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  • Small Acts Can Save Lives - Navy Observes Suicide Prevention Month

    This year Suicide Prevention Month will focus on the Every Sailor, Every Day campaign, "1 Small ACT," promoting simple, everyday actions that can help save lives, using Navy's "ACT" (Ask Care Treat) bystander intervention model. For more info go to If you need confidential, free support 24/7 call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (press 1), or text 838255.
  • Don't Wait - Communicate!

    Now is the time to make an emergency plan if disaster strikes, including how you'll communicate with your family. All Sailors, civilian personnel, and families are urged to assess their readiness at home and abroad and act during the month-long campaign culminating with America's PrepareAthon! National Day of Action, Sept. 30. For more information visit or call (202)433-9348, DSN 288-9348.
  • Katrina: 10 Years Later

    On August 29, 2005, having ravaged South Florida on its way through the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast leaving a wake of massive destruction and devastation of Biblical proportions across an area reaching from the western panhandle of Florida to Louisiana. On the 10 year anniversary the Navy takes a look back at its relief efforts during the fatal storm...
  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Announces 2015 Department of the Navy Innovation Awards

    Talented DON Sailors, Marines and civilians are continually creating innovative solutions to the most complex problems. SECNAV wants to recognize the top naval innovators today and inspire the innovators of the future. All DON commands and organizations should nominate exceptionally worthy innovators for the awards. Submit nominations to by Oct. 31; winners announced in January
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Data Breach Information

    In Spring 2015 OPM learned of a cybersecurity breach effecting its systems and data that compromised the personal information of current and former federal employees. The DON recognizes the seriousness of these breaches and will provide timely and accurate information and resources at There you can find answers to frequently asked questions, a toolkit and submit questions via email.
  • It's Flu Season, Do You Know Where to Get Vaccinated?

    Influenza has the potential to negatively impact Navy force mission readiness. Last year in the US alone there were more than 25 million reported cases, over 150,000 people were hospitalized and about 24,000 people died as a result of the Flu virus. It's your responsibility to maintain your mission readiness. Check with your chain of command or medical treatment facility to find out when vaccines will be available.
  • 6 Things to Know About Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Program

    Navy's PACT program provides a monitored, general apprenticeship program enlistment option with future designation opportunities for new recruits. After boot camp and minimal technical training, new Sailors go directly to a ship to do general ship work while learning about different ratings before applying for a rating designation. Find out what Sailors should know about the program at
  • Navy Active-duty and Reserve Enlisted Selection Boards for Master Chief and Senior Chief Petty Officer

    NAVADMIN 196/15 provides guidance for eligibility, requirements and timeline for the FY-17 selection boards. The reserve board will consider active-duty Full Time Support (FTS) personnel and Selected Reserve (SELRES),including those serving on voluntary and involuntary recall and mobilization orders. The board convenes May 2016. To view the full NAVADMIN go to
  • Underwater Energy Transfer to Expand UUV Capability

    The Navy is developing ways to recharge underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) using undersea wireless technology. UUVs are used for missions including locating and identifying underwater threats like mines and ocean floor mapping. Employing wireless technology to charge UUV batteries while underwater can reduce time between missions, improving overall function. For more NAVSEA news visit
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: SAPR Updates, Navy's PACT Program

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), highlighting top stories affecting Sailors and their families. See this week's video at Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing For more CNP news visit
  • Navy Uniform Changes are Coming

    A number of uniform changes are in the works to improve appearance and better meet the needs of Sailors. Changes include: authorization of Command At Sea or Command Ashore pins, wear of the knit watch cap will expand, elimination of some optional uniform items, FRV coveralls to be worn for cleaning and dirty-work, optional cold weather parka to be available for limited purchase. See more at:
  • Navy Updates SAPR Instruction

    Navy's 21st Century Sailor Office announced Aug. 17 the release of an updated instruction governing the SAPR program. OPNAVINST 1752.1C, the first update since 2006, includes comprehensive changes that organize policy into more coherent format, provides updated requirements, and emphasizes the importance of the prevention of sexual assault. Read it in its entirety at

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This Day in Naval History - Aug 28 History RSS

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  • 1867 - Capt. William Reynolds of the screw sloop-of-war, USS 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, Marines form boarding parties from cruisers USS San Francisco and USS Baltimore to protect American lives and guard the U.S. Consulate.

    1942 - One hundred twenty women are commissioned as ensigns or lieutenant junior grades as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and report to "USS Northampton," Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

    1942 - PBY Catalinas from VP-92 and Canadian corvette HMCS Oakville sink German submarine U-94. USS Lea (DD 118) and Oakville pick up the survivors. Previously, U-94 had sunk 26 Allied vessels while also damaging one Allied vessel, although none from the United States.

    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 (CVA 66) rescues three civilian sailors who spent 10 days in a lifeboat 80 miles off Cape May, N.J., after their sailboat capsizes.

    2004 - USS Momsen (DDG 92) is commissioned at Panama City, Fla., before sailing to its homeport of Everett, Wash. The 42nd of the Arleigh Burke-class of guided-missile destroyers is the first to carry the remote minehunting system and the first ship named after Vice Adm. Charles B. Momsen, the designer of the submarine escape breathing apparatus now known as the Momsen Lung.