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  • 3 Things to Know about the RAND Military Workplace Study

    The RAND Corporation is conducting a Military Workplace Study that includes a survey of Sailors that is projected to conclude Sept. 24. The Military Workplace Study is critical to helping DOD better understand workplace conditions and act to ensure a safe and professional work environment. This is a chance for Sailors to be heard. For more information, visit
  • Be Informed: Ready Navy is Your Link to Emergency Preparedness Resources

    Ready Navy is rapidly becoming the Navy's "Go-To" resource for emergency preparedness. Personnel and family members of all ages are able to link to a wide array of hazard information and resources to help guide family emergency plans that take into account individual needs. For more information, visit
  • New App Showcases Sailors, Projects That Can Disrupt the Future of Energy

    Today the Navy released a new digital publication (app) called "Energy Warrior" that highlights the efforts of Sailors and other naval personnel who are taking innovative steps to conserve energy, lead behavioral change, and get the maximum warfighting punch out of every gallon. For more information, visit
  • Confidential Chaplain Support Available to Every Sailor, Every Day

    Your chaplain is committed to being where it matters, when it matters when you need to talk in absolute confidence. Contact your command chaplain or call 1-855-NAVY-311 to request confidential support.
  • NAVSUP Announces 2014 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines

    The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) mail-by dates for pre-Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages were released Sept. 15. Priority Express Mail Military Service is available from selected military post offices. For more information, visit
  • Wounded Warriors Battle on the Playing Field

    This month, seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors will compete on behalf of the Navy and their country at the Invictus Games in London and the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sports are a crucial recovery tool for our wounded warriors, and an important service provided by Navy Wounded Warrior -- Safe Harbor. Visit or call 855-NAVY WWP to learn more. Go Navy!
  • Naval War College Seeking Papers on Women, Peace, Security

    The 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
  • Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo

    To compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014.
  • Sailors Must Ensure Medical Records Are Recorded With BUMED Upon Separation

    Sailors who serve honorably earn support of the Department of Veterans Affairs throughout their lives. It's in Sailors' best interest to ensure medical records are turned in to the appropriate medical facility when separating or retiring from the Navy. Upon separating, Sailors must verify with supporting medical treatment facility that their medical records have been properly recorded with BUMED.
  • INSURV To Release Electronic Newsletter

    The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) is embarking on an adventure to communicate with the Fleet via a light-hearted electronic newsletter to include tips from all aspects of the inspection process. Our aim is to provide Sailors with informative inspection-related information and highlights of successful inspections to share valuable insights, knowledge and experience.
  • New Brace Restoring Quality of Life and Service

    At Naval Medical Center San Diego, patients who once had to endure extreme lower leg pain and an inability to walk are now up, running and even returning to active duty status. The secret to their success is due in part to the new Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis, or IDEO™, and the staff at NMCSD working to get these service members back on their feet.
  • CNO and MCPON To Host Live All Hands Call

    CNO and MCPON will be having a world-wide all hands call 7 Oct. If you have questions for CNO or MCPON please email You can watch the all hands call live on starting at 1300 EST.

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 23 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-33  Release Date: 7/24/2002 13:58:00

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  • 1779 - Captain John Paul Jones of the Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard, captures HMS Serapis.

    1931 - Lt. Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft, XOP-1 autogiro, in landings and takeoffs aboard USS Langley (CV 1) while underway.

    1944 - Naval Task Group lands Army troops on Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands.

    1944 - USS West Virginia (BB 48) reaches Pearl Harbor and rejoins the Pacific Fleet, marking the end of the salvage and reconstruction of 18 ships damaged Dec. 7, 1941.

    1947 - James Forrestal, former Secretary of the Navy, takes office as the first Secretary of Defense.

    1990 - Two hospital ships -- USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) -- steam together for the first time in the Arabian Gulf.