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High Seas Must Remain Open to All, Navy Leader SaysThe world's ocean trade routes must remain open to all to maintain global commerce, the vice chief of naval operations said Feb. 24. To read more on this story go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85781.
FY-15 Full Time Support (FTS) Officer Transfer and Redesignation BoardFY-15 FTS Officer Transfer and Redesignation Board announced for 21 April 2015. Qualified Active Component, Ready Reserve officers and existing FTS officers requesting redesignation into another FTS officer community may apply for this board; deadline 24 March 2015. View the NAVADMIN at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2015/NAV15048.txt.
Ensure Your Page 2 is UpdatedWhen was the last time you checked that your Page 2 was updated? Any major life event - marriage/divorce, children, or change in emergency information - require an update. Visit your Command Pass Coordinator for more information.
Year of the Military Diver CelebrationThe following are celebrations and anniversaries for 2015: Year of the Military Diver (#YOTMD) 100th Anniversary of the Mark V 70th Anniversary of the Navy base in Panama City, Florida 40th Anniversary of Women in Navy Diving 35th Anniversary of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center
Using Pay and Personnel Standard Operating ProceduresIn order to ensure that pay and personnel transactions conducted on behalf of service members are completed accurately, on time, and in accordance with the current policy, NPC provides guidance for using Pay and Personnel Standard Operating Procedures. View NAVADMIN 043/15 at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2015/NAV15043.txt for more.
Navy's Voluntary Education (VOLED) Program RealigningNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) will administratively realign the Navy's Voluntary Education (VOLED) program under Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) in Pensacola, Florida, Feb 23. Visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85705 for more information.
Democracy is a Year-Round Business ... VOTE!With the 2014 mid-term election in their wake, Sailors might be tempted to forget about absentee voting and politics in general until 2016. See more details at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85735.
Sea Tour Incentive PayOverseas Aviation Machinist Mates are undermanned at the E-8 level. Become a leader and bring in extra cash with back-to-back sea tours. For more on the Sea Tour Incentive Pay visit http://www.public.navy.mil/.../CAREER/PAYANDB.../Pages/sdip.aspx.
Shore Special AssignmentsMotivated ADs are needed for Recruit Division Commanders (RDC) and Recruiting Positions. For more on Shore Special Programs, visit: http://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/ENLISTED/DETAILING/SHORESPECIALPROGRAMS/Pages/default2.aspx. MILPERSMAN article 1306-900 contains a complete list of special programs available.
Leave Use or Lose Carry OverSince 2008 Sailors have been allowed to carryover up to 75 days of leave each fiscal year as authorized by Congress. That authorization will end at the end of fiscal year 2015 after which leave carryover will revert to 60 days. In general, any leave balance in excess of 60 days on September 30, 2015 will be lost. Talk with the Command Pass Coordinator (CPC) for help understanding your correct use/lose balance.
Officer Women Leadership Symposium Scheduled for MarchThe annual AcademyWomen Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) will be held March 6-7 at the Women In Military Service for America (WIMSA) Memorial, Arlington, Virginia. Go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85699 for more on this event.
Servicemembers Civil Relief ActThe Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is a program that provides servicemembers with protections from civil actions involving financial management such as rental agreements, security deposits, evictions, installment contracts, credit card interest rates, mortgages, civil judicial proceedings and income tax payments. Visit the website at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/scra/ for more.
Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command Discusses Fleet Readiness at AFCEA WestCommander U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Phil Davidson, speaking to increase the fleet's readiness during a key note address at the United States Navy Institute 25th Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) West Conference Feb. 11. Read the full story at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85664.
Eight Ways to Boost Resilience Between Military CouplesThe Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) facilitates research and develops evidence-based programs that provide Sailors and Marines with important tools to build and maintain resilience. For more information visit https://navcms.dma.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85579.
Domestic Violence Incident Count-Consequent Command ActionsNAVADMIN 037/15 outlines new Department of Defense guidelines for Navy commands to report domestic violence incidences. Get all the details at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2015/NAV15037.txt.
Navy Leaders Talk Resilience at NCCOSCResilience programs director for the Navy's 21st Century Sailor office, Capt. Mike Smith, visited the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 12. Read the full story at https://navcms.dma.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85649.
Take a Run - Distance Makes the Heart Grow StrongerDon't you just love it when an article from a reputable source validates what you're doing and helps strengthen Navy Medicine's February theme of 'Heart Health?' To learn more visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85620.
HOMES.mil Offers Navy OCONUS Online Community Listings For the First TimeHOMES.mil, the official Department of Defense (DoD) housing website, which was activated on Dec. 14, is dedicated to helping service members, families and DoD civilians find housing, wherever they choose to live. Read more at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85547.
Learning and Development Roadmaps Now Instantly UpdatableNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Feb. 10 that the Navy's comprehensive enlisted career guides, Learning and Development Roadmaps (LaDR), have transitioned to a Web application that is easily-accessed and instantly updatable. For more on this story go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85552.
Annual Cyber Security and Information System Security Awareness TrainingAll Navy military, civilian and contractor personnel with access to unclassified and secret networks must complete Cyber Security and Information System Security Awareness Training for FY2015. For more go to http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2015/NAV15036.txt.
2014 W-2 Tax Statements AvailableIt's that time again...it's tax season and your 2014 W-2 tax statements are now available. Take a look at the All Hands Update video at http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=20164 for more details.
Department of the Navy Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Budget ProposalThe Department of the Navy released its proposed $161.0 billion budget Feb. 2 for fiscal year 2016. This budget is part of the $534.3 billion defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Read the full story at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85430.
Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) offers free college tuitionSailors assigned to Type 2 or 4 duty may be eligible to participate in NCPACE, which offers college courses with tuition funded at 100%. Sailors are responsible only for the cost of textbooks and related materials. NCPACE courses do not impact Sailors' annual tuition assistance funding limits. Contact a Navy College Office for more information. https://www.navycollege.navy.mil
Joint Services Transcript (JST) request process changingJST requests have been streamlined by moving the processing from the Virtual Education Center (VEC) to JST Operations in Pensacola, Fla. Navy Voluntary Education retains JST program management responsibilities. As of 15 DEC 2014, Sailors should send JST requests to email@example.com, fax to (850) 473-6013 / DSN 753-6013 or visit the website at https://jst.doded.mil.
New Program Offers Hometown Media Recognition for Sailors and Civilians of the YearThe Navy honors thousands of Sailors and Navy civilians with Sailor, Junior Sailor, Bluejacket and Civilian of the Year honors. Through a new program, the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) stands ready to help Navy commands share these stories and photos with each honoree's hometown media. For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=84752
Changes to Senior Enlisted AcademyThe Navy Senior Enlisted Academy is expanding its delivery format to afford every senior chief petty officer the opportunity to attend the SEA prior to selection to master chief petty officer. Its delivery format modified to nine weeks of distance learning online and three week residence. See NAVADMIN 266/14.
Road Show Scouts Female SubmarinersCapt. Rod Hutton, deputy commander for the Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force, led the Enlisted Women in Submarines Road Show to different military bases in the San Diego area Feb. 9-11. For more on this story go to http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85595.
This Day in Naval History - Mar 01 History RSS
Story Number: NNS011215-01 Release Date: 3/1/2013 00:00:00
FIND ANOTHER DAY IN HISTORY:
- 1865 - Side-wheel steamship Harvest Moon, while underway near Georgetown, S.C., with Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren on board, hits a Confederate mine (or "torpedo" in contemporary terms) and sinks with the loss of one of her crew.
1942 - Naval Reserve pilot Ensign William Tepuni, flying a Lockheed Hudson reconnaissance, light bombing and transport aircraft (PBO) from VP-82 Squadron based at Naval Air Station Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, attacks and sinks German submarine U 656 southwest of NewfoundlandXthe first U-boat sunk by U.S. forces in World War II.
1953 - During the Korean War, USS Valley Forge (CVA 45) aircraft raid the No.1 power plant at Chosen, Korea and heavily damage the strongly defended industrial site.
1991 - Following USS Missouri's (BB 63) bombardment of Faylaka Island during Operation Desert Storm, hundreds of Iraqi soldiers wave white flags and surrender to the battleships Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) flying overhead.