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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departs Pier 14 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terror.

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CNO Sees New Operational Concept in Action, Thanks Service Members
ABOARD USS ESSEX , Northern Arabian Gulf (NNS) -- Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), visited USS Essex (LHD 2) Oct. 11, the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 on station in the Northern Arabian Gulf (NAG).

During the visit, Marine Brig. Gen. Joseph V. Medina, commander, ESG 3/commander, Task Group 58 (CTF 58), and his staff briefed the CNO on current operations and accomplishments of ESG 3 throughout their deployment to the NAG.

“You are writing history on this deploym
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Child Care Rates Increase 1.5 Percent for Navy Region Europe
NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Childcare fees in the European theater will increase by an average of $1.33 per week beginning Nov. 1.

The increase of 1.5 percent reflects the regional state of inflation and continues to keep Navy Region Europe at the lower end of the band of childcare prices Navywide. This and a few other policy changes affect all families who use the Child Development Center, School Age Care and Child Development Homes programs for full or part-time care.

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The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departs Pier 14 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terror.

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Deploys
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 7,600 Sailors left their homeports as the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deployed Oct. 13 in support of the global war on terrorism.

The strike group wrapped up Summer Pulse ‘04, a groundbreaking exercise involving seven carrier strike groups, in late July. During this exercise, Truman also completed their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), successfully completing a series of complex training events, which included naval
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Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Vern Clark, talks to Sailors.

CNO, MCPON Praise Service Sailors in the Middle East
MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Vern Clark and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/AW) Terry Scott met with Sailors assigned to USS Spruance (DD 963), USS Juneau (LPD 10), and tenant commands from Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Oct. 10 during a tour of the Middle East region.

The CNO held an all hands call on the pier to thank the crew for their service at the tip of the spear. He also discussed present and future policy changes to
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Navy Recruiting Successful in Manning the Fleet
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC) closed out another successful year of recruiting active-duty and Reserve Sailors Sept. 30, marking the 38th month of meeting active-duty enlisted accession and new contract objective goals.

CNRC met enlisted accession requirements for the fiscal year, accessing 39,677 active-duty recruits, with an annual target of between 39,600 and 39,725. Additionally, the command brought in 11,245 enlisted Reserve recruits in fiscal year 20
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The guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) steams behind the George Washington during a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

USS Mahan Gets Underway To Support STANAVFORMED
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- More than 300 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) sailed east Oct. 13 to support Standing Naval Forces Mediterranean (STANAVFORMED).

The Mahan crew completed required training quickly and are demonstrating that they are truly "Built to Fight."

"This is an excellent opportunity for the crew of Mahan to demonstrate the capability of a CONUS (continental U.S.)-based ship to meet short notice tasking and excel," said the sh
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USS Cheyenne Deploys to Western Pacific
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departed for a Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of Pearl Harbor Oct. 8.

According to Cheyenne's commanding officer, Cmdr. Richard Testyon, the crew worked hard to prepare for this deployment.

“Cheyenne has worked very hard to get ready for this deployment,” said Testyon. “We have gone through an extensive work-up period. We did some sea-based training and some indoor training at the training center here. We als
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Navy Fighter Wing Closes its Doors Watch Video This story features at least one photo
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Another chapter was added to the F-14 Tomcat history book Oct. 1, when Fighter Wing Atlantic officially disestablished its headquarters at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.

Originally established in July 1971 as Fighter Wing 1, the command was responsible for overseeing the oper
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Defense Chief Pays Visit to USS John F. Kennedy Watch Video
ABOARD USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (NNS) -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the ministers of defense from 18 coalition countries made a stop Oct. 9 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism.

Rumsfeld and guests took a whirlwind tour of the ship and participated in a video teleconference with a key military component in Baghdad. Rumsfeld then met with the crew of Kennedy in the ship’s hangar bay.

“It is a priv
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Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group To Deploy This story features at least one photo
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 7,600 Sailors will leave their homeports when the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deploys Oct. 13 in support of the global war on terrorism.

The strike group wrapped up Summer Pulse ‘04, a groundbreaking exercise involving seven carrier strike groups,
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