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5 Things Sailors Need to Know About Social Media, Phishing, SecuritySafety and security are always the highest priority for the Navy and therefore the recent reports on social media risks and new or recycled phishing scams do not necessarily mean there is an increased threat. The Navy, however, can never let its guard down. To avoid disclosing private, banking, and other sensitive information publicly via social media, Sailors should keep in mind the five things.
2nd Navy Enlisted Leadership Training survey ready for your feedbackThe Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) has opened a second survey as part of its review of 1st and 2nd Class Petty Officer Leadership courses. This next survey asks about the skills and competencies of superior enlisted leaders. If you're an E1 - O6 with opinions or ideas on this topic, take the online survey at: https://www.research.net/s/LEAD_COMPETENCIES_REVIEW
New Brace Restoring Quality of Life and ServiceAt 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.
Navy Establishes Information Dominance ForcesNavy Information Dominance Forces Command stood up today as the U.S. Navy's newest Type Command. NAVIDFOR is a global readiness-focused TYCOM, responsible for organizing, manning, training, equipping (MT&E) and identifying requirements for all Navy Information Dominance capabilities. NAVIDFOR is expected to be fully operational by the Dec. 31, 2014.
Bystander Intervention Training Begins for FY2015In a message sent to Navy leaders Oct. 2, the Chief of Naval Personnel announced Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training will begin this fall for all active duty and reserve Sailors.
Navy Announces Changes to High Year Tenure PolicyThe Navy announced changes to its High Year Tenure (HYT) policy in NAVADMIN 223/14, released Sept. 26. The IRR includes members of Navy Reserve Volunteer Training Units (VTUs) and the Navy Reserve's Active Status Pool (ASP). New rules impacting these members include making LOS limits apply to the IRR and establishing a ceiling for ASP Sailors not serving in the VTU.
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.
Navy Ends Standard Transfer OrdersThe Navy announced the cancellation of Standard Transfer Orders. According to NAVADMIN 244/14, the NSIPS module must be used for all orders for transferring Sailors for BRAC and unit moves, decommissionings, overseas extensions, and enlisted separations. NPC will write all other PCS orders. Units not supported by a PSD or a Customer Service Detachment have until Oct. 31 to start using the NSIPS order writing module.
This Day in Naval History - Oct 20 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020723-29 Release Date: 7/23/2002 15:40:00
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- 1864 - A boat expedition under Acting Master George E. Hill, with the screw steam gunboat Stars and Stripes, ascends the Ocklockonee River in Western Florida and destroys an extensive Confederate fishery on Marsh's Island, capturing a detachment of soldiers assigned to guard the works.
1941 - USS Hornet (CV 8) is commissioned. During World War II, she participates in the Doolittle Raid on Japan, the Battle of Midway, and the Solomon Campaign. On Oct. 26, 1942, at the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, Hornet is severely damaged by the Japanese enemy and abandoned. Though U.S. destroyers attempt to scuttle her, Hornet remained afloat and was sunk by Japanese destroyers early the next morning.
1943 - TBFs from Composite Squadron (VC) 13, then based on board the escort carrier USS Core (CVE 13), sink the German submarine U 378 north of the Azores.
1944 - The U.S. Navy lands four Sixth Army divisions ashore on Leyte. Japanese aerial counter-attacks damage escort carrier Sangamon and a few other ships, but do not hinder the landings. Later in the day, Gen. Douglas MacArthur gives his "I have returned" radio message to the Philippine people. If Leyte is lost, the rest of the Philippines will soon follow, so the Japanese prepare to send five strong naval forces to drive off the American fleet and add more troops for the land fighting. In the following days, this response will lead to World War II's biggest and most complex sea fight, the multi-pronged Battle of Leyte Gulf.