Diversity is a key component in today's Navy, whether it is of race, religion or sexual preference. The fleet is comprised of Sailors from all walks of life, customs, traditions, and even different cultures and nationalities.
Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Tori M. Barnhart, a native of Rochester, Indiana, currently serves as an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach, Learning Site Jacksonville, Florida.
The U.S. Navy has culinary specialists on all of its vessels to feed the crew a healthy balanced diet. On Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Marcus Wallace can often be found mixing spices or flipping burgers on the grill.
A father plays many different roles in their children's lives. Fathers can be teachers, mentors, role models, and for some, even best friends. The impact a father makes on their children is something that one Sailor says is irreplaceable.
When a ship is at sea, aerographer's mates (AG) are a vital part of day-to-day operations. AGs are responsible for collecting and analyzing oceanographic and meteorological information so that the ship may safely complete its mission.
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus was recently honored by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford for his work in text analysis and security cooperation optimization.
About a year ago, two sisters were at a local Virginia Beach tea shop on a beautiful summer afternoon sipping delicious bubble tea, sharing laughs and enjoying each other's company, unsure of when they might see each other again.
The stage is set. Familiar faces in the audience take their seats. Conversations among the crowd come to a halt. The lights dim. Only the red carpet leading to the stage, lined with ceremonial bullets and side boys, remains lit. This is a moment 38 years in the making.
It's not a topic normally talked about in an open setting, and for some, it may not be a recognizable concept that takes part in their normal lives until that thought is challenged by their surroundings.
Quarter Master (QM) 1st Class Christopher Eley, Training Support Center Hampton Roads (TSCHR) Command Development Team was named the second quarter Sailor of the Quarter (SOQ) at an all-hands ceremony, May 24, Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex.