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  • SWO Retention Bonus Reauthorization Delay

    A delay in coordinating approval for reauthorization of the Revised Surface Warfare Officer Critical Skills Retention Bonus (RSWOCSRB) will mean no new contracts will be processed after Dec. 16 until reauthorization is received. Current bonus payments are not impacted by the reauthorization delay. Officers who have questions contact the surface warfare community manager at (901) 874-3173 or DSN 882-3173.
  • Retaliation and Reprisal

    Sailors whose official service record may reflect reprisal or retaliation because they reported a criminal offense, including sexual assault or sexual harassment, can request records correction through the Board for Correction of Naval Records. Sailors can visit the Department of the Navy's inspector general website at to report reprisal or retaliation through the complaint hotline.
  • NORAD Tracks Santa Military Outreach

    Among North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) many important missions including aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning in the defense of North America, they also track Santa Claus every Dec. 24 through the "NORAD Tracks Santa" program. For details, visit
  • Victim and Witness Assistance Program

    Victims and witnesses of crimes have rights, and the Victim and Witness Assistance Program ensures their rights protected throughout the criminal justice process. Ensure your shipmates know there is a place to go!
  • CMS-ID Calendars

    The active duty and Reserve 2015 CMS-ID calendars are now available. You can find them at
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST) request process changing

    JST requests have been streamlined by moving the processing from the Virtual Education Center (VEC) to JST Operations in Pensacola, Fla. Navy Voluntary Education retains JST program management responsibilities. As of 15 DEC 2014, Sailors should send JST requests to, fax to (850) 473-6013 / DSN 753-6013 or visit the website at
  • New Program Offers Hometown Media Recognition for Sailors and Civilians of the Year

    The Navy honors thousands of Sailors and Navy civilians with Sailor, Junior Sailor, Bluejacket and Civilian of the Year honors. Through a new program, the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) stands ready to help Navy commands share these stories and photos with each honoree's hometown media. For more information, visit
  • 2015 Naval Leader Planning Guide released

    The Center for Personal and Professional Development has released the 2015 edition of the Naval Leader Planning Guide (NLPG). Commands can download the PDF from Navy Knowledge Online under the Leadership tab and are authorized to print it locally. For questions, email
  • Changes to Senior Enlisted Academy

    The Navy Senior Enlisted Academy is expanding its delivery format to afford every senior chief petty officer the opportunity to attend the SEA prior to selection to master chief petty officer. Its delivery format modified to nine weeks of distance learning online and three week residence. See NAVADMIN 266/14.
  • Security Clearance Updates

    Security clearances are required by the Navy Advancement Manual (BUPERSINST 1430.16F). All ratings and pay grades in Para 204 are required to submit a package to the Director, Department of Navy Central Adjudication Facility for a clearance determination to be made and annotated in Joint Personnel Adjudication System in accordance with SECNAVINST 5510.30B. Have Sailors get their clearances renewed or initiated now!
  • Command PASS Coordinator Resources

    Are you a Command PASS Coordinator who has Questions? Did you know there's a webpage just for you? Visit to find the latest information, links, and guidance.
  • Fleet-Wide Bystander Intervention Training

    NAVADMIN 275/14 announced mandatory Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training which must be completed by Sept. 30, 2015. Training will be delivered to all active and Reserve Sailors by their commands. Read the message at
  • Security Clearance Monitoring

    Do you have a security clearance? A new automated program will continuously monitor your eligibility. Find out more about the DoD Automated Continuous Evaluation Concept Demonstration (CECD) by reading ALNAV 083/14 at
  • Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Selection Board Results

    The November 2014 Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board results have been posted. Read the results in NAVADMIN 276/14 at
  • Surface Commander Command Screen Board Results

    The FY-16 Surface Commander Command Screen board results are out now. View the results at
  • On the Minds of the Detailers

    From the ABH detailers: Need cash now? Apply for recruiting duty - more info at; for the Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program, submit your application 12 months prior to your PRD; maximize your career opportunities and get a Secret clearance; want to go to the DoD Firefighting Academy? Complete firefighting screening first, info at
  • NPC Career Toolbox

    It's your record, make sure it's correct. Your Career Toolbox has the tools you need to successfully manage your career. Find it at:
  • Start Studying Now

    It's not too early to start studying for the March Advancement Exam. NPC's Advancement Page provides all the resources you need to prepare for success:

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This Day in Naval History - Dec 22 History RSS

Story Number: NNS011212-10  Release Date: 12/12/2001 16:09:00

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  • 1775 - Congress commissions the first naval officers: Esek Hopkins, commander-in- chief of the Fleet; captains Dudley Saltonstall, Abraham Whipple, Nicolas Biddle, and John Hopkins; and 13 lieutenants including John Paul Jones.

    1841 - The Navy's first ocean-going side-wheel steam ship, the Mississippi, is commissioned at Philadelphia, Pa.

    1941 - The Arcadia Conference takes place in Washington, D.C. between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, establishing the Combined Chiefs of Staff and the eventual 26 nations forming the United Nations for Allied war planning against Germany.

    1942 - Sue Dauser takes the oath of office as Superintendent of Navy Nurse Corps, becoming the first woman with the relative rank of captain in U.S. Navy. She is promoted to the rank of captain Feb. 26, 1944.

    1942 - Onboard USS Silversides (SS 236), Pharmacist's Mate First Class Thomas A. Moore performs an emergency appendectomy on Fireman Third Class George M. Platter while the submarine is submerged and on war patrol in the Solomon Islands. Platter returned to duty within a few days of the operation.

    1960 - HS-3 and HU-2 (USS Valley Forge) helicopters rescue 28 men from oiler SS Pine Ridge breaking up in heavy seas off Cape Hatteras.