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  • 3 Things to Know about the RAND Military Workplace Study

    The RAND Corporation is conducting a Military Workplace Study that includes a survey of Sailors that is projected to conclude Sept. 24. The Military Workplace Study is critical to helping DOD better understand workplace conditions and act to ensure a safe and professional work environment. This is a chance for Sailors to be heard. For more information, visit
  • Be Informed: Ready Navy is Your Link to Emergency Preparedness Resources

    Ready Navy is rapidly becoming the Navy's "Go-To" resource for emergency preparedness. Personnel and family members of all ages are able to link to a wide array of hazard information and resources to help guide family emergency plans that take into account individual needs. For more information, visit
  • New App Showcases Sailors, Projects That Can Disrupt the Future of Energy

    Today the Navy released a new digital publication (app) called "Energy Warrior" that highlights the efforts of Sailors and other naval personnel who are taking innovative steps to conserve energy, lead behavioral change, and get the maximum warfighting punch out of every gallon. For more information, visit
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NAVSUP Announces 2014 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines

    The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) mail-by dates for pre-Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages were released Sept. 15. Priority Express Mail Military Service is available from selected military post offices. For more information, visit
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sailors and Marines Authorized Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo

    To compensate Sailors and Marines for extended deployments driven by normal peacetime requirements, Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014.
  • Sailors Must Ensure Medical Records Are Recorded With BUMED Upon Separation

    Sailors who serve honorably earn support of the Department of Veterans Affairs throughout their lives. It's in Sailors' best interest to ensure medical records are turned in to the appropriate medical facility when separating or retiring from the Navy. Upon separating, Sailors must verify with supporting medical treatment facility that their medical records have been properly recorded with BUMED.
  • INSURV To Release Electronic Newsletter

    The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) is embarking on an adventure to communicate with the Fleet via a light-hearted electronic newsletter to include tips from all aspects of the inspection process. Our aim is to provide Sailors with informative inspection-related information and highlights of successful inspections to share valuable insights, knowledge and experience.

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 18 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-15  Release Date: 7/24/2002 10:09:00

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  • 1860 - The sloop of war, USS Levant, sails from Hawaii for Panama. She is never seen again. In June 1861 a mast and a part of a lower yardarm believed to be from USS Levant are found near Hilo. Spikes had been driven into the mast as if a form a raft. Some rumors had her running aground on an uncharted reef off California; others had her defecting to the Confederacy.

    1906 - A Marine battalion from USS Dixie lands at Cienfuegos, Cuba to reinforce a party guarding American-owned plantations, where tensions are still high from the stalled revolution attempt from Sept. 13.

    1936 - Squadron (40 T), based in the Mediterranean, is established to protect U.S. interests and evacuate U.S. citizens around the Iberian Peninsula throughout the Spanish Civil War.

    1943 - U.S. Navy aircraft perform aerial raids on the Tarawa Makin Islands, where the aerial photography taken proves to be fruitful for the oncoming invasion of the islands.

    1944 - While serving with the 1st Marine Division on Peleliu Island, Pfc. Arthur J. Jackson boldly attacks enemy positions, mainly alone, destroying 12 enemy pillboxes and killing 50 enemy soldiers, ensuring the capture of the island's southern sector. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity," he is awarded the Medal of Honor.

    1944 - Pfc. Charles H. Roan serves with First Marine Division during the Peleliu Operation. Cut off from his company, Roan's squad seeks shelter in the rocky terrain when the enemy attacks with hand grenades. Wounded by one, he throws himself on another enemy grenade, sacrificing his life to save his fellow comrades. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" on this occasion, he is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. USS Charles H. Roan (DD-853), 1946-1973, is named in honor of Pfc. Charles H. Roan.

    1947 - The National Security Act becomes effective after the bill is signed by President Harry S. Truman on July 26, 1947. The Act realigns and reorganizes the U.S. Armed Forces, foreign policy, and Intelligence Community apparatus in the aftermath of World War II. The majority of the provisions of the Act took effect on September 18, 1947, the day after the Senate confirmed James Forrestal as the first Secretary of Defense. The Act merges the Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment, headed by the Secretary of Defense.

    2004 - USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) is commissioned. USS Chung Hoon is named in honor of Rear Adm. Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon, first Asian-American Naval Academy graduate and first Asian-American flag officer. During World War II, he was in command of USS Sigsbee (DD 502) when a kamikaze crashed into her in April 1945.