Thank you NASCAR #TroopstotheTrack and driver Brandon Jones for hosting our Submariners this weekend at Richmond Raceway!
The annual Hampton Roads Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Recognirion Luncheon was held at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club on April 17th. This event recognizes command teams and community volunteers who support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society mission through educating and activism. The NMCRS provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society assistance provided in 2017; Over $5 Million in intrest free loans and grants, Over 5,600 patient contacts and 6,350 miles logged by visiting nurses, 498 Baby gifts given in Budget for Baby classes, and 25,910 volunteer service hours.
Submariners assigned to the Virginia-class fast-attack submarines USS North Dakota (SSN 784) and USS Virginia (SSN 774) form a teal ribbon on the pier at Naval Submarine Base New London, CT. on April 11th. The teal ribbon symbolizes support for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention, and advocates a Navy culture of "Protecting our People, Protects our Mission".
The Navy announced an extension for enlisted women to convert to Submarine Force ratings, in NAVADMIN 091/18, extending the deadline to June 1, 2018.
Do you have what it takes to earn dolphins?
118 years ago, the U.S. Navy purchased the USS Holland (SS 1), giving birth to America's Submarine Force! Happy birthday, Submarine Force!
Let us know your favorite submarine birthday memory!
2018 Submarine Force Birthday
118 years ago, the U.S. Navy purchased the USS Holland (SS 1), giving birth to America's Submarine Force! Happy birthday, Submarine Force! Let us know your favorite submarine birthday memory!#HappyBirthday #HooyahSUBFORCE!Posted by Commander, Submarine Forces on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
There are many reasons to consider giving to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Here is a story how the NMCRS Norfolk helped AWS1 Timothy Muniz in a time of need.
Travelling to be with a sick or dying loved one? The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society can help with travel expenses. Learn how you can help a shipmate or Marine. #NMCRS #ByOurOwnForOurOwn
Check out these photos of the USS Colorado (SSN 788) commissioning!
In case you didn't get to see it live, here is the video of USS Colorado's Commissioning!
What do you think of the Navy's newest Virginia-class Attack Submarine?
You can watch the commissioning of USS Colorado (SSN 788) here:
Is that a little morning PT? Nope, just the Sailors assigned to USS Colorado practicing bringing the boat to life! Think you could keep up with them?#ColoradoCommissioning #RockyMountainSailorsPosted by Commander, Submarine Forces on Friday, March 16, 2018
Preparations for USS Colorado's (SSN 788) commissioning are in full swing! Today, the crew participated in a commissioning ceremony rehearsal and worked to prepare the boat and pier for guests this Saturday. The Submariners also participated in a media day, where local and national news outlets were invited to the boat to tour and interview our Rocky Mountain Sailors. Stay tuned as we post updates leading up to commissioning day of USS Colorado!
Five Things to Know About Getting FREE eBooks From Navy MWR Digital Library
Sailors, their families and Navy civilians have FREE access to more than a quarter million ebooks and audiobooks through the Navy General Library Program's (NGLP) MWR OverDrive site.
1. Getting Started is a Little Tricky
You need to create your initial account using a CAC-enabled computer, but after that, you won't need a CAC to log in, and you can read or listen on personal computers, phones, tablets or e-readers.
Titles downloaded to the OverDrive app can even be read offline.
Here's a list of the steps to follow to get started;
1. Access the Navy MWR Digital Library at: www.navymwrdigitallibrary.org (if blocked at work use: www.mwrdigitallibrary.navy.mil .)
2. Under Login (top right menu), select either CAC or DS Login. (Use your non-email certificate).
3. Click the A-Z Directory link. Near the bottom of the page, find the OverDrive link. Click on the image and a new browser window will open.
5. Click on Account.
6. Find the "new user" section.
7. Use ANY email to establish a Navy OverDrive Account.
8. Download the OverDrive app to your device (https://app.overdrive.com/).
9. Create a User ID/ Password specifically for the OverDrive app.
10. Log into the OverDrive app.
11. Search for "Navy".
12. Login using the Navy OverDrive account you established.
2. Popular Titles May Have a Wait List
The MWR OverDrive app is an electronic library. This means the Navy has a limited number of licenses for any given title. If other Sailors have checked out the full number od available licenses, you will have to go on a waiting list for the book.
You can opt to be notified by email when your book becomes available.
More popular books have more licenses. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek has 25 licenses on MWR OverDrive, for example. As of the writing of this sentence, there are zero available with one person on the waiting list. Twilight, on the other hand, has 16 licenses. As of the writing of this sentence, there are 16 available with no waiting list.
3. Most of the Books in the CNO Professional Reading Program are Available. In the words of President Harry S. Truman: "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." So get reading!
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has selected 150 titles that aided his own thinking and leadership development.
They are organized on the lines of effort in A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority: Naval Power, Fast Learning, Navy Team and Partnerships. Titles that support character development are also listed under Core Attributes.
The final section is called "The Canon," which contains books that comprise core knowledge-fundamental to the naval profession - including the causes of conflict, the dynamics of power, and the intersections of politics, diplomacy, economics and military power.
Most titles will link directly to their digital version on MWR OverDrive.
4. It's Family Friendly
While the initial account must be set up using a CAC, the service is just as popular with Navy families as it is with Sailors, according to the NGLP's administrative librarian.
In fact, it offers more than 8,000 children's books through MWR OverDrive.
5. It's a Benefit, not a Secret
More than 2.5 million books have been checked out through MWR OverDrive since the program began. There are currently more than 30,000 users. If you're not among them, you're missing out on a valuable benefit!
All it costs to get started is a little of your time, and in the words of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, "The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men's experience) - i.e., the hard way."
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's arms are wide open for you and your family in a time of need. To learn more about #NMCRS services and ways you can help visit nmcrsfunddrive.org/hamptonroads/
Check out this video! Like the Arctic Submarine Laboratory page to stay up to date on what’s happening at Ice Camp Skate and the great job our submarines, Royal Navy friends and our team on the ice are doing! #ICEX #OnSceneUnseen #Arctic #submarines
Check out this video! Like the Arctic Submarine Laboratory page to stay up to date on what’s happening at Ice Camp Skate and the great job our submarines, Royal Navy friends and our team on the ice are doing! #ICEX #OnSceneUnseen #Arctic #submarinesPosted by Commander, Submarine Forces on Wednesday, March 7, 2018