Plan of the Day Announcements POD RSS
January 2018 E7 Advancement Cycle AnnouncedThe January 2018 Navy-wide enlisted examination (Cycle 238) testing date for active duty and full time support Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrade of E7 was recently announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 175/17, released July 14.
Navy Announces Review of All Collateral Duties, Eliminates Seven NowThe Navy eliminated seven shipboard collateral duties in NAVADMIN 168/17, released July 11, and tasked a working group to further review all collateral duties for the potential to be eliminated or consolidated. To view the full NAVADMIN go to www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2017/NAV17168.txt
Vouchers Available to Accelerate Officer Graduate EducationNaval officers unable to pursue full-time graduate studies now have an additional education option with the FY-18 Graduate Education Voucher (GEV) program, announced July 11. See NAVADMIN 160-17 for details or navycollege.navy.mil.
Chaplain Corps Launches #CharacterMatters CampaignOn July 10, the Navy Chaplain Corps launched a social media campaign called #CharacterMatters to engage service members in a conversation on the importance of character. The interactive campaign will focus on character traits important in fostering healthy relationships and professional readiness. To join in, follow the #CharacterMatters campaign at http://twitter.com/NavyCHC or www.instagram.com/navychaplains/.
DANTES Releases "MyVolEdPath" Voluntary Education Mobile AppThe Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) announces release of a new mobile application called "MyVolEdPath", which gives military members on-demand access to the Defense Department's (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) programs. Users can download the free mobile app from the iTunes and Google Play online stores. Users can also download the mobile app through www.MyVolEdPath.com.
Peak of Peak Moving Season: Navy PCS LOIs Issuance Ramping UpNaval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support Household Goods announced that Navy permanent change of station letters of instruction will be issued during the "peak of the peak" moving season July 5. Peak runs from the beginning of May thru Aug. 15. Service members should visit www.navsup.navy.mil/household/ for schedule of HHG entitlement and more info or www.move.mil for move application.
Statement from Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean StackleyWe are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our fellow shipmates as a result of Friday's collision between USS Fitzgerald and a commercial container ship and our thoughts and prayers are with their families...I also want to express my most heartfelt appreciation to our Japanese allies for their swift support and assistance at this time of our need.
Retirement Comparison CalculatorThe BRS Comparison Calculator is designed to assist eligible service members in comparing the legacy military retirement system and BRS and used in conjunction with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course. It can be found at: http://militarypay.defense.gov/Calculators/BRS/.
Honor, Courage, Commitment...online and all the timeAnything that is unacceptable to say or do in person is also unacceptable online. Any type of misconduct that undermines dignity and respect are not consistent with Navy core values and negatively impact command climate and readiness. Sailors or civilian employees who participate in or condone misconduct, whether offline or online, may be subject to criminal, disciplinary and/or administrative action.
See Something Wrong, Do Something RightNCIS understands the concerns facing today's military community. The TEXT, WEB & APP Tip Line is a partnership between NCIS and the military community AND provides service members and civilians a safe, discreet and ANONYMOUS option to report criminal and force protection threats within the USN and USMC without concerns of retaliation. Learn more at www.ncis.navy.mil/reportacrime
This Day in Naval History - Jul 20 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020715-18 Release Date: 7/15/2002 14:31:00
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- 1846 - In the effort to negotiate a treaty with Japan, Commodore James Biddle arrives with the ship of the line, USS Columbus, and the sloop of war, USS Vincennes, at Edo (Yedo), Japan. These are the first U.S. warships to visit Japan.
1861 - During the Civil War, the wooden screw gunboat, USS Albatross, commanded by Cmdr. G.A. Prentiss, recaptures the civilian schooner, Enchantress, off Hatteras Inlet. She is previously captured by the Confederate privateer, CSS Jefferson Davis, on July 6. Also on this date, the wooden screw steamship, USS Mount Vernon, commanded by Oliver S. Glisson, seizes the sloop, Wild Pigeon, on the Rappahannock River.
1942 - Adm. William D. Leahy becomes Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy, the precursor to the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In Dec. 1944, Leahy is promoted to Fleet Admiral. Fleet Adm. Leahy also dies on this date in 1959.
1945 - USS Threadfin (SS 410) sinks the Japanese minesweeper (W 39) northwest of Mokpo, Korea.
1960 - In the first launch of the Polaris missile, USS George Washington (SSBN 598) successfully fires two operational Polaris missiles while submerged off Florida.
1969 - Former Navy pilot Neil Armstrong is the first man to set foot on the moon, saying That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong is Commander of Apollo 11, which during its 8 day mission lands on the Sea of Tranquility. Michael Collins is the Command Module Pilot and Edwin Buzz E. Aldrin Jr., is the Lunar Module Pilot.