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  • Cybersecurity and your government computer: Peer-to-Peer Networks are Prohibited

    Both DoD and Navy policy expressly prohibit the use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software applications on government computers(e.g., Shareaze and BitTorrent). P2P software creates P2P networks, which directly link computers to one another, enabling users to share files while circumventing security controls & network defenses thus allowing malware and cyber intrusions...or worse. Don't jeopardize the mission & your career.
  • C-Way User Guide Updated, Available for Download

    The C-Way User Guide has been updated and is available for download and viewing at this link: Ensure your fellow leaders use this to fully understand how C-Way works and its impact on your Sailors careers.
  • Navy Wants You to Take PCS Survey

    All service members and their spouses, who moved recently, or within the last year, are encouraged to log on and take the short survey. The online survey is quick, easy and can be completed in less than 20 minutes. The survey is located at:
  • Gain an Edge - Prepare Now for Advancement Exam

    Sailors looking to make the most of their career should prepare now for the September advancement exams, according to detailers in Millington, Tennessee. Sailors should start preparing for the exam by navigating to the "Career Management" tab on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) and clicking "Navy Advancement Center. For more information, visit:
  • DoD Official Provides Consumer Tips on Avoiding Scammers

    DoD News, Navy Cmdr. Peter Hoegel noted that July 16 is Military Consumer Protection Day. The observance is part of the long-term Financial Readiness Campaign, in which DoD, the Federal Trade Commission and many other organizations highlight efforts to protect service members and their families.
  • NPC Customer Service Center Helping Sailors

    Navy Personnel Command's (NPC) Customer Service Center (CSC) is the Navy's human resource point of contact, providing information and support to Sailors and families globally. CSC ensures that every Sailor and family member can interact with an agent to provide answers and guidance on a wide variety of career-related concerns in a timely and accurate fashion, no matter where the Sailor is deployed.
  • Bureau Gets Service Members Debt Relief From Predatory Lender

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 state attorneys general obtained about $92 million in debt relief from Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital for about 17,000 U.S. service members and other consumers. For more information, visit

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This Day in Naval History - Jul 31 History RSS

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  • 1865 - The East India Squadron, later known as Asiatic Squadron, is established under Commodore Henry H. Bell, USN, to operate from Sunda Strait to Japan. The squadron consists of USS Hartford, USS Wachusett, USS Wyoming and USS Relief.

    1874 - USS Intrepid is commissioned, the first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes.

    1941 - The Japanese government reports that the bombing of USS Tutuila (PR 4), which happens the previous day during the bombing raid on Chungking, China, is just an "accident, pure and simple." USS Tutuila's motor boats were badly damaged and motor sampan is cut loose when one bomb falls eight yards astern of the vessel. There were no causalities.

    1944 - USS Parche participates with USS Steelhead in a predawn attack on a Japanese convoy off Takao, Taiwan. Under Cmdr. Lawson P. Ramage's brave command, Parche's crew sinks the Japanese cargo ship, Manko, and the Japanese tanker, Koei, while also badly damaging three other enemy cargo vessels. For his "conspicuous gallantry" on this occasion, he is awarded the Medal of Honor.

    1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower responds to Secretary of the Navy William B. Franke's recommendation to name three SSBNs (nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarines) with these names: USS Sam Houston, USS Thomas A. Edison, and USS John Marshall. The proposed name from Secretary Franke, USS Nathan Hale, is used two years later.