Whether based in the United States or abroad, Sailors held celebrations to mark the Navy's 243rd birthday with other service members, civilians, guests and community members while top leaders have sent messages to the fleet reflecting on the theme "Forged by the Sea."
Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, will open an Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) Monday, Oct. 15. The EFAC will be manned with Navy counselors prepared to assist evacuated military personnel and their families that are staying on or near the installation.
The NATO Secretary General (SECGEN) and the NATO Maritime Allied Commander joined the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Oct. 12 to meet with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sailors and observe at-sea flight operations .
Military personnel and their families evacuated from Bay County, Florida, in advance of Hurricane Michael's arrival. After the passing of the storm, the next step is to ensure people are OK and that the chain of command is aware of everyone's status.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced today that the next Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). The future USS Beloit (LCS 29) is named in honor of Beloit, Wisconsin. and is the first ship to bear the name.