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  2. Good questions about the board being held up by the shutdown. Is there anyone in Millington in this forum that could shed light on that subject?
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  4. I am back this year, just on the other side! To encourage those who have a PRT failure, I did too 3 years ago and I was still selected. It’s not an end all be all! I helped proctor the exam, the tests looked hard! It was cool to see what is on different ratings test.
  5. Has there been any official news about how the shutdown will affect the board? I believe that any personal who are TDY and on travel are being recalled. Also we were originally told that the 620X LDO results wouldn't be held for the other LDO board/results, and would most likely come out by the end of 2017. Has there been any update on those?
  6. Last week
  7. KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Defense Department personnel and their families overseas woke up Saturday to much confusion, uncertainty and some anger about how their lives would be affected by the U.S. government shutdown. https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/overseas-military-families-lose-afn-access-to-other-services-remains-unclear-1.507687
  8. YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy is advocating a change that would give fathers and secondary caregivers more time off after a birth or adoption, the service’s personnel chief said. https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-asking-pentagon-to-increase-paternity-leave-time-1.507489
  9. BEIJING — The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China would take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty after the USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Shoal on Wednesday evening without China’s permission. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-says-us-warship-violated-sovereignty-near-scarborough/2018/01/20/8ef510b6-fdc8-11e7-9b5d-bbf0da31214d_story.html?utm_term=.9acc878c4ff7
  10. Hello all, I have volunteered for RDC duty and will be transferring in the Fall. Can anyone tell me about how the advancement works and possibly any experience related tips for the new step in my career? - CTR1
  11. Thanks. We shall see what happens I hit 20 years in June so basically my last shot to get the full high 3 if I pick it up this year vice next year. I'm working for a good Chief, and the Senior Chief I worked for last year was good as well. So will see how the awesome evals they wrote me look to the board (if I make board, not feeling it after that test).
  12. PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) and Voluntary Education (VOLED) representatives plan to share important information about their respective programs with Sailors over the next upcoming weeks. The geographic locations and dates the COOL and VOLED representatives will visit to brief Sailors include: 1) Jan. 22 - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 2) Jan. 23 - Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Kekaha, Hawaii 3) Jan. 24 - Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 4) Jan. 24 - Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii 5) Jan. 25 - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 6) Feb. 5-6 - Naval Base Rota, Spain 7) Feb. 8-9 - Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily 8) Feb. 12-13 - Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy 9) Feb. 15-16 - Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Crete, Greece 10) Feb. 19 - Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa 11) Feb. 21-22 - Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain For the specific building locations and times, please contact your command or local career counselor. The Navy COOL and VOLED offices regularly send representatives to specific geographic locations to brief their Navy programs to area Sailors at no cost to the hosting command. These briefs are normally one hour in length and the COOL representatives discuss and demonstrate the importance of credentialing and licensing during and after a Sailors Navy career. The team walks your Sailors through the Navy COOL website, Navy COOL mobile application, voucher submission processes, eligibility, and requirements for credential attainment. They will also discuss and emphasize the importance of the learning and development roadmaps (LaDRs), Navy advancement bibliographies, and the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP). This is a great opportunity to share the importance of the value of certification / licensure, and as many Navy leaders know, this information can enhance career development boards (CDBs), advancements, along with individual personal and professional goals. Representatives from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Education Strategy and Policy Branch (OPNAV N127), will be available to discuss aspects of VOLED and tuition assistance, including recent changes to the Navy College Program and the GI Bill. "These programs allow Sailors to develop themselves while on active duty and prepare for life after the Navy," said Thom Seith, Navy COOL representative. "It's really all about personal and professional development and I encourage all Sailors to take advantage of the opportunities that the Navy COOL and VOLED programs offer". The Navy COOL and OPNAV N127 representatives are excited to share their programs with all Sailors to ensure they have the latest and greatest information. Navy COOL is located with the Center for Information Warfare Training, which delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more information about Navy COOL, visit www.cool.navy.mil/ or call (850) 452-6683.
  13. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy installations within the continental United States (CONUS) will conduct Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 Jan. 29 - Feb. 9. Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 is a two-part anti-terrorism force protection exercise conducted by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) on all CONUS Navy installations. Citadel Shield is a Field Training Exercise led by CNIC from Jan. 29 - Feb. 4. Solid Curtain is a Command Post Exercise portion co-led by USFFC and CNIC from Feb. 5-9. This annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy Security Forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and agency partners. This exercise is a regularly-scheduled exercise and is not in response to any specific threat. Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 is of vital importance to our ability to execute the Navy's mission in support of homeland defense and to protect our people, equipment and facilities in situations that pose a significant and immediate threat. Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities and base operations but there may be times when the exercise causes increased base traffic or delays in base access. Area residents may also see or hear security activities associated with the exercise. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders to minimize any inconveniences. Navy Installations Command's 53,000 military and civilian employees provide infrastructure management, base operations and fleet and family support to 71 installations around the world. For more information about Navy shore installations visit www.cnic.navy.mil . For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/ .
  14. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down at midnight tonight, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan. The deputy secretary said in his memo issued yesterday that the Trump administration does not want the government to shut down. "The administration is willing to work with the Congress to enact a short-term continuing resolution to fund critical federal government operations and allow Congress the time to complete the full-year 2018 appropriations," Shanahan said in his memo. While he and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis hope Congress passes a continuing resolution or an annual appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 defense activities, he said, "prudent management requires that the department be prepared for the possibility of a lapse in appropriations." War Operations to Continue While the memo contains guidance on essential personnel to continue DoD operations during a potential shutdown, he said, the department will continue to prosecute the war in Afghanistan and operations against al-Qaida and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and will continue to make preparations for deployments into those conflicts. "The department must, as well, continue many other operations necessary for the safety of human life or the protection of property," the memo read. "These activities will be 'excepted' from the effects of a lapse in appropriations: All other activities would need to be shut down in an orderly and deliberate fashion, including -- with few exceptions -- the cessation of temporary duty travel." Military: Normal Duty Status All active-duty service members will continue in a "normal duty status," regardless of their affiliation with excepted and unexcepted functions, the memo said. "Military personnel will not be paid until such time as Congress makes appropriated funds available to compensate them for this period of service," the memo said. "Civilian employees paid for lapsed appropriations and who are not necessary to carry out or support excepted activities will be furloughed, i.e., placed in a nonwork, nonpay status." Shanahan emphasized that no shutdown actions are to be taken until further notice is provided. "To repeat, the secretary and I hope that Congress will pass a funding bill and the DoD will avoid a shutdown," Shanahan's memo read. "This guidance is intended to support prudent planning." You can view the full memo at www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/GUIDANCE-FOR-CONTINUATION-OF-OPERATIONS-DURING-A-LAPSE-OF-APPROPRIATIONS.pdf
  15. Bro I have seen you on this forum for years now, really hope they call your name this year.
  16. Well I went with the same plan I had last year when I thought it was my last test. I just picked the first answer, and I finished in under a hour. Some of the stuff I brushed up on from previous exams was on the test, but this time it had a lot of new stuff that I haven't had the past few years so didn't concentrate on. Guess I'll see how well I guessed here in a few months.
  17. FY19 Chief Selection Board

    Our ITC exam was the most difficult/hardest but easiest (strange I know) I've taken in years. I went back and checked of a few of my answers that I should've gotten right but decided to pick the wrong answer. I went in with a 3.90. I hope I still have a chance. I hate the waiting game.
  18. I know it's 60% of your pma for the final. I'm just just curious how it works. I'm going in with a 3.90, how good are my chances if our final multiple is around 157?
  19. For clarification purposes: Definition of "operational tempo" or Optempo Operational: Your mission (includes service, training, or administrative aspects of your mission.) Tempo: The rate Optempo: The rate at which you are assigned and engaged in missions.
  20. Retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, chief executive officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced the conclusion of the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type III uniform rollout. This final rollout began Monday, Jan. 8, ahead of schedule in Navy Region Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, Japan, Korea and Naval District Washington. This concludes the rollout of the Type III uniform in all NEX stores throughout all Navy Regions. http://www.dcmilitary.com/tester/news/local/type-iii-uniform-rolled-out-to-all-navy-regions/article_367ef029-1f1e-533d-b714-b53715672e8b.html
  21. No!!! our operational tempo has not changed that much. We are now doing more or maintaining operstional commitment with few/less number of Sailors. Hence, contributing to accidents as a result of fatigue.
  22. How you guys do on your test? mine was brutal! PS type.
  23. Anyone 90 days at the latest - but depends on the size of command as well. If you dont see anyting by the end of febuary, get with Admin.
  24. YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Sailors can expect more promotions and re-enlistment bonuses as the service starts growing again, according to the Navy’s personnel chief. Vice Adm. Robert Burke, who also serves as deputy chief of Naval Operations, told sailors at the 7th Fleet headquarters in Japan this week that the days of pushing sailors out early are over. https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-plans-more-promotions-bonuses-for-sailors-as-service-expands-1.507006
  25. YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – The Navy wants sailors to spend more time on their overseas assignments, the service’s personnel chief said. Vice Adm. Robert Burke, who serves as chief of Naval Personnel and deputy chief of Naval Operations, told sailors and family members at Yokosuka Wednesday that Japan tour lengths could increase to four years. https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-looks-at-increasing-tour-lengths-for-sailors-assigned-to-japan-1.507003
  26. When someone gets their periodic uploaded in their OMPF can they post the notice on here. Or if there is a PS1 or PSC in this forum can you give us a timeline as to how long it takes them to migrate to our OMPF. -Thanks
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