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 July - September 2018 Issue
 
FROM THE FLAG DECK
WEB BASED FIELD LANGUAGE TEST APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PORTUGUESE-BRAZILIAN AND INDONESIAN
The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Portuguese-Brazilian or Indonesian linguist skills to participate in the Web Based Field Test [WBFT], to contribute with the revision of these Defense Language Proficiency Test [DLPT].
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FORCE CHAPLAIN’S THOUGHTS
“It’s not your Navy.” The words pierced me to the core. I was visiting a command, and following a discussion about some best practices for coping with operational stress, the Sailor had called me out on some of the “tried and true” Navy traditions... Continued >> 
DIVERSITY
  
SUFFOLK, VA – More than 200 Sailors and Department of the Navy civilian employees assigned to Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR), Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM), Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Suffolk (FCC/C10F) and Navy Cyber Defense...
SUFFOLK, VA – Sailors and Department of the Navy civilian employees assigned to Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR), Joint Staff – Hampton Roads (JS-HR), Naval Network Warfare Command (NNWC), U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) South and Navy Cyber Defense...
SUFFOLK, VA – Sailors and Department of the Navy civilian employees assigned to Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR), recently welcomed CAPT Roy Nafarrete, Special Assistant to Commander, Pacific Fleet. Nafarrete is not only a Sexual Assault Prevention...
MONTEREY, CA – Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey hosted a women’s equality equal opportunity (EO) observance at the Presidio of Monterey...
FCC / C10F NEWS
  
FORT GORDON, GA – In a recent announcement, the Navy named CTI1 Jamie Biro, assigned to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, as the Language Professional of the Year (LPOY) for...
FORT GORDON, GA – Two Sailors assigned to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, Darrick Sanders Sr. and his son, Darrick Sanders Jr., advanced to Senior Chief Senior Chief Petty Officer (CTTCS) Senior Chief Cryptologic...
HONOLULU – CAPT Madelene Means relieved CAPT Todd Gagnon as commanding officer of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii during a change of command ceremony held at Nob Hill Community Center on Ford Island...
WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA – CDR Brian Harding relieved CDR Tim McGeehan as commanding officer of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Whidbey Island, during a change of command ceremony held at the Skywarrior Theater on Naval Air Station...
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD – Cryptologic Warfare Group (CWG) 6 stood up three new commands, Cryptologic Warfare Activities (CWA) 65, 66 and 67, during a ceremony at McGill Training Center...
ITSMO SERIES
  
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment in a series designed to highlight the products and services of the Navy IT Service Management Office relating their capabilities in a business case story format spread over succeeding chapters of an IT Service...
NAVIFOR RESERVES
  
SAN DIEGO — A group of information warfare (IW) Sailors from a Northern California Navy Reserve unit traveled to San Diego June 23-24, for a two-day training event focused on fleet familiarization; where service members toured commands including...
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD – As Navy leaders envision the future of the Fleet, cyberspace is top of mind...
HIGHLIGHTS
  
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SUFFOLK, VA – A 1986 graduate of Washington High School, U.S. Navy CAPT Bill Chase, promoted to Rear Admiral...
GULFPORT, MS – Basic Officer Accession Training (BOAT) has been turning Navy officers into Naval Oceanography Officers...
RDML Ken Barbor, USN (ret), former Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) commander and founding director of the Hydrographic Science Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Department of Marine Science...
CORONADO, CA — CAPT Rachael Dempsey relieved CAPT Michael Roth, as commanding officer of Fleet Weather Center San Diego (FWC-SD) during a change of command ceremony held on July 26, at Naval Base Coronado...
Nominations are now being accepted for the DON Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the superior efforts of IM/IT projects, teams, and individuals in helping to transform DON information...
GULFPORT, MS – On June 11, 2018, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center (NMOPDC), a subordinate of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC), transitioned into Naval Information Warfare Training Group (IWTG) Gulfport...
SIGONELLA, Sicily – Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) Force Master Chief (FORCM) David B. Carter visited Sailors at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) Sicily, June 29 - 30, as part of an introductory tour to each...
FORT GORDON, GA – CAPT William Kramer relieved CAPT Patrick Count, as commander, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, during a change of command ceremony at Alexander Hall...
NORFOLK, VA – CAPT John A. Watkins was relieved by RDML Jeffrey S. Scheidt as the officer leading Naval Information Warfighting Development Center (NIWDC) in a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity...
NORFOLK, VA – Naval Computer and Telecommunication Station Hampton Roads (NCTS HR) held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads in Norfolk...
CIWT HEADLINES
  
PENSACOLA, FL – Every day, the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) trains thousands Sailors and joint service members across every aspect of Information Warfare. While most of the training being developed at CIWT is catered to this niche...
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, CA – Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education FLTCM Russell Smith and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) FORCM Karim Cole visited the Presidio of Monterey (POM) for a site visit...
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) Commanding Officer, CAPT Nick Andrews, visited the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach for the first time, July 10-11, since recently taking command...
MONTEREY, CA – CAPT Nick Andrews, commanding officer of Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), visited the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey...
PENSACOLA, FL – The Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) legal team untiringly improves the entire CIWT domain, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations in maintaining good order and...
PENSACOLA, FL – The Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) command climate assessment is currently...
FORT GORDON, GA - Four electronics technician students and one instructor graduated from the joint Army and Navy Satellite Communication (SATCOM) Special Maintenance Course at the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Detachment Fort Gordon...
FORT GORDON, GA – The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Detachment Fort Gordon celebrated the storied career of its officer in charge, CWO4 Michael Lester, during his retirement ceremony at Signal Theater...
FORT GORDON, GA – The Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) Commanding Officer, CAPT Nick Andrews, visited CIWT Detachment Fort Gordon Aug. 14, for the first time since taking command...
PENSACOLA, FL – Five Navy linguists are currently onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, conducting their annual...
PENSACOLA, FL – Pensacola is all too familiar with hurricanes that enter the Gulf and Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station has taken significant measures...
CHULA VISTA, CA – Chief petty officers and chief selectees from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego visited veterans and aided the staff...
EDUCATION
  
Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) assists active-duty and reserve Sailors by funding the certification and licensing exams that map their Navy and civilian educations, training, experience, and competencies to industry/civilian...
MONTEREY, CA – Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey has a singular mission: provide a continuum of foreign language training to Navy personnel at the Defense Language Institute (DLI), which prepares them to conduct Information Warfare...
FEATURES
  
NEWPORT, RI — The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport hosted the 2018 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) Human Machine Interaction (HMI 18) Aug. 29-31 at its Narragansett Bay Test...
GULFPORT, MS -- The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) continued to advance its unmanned underwater systems operational expertise during the annual Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Advanced Naval Technical Exercise (ANTX)...
SUFFOLK, VA – Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) hosted U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman for a third and final opportunity of their Information Warfare (IW) Summer Cruise in Suffolk...
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS – The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command’s (NMOC) newly published strategic plan focuses on people, capabilities and innovations. The plan’s priorities are driving NMOC’s participation in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, NORFOLK, VA - Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic (NCTAMS LANT) participated in a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Norfolk Naval Station, to officially commence the P913 site project of NCTAMS...
As the U.S. Navy’s leader in the operation of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), the Naval Oceanographic Office’s (NAVO) oceanographic and engineering departments are on track to exceed their own milestones, achieved in April 2018. Dozens...
SAN ANTONIO – CTR3 Shelton Carter, assigned to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Texas, was recognized by the city of San Antonio for stopping an attempted robbery in a local Walmart...
SUFFOLK, VA – VADM Matthew J. Kohler, commander, Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) was relieved by VADM Brian B. Brown in a ceremony June 15 at the Department of Defense complex...
IWTC SPOTLIGHT
  
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Fifty-eight new information warfare community (IWC) officers graduated from the 3-week Information Warfare Basic Course (IWBC) Integrated Learning Environment (ILE) Blended Learning curriculum pilot class...
MONTEREY, CA – The mild summer afternoon of June 28 brought an unusual sight to the Presidio of Monterey sports complex: Sailors lining up in front of binder-wielding petty officers, Sailors securing ropes to and pulling tractor tires over great...
YOKOSUKA, Japan – ITC Daniel Andres, an instructor at Information Warfare Training Site Yokosuka (IWTS), Japan, was awarded the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Presidential Certificate of Merit...
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The deputy commander for the Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) visited Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach to speak with staff and students...
SAN DIEGO – CDR Errol Laumann relieved CDR Kelly Robbins as commanding officer of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego during a change of command ceremony at the Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center in Point Loma...
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – (Standing) Sam Kelley, Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) N75 director, leads a discussion with Fleet subject matter experts during a System Administrator Job Duty Task Analysis (JDTA) review at Information Warfare...
MONTEREY, CA — Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey recently appointed Lisa Haggerty as its...
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD (NNS) – U.S. Fleet Cyber Command’s (FCC) Office of Compliance and Assessment (OCA) and the Information Warfare Training Group (IWTG) are working together to ensure Navy cyber assessments and inspections are aligned...
CYBER AWARENESS
  
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD – The next phase in the maturation of the Navy’s Cyber Mission Force teams is underway as leadership from U.S. Fleet Cyber command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) develop innovative training methods that allow operators...