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Military Spouses Get Free On-Demand Career Development Courses.

Military Spouses Get Free On-Demand Career Development Courses.

The Department of Defense’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program has made it easier for military spouses to reach their career goals with free access to more than 5,000 high-quality courses through Udemy.   Udemy is a self-paced online learning platform offering courses taught by leading experts. Topics range from human resources and marketing to…

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns Home to Norfolk Following Six-Month Deployment

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Returns Home to Norfolk Following Six-Month Deployment

After six months at sea, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 18th.   Miliary officials say CVW-3 conducted a total of 6,100 sorties and 12,401 flight hours for the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group’s deployment. Cmdr. Michael Luebkert, commanding officer, Airborne Command and Control VAW-123 “Screwtops”, reflected on the…

Norfolk Native Receives Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Aboard U.S. Navy warship

Norfolk Native Receives Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Aboard U.S. Navy warship

    Congratulations to Electronics Technician 2nd Class David Hammers, right, from Norfolk, Va., who received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Cmdr. Joseph Burgon, from Cottonwood, Calif., aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), June 24. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment operating in the…

Marine Corps Marathon Set To Return In Person This October

Marine Corps Marathon Set To Return In Person This October

The Marine Corps Marathon will return this year after taking 2020 off due to COVID-19. Race organizers have confirmed that the 46th annual event will be held “live and in-person” on Halloween (or, Oct. 31) in Arlington, Virginia, and the nation’s capital. “Throughout my many years heading the MCM Organization, we have faced various challenges…

Shopping Access to Military Exchanges Expands to DoD, Coast Guard Civilian Employees

Shopping Access to Military Exchanges Expands to DoD, Coast Guard Civilian Employees

The Department of Defense announced that it is expanding access to the military exchange stores to DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees with a Common Access Card. This will include in-store and online exchange shopping privileges to civilian employees who work in the U.S. and in U.S. territories and possessions. Those eligible will now be…

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane Welcomes New Commanding Officer

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane Welcomes New Commanding Officer

Cmdr. Benjamin Goff relieved Cmdr. Dorothy Hernaez as commanding officer of the USCGC Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Wednesday, April 21st. Vice Admiral Steven Poulin, the Atlantic Area commander, presided over the event. Goff reported to Harriet Lane from the Coast Guard’s Command, Control, Communications,…

Coast Guard Cutter Forward returns home after two-month patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Forward returns home after two-month patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Forward (WMEC 911) returned to its homeport in Portsmouth after a two-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, working to suppress and eradicate the movement of illegal drugs in the region, Sunday, April 11th.   The crew of the Forward worked in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air…

Wreaths Across America Virtual Convoy Begins Its Journey to Arlington National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America Virtual Convoy Begins Its Journey to Arlington National Cemetery

The annual Wreaths Across American Convoy began today in Delaware and will travel to Arlington National Cemetery arriving on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 19. Wreaths Across America (WAA), is a national effort that grew thanks to a simple picture of wreaths laid at soldiers’ graves covered with snow at Arlington National Cemetery. The movement…

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