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Navy Sailors visiting this forum have a big interest in Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) encounters (otherwise known as unidentified flying objects (UFOs)) that happen with Navy ships, aircraft and personnel. Any related stories about those encounters will be posted here. The Pentagon now has a formal procedure for reporting those encounters and it appears that of all military branches, the Navy has had the most encounters with UAPs.
Service members have told government auditors about rampant problems in their barracks — to include mold, broken heating and air conditioning systems, cramped rooms, overflowing sewage and much more — but not all service branches are asking troops about those living conditions.
“Service members have a lot to say and are eager for someone to listen,” said Elizabeth Field, director of the Government Accountability Office’s defense capabilities and management team.
“Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) interacted in an unsafe and unprofessional manner with a U.S. AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), as the aircraft was conducting routine operations in the international airspace of the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 27. The interaction took place at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time. The aircraft is attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), deployed aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), on a scheduled deployment to the Middle East Region.
“IRGCN vessels shone a laser multiple times at the aircraft while in flight. Fortunately, no injuries were reported and the aircraft was not damaged.
Enlisted Leader Development E6:
Enlisted Leader Development (ELD) replaced similar levels of the previous Petty Officer Selectee Leadership Courses.
ELD courses are to be completed while in current paygrade.
The Advanced Leadership Development Course (ALDC) is for Sailors in paygrade E6.
ALDC must be completed in order to take the Chief Petty Officer exam in January 2025.
For more information, go to www.netc.navy.mil/ELD
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SUBJ/FY-24 NAVY REAR ADMIRAL LINE SELECTION//
RMKS/1. The President of the United States has approved the report of the
selection board which recommends the following officers in the line on the
active duty list for promotion to the permanent grade of Rear Admiral.
2. Frocking to Rear Admiral is not authorized except on an individual basis
by the Secretary of Defense.
Berg, Heidi K.
Brookes, Michael A.
3. Released by Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy.//