Monday, November 30, 2009

Today´s Top News 30 November 2009

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Officials with the European Union Naval Forces are confirming Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker that was carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States.

A Beautiful Ship II

MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 16, 2009) The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Independence (LCS 2) pulls away from the pier for her acceptance trials at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Vlahos/Released)

H1N1 Vaccine Safety

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Some people are concerned about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine.

Class A Mishap Free

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DNU Flash - Strike Fighter Squadron 27 completes 100,000 class "A" mishap free hours of flying.

General David Petraeus Visits USS Nimitz

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DNU Flash - Commander U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, visits USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Native American Heritage Month

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DNU Flash - USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sailors celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

SECNAV Visits Sigonella

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DNU Flash - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visits Naval Air Station Sigonella.

Fighter Jet in Lake Michigan

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After months of planning, a World War Two Hellcat Fighter jet was raised from the depths of Lake Michigan.

SECNAV Visits Afghanistan

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DNU Flash - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visits Camp Eggers, Afghanistan.

Headlines for November 30, 2009

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: CNP Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson talks about petty officer advancement; The Navy's new training courses for E-4 to E-6 Sailors are hitting the fleet in December.

Invisible Injuries

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Today's military leaders and medical personnel have struggled for years to diagnose and educate their troops about the invisible injuries of war.

Desert Training

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A group of National Guard soldiers from southeast Texas are training at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Troop Sendoff Parade

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The 57th annual Christmas parade outside of Boston, Massachusetts had a military theme this year as the town of Quincy said goodbye to troops heading overseas.

World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day is December 1st and the Defense Department is working along with other federal agencies and private organizations to promote awareness of the problem.

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

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Military leaders believe that Afghanistan's Logar Province, which is south of Kabul, is a critical region in the country.

Oil Tanker Hijacked

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Officials with the European Union Naval Forces are confirming Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Simulated Bottom View of the head of Cuvier's Beaked Whale

SAN DIEGO (April 15, 2009) This simulated bottom view of the head of Cuvier's Beaked Whale is pointing to generalized pathways or "rivers" of sound passing in front, underneath the jaws (magenta), through the fat body (yellow), and to the ears (red). The simulated model, developed by Dr. Ted Cranford's team at San Diego State University and the University of California at San Diego, suggests that mid-frequency active sonar sounds are largely filtered before reaching the animal's ears. (Photo Illustration courtesy of Dr. Ted Cranford/Released)

NAVY and the Mt. Fuji II

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) transits through the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 20, 2009) Mount Fuji is visible behind the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) in port at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Greg Kuntz/Released)

NAVY and the Mt. Fuji

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2009) The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) transits the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. Crommelin is underway supporting security and stability in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) is underway in the Pacific Ocean with Mt. Fuji in the background. Curtis Wilbur is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

Friday, November 27, 2009

USS Bataan Goes Green

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DNU Flash - USS Bataan (LHD 5) goes green by recycling.

San Diego Navy Port of Call

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DNU Flash - A look at San Diego, Calif., a popular Navy port of call.

USO Provides Skype

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DNU Flash - The Fleet Landing USO at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, installs Skype on all computers.

Team M and M

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DNU Flash - Team M & M entertain service members and their families on their European tour.

San Juan Bano School

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DNU Flash - Combat engineers of Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 rebuild the San Juan Bano school in the Philippines.

Headlines for November 27, 2009

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: Former Chief of Naval Operations, retired Adm. Vern Clark joins the Pentagon's panel investigating the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas; The Navy is awarded the Workforce Management Magazine's Optimas award.

Christmas Mailing Deadlines

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Deadlines are approaching for mailing packages to servicemembers in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas locations by Christmas.

Gates on Afghanistan

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A Pentagon spokesman says Defense Secretary Robert Gates is waiting like everyone else to see if President Obama will send more troops to Afghanistan.

Trees For Troops

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Trees for Troops is once again giving servicemembers overseas a whiff of home. Volunteers have organized to ship thousands of Christmas trees to military men and women around the world.

Morrell Remarks

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Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell says if President Obama decides to send more troops to Afghanistan it's expected that NATO will do the same.

Obama Calls Troops

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Some troops stationed around the world got a special Thanksgiving Day treat. They got a call from President Obama. He thanked them for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the nation.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

CNO Holiday Message

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DNU Flash - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead delivers his holiday message.

Boston Navy Port of Call

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DNU Flash - A look at Boston, an historic Navy port of call.

Sasebo Student to Student Program

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DNU Flash - Students at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan's E.J. King High School mentor their fellow students.

Military Spouse Makes Own Holiday Gifts

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DNU Flash - A military spouse at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, makes holiday CDs for gifts.

NSA Bahrain Dive Medical Technician

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DNU Flash - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Thomas Hobbs is a dive medical technician at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Headlines for November 26, 2009

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers his holiday message; Recruit Training Command Great Lakes' makeover is nearly finished.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

USS Guardian Reserves

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DNU Flash - Two Navy Reservists receive the opportunity to train with active duty Sailors aboard USS Guardian (MCM 5).

USS George Washington Returns

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DNU Flash - USS George Washington (CVN 73) returns home.

Anti-DUI Campaign

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DNU Flash - Security at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, holds an anti-DUI campaign.

Anti-Drug Campaign

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DNU Flash - Hospital corpsmen from Naval Station Rota, Spain, teach elementary school students about the dangers of prescription drugs.

Seabees Training

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DNU Flash - Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 train at Naval Station Rota, Spain.

Headlines for November 25, 2009

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DNU Flash - Headlines from around the fleet: The George Washington Carrier Strike Group returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, after its second fall deployment; Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 welcomes home Detachment 1 from a 13-month deployment.

Oprah Highlights Ft Bragg

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Talk show host Oprah Winfrey helped hundreds of servicemembers at Fort Bragg celebate their Thanksgiving holidays when she joined them via satellite from Chicago.

Student Vets

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The crush of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, combined with the implementation of the new GI Bill, is resulting in a population explosion of veterans on college campuses.

Ft Hood First Responders

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One part of the impending Defense Department review of the November 5th shootings at Fort Hood will include the performance of the first responders.

Ft Hood Review

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The two men tasked to lead the Defense Department's review of the shootings at Fort Hood visited the scene of the attack on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

USS Hue City Search and Seizure

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DNU Flash - USS Hue City's (CG 66) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team conducts a training exercise aboard USNS Prevail (AM 107).

Sailors Assimilation Course

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DNU Flash - USS Bataan (LHD 8) Sailors graduate from the new Sailors Assimilation Course.

Hong Kong Port Call

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DNU Flash - USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sailors conduct a public outreach project while on a port call in Hong Kong.

Corpsmen Treat Locals

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DNU Flash - Navy hospital corpsman from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 treats the local population in the Phllippines.
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