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Sailor Handles A Line

Sailor Handles A Line

200316-N-KW492-0444 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 16, 2020) Gunner’s Mate Seaman Spencer Christie, from Virginia Beach, Va., handles a line aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197). Shiloh is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security…


Chesapeake Native Earns Ship Handler of the Year

The USS Little Rock Gold Crew Ship Handler of the Year is Lt.j.g. Ashley Kiple. The Ship handler of the year award is given to Surface Warfare Officers who demonstrate superior performance while standing Officer of The Deck Underway onboard the Navy’s newest platform, the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. Kiple is from Virginia and received…


Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

Veterans Day 2019 is on Monday, Nov. 11th, 2019. Amazon has launched a new promotion aimed at armed forces members. Starting today and until November 11th, if you’ve served in the military, or are a current active duty or reserve member, you can get $40 off the first year of an Amazon Prime subscription. If you’re…


Virginia Beach sailor earns Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Aaron McKee, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) combat systems department, receives a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during an awards-at-quarters ceremony in one of Ford’s weapons handling areas. Ford is currently undergoing its post-shakedown availability at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S.…