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  • "Keep What You've Earned" Campaign Promotes Safe Drinking

    Excessive drinking can lead to a lack of control and end in jail time, separation from the Navy, injury and possibly death for you or an innocent bystander. A dumb decision takes seconds to make but the effects can last a lifetime. "Keep What You've Earned" encourages sailors to drink responsibly by focusing on the accomplishments they've made. Plan ahead before you drink; save your life or someone else's.
  • Navy Announces FY-16 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board

    The fiscal year 2015 (FY-16) performance-based Senior Enlisted Continuation board will convene Aug. 3 according NAVADMIN 088/15 released April 15. The board will consider AC and FTS E-7 to E-9s with at least 19 years of service, and VTU and SELRES E-7 to E-9s with 20 years qualifying service as of Feb. 28, 2015, and three years TIR as of June 30, 2015. Read the message at
  • Message Clarifies Medical Record Disposition

    Sailors need to take an active role in getting their medical and dental records to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at retirement or separation, according to a Navy message released Aug. 19. For more information, read NAVADMIN 187/14 at
  • Service Members Play Major Role in Emergency Preparedness

    With hurricane season approaching, the Navy is kicking off it's 2015 HURREX/Citadel Gale exercise, providing Navy personnel insight on how to respond to the threats of tropical storms and hurricanes. Familiarizing yourself with your region will help to formulate a plan of action and prepare to deal with these storms before they happen. For more information and preparation tips, check out
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Career Intermission Program, Education, Manning

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, 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 go to
  • Download SAAPM Campaign Products on

    Commands can now download and print products for Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) at the graphics gallery. Choose from an 11x17 or two 8x11 posters, perfect for displaying on ships and bases, and 3x5 Conversation Card, for sailors to carry on their person. Graphics can be found at For all things SAPR including news and resources visit
  • Weekly Wire Rundown Available For Download

    Chief of Naval Personnel's (CNP) video blog, Weekly Wire Rundown (WWR), is now available for download. The WWR provides information on trending personnel policy for Sailors and their families and is uploaded weekly to YouTube, NAVYLIVE and by Monday. Go to for more details on CNP news.
  • Navy Programs Focus on Keeping Sailors Physically Fit

    Maintaining fitness standards is every sailor's responsibility. Nutrition plays a major role in your everyday life and fueling from the inside out can make a difference in how the mind and body perform. Being selective in what you eat and having an exercise plan help maintain nutritional goals. Dietitians can provide education and counseling that will help you stay mission ready. Visit for more info.
  • Child Abuse Prevention is Everyone's Responsibility

    The Navy wants to reinforce awareness and make sure all play a role in keeping children safe and healthy. You should know the signs including mental abuse, unexplained or suspicious injuries, or a lack in clothing or medical care. If you see evidence of child abuse call the child help hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, or contact the local authorities. For more information about child abuse and neglect go to
  • Motorcycle Safety - Staying Alive to Enjoy the Ride

    Although great strides have been made in motorcycle safety gear and training programs in recent years, Sailors and Marines continue to incur injuries and, in extreme cases, lose their lives while riding motorcycles. Visit to get the facts from the Navy Safety Center.
  • Continuing Promise 2015: A Commitment to Partnerships, Shared Interests, Security and Stability

    The first Continuing Promise mission since 2011, Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) will focus on the Navy's commitment to unity, security and stability of its partnerships and shared interests with the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the full Navy Live blog at
  • SECNAV Directs Navy to Expand Use of LEDs

    SECNAV directed that brighter, longer-lasting and more energy-efficient lighting be installed on U.S. Navy ships under construction as part of a strategy designed to help increase these ships' time on-station, decrease time spent on maintenance, and prevent shipboad injuries. See more details as
  • Vouchers Enable Senior Enlisted to Pursue Advanced Education

    A path to providing senior enlisted personnel with advanced education opportunities was announced April 6 via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 079/15; the call for applications for the FY-15 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program. Read the full story at
  • Navy Delivers "A Sustainable Future" on Earth Day

    Navy commands are participating in events and activities that celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April. The Navy's 2015 theme for Earth Day, "A Sustainable Future Begins with You," underscores the ripple effect of each individual's actions that benefit the environment and help ensure a viable planet for generations to come. For more info go to
  • Wanted: Employers Seeking Qualified, Committed Veteran Job Candidates

    The DON Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference has connected hundreds of employers with skilled and dedicated wounded warriors, veterans and their spouses since 2010. The 2015 Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, scheduled May 19-20 in San Antonio, is poised to maintain that tradition. Read more here:
  • On the Minds of the AM Detailers

    If we can't find you, we can't Detail you! Your contact info is the Detailer's primary means of contacting you...Make sure your CMS/ID contact info is current BEFORE you enter the negotiating window. Read and Understand NAVADMIN 226/12:
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Future of Talent Management, Enlisted Women on Subs Application

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, 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 go to
  • SPAWAR Commander Releases Strategic Vision for Leading the Navy in Cyber Warfighting

    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command released its strategic vision April 6 in support of the Navy's quest to ensure information dominance throughout its warfighting domains, specifically cyber. The document describes SPAWAR's role as a leading Navy cyber organization and aligns closely with the recently released Navy Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower (CS21).
  • NSTC Launches New Domain SAPR Website

    Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) with the launch of a new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) website, April 1. Check it out here:
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) Kicks Off April 1

    At every level of service, Sailors must feel comfortable demonstrating the respect and professionalism to treat everybody as a fellow Sailor, on or off duty, and to intervene if events are likely to generate damaging or potentially catastrophic outcomes to individuals or the Navy at large. Learn more at:,,
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: ISIS List, Online Security, SAPR

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, 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 go to
  • Did You Know: SAAPM 2015

    This month's "Did You Know?" series focuses on resources available for your commands and Sailors and Marines during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) 2015. Read the full story at For more information on the DOD and Navy SAPR initiatives go to
  • Find out how many Sailors will advance to E-9

    Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Active Duty E9 board quotas were released March 31, showing a slight decrease in advancement opportunity of less than one percentage point, 12.29 percent compared to 13.18 percent last year. For the full list of Cycle 225 Active E-9 quotas go to
  • Navy Exceptional Family Member Program

    Does your Family have Special Needs? Want to know what support options are available to you? Get familiar with the Exceptional Family Member Program and make sure you have an updated status before you are Detailed. Get all of the facts, resources and registration information at
  • Experts Convene to Discuss Maritime Power, International Security

    Maritime security leaders gathered at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, March 25-26, to focus global military attention on seapower during the EMC Chair Symposium "Maritime Power and International Security." Read more at
  • Latest Info for Sailors and Families on ISIS List

    In light of the recent incident where the names and addresses of 36 sailors were posted on a website claiming to be friendly to the ISIS cause, The Director of Navy Staff VADM Scott H. Swift released a message stressing the need to focus responsive effort on productive, appropriate and necessary measures. Read the NAVADMIN at
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill Instruction Updated, Gives Easy Steps to Transfer Benefits

    Navy leaders announced March 20 an update to the instruction governing the Post-9/11 GI Bill Educational Assistance Program which outlines specific steps for Sailors to follow to properly transfer their benefits to family members. Get the new guidance information at
  • CNO, CNP Discuss Talent Management During Conversation with a Shipmate

    On this episode of "Conversation with a Shipmate," CNO Adm. Greenert and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Moran discuss Navy personnel issues. Modernization of personnel systems, technical training, enriching organizational culture, women in service and potential changes to the Physical Fitness Assessment are all covered. Watch on DTS or online:
  • eDIVO Mobile App for U.S. Navy DIVOs and CPOs Now Available

    The Navy launched a new app named eDIVO, designed to provide DIVOs and CPOs with quick access to information and resources all located within one mobile application. The eDIVO app, available for free in both the Apple and Google Play Store, and works disconnected thus enabling use anywhere, whether ashore or afloat. Read more here:

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This Day in Naval History - Apr 18 History RSS

Story Number: NNS011216-18  Release Date: 12/16/2001 21:57:00

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  • 1848 - U.S. Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by Lt. William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea.

    1906 - U.S. Navy assists in relief operations during the San Francisco earthquake and fire. Sailors and Marines fight fires and ships carry the homeless and injured to Vallejo, where medical personnel established emergency facilities.

    1942 - The Doolittle Raid begins with 16 Army Air Force B-25 bombers launching earlier than expected from USS Hornet (CV 8), approximately 650 miles off Japan, after being spotted by enemy ships. It is the first attack by the U.S. of the Japanese mainland since Pearl Harbor. Most of the 16 B-25s, each with a five-man crew, attack the Tokyo area, with a few hitting Nagoya. Embarrassed, the Japanese revise plans and six weeks later attack the American carrier group near Midway sooner than expected.

    1943 - U.S. Army Air Force P-38s off Bougainville, using signals intelligence, shoot down plane carrying Imperial Japanese Navy Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander in Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet.

    1945 - USS Heerman (DD 532), USS McCord (DD 534), USS Mertz (DD 691), and USS Collett (DD 730), with assistance from destroyer USS Uhlmann (DD 687) and TBM Avenger aircraft (VT 47) from USS Bataan (CVL 29), sink the Japanese submarine I 56, 150 miles east of Okinawa.

    1958 - Lt. Cmdr. G.C. Watkins flying a Grumman F11F-1F Tiger at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the second time in three days sets a world altitude record of 76,938 feet.

    1988 - During Operation Praying Mantis, Navy ships and Navy and Marine aircraft strike Iranian oil platforms, sink the Iranian frigate Sahand and smaller boats, and damage the frigate Sabalan in retaliation for when USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) hit an Iranian mine four days earlier.

    2009 - USS Stockdale (DDG 106) is commissioned at Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme, Calif. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is named after Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale.