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  • United Through Reading

    UTR is a non-profit organization that supplies children's books, video cameras and recordable DVDs at no charge to deployed military personnel all over the world, providing the bonding experience of reading aloud together. For more information, visit
  • Sesame Street/USO Experience touring VA, DC, MD

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families Tour is coming to the East Coast, touring VA, DC, and MD at a base near you! For more a schedule and information, visit
  • Month of the Military Child

    Throughout April, military commands around the world are celebrating the contributions and sacrifices military children continue to make while their parent or parents serve the nation. To find out more information about Month of the Military Child and share stories, visit
  • Education institution's accreditation can affect your wallet

    Navy Tuition Assistance pays for one associate through master's degree only, so make sure you're attending a school with the right accreditation for your educational and professional goals, or it could cost you big bucks. Contact a Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center for more information.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    The Navy announced the 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) theme of "Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault" and issued guidance to focus efforts on awareness and prevention of sexual violence in NAVADMIN 066/14.
  • United Services Military Apprenticeship Program Updated

    USMAP announced website updates, including rearranged information, enabled login without a CAC card, removed trades already completed by the user, included coordinator information and promotional materials, and improved local command resources by providing the contact information of the command coordinator to new users. For more information, visit
  • Reserve Pilot Accessions

    The Navy Reserve is searching for a few of the best pilots who are ready to leave active duty, but still looking to fly Navy. Pilots considering transition to the Navy Reserve can contact a nearby Reserve squadron.
  • Web Tuition Assistance (WebTA) Must be Approved/Funded before Classes Begin

    As of Jan. 1, WebTA applications must be command approved, and received/approved by the Virtual Education Center (VEC) prior to the course start date. The VEC will no longer process TA applications through the academic institution's published late registration and/or drop/add period. Contact the VEC for more information.
  • Frank Cable Developing MSC/Sailor Engineering Plant Qualification Program

    Sailors aboard submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) team up with their Military Sealift Command civilian mariner counterparts in the ship's engineering spaces to learn ship systems and begin to develop an engineering plant qualifications program for Sailors that has not existed since the ship's merger between the Navy and MSC.
  • What are your Voluntary Education (VOLED) #My5Words?

    Has a VOLED program like tuition assistance, NCPACE or USMAP helped you succeed? We're celebrating 40 years of VOLED by asking current/former Sailors to share what your VOLED participation means to you in 5 words. We'll post your photos during May on the Center for Personal and Professional Development's Facebook and Twitter pages tagged with #NavyVOLED #My5Words. For info:
  • Keep Your Account Up-to-Date

    Don't wait until board season to find out your password has expired. Log in to once every 30 days to keep passwords from expiring. Passwords can take up to five days to reset.
  • Selection Board Info

    Submit your selection board packages via email to Do not send multiple copies of the same package. To check your board package status, visit
  • Review Your Record When You Want

    You can review your Official Military Personnel File online by selecting "OMPF - My Record" on BUPERS Online at Routine documents take about 30 days to be added, and awards can take four-eight weeks.
  • Are You Medically Ready?

    To discover your medical readiness, visit the Individual Medical Readiness application in BUPERS Online at Contact medical to correct any deficiencies you may have.
  • Career Sea Pay Increases

    Increases to Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P), announced in March by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, will be implemented May 1 and eligible Sailors will see the increase in their mid-month paycheck. The new CSP table can be viewed at
  • Taking Care of Sailors' Careers

    Command career counselors and command career development teams are required to conduct quality Career Development Boards (CDB) to include properly documenting them in the Career Information Management System (CIMS). Reference guides, tutorials, "How Tos," and instructions are available at under the Career Info/Career Counseling tab.

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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 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Sailors 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.