Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1's guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, began routine operations in the South China Sea, Feb. 18.
An Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 9 completed a Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test (FCET) Feb. 16, resulting in four successful test flights of Trident II D5 missiles. Designated FCET-53, the operation spanned a three-day period.
The Navy Household Goods (HHG) global team announced Feb. 8 Sailors should expect a compressed timeline for planning and scheduling military moves through the end of the Continuing Resolution (CR) for fiscal year 2017.
The Navy's 21st Century Sailor Office announced Feb. 6 that the suicide prevention program Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) is now available Navy-wide at all Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) locations.
Navy Personnel Command (NPC) announced a plan to implement a pay and personnel customer service model that is centralized, integrated and self-service-oriented by consolidating several Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) and Customer Support Detachment (CSD) locations in fiscal year 2017.
Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Jan. 31.