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  • United Through Reading

    UTR is a non-profit organization that supplies children's books, video cameras and recordable DVDs at no charge to deployed military personnel all over the world, providing the bonding experience of reading aloud together. For more information, visit
  • Sesame Street/USO Experience touring VA, DC, MD

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families Tour is coming to the East Coast, touring VA, DC, and MD at a base near you! For more a schedule and information, visit
  • Month of the Military Child

    Throughout April, military commands around the world are celebrating the contributions and sacrifices military children continue to make while their parent or parents serve the nation. To find out more information about Month of the Military Child and share stories, visit
  • Education institution's accreditation can affect your wallet

    Navy Tuition Assistance pays for one associate through master's degree only, so make sure you're attending a school with the right accreditation for your educational and professional goals, or it could cost you big bucks. Contact a Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center for more information.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    The Navy announced the 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) theme of "Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault" and issued guidance to focus efforts on awareness and prevention of sexual violence in NAVADMIN 066/14.
  • United Services Military Apprenticeship Program Updated

    USMAP announced website updates, including rearranged information, enabled login without a CAC card, removed trades already completed by the user, included coordinator information and promotional materials, and improved local command resources by providing the contact information of the command coordinator to new users. For more information, visit
  • Reserve Pilot Accessions

    The Navy Reserve is searching for a few of the best pilots who are ready to leave active duty, but still looking to fly Navy. Pilots considering transition to the Navy Reserve can contact a nearby Reserve squadron.
  • Web Tuition Assistance (WebTA) Must be Approved/Funded before Classes Begin

    As of Jan. 1, WebTA applications must be command approved, and received/approved by the Virtual Education Center (VEC) prior to the course start date. The VEC will no longer process TA applications through the academic institution's published late registration and/or drop/add period. Contact the VEC for more information.
  • Frank Cable Developing MSC/Sailor Engineering Plant Qualification Program

    Sailors aboard submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) team up with their Military Sealift Command civilian mariner counterparts in the ship's engineering spaces to learn ship systems and begin to develop an engineering plant qualifications program for Sailors that has not existed since the ship's merger between the Navy and MSC.
  • What are your Voluntary Education (VOLED) #My5Words?

    Has a VOLED program like tuition assistance, NCPACE or USMAP helped you succeed? We're celebrating 40 years of VOLED by asking current/former Sailors to share what your VOLED participation means to you in 5 words. We'll post your photos during May on the Center for Personal and Professional Development's Facebook and Twitter pages tagged with #NavyVOLED #My5Words. For info:
  • Keep Your Account Up-to-Date

    Don't wait until board season to find out your password has expired. Log in to once every 30 days to keep passwords from expiring. Passwords can take up to five days to reset.
  • Selection Board Info

    Submit your selection board packages via email to Do not send multiple copies of the same package. To check your board package status, visit
  • Review Your Record When You Want

    You can review your Official Military Personnel File online by selecting "OMPF - My Record" on BUPERS Online at Routine documents take about 30 days to be added, and awards can take four-eight weeks.
  • Are You Medically Ready?

    To discover your medical readiness, visit the Individual Medical Readiness application in BUPERS Online at Contact medical to correct any deficiencies you may have.
  • Career Sea Pay Increases

    Increases to Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P), announced in March by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, will be implemented May 1 and eligible Sailors will see the increase in their mid-month paycheck. The new CSP table can be viewed at
  • Taking Care of Sailors' Careers

    Command career counselors and command career development teams are required to conduct quality Career Development Boards (CDB) to include properly documenting them in the Career Information Management System (CIMS). Reference guides, tutorials, "How Tos," and instructions are available at under the Career Info/Career Counseling tab.
  • Reserve Good Conduct Medals

    Navy Reservists are now eligible for Good Conduct Medals. Find out the eligibility requirements by reading ALNAV 025/14 at
  • Reserve Sea Service Ribbon

    The Navy Reserve Sea Service Ribbon was renamed the Navy Reserve Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Jan. 1, 2014. For more information and eligibility requirements, read ALNAV 027/14 at

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This Day in Naval History - Apr 21 History RSS

Story Number: NNS011216-21  Release Date: 12/16/2001 22:00:00

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  • 1861 - Sloop-of-War Saratoga, commanded by Alfred Taylor, captures Nightingale, a clipper slaver, at the mouth of the Congo River at Cabinda, Angola, with 961 slaves on board.

    1898 - President William McKinley orders the Navy to begin a blockade of Cuba and Spain, the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Congress responds with a formal declaration of war April 25, made retroactive to the start of the blockade.

    1914 - President Woodrow Wilson orders intervention at Vera Cruz, Mexico, after the Tampico Affair where Sailors from USS Dolphin were detained. The U.S. Atlantic Fleet, under the command of Rear Adm. Frank F. Fletcher, land the first Marines and Sailors from USS Florida and USS Utah and engage in battle.

    1944 - Task Force 58 begins the bombing of Japanese airfields and defensive positions at Hollandia, Wakde, Sawar, and Sarmi, New Guinea, in preparation for U.S. Army landing operations Persecution and Reckless.

    1972 - Navy Capt. John W. Young, commander of Apollo 16, is the ninth man to walk on the moon. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Thomas K. Mattingly II is the command module pilot for the 11-day, 1-hour and 51-minute mission where 213 pounds of lunar material is collected.