Once again this year, NEX locations worldwide will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so customers as well as NEX associates can spend the day with loved ones. Check with the local NEX for store operating hours for Nov. 23.
Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) successfully completed crew certification phase two prior to departing Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Bath, Maine Nov. 9, certifying the crew ready for sea.
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed Guam with Soldiers and heavy equipment from the 9th Mission Support Company (9th MSC), Guam Army National Guard to provide continued support to the island of Saipan Nov. 11.
Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), visited Recruit Training Command (RTC) to review a recruit graduation and see hands-on training that is developing and testing recruits on their war-fighting skills before they reach the Fleet, Nov 8 - 9.
After more than a month operating in the North Atlantic, including participating in NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) anchored off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 10 for a scheduled port visit.
Cryptologic Technicians (Technical) Sailors from USS Hopper (DDG 70) Electronic Warfare (EW) Module attended the 7th annual Association of Old Crows (AOC) Pacific Conference to be recognized as the Association's 2017 Outstanding Unit, Navy (Surface).