Blog Posts in "Military News"

Military Exchanges Online Shopping Privileges to Open to Honorably Discharged US Veterans By Kristine M. Sturkie, Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Beginning Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, military exchange online shopping privileges will be extended to all honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. military. The Department of Defense announced this policy change as a way to recognize the contributions of service members who served in the military and to thank them for that service. "We are proud to support this policy and extend the online shopping benefit to ... read more

Seabees Commence 75th Anniversary Celebrations From 30th Naval Construction Regiment Public Affairs PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Seabees from around Naval Base Ventura County gathered at the Seabee Museum, Jan. 18, to kick off a series of celebrations throughout 2017 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Naval Construction Force, March 5, 1942. The event also marked the start of celebrations recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineer Corps, as well as the 175th Anniversary of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) this year. In a... read more

Navy Celebrates 2017 Women's History Month From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women's History Month throughout the month of March. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business." Women have served in the Navy as nurses dating back to the 1800s, most notably during the Civil War when the Sisters of the Holy Cross served aboard U... read more

President Trump Visits Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) From Gerald R. Ford Public Affairs (Picture courtesty of Mass Communication 1st Class Joshua Sheppard/Released) NEWPORT NEWS (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump addressed Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Newport News during a visit to the first-in-class aircraft carrier March 2. "This carrier and the new ships in the Ford class will expand the ability of our nation to carry out vital missions on the oceans and to project American power in distant lands," Tru... read more

Pfc. Desmond Doss: The unlikely hero behind 'Hacksaw Ridge' By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity With the 2017 Academy Awards still fresh in our memories, I thought it was fitting to highlight World War II Army Pfc. Desmond Doss, whose life and heroics were featured in the Oscar-winning film "Hacksaw Ridge." Spoiler Alert: You might not want to read further if you don't know his story and still want to see the movie. For those who have, there are a few more details here that weren't shared in the movie.' Doss grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was a Seventh Day Adventist, which me... read more