NOSC Raleigh

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To generate mobilization readiness by providing administrative services, training support, and world class customer service to Reserve personnel in support of surge and operational requirements for the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint Forces.

Our Sailors and reservists are among the most diverse and versatile professionals operating in America and abroad. We tr...
03/28/2020

Our Sailors and reservists are among the most diverse and versatile professionals operating in America and abroad. We train constantly. We face challenges head on. We adapt and overcome.

COVID-19 has presented a new kind of challenge for all Americans and global citizens alike. America's Navy and Navy Reserve are answering the call.

Hospital ships have deployed to the shores of states whose populations have been most affected by this new disease. As the rest of us stand by awaiting our next orders, it is of utmost importance that we remember what we train for.

Stay healthy. Stay ready. Stay proud to serve a Navy that cares.

03/27/2020

All sailors must check with their Units for updates about April and May Drill Week End.

The NOSC staff will be available virtually for all hands, but very few sailors will meet the criteria to report to the NOSC in person. Be sure to consult with your Unit leadership for specific details.

Earlier this year, before the COVID-19 pandemic, we gathered with our troops for a chili cook off! Reservists judged bet...
03/26/2020

Earlier this year, before the COVID-19 pandemic, we gathered with our troops for a chili cook off! Reservists judged between dishes prepared by the officers and those prepared by the chiefs. We look forward to being able to do things like this again.

Stay healthy out there. #officerswon

*photos by BM1 Leones

03/24/2020
U.S. Navy

https://www.facebook.com/74281347822/posts/10157047107177823/

Underway - Steaming to Assist!
March 23rd - USNS Mercy departs Naval Base San Diego in support of the nation's Coronavirus COVID-19 response efforts. "In a matter of days, we have assembled an incredible crew of more than 800 medical professionals who embark on the Mercy to lift the burden off local hospitals so they can focus on caring for patients with COVID-19." - Commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific, Rear Adm.Timothy Weber
Read More: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112443&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=100001199165171&utm_campaign=Fight

02/21/2020

NOSC Raleigh will not be open for business until at least noon on Friday due to winter weather road conditions.

02/20/2020

NOSC RAL will close at noon on 20 February.

Expect delayed opening Friday 21st.

Check this post or call CDO for updates.

01/23/2020
Interview with a Navy Reservist - 001

America's Navy and America's Navy Reserve are always looking for the best and brightest to join our ranks. Check out this video starring one of our own!

Tavoiya Whitworth talks about her recent (and first) mobilization as a Navy Reservist. America's Navy and America's Navy Reserve are always looking for the b...

01/14/2020
Give it up for our newest awardees!! 👏
01/12/2020

Give it up for our newest awardees!! 👏

01/11/2020

Another Navy Chief retired here today. Show him some love. #navypride

Recently, we had a couple of our Sailors reenlist and accept active orders! #veryproud
01/09/2020

Recently, we had a couple of our Sailors reenlist and accept active orders! #veryproud

12/25/2019
U.S. Navy CNO and MCPON 2019 Holiday Message

U.S. Navy CNO and MCPON 2019 Holiday Message

Happy holidays from Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith.

12/17/2019
Service with a Smile!

Okay....this will be the last post regarding our 2019 Captain's Cup competition here at NOSC Raleigh. It really was a great event and fun for everyone who participated. HOOYAH Captain's Cup!

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November ...
12/15/2019

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

It’s a Wonderful Life: Story of a HeroFor your reading pleasure.  #goodread
12/09/2019

It’s a Wonderful Life: Story of a Hero
For your reading pleasure.

#goodread

For all the fans of “It’s A Wonderful Life” and Jimmy Stewart. Just months after winning his 1941 Academy Award for best actor in “The Philadelphia Story,” Jimmy Stewart, one of the best-known actors of the day, left Hollywood and joined the US Army. He was the first big-name movie star to enlist in World War II.

An accomplished private pilot, the 33-year-old Hollywood icon became a US Army Air Force aviator, earning his 2nd Lieutenant commission in early 1942. With his celebrity status and huge popularity with the American public, he was assigned to starring in recruiting films, attending rallies, and training younger pilots.

Stewart, however, wasn’t satisfied. He wanted to fly combat missions in Europe, not spend time in a stateside training command. By 1944, frustrated and feeling the war was passing him by, he asked his commanding officer to transfer him to a unit deploying to Europe. His request was reluctantly granted.

Stewart, now a Captain, was sent to England, where he spent the next 18 months flying B-24 Liberator bombers over Germany. Throughout his time overseas, the US Army Air Corps' top brass had tried to keep the popular movie star from flying over enemy territory. But Stewart would hear nothing of it.

Determined to lead by example, he bucked the system, assigning himself to every combat mission he could. By the end of the war he was one of the most respected and decorated pilots in his unit.

But his wartime service came at a high personal price.

In the final months of WWII he was grounded for being “flak happy,” today called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

When he returned to the US in August 1945, Stewart was a changed man. He had lost so much weight that he looked sickly. He rarely slept, and when he did he had nightmares of planes exploding and men falling through the air screaming (in one mission alone his unit had lost 13 planes and 130 men, most of whom he knew personally).

He was depressed, couldn’t focus, and refused to talk to anyone about his war experiences. His acting career was all but over.

As one of Stewart's biographers put it, "Every decision he made [during the war] was going to preserve life or cost lives. He took back to Hollywood all the stress that he had built up.”

In 1946 he got his break. He took the role of George Bailey, the suicidal father in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The rest is history.

Actors and crew of the set realized that in many of the disturbing scenes of George Bailey unraveling in front of his family, Stewart wasn’t acting. His PTSD was being captured on filmed for potentially millions to see.

But despite Stewart's inner turmoil, making the movie was therapeutic for the combat veteran. He would go on to become one of the most accomplished and loved actors in American history.

When asked in 1941 why he wanted to leave his acting career to fly combat missions over Nazi Germany, he said, "This country's conscience is bigger than all the studios in Hollywood put together, and the time will come when we'll have to fight.”

This holiday season, as many of us watch the classic Christmas film, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” it’s also a fitting time to remember the sacrifices of Jimmy Stewart and all the men who gave up so much to serve their country during wartime. We will always remember you!

Postscript:

While fighting in Europe, Stewart's Oscar statue was proudly displayed in his father’s Pennsylvania hardware store. Throughout his life, the beloved actor always said his father, a World War I veteran, was the person who had made the biggest impact on him.

Jimmy Stewart was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 and died in 1997 at the age of 89.

-- Ned Forney, Writer, Saluting America's Veterans

Happy Thanksgiving shipmates. There is much to be thankful for.
11/28/2019
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Happy Thanksgiving shipmates. There is much to be thankful for.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November ...
11/26/2019

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November ...
11/16/2019

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November ...
11/11/2019

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November ...
11/09/2019

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

We're sorry to inform you that Outlook access from home is currently down until further notice. If you are experiencing ...
11/08/2019

We're sorry to inform you that Outlook access from home is currently down until further notice. If you are experiencing other issues you may call the NMCI Help Desk.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November ...
11/08/2019

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

Service members from each unit at NOSC Raleigh formed teams and competed in a series of athletic challenges on November 3, 2019.

This past drill weekend Chaplain Thomas Taylor led his last church call as a drilling reservist at NOSC Raleigh. In the ...
11/07/2019

This past drill weekend Chaplain Thomas Taylor led his last church call as a drilling reservist at NOSC Raleigh.

In the wake of his recent promotion, Captain Taylor has been transferred to a NOSC in his home state.

“I’ll be able to drive instead of fly to my drills for the first time since 2007,” said the chaplain.

To that we say Fair Winds Chaps. It’s been a pleasure.

Recently, the deputy commander of Reserve Component Command (RCC), Captain Forrester, visited NOSC Raleigh. He briefed o...
11/04/2019

Recently, the deputy commander of Reserve Component Command (RCC), Captain Forrester, visited NOSC Raleigh. He briefed our service members on the importance of mission readiness, and recognized several reservists who have mobilized.

“Attention to award.” That is the command given every time a Sailor is publicly and officially recognized for his/her ef...
11/03/2019

“Attention to award.”

That is the command given every time a Sailor is publicly and officially recognized for his/her efforts and presented an award. Every award is worked for, earned and a cause for applause. That is why we have award ceremonies. It is more than a presentation. We celebrate the efforts of our Sailors and congratulate them on a job well done.

Please join us in congratulating our newest awardees.

It’s always a fine day when a service member decides to commit him/her self along with the skills and experiences he/she...
10/13/2019

It’s always a fine day when a service member decides to commit him/her self along with the skills and experiences he/she has acquired to continued military service. Here’s to another six!

Please give it up for our most recent award recipients!
10/11/2019

Please give it up for our most recent award recipients!

He cancelled his plans for retirement - and for good reason too! The day a retirement ceremony was to be held for Chapla...
10/09/2019

He cancelled his plans for retirement - and for good reason too! The day a retirement ceremony was to be held for Chaplain Thomas Taylor, a promotion ceremony was held instead! Bravo Zulu Chaps! Here's to you!

10/07/2019
10/07/2019

We had the honor of being Rear Admiral Schommer's very first NOSC visit as CNRFC!

10/01/2019
www.bol.navy.mil

Bring your PARFQ to the BCA (weigh-in) on Saturday. Be sure to bring the form completed within PRIMS website, not just a print out that you have used a pen/pencil to check the boxes.

Go to: https://www.bol.navy.mil
Select PRIMS.
Select Member, at the top.
Select PARFQ, at the top.
Select "Add PARFQ" button.
Cycle 2, 2019.

Print out. Bring to BCA (weigh in) Saturday. 0730 to 0930.

09/06/2019

NOSC Raleigh will be fully open for business at noon Friday, Sept 6.

DWE on 7th and 8th is a go.

Again, excercise safety precations in your decision to proceed inbound. The greater Raleigh area was minimally impacted by the storm, but areas south and especially east of us experienced more damage.

09/05/2019

NOSC RAL will not be open for normal business between Thursday at 11:00 through Friday at noon. This window of non-availability may be expanded/contracted dependent on storm progress.

Drill Weekend is still a go. Please excercise caution and a principle of safety first in your decision to attend. Keep in mind possible degraded travel conditions such as airport and road closures. Rescheduled drill periods are authorized for storm related complications.

09/04/2019

NOSC Raleigh is closely watching the weather. At this time we do expect to be open for September Drill Weekend. There is a good chance we will not be open during regular business hours Thrusday or Friday. Call the CDO if you are planning on coming in those days to determine if we will be open. Will also post on FaceBook if we close shop.

09/03/2019

We are closely watching the hurricane. For now, September Drill Weekend is still a go! Check back here daily for changes to the plan. We may have modified working hours during the week dependent on the Condition of Readiness (COR) CNRMA sets for us. So, before you come in Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, check this posting or call the CDO. Also, be ready to muster yourself in NFAAS after storm passes. Try downloading the App for your phone to make this task easy.

In the US Navy and US Navy Reserve, there are many causes for celebration. Advancement to a higher pay grade is but one ...
08/19/2019

In the US Navy and US Navy Reserve, there are many causes for celebration. Advancement to a higher pay grade is but one of them. It is a proud moment in any service member’s career.

It is Navy tradition that a “frocking” ceremony take place too officially recognize those who have earned not only a greater paycheck but also a greater duty and responsibility.

The advancing Sailors often get to choose who they would like to have “frock” or”pin” them. This simply means that a person of their choosing, often a mentor, colleague, or loved one, will attach the insignia of the higher rank to the service member’s uniform.

It is a time for cheer and congratulations

Then....

We carry on. 😎

Recently Rear Adm. James "Jim" M. Butler, Reserve Deputy Commander U.S. 10th Fleet, visited reserve sailors here at NOSC...
08/13/2019

Recently Rear Adm. James "Jim" M. Butler, Reserve Deputy Commander U.S. 10th Fleet, visited reserve sailors here at NOSC Raleigh. He discussed Navy Reserve initiatives and the importance of the Navy reservists. He spoke on topics ranging from mission readiness and cyber security to the future space force. Many service members had questions, and at least one received the admiral's coin. HOOYAH!

08/02/2019
Farewell to HM2 Holloway, I. Her last drill at NOSC Raleigh.  We wish her well on her next tour.
06/10/2019

Farewell to HM2 Holloway, I. Her last drill at NOSC Raleigh. We wish her well on her next tour.

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Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00

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I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I'm a long time NOSC member (first drill June 1987, last drill October 2017). I've offered free Lean Six Sigma training to veterans nation-wide for several years. The next free class (my 20th) will be at NC State University the nights of January 21/22. My previous two classes were for CG Air Station Cape Cod & Amazon Warriors in Seattle. Send me a PM if you are local to Raleigh and I'll provide details. Transitioning and underemployed Vets have priority. There will be wait list, so please only sign up if you can make both nights. #veteranshelpingveterans
I'm an old Raleigh reservist that retired here in 2017. Some of your staff may remember that I teach a free class for Vets - introduction to Lean Six Sigma. My 15th offering is in Raleigh on 6/20 night and there are still a few seats left:
I was recently granted 100% permanent and total disability by the VA, and had to go to NOSC to get ID's for my wife and I. I had been stressing out over this for weeks, but I was pleasantly surprised. Petty officer Graham and the rest of the staff were so friendly and helpful, we were in and out in about 30 minutes. Thank you so much for your service!