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September is Su***de Prevention Month. The Department of the Navy (DON) is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all members within our community. It is imperative that we create a protective environment throughout the DON to prevent isolation and reduce both suicidal ideations and behaviors.

Important Resources:
The National Su***de Hotline: 988
• The Military Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (press 1) or Text 838255 / www.veteranscrisisline.net
• Military OneSource: 800-342-9647 (OCONUS) / TTY: 800-342-9647 /www.militaryonesource.mil
• Vet Centers: 877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387) / www.vetcenter.va.gov
• Department of the Navy Civilian Employee Assistance Program (DONCEAP): 844-DONCEAP
(1-844-366-2327) / TTY: 888-262-7848 / International: 866-829-0270 / www.magellanascend.com


The BUPERS' PACT Fleet Engagement Team will be coming to Virginia to meet face-to-face with Sailors to designate ratings, negotiate orders and provide career counseling on site at Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station Oceana and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story


⚠️ TRAFFIC ALERT: Due to the upcoming NAS Oceana 2023 Air Show ✈️, there will be temporary road closures on London Bridge Rd. from Central Dr. to International Parkway.

From Sept. 14-17, drivers will see an increased police presence starting at 2 p.m. on London Bridge Rd. Traffic officers will slowly begin closing the road at 2:30 p.m. London Bridge Rd. will be fully closed from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. No traffic will be allowed on that section of London Bridge Rd. ​during these times for safety reasons. This schedule is subject to change and could vary depending on operation needs.

Access to Gates 1 & 2
Take the Laskin Road exit toward Virginia Beach Boulevard to get to Gate 1.
Take the Lynnhaven/19A exit, head toward Holland Road, turn left. At Dam Neck, take a left to get to Gate 2.
If you’re coming from the Oceanfront on I-264 Westbound, take the First Colonial/21 exit to get to Gate 1.

Drivers should also be aware that there will be heavy traffic on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the following main roads: Oceana Boulevard, Potters, First Colonial, London Bridge, and Dam Neck roads. Advanced warning signs will be posted advising motorists of the alternate routes.

Learn more at virginiabeach.gov/news.
Virginia Beach Police Department NAS Oceana Air Show


Reminder: The NAS Oceana Air Show is approaching on Sept. 16-17! Remember that this event is FREE and open to the public! Also, don't forget about Student Day on Sept. 15. For more information, visit https://ow.ly/sYOS50PF0nO.


The Defense Department honors the memories of those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa.


The BEACH BUM 5K FUN RUN and SPLASH & DASH have been combined! 🏃🏊

Join Dam Neck MWR Fitness & Sports and participate in TWO FUN EVENTS at Dam Neck Beach on Friday, September 8th. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. This event is open to active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, and eligible family members. 🌊👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

FREE T-shirts and finishers medals will be given out until we run out! 🏅👕

For more information about the Beach Bum 5K Fun Run, please visit: https://www.navylifema.com/activity/fbd3de6f-ceee-4946-88c4-368a23ba740d and

For more information about the Splash & Dash, please visit: https://www.navylifema.com/activity/28ed7727-de11-439f-81ee-67f970ac694d

Sponsored by: Gardens Williamsburg Water Country USA
*No Navy endorsement implied


If you and your family are looking for something to do. Come join us tomorrow night September 8th at 8:30pm for Movie Night Under the Stars. We’re showing Elemental and we will be at the Parade Field (across from building N-26). We look forward to seeing you there!!

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FRCMA Oceana celebrated women’s equality with guest speaker Capt. Janet Days.  (Photos by AZ3 Wilford and AZC Key)

FRCMA Oceana celebrated women’s equality with guest speaker Capt. Janet Days. (Photos by AZ3 Wilford and AZC Key)


Reminder for all sailors interested in the LDO/ CWO programs, the application deadline for the FY-25 In-Service Procurement Board (ISPB) is 1 OCTOBER 2023.

Application packages can only be submitted via encrypted email to [email protected] or hard copy via USPS. Note that DoD SAFE and ESSBD via BOL are NOT supported for this board.

Refer to NAVADMIN 111/23 for detailed instructions on preparing and submitting LDO and CWO applications.

For all application/addendum and eligibility questions, contact the ISPB Sponsor at (901) 874-3170/DSN 882, or via e-mail at [email protected].


RUN WITH THE CHIEFS 5K! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ The 2023 Run with the Chiefs 5K is approaching and NAVSTA Norfolk MWR Fitness at McClure would like you to come out and join them on Friday, September 8th!

Online registration ends in less than 2 weeks, so register here: https://www.navylifema.com/activity/1cc9646f-7a5e-4b6d-97a4-c626aef9dbe4

Sponsored by: USAA Navy Federal Credit Union Raising Cane's K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel - Virginia Beach Busch Gardens Williamsburg
*No Navy endorsement implied


🔜 Results from the active duty E-7 selection boards will be released next week. We look forward to announcing the Navy's next Chief Petty Officers!

Aug 21: Results released through Bupers Online.
Aug 22: Results announced via NAVADMIN

FRCMA Oceana AZs registered for Virginia Beach’s Adopt a park program and participated in the clean up of Holland Woods ...

FRCMA Oceana AZs registered for Virginia Beach’s Adopt a park program and participated in the clean up of Holland Woods Park. Photo credit: AZ2 Barry.


Important Notices from NMCP

Congratulations to FRCMA Oceana’s AD2 Wright for her re-enlistment.  (Photo by: ADC Shearer/Released)

Congratulations to FRCMA Oceana’s AD2 Wright for her re-enlistment. (Photo by: ADC Shearer/Released)


Norfolk Station Norfolk is having their 2023 GREAT NAVY CAMP OUT! 🏕Bring your families and grab your camping needs because this is going to be fun! There will be food and chances to win prizes! Come out, enjoy and make memories with family by enjoying a nice weekend camping trip! ⛺️

For more information please visit: https://www.navylifema.com/activity/0b5ead4a-0b33-421d-9723-6db5f1ed8c9a

Sponsored by: T-Mobile
*No Navy endorsement implied


Some great information from our MWR Youth Center's Before and After Program.


Save the date 👉 August 15-17, here at your 👇

Proudly sponsored by K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel - Virginia Beach
No Navy endorsement implied.


📝 September 2023 advancement exam cycle 260 guidance has been announced in NAVADMIN 167/23. The guidance also details modifications to the Selected Reserve August 2023 advancement exam cycle 113.

➤ All Active-duty, TAR and SELRES E-5 and E-6 candidates will take exams to compete for advancement.
➤ All Active-duty, TAR, and SELRES E-4 candidates will compete for advancement via a modified alternative final multiple score (A-FMS).

To support the transition to apprentice advancements based on time in service (TIS), the Fall 2023 advancement cycles 260 and 113 for E-4 advancements will
be adjusted to transition the force over the next year. Specifically, longer time in rate (TIR) will be heavily weighted as part of the modified alternative final multiple score calculations, with increased quotas for ratings with historically slower advancement timing, and no requirement to complete PMK-EE for E-4.

Please read NAVADMIN 167/23 for all the details:


The Apprentice Advancement Alignment NAVADMIN announced some significant changes to the advancement system for the apprentice pay band E-1 to E-4 that will begin in July 2024.

We greatly appreciate your feedback and would like to offer some clarification on some of the frequently asked questions on the post.

Q. How long do I have to serve in total before I am advanced to E-4?

A. Advancement to E-4 requires 30 total months of service regardless of entry rank or time in rating. MAP to E-4 for top-performing Sailors will be authorized.

Q. When will I advance if I joined the service as an E-2 or E-3 due to JROTC, college degree, etc.?

A. Total time-in-service (TIS) to advance to E-4 is 30 months for all Sailors regardless of entry rank. A Sailor who joins as an E-2 will advance to E-3 after 18 months TIS and then to E-4 at 30 months total TIS. A Sailor who joins as an E-3 will advance to E-4 at 30 months total TIS. MAP to E-4 for top-performing Sailors will be authorized.

An example is a Sailor joins as an E-3 on Sept 1, 2024 – they will be an E4 on March 1, 2027.

Q. How does this policy apply to nuclear, advanced technical, and electronic field Sailors who already obligate for additional service to advance to E-4?

A. The policy does not apply to those programs and Sailors will advance to E-4 as dictated by their enlistment contract.

Q. How does this policy affect Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Sailors advancement?

A. PACT Sailors will continue to earn rating designations that are aligned with the TIS-based advancement.

Q. Is there a wa for me to advance to E-4 before 30 months?

A. Yes! MAP is authorized, allowing commands to recognize their top performing Sailors.

For all the details read NAVADMIN 168/23 and the corresponding fact sheet here: https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/References/Messages/NAVADMIN-2023/fbclid/IwAR2ql1r24jKYBuGjZ2abrR_e40AUuFfhjNHvNpumf5-54pQd7KpIiCN1gi4/

For comments and concerns please contact [email protected]

Congratulation to FRCMA Det Patuxent River's AT1 (AW) Morales on his re-enlistment and dedication to the United States N...

Congratulation to FRCMA Det Patuxent River's AT1 (AW) Morales on his re-enlistment and dedication to the United States Navy. (Photo by AD2 Limas/Released)


NAVSTA Norfolk
Commanders vs Eagles
October 29, 2023

It’s almost that time of the year! 🏈🏟️Join us NAVSTA Norfolk MWR Liberty for a trip to watch the Washington Commanders play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 29. The shuttle will depart from Main Gate 10 Movie at 7:30 am. Please arrive no later than 7:15 am. This event is open to single sailors E-1 to E-6 only at this time. Participants may bring one guest 18+.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at NSN or JEBLC Liberty Centers. Tickets will open to all patrons on 21 August.

Stay tune for Raven vs Steelers ticket sale announcement.



Navy Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) families may come out and enjoy a FREE family day at the lazy river and splash pad at JT’S Camp Grom! You’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks.

Location: The YMCA at JT’S Camp Grom. 1181 Prosperity Rd.Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Date: Sunday 6 August 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


📣 Quotas for E-7 Active-Duty, TAR and SELRES are out.

Active Component E-7 Cycle 258:https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Portals/55/Boards/Active%20Duty%20Enlisted/Documents/FY-24%20AD/FY24-AE7_QUOTAS.pdf

Training and Administration of the Reserve E-7 Cycle 258:https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Portals/55/Boards/ReserveEnlisted/FY24Reserve/FY24_TARE7_QUOTAS.pdf

Selected Reserve E-7 Cycle 112:https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Portals/55/Boards/ReserveEnlisted/FY24Reserve/FY24_SELRESE7_QUOTAS.pdf


Black flag warrning? What's that? 🏴

This graphic helps to explain what each heat condition flag means.

Make sure stay hydrated during these high temperatures! 🤒


Summer Reading Program Movie Night - Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
Enjoy the Summer Reading Program with JEB Little Creek – Fort Story MWR Library at the Fort Story Campgrounds for movie, some crafts and snacks. For details visit www.navylifema.com/activity/047f1984-b7fa-4f8c-a055-0180debb0245

Proudly sponsored by United Through Reading.
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For more information contact Naval Station Norfolk Ticket & Travel Office 757-445-6663



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FRCMA Det Patuxent River’s MRFN Vance being awarded Blue Jacket of the Year. (U.S. Navy Photo by AT2 Shayla Francis/ Released)
Go Navy! Beat Army!
Never forget the ultimate sacrifice of those Sailors who died during the Pearl Harbor attack.