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Norfolk native serves at Naval Air Station Jacksonville

Norfolk native serves at Naval Air Station Jacksonville

A Norfolk, Virginia native, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jajuan White, serves at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville located in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patricia Rodriguez Petty Officer 3rd Class Jajuan White joined the Navy five years ago. Today, White serves as a retail specialist. “I wanted a better opportunity,” said…more »

Military Families Can Take Advantage of Digital Library Items Like Books, Movies, Magazines and More

Military Families Can Take Advantage of Digital Library Items Like Books, Movies, Magazines and More

Free to service members and their families, the MWR Digital Library offers resources to keep adults, teens and children busy and engaged.  From books and movies to learning devices like language programs, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library helps keep families entertained. Titles and resources for adults Ancestry® Library allows you to unlock the story…more »

Military Spouses Get Free On-Demand Career Development Courses.

Military Spouses Get Free On-Demand Career Development Courses.

The Department of Defense’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program has made it easier for military spouses to reach their career goals with free access to more than 5,000 high-quality courses through Udemy.   Udemy is a self-paced online learning platform offering courses taught by leading experts. Topics range from human resources and marketing to…more »

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns Home to Norfolk Following Six-Month Deployment

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns Home to Norfolk Following Six-Month Deployment

After six months at sea, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 18th.   Miliary officials say CVW-3 conducted a total of 6,100 sorties and 12,401 flight hours for the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group’s deployment. Cmdr. Michael Luebkert, commanding officer, Airborne Command and Control VAW-123 “Screwtops”, reflected on the…more »

Norfolk Native Receives Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Aboard U.S. Navy Warship

Norfolk Native Receives Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Aboard U.S. Navy Warship

  Congratulations to Electronics Technician 2nd Class David Hammers, right, from Norfolk, Va., who received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Cmdr. Joseph Burgon, from Cottonwood, Calif., aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), June 24. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment operating in the U.S.…more »

Marine Corps Marathon Set To Return In Person This October

Marine Corps Marathon Set To Return In Person This October

The Marine Corps Marathon will return this year after taking 2020 off due to COVID-19. Race organizers have confirmed that the 46th annual event will be held “live and in-person” on Halloween (or, Oct. 31) in Arlington, Virginia, and the nation’s capital. “Throughout my many years heading the MCM Organization, we have faced various challenges…more »

Virginia Beach Native is USS Carl Vinson’s “Sailor of the Day”

Virginia Beach Native is USS Carl Vinson’s “Sailor of the Day”

Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Kevin Jackson, a Virginia Beach, Va. native serving aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), was recognized as Vinson’s “Sailor of the Day” in a ceremony on the ship’s bridge, Aug. 21. Jackson was selected for this honor from among over 3,000 Sailors in the ship’s crew. Story…more »

Norfolk Sailor successfully completes tour with the “Bluetails”

Norfolk Sailor successfully completes tour with the “Bluetails”

Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW-121) the “Bluetails”, based at Naval Station Norfolk held a change of command, Sept. 3, to mark the time-honored tradition of changing commanders. Cmdr. Neil Fletcher of Chatham, New Jersey, having served as squadron executive officer, relieved Cmdr. Martin Fentress of Norfolk with both of their immediate families present. During…more »