Plan of the Day Announcements POD RSS
Verify PRIMS DataWith the semiannual Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) upcoming, Navy Physical Readiness Program officials remind Sailors to verify their results in the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS).For more information in PRIMS and physical readiness, visit the Navy' physical readiness Web page at www.npc.navy.mil/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical/Pages/default2.aspx.
Submit your Tuition Assistance (TA) requests nowDon't wait to submit your TA requests! To ensure timely approval, check your "My Education" account to ensure your record is up-to-date and all TA eligibility requirements are met. Contact a Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center for more information. https://www.navycollege.navy.mil
Web Tuition Assistance (WebTA) Must be Approved/Funded before Classes BeginAs 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. https://www.navycollege.navy.mil.
Education institution's accreditation can affect your walletNavy 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. https://www.navycollege.navy.mil
United Services Military Apprenticeship Program UpdatedUSMAP 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 https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil.
Energy Tip from Navy BRITE - the Navy's Shore Energy Mascot"In the winter months, open the blinds on south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your workspace. At night, close the blinds to reduce heat loss."
March 2014 E4-E6 Advancement Exams AnnouncedThe March 2014 Navy-wide enlisted examinations for Active Duty, Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4-E6 have been announced in NAVADMIN 312/13, released Dec. 11. The examination dates are March 06, 2014 (E6), March 13, 2014 (E5) and March 20, 2014 (E4).
Reserve Pilot AccessionsThe 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.
CNP Responds to Sailors' Questions in Worldwide All Hands CallThe Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) and Fleet Master Chief for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) April Beldo, updated Sailors around the world on Navy subjects including pay, the Career Intermission Pilot Program (CIPP), advancement and Tuition Assistance (TA) during a live broadcast. CLICK HERE to watch the full video of the All Hands Call.
14 Ways to Cut Back on Spending in 2014I stop by your office and put $840 on your desk."This is yours if you stop visiting the coffee shop on your way in and brew your own at home or here in the office." I put another $1,440 in front of you. "This is yours if you don't go out for lunch and brownbag it instead." To learn more, read the article in All Hands Magazine at http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?issue=3&id=79484
Navy Releases New Mobile GameThe Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office released a mobile game March 3 as part of the Keep What You've Earned campaign. "Pier Pressure" was designed to promote responsible drinking among Sailors by incorporating real-life choices in an entertaining work-and-play scenario. You can download the app now at the Apple iTunes or Google play app stores.
Advancement Exam ReviewAre your Sailors complaining about the advancement test? Volunteer to assess the exam. Review the requirements here: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2014/NAV14052.txt.
SWO Mayport visitA Surface Warfare Detailing team will visit the Mayport waterfront March 18-20. In addition to individual ship visits, there will be community brief 9-10:30 a.m. March 18 at the ATG Auditorium, and a SWO spouse brief 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center.
GI Bill TransferabilityBefore transferring your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits review the obligated service requirements incurred. Visit www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/education/GIBill/Pages/default.aspx, and read NAVADMINs 203/09 and 235/11 for more information.
"Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right"A person's eating habits are more than just 'eating this and not eating that;' it's more about knowing what foods offer the best nutritional choices and what foods a person to enjoy in moderation. For More Information, check out NHB's website at www.navy.mil/local/nhb/
This Day in Naval History - Mar 12 History RSS
Story Number: NNS011215-13 Release Date: 12/15/2001 18:17:00
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- 1864 - During the Civil War, Union screw gunboat Aroostook, commanded by Lt. Cmdr. Hatfield, captures the schooner Marion near Velasco, Texas. Also on this date, the screw steamer Massachusetts, commanded by Lt. William H. West, captures the sloop Persis in Wassaw Sound, Georgia.
1943 - USS Champlin (DD-601) sinks German submarine U-130, which previously sank 25 Allied vessels.
1956 - The first missile firing aircraft squadron, Attack Squadron 83, is deployed overseas aboard USS Intrepid (CVA 11).