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  • 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
  • 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.
  • NPTU JAGMAN Investigation

    On 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.
  • Sailors May Be Eligible for Tuition Assitance (TA) Earlier

    Commanding 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.
  • 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!
  • Navy Families Get More Lead Time on Overseas Screening with a Letter of Intent

    Life just got easier for Navy families going overseas with their Sailor with the release of a Navy message Sept. 3. Previously Sailors and their families had to wait for hard-copy orders to start their overseas screening. Now a Letter of Intent (LOI) will allow them to start the process. For more information, visit
  • Fiscal Year 2015 General Military Training Requirements Announced

    The Navy's General Military Training (GMT) schedule for fiscal year 2015 (FY-15), announced Sept. 2, outlines significant changes for the program, according to Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 202/14. Command leaders will have the option of what subjects to deliver that satisfy the personal financial management (PFM) GMT requirement. For more information, visit
  • Ball Caps May be Worn with NWUs Beginning Sept. 1

    Beginning Sept. 1, Sailor are authorized to wear the Navy and command ball caps in place of the eight-point cover with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II or III. For more information, visit
  • SDAP Certification Ends 30 September

    SDAP certification ends 30 September 2014; Commands that do not meet deadline will have their Sailor's SDAP terminated retroactive to 1 June 2014. Check status of SDAP recertification at /career/enlistedcareeradmin/pages/default1.aspx. Commands encouraged to check status of subordinate commands. POC is PSC Marie Bates, PERS-811, (901)874-3260,
  • NAVADMIN 203/14 Announces Changes to Overseas Screening Process

    NAVADMIN 203/14 announced changes to the Overseas Screening Process. Sailors must complete the OSP with their command and MTFs prior to the release of PCS orders. After Sailors are billeted for overseas duty, they will receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) from NPC to begin Overseas Screening. Sailors must complete their Overseas Screening within 30 days of receiving the LOI; their families have 60 days.
  • The September CMS/ID Application Window Opens 12 September at 1800

    The September CMS/ID application window opens Friday, September 12th at 1800 Central, and will close Thursday September 18th at 0500 Central. Command comments can also be made any time before 22 September. Help Detailers make the right selections; be proactive about your billets! Good luck to all applicants on picking their next set of orders.
  • NPC Seeking Feedback from Command Pass Coordinators

    NPC is seeking feedback from Command Pass Coordinators throughout the Navy, the PASS transition happened almost one year ago and we want to know what issues you are still having and any suggestions for improvements. Please contact LCDR Robert Lyon at Thank you and we look forward to your feedback.

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 15 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-14  Release Date: 7/24/2002 10:08:00

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  • 1943 - USS Wasp (CV 7) is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while operating in the Southwestern Pacific in support of forces on Guadalcanal. USS O'Brien (DD 415) and USS North Carolina (BB 55) are also struck by torpedoes from the same submarine.

    1943 - USS Saufley (DD 465) and a Catalina Patrol Bomber piloted by Lt. W. J. Geritz from Patrol Squadron Twenty Three (VP 23) sinks the Japanese submarine (RO 101) 100 miles southeast of San Cristobal, Solomons.

    1944 - USS Pampanito (SS 383) and USS Sealion (SS 315) rescue 73 British and 54 Australian POWs who survive the loss of Japanese freighter, Rakuyo Maru, after she is sunk by Sealion on Sept. 12, about 300 miles west of Cape Bojeador, Luzon. There had been 1,300 men on board Rakuyo Maru when she is torpedoed.

    1944 - Peleliu, Palau Islands, is invaded by the 1st and 5th Marines after intensive preliminary bombardment and clearing from UDT units for Operation Stalemate II. With the enemy hiding in caves, mines on the beaches, pillboxes and casemates covering every bit of ground, the Marines face some of the worst fighting of the war in the Palau Islands.

    1950 - During the Korean War, after preliminary naval gunfire and air bombardment on Sept. 13, the First and Fifth Marines go ashore for the Inchon Invasion, which includes US Army and Korean forces.