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  • Uniform Update NAVADMIN Released

    CNP released a uniform policy update in NAVADMIN 208/15 providing details of upcoming uniform releases and the end of wear date for some little worn uniform components. Effective Oct. 1: RTC recruits issued double breasted all weather coat; sea bag requirement to be 3 uniform sets; authorization of black cold weather parka, flame resistant coverall and Navy black knit watch cap. View the full document at
  • Use Your Leave Now or Be Prepared to Lose It October 1

    Since 2008 Sailors have been allowed to carry over up to 75 days of leave each fiscal year. At the end of fiscal year 2015 leave carry over will reduce to 60 days. Service members' LES may have an incorrect use/lose leave balance; DFAS is reprogramming pay systems to account for the 60 day leave carry over by June 2015. Sailors should check their LES and talk with their CPC to help understand the use/lose balance.
  • Deadline Approaching for FY15 Bystander Intervention Training

    The deadline for Active duty and Reserve Sailors for completion of Fiscal Year 2015 Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training is Sept. 30. The BI2F training covers several topic areas and counts for the fraternization, hazing, physical readiness and sexual health General Military Training (GMT) requirements for FY15. Specific BI2F training details are spelled out in NAVADMIN 275/14 at
  • Second Application Window Open for Women in Submarines

    History continues to be made in the submarine force as the first enlisted female Sailors have begun the submarine training pipeline and a second round of applications is open for Sailors interested in serving aboard submarines. NAVADMIN 186/15 has the details on the announcement. View it here
  • The 2015 Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) Eastern Region Leadership Symposium

    For officers, enlisted personnel, civilian executives, and senior leaders in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and maritime industry to learn from, network with, mentor one another and conduct professional development training: Sept. 8, at the Vista Point Conference Center at Naval Station, Norfolk. Register w/ Lt. Kalen Kropa, 703- 604-5075/ DSN 664, or email Go to for more.
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: CNO Talks Navy SAPR

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), highlighting top stories affecting Sailors and their families. See this week's video at Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing For more CNP news visit
  • Small Acts Can Save Lives - Navy Observes Suicide Prevention Month

    This year Suicide Prevention Month will focus on the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign, "1 Small ACT," promoting simple, everyday actions that can help save lives, using Navy's "ACT" (Ask Care Treat) bystander intervention model. For more info go to If you need confidential, free support 24/7 call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (press 1), or text 838255.
  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Announces 2015 Department of the Navy Innovation Awards

    Talented DON Sailors, Marines and civilians are continually creating innovative solutions to the most complex problems. SECNAV wants to recognize the top naval innovators today and inspire the innovators of the future. All DON commands and organizations should nominate exceptionally worthy innovators for the awards. Submit nominations to by Oct. 31; winners announced in January
  • It's Flu Season, Do You Know Where to Get Vaccinated?

    Influenza has the potential to negatively impact Navy force mission readiness. Last year in the US alone there were more than 25 million reported cases, over 150,000 people were hospitalized and about 24,000 people died as a result of the Flu virus. It's your responsibility to maintain your mission readiness. Check with your chain of command or medical treatment facility to find out when vaccines will be available.
  • Navy Active-duty and Reserve Enlisted Selection Boards for Master Chief and Senior Chief Petty Officer

    NAVADMIN 196/15 provides guidance for eligibility, requirements and timeline for the FY-17 selection boards. The reserve board will consider active-duty Full Time Support (FTS) personnel and Selected Reserve (SELRES),including those serving on voluntary and involuntary recall and mobilization orders. The board convenes May 2016. To view the full NAVADMIN go to

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 04 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-05  Release Date: 7/24/2002 09:35:00

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  • 1804 - The ketch USS Intrepid, outfitted with a large explosive charge to destroy the enemy fleet in Tripoli harbor, is apparently intercepted while entering the harbor and is destroyed in a violent explosion. Lt. Richard Somers, commanding USS Intrepid, and his dozen volunteer officers and men perish in the mission.

    1941 - The German submarine U-652 attacks the destroyer USS Greer (DD 145), which is tracking the submarine southeast of Iceland. Though the destroyer is not damaged in the attack, USS Greers depth charges damage U-652. The attack leads President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue his shoot-on-sight order, directing the Navy to attack any ship threatening U.S. shipping or foreign shipping under escort.

    1954 - The icebreakers USS Burton Island (AGB 1) and USCGC Northwind complete the first transit of Northwest Passage through the McClure Strait.

    1954 - A P2V-5 Neptune from VP-19 is attacked by two Soviet MiG-15s and crashes in the Sea of Japan, 40 miles off the coast of Siberia. One crewman is lost and the other nine are rescued by a USAF SA-16 amphibian.

    1960 - USS Bushnell (AS 15) and USS Penguin (ASR 12) begin relief operations in Marathon, Fla., after Hurricane Donna.