Chesapeake Native Promoted to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Serving Aboard USS Ross

Cmdr. Scott Jones, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), right, reads an Oath of Office to Lt. James Midkiff, from Chesapeake, Va., during his promotion ceremony in the ship’s wardroom, Jan. 1, 2022. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its 12th patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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