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Navy ends popular early retirement programs

The announcement ends one program that allowed enlisted personnel to apply for early separation and a second through which senior officers could retire early.

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NFL brings cheer and fitness advice to Bahrain

The “First Ladies of Football” wrapped up a 10-day tour of Southwest Asia with a visit to Naval Support Activity Bahrain on Tuesday.

Bahrain takes key counterpiracy command within US-led sea force

Royal Bahrain Navy Capt. Yusuf Almannaei assumed command of Combined Task Force 151 on Thursday, marking the first time Bahrain has led the multinational counterpiracy force.

Sailor’s withdrawal from energy drinks highlights Navy’s workload problems

With focus increasing on the Navy’s long work schedules and sleep deprivation after collisions that resulted in a combined 17 deaths aboard two ships, the service’s medical professionals are warning sailors about the dangers of excessive energy drink intake.

Big decision on retirement pay looming for servicemembers

Servicemembers must choose soon whether to keep their retirement plans or enroll in a new plan that more closely resembles those available in the private sector.