Awards Safety Professionals of the Year 2021
By Leslie Tomaino, Naval Safety Center Safety Promotions | Dec. 29, 2021
Rear Adm. F.R. Luchtman, Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) commander, presented the 2021 Safety Professionals of the Year (SPOY) awards on Dec. 9...

Rear Adm. F.R. “Lucky” Luchtman, NAVSAFECEN commander, receives a mission brief from Marine Corps Maj. Kyle Ladwig, Naval School of Aviation Safety (SAS) investigations instructor during a tour of the schoolhouse with SAS’s new commanding officer, Capt. Scott Janik. Janik became the school’s first commanding officer during a ceremony Oct. 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Zachary Miller)
NAVSAFECEN School of Aviation Safety Becomes a Command
By Amy Robinson, Naval Safety Center Safety Promotions | Nov. 3, 2021
NORFOLK, Va. - The Naval School of Aviation Safety (SAS) was designated an Echelon 3 command under the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) during a ceremony last month at the schoolhouse onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola,...

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