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Changing times in Vietnam: 5 things troops need to know David Larter, Navy Times 9:29 a.m. EDT May 29, 2016 President Obama’s announcement Monday that the U.S. could start selling weapons to its former enemy Vietnam means changes ahead for troops. The president made the announcement at a Hanoi press conference, which ended a half-century ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam, putting to rest one of the last foreign policy vestiges of one of […]

Hiring and Support Summit

 To ALL transitioning service members, veterans, WWs and spouses You are cordially invited to participate in the Dept of the Navy’s Veteran & Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit on Thursday, June 2nd at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel – Tampa Airport – Westshore, Tampa, FL. The Hiring Fair is from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM […]

Annual Memorial Day Observance

American Legion Cemetery in Tampa, FL.   3810 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33629 Monday May 30, 2016—Memorial Day           10:45-11:00 a.m  Organizations laying wreaths          11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Memorial Day Observance (rain or shine)          12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.  Luncheon in the Legion Hall This is an […]

‘Cannibalization is Routine’ to Support Navy Deployments By OTTO KREISHER, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON — Navy captains from the aviation, surface, submarine and construction communities told Congress May 26 that budget and personnel reductions have restricted their ability to surge forces to meet a crisis and often require them to “cannibalize people as well as parts” to support forward-deployed units. Capts. Gregory […]

McCain amendment adds $17 billion to defense, increases pay

McCain amendment adds $17 billion to defense, increases pay By Scott Maucione | @smaucioneWFED May 26, 2016 1:30 pm 3 Shares Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to add $17 billion to the defense budget and force senators to take sides over defense on the Senate floor next week. McCain’s amendment to […]

Adm. Michelle Howard picked to lead U.S. Navy forces in Europe President Obama has nominated the Navy’s highest-ranking woman to lead U.S. Navy forces in Europe. Adm. Michelle Howard is tapped to head U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Forces Command, in Naples, Italy, according to a Thursday Defense Department announcement. NAVY TIMES Navy’s first female admiral lined up for another 4-star post Howard, […]