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Naval War College Seeking Papers on Women, Peace, SecurityThe U.S. Naval War College is issuing a 'call for papers' in preparation for its third annual Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Conference Series held in Newport, Rhode Island, April 16-17, 2015. Individuals who have an interest or experience in issues pertaining to WPS are encouraged to submit papers. Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.usnwc.edu/wps2015-callforpapers.
Register to Vote AbsenteeTo vote absentee, you need to register and request your absentee ballot. FVAP.gov provides an online tool to walk you through the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) - the form that you can use to register and request your ballot. Go to FVAP.gov, select your State from the drop-down and register to vote, request an absentee ballot or update your voter information to start the process of completing a FPCA.
Sailors Should Prepare for Advancement ExamsSailors should review bibs and study rate training manuals now for the NWAE in Sept. Exam dates are: Sept. 4 for E6; Sept. 11 for E5, and Sept. 18 for E4. Security Clearances are required by the Navy Advancement Manual (BUPERSINST 1430.16F). The Final Multiple Score computation has changed: to learn more: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2014/NAV14114.txt
Cybersecurity and your government computer: Peer-to-Peer Networks are ProhibitedBoth 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.
CNO Releases Navigation PlanThe Navy's top leader released a detailed plan Tuesday that highlights the U.S. Navy's intended track and investments for the next five fiscal years. Directions and earlier Navigation Plans, which can be found on his leadership page. To view the CNO's Navigation Plan, visit http://www.navy.mil/cno/docs/140818_CNO_Navigation_Plan.pdf
Gain Career Knowledge through PACT DesignationThe Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program provides unique career opportunities for some first-term Sailors through apprentice-level formal and on-the-job training within a 24-month period. For more information visit http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=82819
NPTU JAGMAN InvestigationOn February 3, 2014, a Sailor assigned to the Moored Training Ship (MTS 626) at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina reported that an examination key was compromised. http://www.navy.mil/strategic/NPTU.pdf
CNO Releases Navigation PlanCNO released a detailed plan Tuesday that highlights the U.S. Navy's intended track and investments for the next five fiscal years. 2015-2019 Navigation Plan defines how the Navy will use its resources to safely and effectively pursue the vision detailed in Sailing Directions. Read the CNO's Navigation Plan here: http://www.navy.mil/cno/docs/140818_CNO_Navigation_Plan.pdf.
NPC to No Longer Screen PRIMS, Stop Reviewing PFAUpon release of an upcoming promotion NAVADMIN, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) will no longer screen PRIMS for officers and has stopped reviewing master and senior Chief Boards for missing Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) data or failures of their most recent PFA.
FY 2015 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board To Convene Oct. 27The fiscal year 2015 (FY-15) performance-based Senior Enlisted Continuation board will convene Oct. 27 according to a Navy message released Aug. 14. The board will look at certain performance indicators detailed in the board precept and on NPC's continuation page www.npc.navy.mil/boards/enlistedcontinuation.
Sailors May Be Eligible for Tuition Assitance (TA) EarlierCommanding Officers and officers-in-charge may now approve waivers to the one-year on board the first permanent duty station requirment for Sailors to be eligible for TA. See NAVADMIN 190/14 for details. Contact a Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center for more information. https://www.navycollege.navy.mil
ASBP Provides Needed Blood, ProductsArmed Services Blood Program (ASBP), provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families in both peace and war. The blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons from cancer patients to those with battlefield injuries. To find out more about the ASBP, visit the ASBP website at www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/donor_faq.aspx.
Message Clarifies Medical Record DispositionSailors need to take an active role in getting their medical and dental records to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at retirement or separation, according to a Navy message released Aug. 19. For more information, read NAVADMIN 187/14 at www.npc.navy.mil.
This Day in Naval History - Aug 28 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020718-41 Release Date: 7/18/2002 16:54:00
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- 1867 - Capt. William Reynolds of the screw sloop-of-war, Lackawanna, raises the U.S. flag over Midway Islands and takes formal possession of these islands for the United States.
1891 - During a period of political unrest at Valparaiso, Chile, a landing party commanded by Marine Corps Capt. William S. Muse lands from USS San Francisco and USS Baltimore to protect American lives and guard U.S. Consulate.
1942 - 120 women are commissioned as ensigns or lieutenant junior grades and report to "USS Northampton," Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
1942 - PBY (VP 92) and Canadian corvette HMCS Oakville sink German submarine (U 94). USS Lea (DD 118) and Oakville pick up the survivors.
1952 - USS Boxer (CV 21) launches an explosive-filled drone which explodes against a railroad bridge near Hungnam, Korea. This mission marks the first guided missile launched from a ship during the Korean War.
1991 - A helicopter from USS America (CV 66) rescues three civilian sailors who spent 10 days in a lifeboat 80 miles off Cape May, N.J., after their sailboat capsizes.