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  • Revised SDAP Rates Announced

    Revisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eligible enlisted Sailors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7. The update incorporates two additions and several increases to existing SDAPs. Increases to existing SDAP levels are effective upon release of NAVADMIN 156/14.
  • Ball Cap Wear Policy to Expand

    The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced a change to uniform regulations giving commanding officers discretion to authorize the wear of command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) Type I, II and III beginning Sept. 1. The change in wear rules for the ball caps, which will include Fleet leadership input, will be released in a NAVADMIN later this summer and will include occasion of wear rules.
  • 101 Critical Days of Summer

    This year's theme is "Live to Play... Play to Live." The summer safety standdown is important because it serves as a training tool to remind our personnel of the tragic trends that we see in deaths caused by mishaps. Right now, our rates in accidental deaths often exceed combat and operational related deaths. For more information on summer safety, visit
  • 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.
  • Navy's Household Goods (HHG) Launches Customer Survey

    The Navy's Household Goods directorate at NAVSUP Global Logistics Support launched an all-Navy customer survey in a continuing campaign to gauge the moving experience and provide a better quality household goods move in the future. The survey is located at

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This Day in Naval History - Jul 23 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020718-11  Release Date: 7/18/2002 14:10:00

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  • 1802 - During the First Barbary War, the frigate, USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Alexander Murray, defeats nine Corsair gunboats off Tripoli, and sinks two.

    1909 - Lt. John W. Finn is born in Los Angeles, Calif. Enlisting in the U.S. Navy in July 1926, he is promoted to Chief Aviation Ordnanceman and serves at Naval Air Station Kanoehe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese air raid. Despite receiving several wounds, he successfully operates a machine gun and effectively fires on the enemy planes. Finn is awarded the Medal of Honor. In June 1942, he is temporarily commissioned as an ensign, rising in rank to lieutenant two years later and retiring in 1947. Lt. Finn dies May 27, 2010, at 100 years of age. An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer's keel was laid Nov. 5, 2013 and will be named USS John Finn (DDG 113) in his honor.

    1943 - USS George E. Badger (DD 196) sinks German submarine (U 613), en route to mine waters off Jacksonville, Fla., south of the Azores.

    1943 - TBFs (VC 9) from USS Bogue breaks up a rendezvous between German submarines (U 527) and (U 648) south of the Azores. (U 527) sinks at while (U 648) escapes.

    1943 - PB4Y aircraft from (VB 107) sinks German submarine (U 598) off Brazil.

    1950 - USS Boxer (CV 21) sets the record of crossing the Pacific, bringing aircraft, troops and supplies for the Korean War, arriving at Yokosuka, Japan. She carries a load of 145 (P 51) and six (L 5) Air Force aircraft, 19 Navy aircraft, 1,012 passengers and 2,000 tons of additional cargo, all urgently needed for operations in Korea. In making this delivery, Boxer breaks all existing records for a Pacific crossing, steaming from Alameda, Calif., to Yokosuka in 8 days and 16 hours. On her return trip to the U.S. on July 27, she cuts the time down to seven days, ten hours and 36 minutes.

    1993 - 2nd Lt. Sarah Deal, USMC, becomes the first female Marine selected for naval aviation training.