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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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Surface Commander Command Screen Board Results

    The FY-16 Surface Commander Command Screen board results are out now. View the results at
  • CMS-ID Calendars

    The active duty and Reserve 2015 CMS-ID calendars are now available. You can find them 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!

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This Day in Naval History - Dec 20 History RSS

Story Number: NNS011212-08  Release Date: 12/12/2001 16:03:00

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  • 1822 - Congress authorizes the West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. Commodore James Biddle is the squadron's first commander, and some ships that serve are the frigates Macedonian and Congress; the sloops Cyane, John Adams, Hornet, and Peacock; the brigs Spark and Enterprise; the schooners Alligator, Grampus, Shark and Porpoise and the Gunboats No. 158 and No. 168.

    1941 - Adm. Ernest J. King is announced as the designated Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet, in charge of all operating naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the President.

    1943 - TBF aircraft (VC-19), from escort carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) attacks German submarine U 850, which responds with anti-aircraft fire. TBFs and FMs (VC-19) reinforce the TBF and sink as U 850 tries to submerge 530 miles southwest of Fayal, Azores.

    1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849) completes a successful emergency mission in aiding the disabled American merchant ship SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea.

    1974 - Operation Nimbus Star, the clearance of Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance, is completed by Joint Task Force.

    1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama to remove Dictator Manuel Noriega. Noriega is caught a week after the operation and is brought to trial in Florida.