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  • The Department of the Navy Launches the "Hatch"

    The Department of the Navy (DON) launched its crowdsourced ideation platform, the "Hatch," May 20. The launch of the Hatch is part of the initiative to build a DON Naval Innovation Network (NIN). The Hatch is an accessible, virtual collaboration forum where innovators can submit their creative ideas for improving the DON. Check it out here:
  • Early Application is Key for Tuition Assistance Approval

    Sailors applying for Tuition Assistance (TA) are reminded that their chances of success are increased substantially by submitting requests early; helping to avoid delays in their college plans. According to VOLED Program Director, Ernest D'Antonio, the number one reason for TA request disapproval is late applications. Read more here:
  • New Video for Every Sailor, Every Day Campaign

    The 21st Century Sailor Office's Suicide Prevention Branch introduced the "Every Sailor, Every Day" message to the fleet encouraging Sailors, leaders and families to "break the code of silence." BUMED and the Navy Suicide Prevention Branch have launched a new video to increase Suicide Prevention educational efforts at the deckplate. Watch here:
  • CNO Conversation With a Shipmate

    Watch the Chief of Naval Operation's latest Conversation With a Shipmate video, where CNO Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens talk recruiting, personnel initiatives and training, at
  • Navy Announces Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award 2015

    The Navy announced the Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman Award to formally recognize the dedication and contributions of ombudsman across the fleet May 18. The award honors Mrs. Sybil Stockdale's support to families of other POWs during her husband's - Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale - seven-year internment in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Visit for more.
  • Center for Service Support Launches Improved NKO Portal

    Sailors in administration, logistics and media ratings now have a new and improved way to access training and advancement material. Center for Service Support (CSS) launched a new Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) portal on April 11. For more details on the new and improved NKO go to
  • Energize Your Day - Wake Up With a Shake

    Many people are averse to the idea of a totally liquid meal for breakfast, but I challenge you to try starting your day off with a nutrient-balanced shake. You don't need a pricey blender to make a nutritious shake that will keep your stomach full and your body energized throughout the day. A simple blender will do the trick. Read more:
  • Use Your Leave Now or Be Prepared To Lose It October 1

    Since 2008 Sailors have been allowed to carry over up to 75 days of leave each fiscal year. At the end of fiscal year 2015 leave carry over will reduce to 60 days. Service members' LES may have an incorrect use/lose leave balance; DFAS is reprogramming pay systems to account for the 60 day leave carry over by June 2015. Sailors should check their LES and talk with their CPC to help understand the use/lose balance.
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Date of Advancement Results, Next CNO and SECNAV's Personnel Initiatives

    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 go to
  • A Focus on Dignity and Respect

    The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Strategic Plan has been published to formalize and support the unity of effort taking place across the Navy to address the crime of sexual assault. The plan will help to better understand the way ahead in the Navy's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault. For more details visit
  • Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe Missile

    The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 15. RAM is a highly successful, 39-year U.S. cooperative program with the German government that has saved more than $800 million in taxpayer dollars. Read the full story at
  • 7 Things to Know About Spring Petty Officer Advancement Quotas

    E-4, E-5, and E-6 advancement quotas for active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors were released May 18. About 21,000 active duty, and 2,900 SELRES and FTS Sailors are scheduled to advance when the selection results are released this week. To find out the seven things Sailors need to know about advancements this cycle visit
  • Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

    The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. See more details on this development at
  • SECNAV Announces Changes for Midshipmen's Careers and Opportunities

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Navy-wide changes that will affect midshipmen's physical readiness, career paths and post graduate education, during a speech at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), May 13. The initiatives Mabus outlined focused on improving flexibility, transparency and choice for midshipmen's careers. See the full story at
  • The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Talks Preserving Ship's Service Life, The Smarter INSURV Initiative and more

    The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) fifth edition of the INUSRV Insights newsletter focuses on Protecting the Ship's Hull to Meet it's Expected Service Life, Advice for Material Inspection Success, Operating Your Deck and more. For tips from the deck plates, expert advice from a "Crusty Old Salt" and celebrating victories from within the Fleet go to
  • Public Health Center Launches Redesigned "Relax-Relax" Website

    The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced the launch of its newly redesigned Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) "Relax-Relax" website, May 13. This tool is designed to help Sailors and Marines reduce psychological and physical wear and tear through deep relaxation and focus exercises set to audio tracks. Get all the details at
  • Sailors Completing Motorcycle Safety Course to Get Discount at the NEX

    The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) continues its support to the Navy Motorcycle Safety Program by expanding its discount coupon program. Now each time a military rider signs up via the Navy's Enterprise Safety Applications Management System (ESAMS) and takes a motorcycle safety course, NEXCOM will offer discount coupons for motorcycle gear. Go to for more.
  • Nomination for Next Chief of Naval Operations Announced

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wed. that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). A career submarine officer, Richardson is currently director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. If confirmed, Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since Sept. 2011. To read more on this go to
  • Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

    Less than half of all adults in the U.S. get the recommended physical activity each week. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of many diseases and increases life expectancy. An effective method of enhancing physical performance, over traditional endurance-based training, is through high intensity interval training (HIIT). Go to to find out more.
  • Spring Advancement Results Schedule Announced

    Chief of Naval Personnel announced May 12 the schedule for the release of spring advancement results for active duty, full time support (FTS) and selective Reserve (SELRES) petty officers that will take place May 18-21. For complete details visit
  • 'Six-Month Window' Critical For Transitioning Veterans

    Six months. That's the timeframe retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Ken Cadena says injured veterans have to find meaningful employment following their discharge. The alternative, becoming dependent on government assistance, is a path that once traveled, "involves too many variables hindering your ability to turn back." See the full story at
  • Naval War College Advances CNO's Leader Development Strategy

    At a presentation to the Navy Flag Officer and Senior Executive Service Symposium in Washington, D.C., Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III took the next step to advance the Navy Leader Development Strategy. Read more at
  • Medical Education & Training: Health Care's Future

    Through extensive hands-on training, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville produces Navy Medicine's health care providers of the future. Highly-skilled military and civilian professionals deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide - providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea, and on the battlefield. Read more here:
  • 6 Things to Know About 2015 Selective Reenlistment Bonus

    The Selective Reenlistment Bonus plan, including eligibility and award level, has been updated in NAVADMIN 106/15. Visit to find out the six things Sailors should know about the new SRB policy. Or view the NAVADMIN at
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: EVAL Update, Hazing Video Contest and Look Ahead at SECNAV Announcement

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, 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 go to
  • 3 Things Sailors Should Know About Updated Evaluation System Instruction

    NAVADMIN 113/15 announcing Navy Performance Evaluation System, BUPERS Instruction 1610.10D updates and summarizing instruction changes, was released May 7 and is posted at To find out the three things you should know about the updated instruction check out
  • FCC/C10F Releases Strategic Plan

    U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) released its updated strategic plan, May 6, during a media roundtable at the Pentagon. Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, commander, FCC/C10F, met with members of the media to discuss the plan and the Navy's way forward in the cyberspace domain. Visit to learn more.
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Proposed Changes to Military Retirement System

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, 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 go to
  • MMOWGLI Suggestions Arrive Ashore from Fleet Officers and CPOs

    Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) are still accepting ideas from the entire Navy Officer Corps and Chief's Mess regarding the core competencies of future Navy and Marine Corps officers until May 7. Read the full story at
  • 7 Things To Know About Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB)

    The fiscal year 2015 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) for active duty aviators was released in NAVADMIN 110/15 and for full time support (FTS) aviators in NAVADMIN 111/15, released May 6. Go to to find out the seven things all sailors should know about ADHRB.
  • New Gold Star Program Supports Families of Deceased Service Members

    Anniversaries can celebrate special milestones and happy events in our lives, but they can also be times when we remember more somber occasions. Read more about the Navy's new Gold Star Program, that works to provide long-term assistance and support to family members of fallen service members, at
  • CNP Seeks Nominations for 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award

    CNP seeks nominations for the 2nd annual Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award by June 8. The award recognizes a group or an individual (Sailor or civilian) from Navy who contributed or developed an innovative idea, concept, methodology, or approach that positively impacts Sexual Assault Prevention Programs. For more go to
  • Sailors Compete for GMT Video Honors

    The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is sponsoring a competition for a new General Military Training (GMT) video on hazing beginning April 27 through July 31. The contest is open to all active duty and reserve Sailors. Detailed contest rules, submission instructions, information, format requirements, technical and legal requirements for entries can be found on the NETC website at

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This Day in Naval History - May 22 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020131-23  Release Date: 1/31/2002 10:55:00

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  • 1912 - Marine Corps 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham reports to the Naval Academy, where he receives flight instruction, later becoming the first Marine Corps pilot. This date is considered the Birthday of Marine Corps Aviation.

    1943 - During the battle to protect British Royal Convoy (ON 184) in the North Atlantic, TBFs from (VC 9) based on board USS Bogue (ACV 9) sink German submarine (U 569) and damage (U 305).

    1958 - Marine Corps Maj. Edward N. LeFaivre, pilots an F4D-1 Skyray at NAMTC Point Mugu, Calif., scoring five world records in speed climbs up to 3,000, 6,000, 9,000, 12,000, and 15,000 meters with marks of 44.392, 66.095, 90.025, 111.224, and 156.233 seconds.

    1967 - New York City reaches an agreement to purchase the New York Naval Shipyard, also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard, after it was closed in 1966.

    1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589) is lost with her crew south-west of the Azores. In late Oct. 1968, her remains are found on the sea floor more than 10,000 feet below the surface by a deep-submergence vehicle towed from USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11).

    1986 - Military Sealift Commands USNS Sgt. William R. Button (T-AK 3012) is christened and launched. The ship serves as one of 17 Container and Roll-on/Roll-off vessels for the Navy and is part of the 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program.