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Secretary of the Navy Addresses Physical Readiness, New Fitness Initiative"The Navy's fitness culture should focus on producing war-fighters...capable of accomplishing any mission, at any time, and it should support healthy lifestyles that are going to reduce our overall medical cost. So we are going to completely revamp the physical fitness assessment...instead focus on evaluating health not shape," said SECNAV Ray Mabus. View video at http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=20470.
CNO Releases Shore Investment GuidanceThe CNO released his Shore Investment Guidance May 22, setting forth his vision for the Navy to ensure its shore infrastructure is mission-ready, resilient, sustainable and in sync with the fleet. The document outlines 11 shore infrastructure initiatives that support the CNO's three tenants of warfighting first, operate forward, and be ready. Visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87264 for more.
Registration is Being Accepted for 28th Annual WomenRegistration is now open for the Sea Services Leadership Association's (SSLA) 28th annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium (JWLS) scheduled June 11-12 in San Diego. This year's symposium theme, "Progress and Possibilities: Embrace our Future Now!" will focus on opportunities for women in the military while exploring options for the future. Read more: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87218.
CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Navy's New Crowdsourcing Site, Tuition Assistance ApplicationsThe Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), highlighting top stories affecting Sailors and their families. See this week's video at http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2015/05/24/usnpeople-weekly-wire-rundown-may-24-2015/. Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more CNP news go to http://www.navy.mil/cnp/index.asp.
Staying Alive to Enjoy the Ride: MCPON's Motorcycle Safety TipsGreat strides have been made in motorcycle safety gear and training programs in recent years, but Sailors and Marines continue to incur injuries and in some cases lose their lives on motorcycles. According to the Navy Safety Center, motorcycle injuries and deaths have fallen in the last five years, but there's still room for improvement. For more go to http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?issue=3&id=87258.
Retiring or Separating: Ensure Medical Records are Turned In for Future CareSailors are being reminded to personally ensure their medical and dental records are available to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by returning them to their medical treatment facility at retirement or separation, Navy leaders said May 26. To find out what is steps need to be taken before a Sailor separates or retires got to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87337.
The Department of the Navy Launches the "Hatch"The Department of the Navy (DON) launched its crowdsourced ideation platform, the "Hatch," May 20. The launch of the Hatch is part of the initiative to build a DON Naval Innovation Network (NIN). The Hatch is an accessible, virtual collaboration forum where innovators can submit their creative ideas for improving the DON. Check it out here: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87209.
Early Application is Key for Tuition Assistance ApprovalSailors applying for Tuition Assistance (TA) are reminded that their chances of success are increased substantially by submitting requests early; helping to avoid delays in their college plans. According to VOLED Program Director, Ernest D'Antonio, the number one reason for TA request disapproval is late applications. Read more here: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87215.
New Video for Every Sailor, Every Day CampaignThe 21st Century Sailor Office's Suicide Prevention Branch introduced the "Every Sailor, Every Day" message to the fleet encouraging Sailors, leaders and families to "break the code of silence." BUMED and the Navy Suicide Prevention Branch have launched a new video to increase Suicide Prevention educational efforts at the deckplate. Watch here: http://www.navy.mil/viewvideo.asp?id=20466.
CNO Conversation With a ShipmateWatch the Chief of Naval Operation's latest Conversation With a Shipmate video, where CNO Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens talk recruiting, personnel initiatives and training, at http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=20467.
Navy Announces Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award 2015The Navy announced the Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman Award to formally recognize the dedication and contributions of ombudsman across the fleet May 18. The award honors Mrs. Sybil Stockdale's support to families of other POWs during her husband's - Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale - seven-year internment in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87172 for more.
Center for Service Support Launches Improved NKO PortalSailors in administration, logistics and media ratings now have a new and improved way to access training and advancement material. Center for Service Support (CSS) launched a new Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) portal on April 11. For more details on the new and improved NKO go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87164.
Energize Your Day - Wake Up With a ShakeMany people are averse to the idea of a totally liquid meal for breakfast, but I challenge you to try starting your day off with a nutrient-balanced shake. You don't need a pricey blender to make a nutritious shake that will keep your stomach full and your body energized throughout the day. A simple blender will do the trick. Read more: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87166.
Use Your Leave Now or Be Prepared To Lose It October 1Since 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.
CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Date of Advancement Results, Next CNO and SECNAV's Personnel InitiativesThe 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 http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2015/05/17/usnpeople-weekly-wire-rundown-may-17-2015/. Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing email@example.com. For more CNP news go to http://www.navy.mil/cnp/index.asp.
A Focus on Dignity and RespectThe Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Strategic Plan has been published to formalize and support the unity of effort taking place across the Navy to address the crime of sexual assault. The plan will help to better understand the way ahead in the Navy's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault. For more details visit http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2015/05/14/a-focus-on-dignity-and-respect/.
Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe MissileThe U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 15. RAM is a highly successful, 39-year U.S. cooperative program with the German government that has saved more than $800 million in taxpayer dollars. Read the full story at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87137.
7 Things to Know About Spring Petty Officer Advancement QuotasE-4, E-5, and E-6 advancement quotas for active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors were released May 18. About 21,000 active duty, and 2,900 SELRES and FTS Sailors are scheduled to advance when the selection results are released this week. To find out the seven things Sailors need to know about advancements this cycle visit http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?issue=3&id=87157.
Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. See more details on this development at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87138.
SECNAV Announces Changes for Midshipmen's Careers and OpportunitiesSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Navy-wide changes that will affect midshipmen's physical readiness, career paths and post graduate education, during a speech at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), May 13. The initiatives Mabus outlined focused on improving flexibility, transparency and choice for midshipmen's careers. See the full story at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87102.
The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Talks Preserving Ship's Service Life, The Smarter INSURV Initiative and moreThe Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) fifth edition of the INUSRV Insights newsletter focuses on Protecting the Ship's Hull to Meet it's Expected Service Life, Advice for Material Inspection Success, Operating Your Deck and more. For tips from the deck plates, expert advice from a "Crusty Old Salt" and celebrating victories from within the Fleet go to http://www.public.navy.mil/fltfor/insurv/.
Public Health Center Launches Redesigned "Relax-Relax" WebsiteThe Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced the launch of its newly redesigned Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) "Relax-Relax" website, May 13. This tool is designed to help Sailors and Marines reduce psychological and physical wear and tear through deep relaxation and focus exercises set to audio tracks. Get all the details at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87099.
Sailors Completing Motorcycle Safety Course to Get Discount at the NEXThe Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) continues its support to the Navy Motorcycle Safety Program by expanding its discount coupon program. Now each time a military rider signs up via the Navy's Enterprise Safety Applications Management System (ESAMS) and takes a motorcycle safety course, NEXCOM will offer discount coupons for motorcycle gear. Go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87062 for more.
Nomination for Next Chief of Naval Operations AnnouncedDefense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wed. that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). A career submarine officer, Richardson is currently director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. If confirmed, Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since Sept. 2011. To read more on this go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87094.
Benefits of High Intensity Interval TrainingLess than half of all adults in the U.S. get the recommended physical activity each week. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of many diseases and increases life expectancy. An effective method of enhancing physical performance, over traditional endurance-based training, is through high intensity interval training (HIIT). Go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87040 to find out more.
Spring Advancement Results Schedule AnnouncedChief of Naval Personnel announced May 12 the schedule for the release of spring advancement results for active duty, full time support (FTS) and selective Reserve (SELRES) petty officers that will take place May 18-21. For complete details visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87067.
'Six-Month Window' Critical For Transitioning VeteransSix months. That's the timeframe retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Ken Cadena says injured veterans have to find meaningful employment following their discharge. The alternative, becoming dependent on government assistance, is a path that once traveled, "involves too many variables hindering your ability to turn back." See the full story at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87064.
Medical Education & Training: Health Care's FutureThrough extensive hands-on training, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville produces Navy Medicine's health care providers of the future. Highly-skilled military and civilian professionals deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide - providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea, and on the battlefield. Read more here: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=87043.
6 Things to Know About 2015 Selective Reenlistment BonusThe Selective Reenlistment Bonus plan, including eligibility and award level, has been updated in NAVADMIN 106/15. Visit http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?issue=3&id=87002 to find out the six things Sailors should know about the new SRB policy. Or view the NAVADMIN at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/pages/srb.aspx.
3 Things Sailors Should Know About Updated Evaluation System InstructionNAVADMIN 113/15 announcing Navy Performance Evaluation System, BUPERS Instruction 1610.10D updates and summarizing instruction changes, was released May 7 and is posted at www.npc.navy.mil. To find out the three things you should know about the updated instruction check out http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=86976.
FCC/C10F Releases Strategic PlanU.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) released its updated strategic plan, May 6, during a media roundtable at the Pentagon. Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, commander, FCC/C10F, met with members of the media to discuss the plan and the Navy's way forward in the cyberspace domain. Visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=86973 to learn more.
CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Proposed Changes to Military Retirement SystemThe 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 http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2015/05/03/usnpeople-weekly-wire-rundown-may-3-2015/. Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more CNP news go to http://www.navy.mil/cnp/index.asp.
MMOWGLI Suggestions Arrive Ashore from Fleet Officers and CPOsNaval Service Training Command (NSTC) and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) are still accepting ideas from the entire Navy Officer Corps and Chief's Mess regarding the core competencies of future Navy and Marine Corps officers until May 7. Read the full story at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=86927.
7 Things To Know About Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB)The fiscal year 2015 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) for active duty aviators was released in NAVADMIN 110/15 and for full time support (FTS) aviators in NAVADMIN 111/15, released May 6. Go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=86963 to find out the seven things all sailors should know about ADHRB.
CNP Seeks Nominations for 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation AwardCNP seeks nominations for the 2nd annual Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award by June 8. The award recognizes a group or an individual (Sailor or civilian) from Navy who contributed or developed an innovative idea, concept, methodology, or approach that positively impacts Sexual Assault Prevention Programs. For more go to http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_century_sailor/sapr/pages/sapia.aspx
Sailors Compete for GMT Video HonorsThe Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is sponsoring a competition for a new General Military Training (GMT) video on hazing beginning April 27 through July 31. The contest is open to all active duty and reserve Sailors. Detailed contest rules, submission instructions, information, format requirements, technical and legal requirements for entries can be found on the NETC website at http://www.netc.navy.mil/
This Day in Naval History - May 27 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020131-28 Release Date: 1/31/2002 10:58:00
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- 1862 - USS Bienville captures the British blockade-runner Patras off Bulls Island, S.C. and USS Santiago de Cuba captures the schooner Lucy C. Holmes off Charleston.
1919 - The crew of the Curtiss flying boat NC-4 arrives at Lisbon, Portugal for a stop during its transatlantic flight to Portsmouth, England, arriving May 31.
1942 - Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller receives the Navy Cross for his heroism at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz presents the medal to Miller on board USS Enterprise (CV 6). He is killed when his ship is torpedoed Nov. 24, 1943, during the invasion of the Gilbert Islands.
1943 - USS Runner (SS 275) departs Midway for her third war patrol but is never heard from again. Overdue and presumed lost in July 1943, she is struck from the Navy list that October.
1945 - USS Tench (SS 417) sinks Japanese freighter Kinei Maru off Kushiro Light, and USS Tigrone (SS 419) sinks Japanese guardboat No.3 Yawata Maru off Tori Jima.
1952 - During the Korean War, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD 779) receives eight to 10 rounds of 76-mm fire off Suwon, Korea. The destroyer returns fire, silencing the gun crew.
1995 - USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) is commissioned at Charleston, S.C. before sailing to her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Paul Hamilton, named for the third Secretary of the Navy Paul Hamilton, is the 10th in a class of ship that continues to serve the fleet.