NAVY Press Release

Repair Contract Awarded for Walter Reed Medical Center Garages

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington awarded a $13.5 million firm-fixed-price task order under a multiple award construction contract Sept. 28, for long-term structural repair of Buildings 54 and 55 of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda.

Navy Updates Sailor of the Year Program to Add Focus on Talent Management

Based on recommendations from a Navy working group of top senior enlisted leaders throughout the Fleet, the Navy announced today that it is updating its Sailor of Year (SOY) program, to better align with Sailor 2025 initiatives. The most significant change is the number of SOYs meritoriously advanced from four to 18. Additionally, the update gives each type commander the authority to promote their top-performing eligible First Class Petty Officers ahead of the regular Chief Petty Officer selection board.

USS Barry Transits Taiwan Strait

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Oct. 14 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.

USS Barry Transits the Taiwan Strait

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Oct. 14 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.

NEXCOM On-track to Release New USPHS Commissioned Corps Physical Training Uniform

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is scheduled to debut a physical training uniform (PTU) tailored specifically for the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in December 2020. This PTU will be the first official physical training uniform for the USPHS Commissioned Corps and will be similar in style to the optional Navy PTUs.

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