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  • Deadline for OPNAV-Directed Command Operations Report Fast Approaching

    Time is approaching for commands to submit an annual Command Operations Report (COR), due March 1.Every ship, submarine, squadron and Navy command listed in the Standard Navy Distribution List are required by OPNAV to submit a COR to NHHC Archives. Instructions an additional info available at
  • Navy College Program App Available for Mobile Devices

    A new application for mobile devices which allows Sailors on-the-go access to many features of the Navy College Program (NCP) is now available via the iTunes and Google Play online stores and
  • Social engineering dangers

    Social engineering is a non-technical method of intrusion that hackers use. It relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures. A little suspicion goes a long way-- and keeping critical and classified information to yourself goes even further.
  • Navy League Safety Awards

    The nomination period for the Fiscal Year 2016 Navy League Safety Awards is now open. Nominations must be submitted to the Navy League. Information on eligibility, criteria for selection, and instructions for award submission are available on the Navy Leagues website:
  • GMT

    The Navy released its new mobile Operational Risk Management (ORM) app designed to make annual training requirements more accessible to Sailors, Feb. 1. Android and iOS users can find the free Navy ORM app by searching "ORM" or "Navy ORM Training" in the app stores or web browser. Fleet users can find this app and many others in the Navy App Locker at!/apps
  • SAIL Suicide Prevention Program Launches Navy-wide

    The Navy's 21st Century Sailor Office announced Feb. 6 that the suicide prevention program Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) is now available Navy-wide at all Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) locations.
  • LiveSafe App Pilot Program

    Sailors and families, in the Hampton Roads area and Naval Station Rota, are encouraged to participate in the LiveSafe App Pilot Program. LiveSafe provides resources to aid in the prevention of destructive behaviors, walk-safe functionality to assist a Sailor in moving away from unsafe situations, and maps with emergency and support services. The free app is available in Apple's App Store and the Google Play store.
  • Five Things to Know About Extending Your Enlistment

    Today, the Navy released NAVADMIN 004/17 that now allows first-term Sailors on sea duty the ability to elect to extend their expiration of active obligated service (EAOS) to complete their sea duty assignment, known as prescribed sea tour (PST).

    NAVADMIN 219/16 now makes it a requirement for a Sailor to submit and have a TA request Command Approved 14 calendar days prior to a term start date for all classes starting on or after January 1st, 2017!
  • Testing Options Expanded for SAT, ACT

    Service members planning to start their college education have a new option for taking admissions tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program. New to the programs is a reimbursement option for members taking the ACT/SAT at off-base locations, including local high schools or colleges. Visit the DANTES website: for info.
  • New Navy College Website a Hit with Sailors

    The redesign of the Navy College website has proven an immediate hit with Sailors, and feedback about virtual capabilities, response times, and improved access has been overwhelmingly positive. The URL for the new Navy College Program website is
  • Navy Personnel Command Consolidates Several PSD/CSDs

    Navy Personnel Command (NPC) announced a plan to implement a pay and personnel customer service model that is centralized, integrated and self-service-oriented by consolidating several Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) and Customer Support Detachment (CSD) locations in fiscal year 2017.
  • Sailors, Civilians of the Year Recognized Through America Connections Media Outreach Program

    In the coming months, the Navy will honor thousands of Sailors and Navy civilians with Sailor, Junior Sailor, Bluejacket and Civilian of the Year honors. The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) helps commands share these stories with media in cities across America where the honorees have connections, such as where they grew up, where they went to school or where they have family residing.
  • Navy COOL Announces Briefing Schedule

    Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) will visit 15 locations across the country through the rest of fiscal year 2017 to educate Sailors on how to map their Navy education, training, experience and competencies to civilian credentials and occupations. Schedules and details can be found at

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This Day in Naval History - Feb 20 History RSS

Story Number: NNS011213-31  Release Date: 12/13/2001 21:32:00

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  • 1815 - During a night engagement off Madeira, Africa, the frigate Constitution, commanded by Capt. Charles Stewart captures HMS Cyane and HMS Levant.

    1942 - While defending Lexington in a F4F "Wildcat" fighter, Lt Edward H. Butch O'Hare repeatedly attacks nine Japanese bombers and shoots down five and damaged a sixth. O'Hare is meritoriously promoted to lieutenant commander in April 1942 and awarded the Medal of Honor.

    1945 - USS Pargo (SS 264) sinks Japanese destroyer Kokaze off Cape Varella, French Indochina and survives counter-attack by destroyer Kamikaze, which had been steaming in company with Nokaze during the attack.

    1962 - Lt. Colonel John Glenn, USMC, becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. Recovery is by USS Noa (DD-841).

    1962 - USS Dixie (AD-14) rescues a lone crewman aboard a sailing yawl adrift for four days.

    1974 - The S-3A Viking Anti-submarine aircraft is officially introduced and given to Anti-Submarine Squadron Forty-One (VS-41).