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US Navy Reserve

All the latest News and Information in a revolutionary format that allows a broad perspective of current events of the US Navy Reserve.

Chief of Navy Reserve Commander, Navy Reserve Force
Vice Adm. Robin Braun

Rear Adm. Eric Young Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command ​
Rear Adm. Eric Young

Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve
Rear Adm. W. Michael Crane Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve Deputy Commander, Naval Air Forces


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#FactFriday You'll never regret planning ahead!

If you haven't seen this, make some time and watch this video ... Master Chief Kevin Elliott, recently retired, shares some great advice for making the most of your drills and how to plan for a successful retirement.

#R2W #LivingTheDream #NavyReserve

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At any given moment thousands of Navy Reservists are providing operational capabilities and strategic depth to combatant commander requirements around the world.

Recently, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, RADM Luscher and Command Master Chief Wentzel visited more than 200 of those deploying - and returning - Sailors and the outstanding staff at ECRC - Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center.

ECRC's mission is to provide oversight of the processing, equipping, training, deployment, in-theater support and re-deployment of Sailors in non-traditional, non-naval expeditionary missions in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

From the moment a Sailor departs from home, ECRC is hard at work to support Sailors and their families during their tour of duty.

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It's Live!

e-Lodging is up and running. The new website lets Navy Reservists request berthing for drill weekends ... all online. Log into e-Lodging at or in the RS2 app on your smartphone.

For step-by-step instruction using the app, follow this link:


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Some travelers have been receiving DTS rejection notices for FY-19 travel. Yesterday, the new financial accounting system SABRS took control from DTS and it caused a "funds availability" disconnect. It does not affect travel reservations and the reject notice only means a rejection in the DTS system.

However, personnel without a GTCC who require a travel advance should not travel until the current issue is corrected.

#DidYouKnow Your ID card is for eyes only. Don't hand it over for a landlord or business to copy.

#TellRobyn Have you made your decision about your retirement option yet? BRS and High-3 both offer lots of great options depending on your personal and professional goals. it's a highly personal decision though, so be sure you chat with someone you trust to make this monumental choice. Click here for more resources:

#BlendedRetirement #YouDoYou

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Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Luke McCollum, Cmdr. Ross Drenning, MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) operations center director, and Capt. Laura Scotty, commanding officer, NR Navy Recruiting Command Unit, Millington, learn about the MNCC Contact Center processes during a tour of the MNCC facility.

Staffed with more than 200 agents, the MNCC Contact Center is a customer service center offering round-the-clock support for Sailors who need help with administrative needs. Sailors can contact the MNCC at 1-833-330-MNCC, via email at, or at MyNavy Portal at (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Riggs/Released)

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From the Secretary of the Navy,

To our Sailors, civilians, families and friends, for 243 years the Navy has been a global force, forged from the sea, united in a common purpose, ready to fight, respond, and defend wherever there is need.

Because of your hard work and dedication, the foundation for restoring readiness and increasing lethality has been set. But as we enter our 244th year of service, we must now build on that foundation. I need you to continually think of how to improve the delivery of the Navy the Nation needs with a committed sense of urgency.

We are accountable for how and where we invest our time and our resources, and we must understand the readiness and lethality we gain from those investments. To that end, we must be disciplined in our focus on our people, capabilities, and processes.

We have developed plans informed by the National Defense Strategy, which recognizes that our primary role is warfighting. Now each of us must align our efforts to in order to accomplish these plans. Ask yourselves and each other, how can we accomplish our mission better, faster, and cheaper.

With your help, I have no doubt we will leverage every resource, leading practice, and efficiency we can find with the professionalism, integrity and accountability the American people expect.

My wife Polly and I are forever grateful for all that you, your families, and your loved ones do for our Nation. Happy Birthday Shipmates God bless you and God bless the United States Navy.

-The Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy.

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Saturday we celebrate the 243 birthday of the U.S. Navy. So for this #ThrowbackThursday, here is a short history lesson on how we have been #ForgedByTheSea.

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Something our active U.S. Navy brothers celebrate every day, Oct. 18 is International #NoBeardDay.

Send us your craziest i-haven’t-shaved-for-a-month, before-drill chin wig photos and we will pick a winner next week as our photo of the day.

Please send us your photo by message. Be sure to include your rank, unit, and NOSC with the photos.

#HaveSomeFun #PhotoChallenge

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Who are our three-mile club members? Is it time to make a change? Check out Navy Fitness to make your next PRT outstanding.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Byron Cousin measures Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Courtney Yanosik's height at Navy Operational Support Center Wilmington, North Carolina at the start of the command Physical Fitness Assessment. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok

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In a crisis it's important to know what steps to take and when to take them. Be as prepared as possible.

Stay in the know by following FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

#preparedness #HurricaneMichael

A dream Annual Training opportunity for many Navy Reservists is participating in Rim of the Pacific, the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise, held in the waters off the coasts of Hawaii. RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world's oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez

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We all have stories, and the U.S. Navy wants to hear yours. Let’s hear how you were #ForgedByTheSea.

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Are you a member of the National Guard or Reserve? Your TRICARE benefits can change depending on your military status-Inactive/Activated/Deactivated. For more information, visit:


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Happy #ShipinABottle day!

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In this week’s #TBT the Naval History & Heritage Command highlights the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom which began October 7, 2001. In just over a month following the September 11 attacks, more than 4,650 Navy Reserve Sailors were called to active duty in support of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom.

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FTS Sailors: Are you interested in an apprenticeship program? The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program has simplified the new online enrollment, records and reporting processes. Through the website, Sailors can now log, track, and route their completed on-the-job hours.

Check out all four things you need to know about USMAP updates at

#Simplify #ReadyToWinsday

Photo by Seaman Kenneth J. Blair

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Even as members of the Reserve component, Sailors assigned to the Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) units are considered some of the Navy’s most elite warriors. Specially trained to operate in and around the world’s rivers and coastal regions, SWCC units wield the firepower and deadly skills to make them the best friends of special operators everywhere.

Find out more about SWCC in the latest issue of TNR at

Photo by Leah Tolbert

U.S. Navy SEAL & SWCC Page

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Our Navy's mission is in protecting our country and partner nations, yet every hour, more than 110,000 vulnerabilities compromise the very systems we use to maintain security.

Stay vigilant. You play a critical role in preventing these cyberattacks.

Read more about National Cyber Security Awareness Month on the Navy Live blog at

#CyberSecurity #MissionMonday

Navy Advancement Center has released the Reserve E4-E6 advancement cycle 104 bibliographies for next February's exams. You can download them at the NAC's My Navy Portal page or at Navy COOL.

Go forth and advance!!

Rear Adm. Scott D. Jones relieved Rear Adm. W. Michael Crane as Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve during a change of command ceremony this afternoon at Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 57 in San Diego.

In his departing remarks, Crane summarized the importance of CNAFR Sailors, "Lethality; normalize excellence; every member of each of our squadrons is critical and ready to win the high-end fight."

Fair winds and following seas sir, and welcome aboard Rear Adm. Jones.

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Sometimes readiness hurts, but so does losing your job.

Starting Oct. 1, the Deployability Assessment and Assignment Program takes effect. Read up on the program and make sure you and your team are deployment-ready.

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