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20 December 2016

Navy Give the Fleet an early Christmas Present Ratings Restored!

Braking News according to Navy Times a NAVADMINwill be released on the 21st restoring Navy Ratings to the fleet.
(UPDATE: Here is the NAVADMIN)

21 November 2016

Quotas for CYCLE 232 ARE OUT!

The Quotas for CYCLE 232 are out and can found here.   Good luck to all my shipmates!

16 November 2016

Flying Overseas Via MAC Flight.

What is it really like taking a MAC flight. I documented my flight from Norfolk to Bahrain and his is how it went.

29 September 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About Rating Modernization!

With the new changes to navy ratings in NAVADMIN  218/16 or the removal of said ratings there are a few things you should know.   Here I have a list of 5 things you should know about Rating Modernization.

1.  We had signs that this could be coming.
"This modernization effort is the result of a review of Navy rating titles completed this year by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy and his leadership mess." The review the NAVADMIN speaks of was written about in the Navy Times back in January. The Navy Times talks about Secretary Mabus wanting to make navy rating more inclusive and removing "men" from such titles as Damage Control Men. Some thought this would just affect those ratings but looks like it will change everyone.

2. It was a "RATING" not a rate.
There was much confusion about navy ratings especially since you had a rating and a rate. I have seen a lot of people talking how they "loved their rate" this update I am happy to tell them will NOT affect there rate since that is just your pay rate i.e. E1, E2, E3, E4, O5. What has changed is rating i.e. IT1, FC3, EN2 those now are NOS or Navy Occupational Specialty.... At least get RATE and RATING right if you are complaining.

3. You still will be able to take Pride in your NOS.
The Marines, and Army have been using the MOS system for years and you bet Infantry takes pride in being Infantry and anyone in Artillery will tell you they are better then Infantry. So you still will be able to take pride in your NOS. The big benefit is if you are wanting to switch NOS it will be a lot more simple to change and you can hold more then one NOS.

4. You will still have NEC's
This first step is getting the naming right is going to be the biggest shock. Most things will continue as before. You will still need to have NEC's to do a job and just because we all are Petty Officers now does not mean that a former PS will be working in radio now at least not until that they get the right schools. The good thing is with being able to have multiple NOS's you can now become a bigger asset to the navy.

5. They want your involvement.
For each phase of this multi year change up the navy will be going to the fleet for feedback. You will have little to no productivity complaining about change that already happened. Keep an eye out for more NAVADMINS, or Navy Time article and give your feedback. You have to respond to these requests give your input but always make sure to be professional and productive. Do not give feedback that "I don't like this becuzz it sicks" include what you don't like and how it can be fixed.

This White house Petition in a good example of professional and constructive.

Be sure to stay tuned for any more changes and if you have questions leave them in the comments below.

05 August 2016

FY2017 Chief Results

Congratulations to all the newly selected Chiefs.   You can find the full list of Chief selects Here.

30 June 2016

E7 Chief Results are OUT for FTS and SELRES!

Congratulations to all in FTS and SELRES that made Chief! You can see the FULL LIST HERE.

See all other advancement info HERE.

29 June 2016

Reply to Military Times: Five things to watch for in the Pentagon's new transgender policy

In a recent post at Military Times they discussed the awaited Transgender policy and Five things to watch for in the policy.   I will go over all five points discussed in the the article, what I think may actually happen and what problems I see with their points.

28 June 2016

NEW MCPON Selected!

  Early this month a NAVADMIN was released announcing the upcoming MCPON.   FLTCM(IDW/SG/SW) Steven S. Giordano has been selected and will be taking the job Sept 2nd.

Cheif Results for SELRES and FTS out SOON!

Commands will be notified Wednesday Jun 29th 1100 EST  and the NAVADMIN will follow the next day.
Check back HERE on the 30th for the complete list.


03 June 2016

Congratulations to All the New Senior Chiefs

You can find the full list here. 

***Special congratulations to ITCS Williams I hope to be as good a leader as you.****

27 May 2016

Advancement Cycle 231 Results are OUT!

Here are the complete lists of all advancements to E4 through E6 of the 231/98 Cycle.


Congratulations to ALL newly advanced!  If you did not make it the next exam is just around the corner so get studying.

Useful Navy Calculators.

Here is a list of calculators for Pays, allowances and even BMI and  travel.

Profile Sheets are Out but NKO is Down...

Profile sheets are out for Cycle 231 and of course NKO is down... so where can you go?

24 May 2016

Schedule for Release of Advancement Quotas and Results!

CNP has released the schedule for release of advancement quotas and results the the March 2016 exam cycle 231.

19 May 2016


This as many have found out was not the Quotas for cycle 231.   I was messing with my buddy decided to Rick Roll him sorry to get all ya'll.  The quotas for 231 will be released by CNP someday this week I am sure with results coming soon after.

Good luck to all!
If you want to Rick Roll anyone I made a new page for satire HERE with Rick Rolls and satire stories. you can submit a story  HERE.  If I like it I will post it and give you credit.

18 May 2016

ROLL CALL for Any Other Navy Sites!

I get a decent amount of traffic to my site and would like to spread the wealth.  If you got a Navy site that you would like to get the word out about please drop me a line HERE.    As long as I approve of your site I'll either add it in a post or give you a link under Ship Mates


NavyJoe Admin.

Reserve and FTS Quotas for E7 are out...

Check out the Quotas here for FTS and reserves.  Good luck to all!

12 May 2016

Quick Look: Navy Performance Evaluations

This is a quick look into Navy Performance Evaluations and stuff ALL Navy sailors should know when it comes to EVALS.

07 May 2016

09 March 2016

New Navy PRT Standards 2016

There have been a few changes to the PRT here is what you need know.

Finding Inner Peace before a Military Deployment

"I’ve found no better way to strengthen my mental fitness and comfort with uncertainty than by complete surrender via meditation." That is an excerpt from my old DIVO's post Finding Inner Peace before a Military Deployment.  He always has very interesting stuff to say and a very positive outlook on military service. I encourage you to read the entire post it is very inspirational. Read the full post

27 February 2016

231 Navy Exam Cycle Starts On Thursday!!

231 Exams cycle start on the 3rd with the E6 exam, the E5 exam on the 10th and last the E4 exam on the 17th.

I Hope you are ready if you need help check out some Study tips
If you are ready check out some Coman  Exam Blunders to Avoid 


Update to Navy Maternity Leave Policy Takes Away 6 Weeks of Leave.

Last Augusts NAVADMIN dropped for new maternity leave giving woman 18 weeks of leave.  This week another message dropped and it is cutting back the amount of leave woman are entitled to.

22 February 2016

NEW 2016 Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Message.

The NEW Selective Reenlistment Bonus message dropped last week and some changes were made that you may want to know about if you are near your EAOS.

14 February 2016

Risk in the Navy and How to Avoid it

Here are a few unique risks we take as Navy/Military personnel and how we can minimize/avoid that risk...

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