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  • 5 Things Sailors Need to Know About Social Media, Phishing, Security

    Safety and security are always the highest priority for the Navy and therefore the recent reports on social media risks and new or recycled phishing scams do not necessarily mean there is an increased threat. The Navy, however, can never let its guard down. To avoid disclosing private, banking, and other sensitive information publicly via social media, Sailors should keep in mind the five things.
  • 2nd Navy Enlisted Leadership Training survey ready for your feedback

    The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) has opened a second survey as part of its review of 1st and 2nd Class Petty Officer Leadership courses. This next survey asks about the skills and competencies of superior enlisted leaders. If you're an E1 - O6 with opinions or ideas on this topic, take the online survey at:
  • New Brace Restoring Quality of Life and Service

    At Naval Medical Center San Diego, patients who once had to endure extreme lower leg pain and an inability to walk are now up, running and even returning to active duty status. The secret to their success is due in part to the new Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis, or IDEO™, and the staff at NMCSD working to get these service members back on their feet.
  • Navy Establishes Information Dominance Forces

    Navy Information Dominance Forces Command stood up today as the U.S. Navy's newest Type Command. NAVIDFOR is a global readiness-focused TYCOM, responsible for organizing, manning, training, equipping (MT&E) and identifying requirements for all Navy Information Dominance capabilities. NAVIDFOR is expected to be fully operational by the Dec. 31, 2014.
  • Bystander Intervention Training Begins for FY2015

    In a message sent to Navy leaders Oct. 2, the Chief of Naval Personnel announced Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training will begin this fall for all active duty and reserve Sailors.
  • Navy Announces Changes to High Year Tenure Policy

    The Navy announced changes to its High Year Tenure (HYT) policy in NAVADMIN 223/14, released Sept. 26. The IRR includes members of Navy Reserve Volunteer Training Units (VTUs) and the Navy Reserve's Active Status Pool (ASP). New rules impacting these members include making LOS limits apply to the IRR and establishing a ceiling for ASP Sailors not serving in the VTU.
  • 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
  • Navy Ends Standard Transfer Orders

    The Navy announced the cancellation of Standard Transfer Orders. According to NAVADMIN 244/14, the NSIPS module must be used for all orders for transferring Sailors for BRAC and unit moves, decommissionings, overseas extensions, and enlisted separations. NPC will write all other PCS orders. Units not supported by a PSD or a Customer Service Detachment have until Oct. 31 to start using the NSIPS order writing module.

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This Day in Naval History - Oct 21 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020723-30  Release Date: 7/23/2002 15:42:00

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  • 1797 - The frigate Constitution launches at Edmund Hartt's Shipyard, Boston, Mass. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy.

    1862 - The Cairo class ironclad river gunboat Louisville, under the command of Lt. Cmdr. R.W. Meade III, escorts the steamer Meteor, whose embarked Army troops landed at Bledsoe's Landing and Hamblin's Landing, Ark. The towns are burned in reprisal for attacks by Confederate guerrillas on mail steamer Gladiator early in the morning of Oct. 19.

    1864 - The wooden side-wheel cruiser Fort Jackson captures steamer Wando at sea, east of Cape Romain, S.C., with cargo of cotton.

    1942 - The British submarine HMS Seraph lands Navy Capt. Jerauld Wright and four Army officers including Maj. Gen. Mark Clark at Cherchel, French North Africa to meet with a French military delegation to assess French attitude towards future Allied landings ("Operation Torch"). Eventually, the French agreed to the mission.

    1942 - USS Guardfish (SS 217) sinks Japanese freighter Nichiho Maru about 120 miles north-northeast of Formosa while USS Gudgeon (SS 211) attacks a Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea and sinks the transport Choko Maru.

    1952 - USS Lewis (DE 535) aids two Korean minesweepers under fire at Wonson Harbor. As she approaches, at least four enemy batteries open up on the destroyer escort. Lewis returns fire and lays down a smoke screen to cover the minesweepers retreat. Shortly thereafter the destroyer escort takes two 75mm shell hits, killing six fire and boiler men outright and mortally wounding a seventh. The second hit explodes on the main deck, port side, lightly wounding one sailor.