U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks

Sailors are getting new incentives to stay in shape. The Navy announced June 20 that those sailors who perform in the top tier of the service’s bi-annual physical readiness test will be exempt from taking their next PRT.

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Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor L. Jackson

Rewards for seniority are out and merit is in, as the Navy aims to overhaul its performance evaluations and fitness reports.

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The Navy has deep-sixed most of its annual online General Military Training in response to sailors’ pleas.

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U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert J. Baldock

The names and social security numbers of 134,386 sailors were accessed by “unknown individuals” from a contractor’s laptop computer, the Navy announced Wednesday.

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Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gulianna Mandigo

The average time for an enlisted service member to become a Navy chief is 13 years. On the officer side, less than half of all commanders ever make it to captain, even after serving 21 or more years. But now, the Navy will begin filling these positions with civilians who possess specialized skills. The only requirement will be to make it through boot camp.

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