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  • Happy Birthday Navy!

    Watch Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus' Happy Birthday message to the Navy commemorating its 240th year here:
  • Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always -- A Moment in the Life of America's Navy

    On Oct. 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes two vessels "fitted out" with 10 carriage guns, a number of swivel guns, and crews of 80 to intercept ships carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This legislation constitutes the birth of the U.S. Navy. For more on the Navy's birthday, visit
  • Navy Announces Rollout and Wear Dates for Upcoming Uniform Changes

    CNP released NAVADMIN 236/15 Oct. 9, detailing several key uniform changes. The Navy has been working to meet SECNAV Mabus' plans to redesign uniform elements that improve uniformity across the force including improving the function and fit. Several wear-tests have been conducted and Sailors' feedback has been incorporated into the final uniform and cover designs. View the full NAVADMIN at
  • Secretary of the Navy Approves Strategic Plan for Maritime Domain Awareness

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the Department of Defense (DoD) executive agent for Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA), approved the DoD Strategic Plan for MDA. The plan closely aligns with the 2013 National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan, which reaffirms our nation's long-standing maritime leadership role as a source of national power. The plan provides a departmental vision and common way ahead for advancing MDA.
  • Did you Know: Chief of Chaplains Talks SAPR

    As part of the continuing 'Did you Know' series from Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DON SAPRO), Chief of Chaplains Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben sat down and talked with us recently about the Chaplain Corps' role in sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) - Watch the full the video
  • Navy Kicks Off New Tours with Industry Program

    Navy recently launched program to give high performing officers and Sailors experience at large corporations for 1 year. First unit included: 3 participants working for Amazon in Seattle, 2 with FedEx, in Memphis. Sailors participating in the program will remain on Active Duty w/ salary and benefits then will be put on special assignment where their new skills will be put to best use. More info:
  • Officer Records Management Guide Updated

    Officers! The Officer Records Management Guide has been updated and posted on the NPC Website! See it here: You care the most about your career, and this guide has great tips and instructions on how to maintain your records.
  • Become an Energy Warrior

    Every Sailor must understand how energy decisions impact operations. Energy is a limited resource, and we must use it to its greatest effect. Using it efficiently can increase range, endurance, and payload. Download the Energy Warrior app to discover what your comrades are doing to lead energy change, or visit for more information.
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: CNP All Hands Call, National Defense Authorization Act

    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
  • October is Energy Action Month

    It's time for all of us to think about ways to reduce energy consumption. Energy is a key combat enabler, and we all need to look for ways to increase combat capability and enhance mission readiness through efficient energy use. To learn how your energy decisions impact operations, and get tips on how to save, follow @NavalEnergy on Twitter or visit

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This Day in Naval History - Oct 13 History RSS

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  • 1775 - The Continental Congress votes for two vessels to be fitted out and armed with 10 carriage guns, a proportional number of swivel guns, and crews of 80 then sent out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This legislation, out of which the Continental Navy grew, constitutes the birth of the U.S. Navy.

    1862 - The Union yacht America seizes schooner David Crockett attempting to run the blockade out of Charleston with a cargo of turpentine and rosin.

    1864 - Union bark Braziliera and screw-steamer Mary Sanford, both with the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, send out a boat expedition that frees a number of slaves from a plantation on White Oak Creek, Ga.

    1944 - TBF (VC 9) aircraft of escort carrier USS Card (CVE 11) sink the German submarine U-402, which had previously sunk 15 Allied vessels, including USS Cythera (PY 26).

    1952 - USS Lewis (DE 535) takes fire from a radar-controlled enemy gun battery in the vicinity of Hungnam, North Korea. Eighty-four rounds from probable radar controlled guns cause no personnel casualties or damage. Lewis counters with 214 rounds and observes one direct hit followed by smoke and fire. The batteries were silenced.

    1954 - USS Saipan (CVL 48) begins relief and humanitarian aid to Haitians who are victims of Hurricane Hazel. The operation ends Oct. 19.