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  • Naval War College Phasing Out Legacy CD-ROM Course

    The Naval War College will no longer enroll new students in the CD-ROM program offered through the school's College of Distance Education (CDE) after Sept. 30. The CD-ROM program is being phased out due to better, more interactive education delivery options and declining student enrollment. Specifics of the CD-ROM program phase out are explained in NAVADMIN 233/17.
  • Changes to CMS-ID Mean More Opportunities at Negotiation

    Job announcement windows and the period of time Sailors have to negotiate orders are changing within the Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) beginning Sept. 18. Sailors' negotiation timeframes in CMS-ID are being extended by three months allowing earlier applications for advertised billets. Sailors can view CMS-ID through a secure website at
  • Advancement Exam SME Recruitment Realigned to TYCOMs, Rating Sponsors

    Effective Jan. 1, the responsibility for recruitment and selection of fleet subject matter experts for advancement exam readiness review panels will transfer from U.S. Fleet Forces Command to type commands and rating sponsors as announced Sept. 15 in NAVADMIN 229/17. NETPDC maintains the current AERR schedule on My Navy Portal at
  • Per Diem 101 for Evacuated Personnel and Families

    For active duty, civilian personnel and families who evacuated to Atlanta and are now moving to the Jacksonville, Florida, area on or about Sept. 18, the designated safe haven will be Jacksonville and the Jacksonville per diem rate will apply, which is $91 per day for lodging, $46 per day for meals and $5 per day for incidentals. For updates go to
  • Navy Celebrates 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month

    The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme "Shaping the Bright Future of America."
  • Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type III: What You Need to Know

    The Navy announced the wear rules and fleet distribution plan for the NWU Type III in NAVADMIN 214/17 Aug. 31, along with a list of approved boots Sailors can wear with the uniform and the scheduled rollout. Go to for 5 the things you need to know. View the full NAVADMIN at
  • The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Insights 18th Edition Now Available

    INSURV's electronic newsletter, INSURV Insights, has released Issue 18 which spotlights "Making the New York Green", No Room for Corrosion in Our Navy-Keep You Hull Together", "From the Desk of PRESINSURV", " Final Contract Trial 101" and "When Dirty is Good". All past issues are available at
  • SECNAV Announces Strategic Readiness Review

    SECNAV Richard V. Spencer announced the formation of an independent subject matter expert team to conduct a Strategic Readiness Review in response to the recent increase in surface fleet incidents. It will run concurrent with and complement the U.S. Fleet Forces-led Comprehensive Review. For more info:
  • Navy Announces Two-Week BOL System Outage for Updates and Tech Refresh

    NPC announced BUPERS Online will be offline for two weeks starting Aug. 25 to receive a number of important upgrades. Sailors may also experience intermittent BOL system outages from Sept. 9 - Oct. 2, in addition to the two-week shutdown. The Navy anticipates BOL will be fully operational Oct. 3. Contact the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-827-5672 for more info on how you may be impacted.
  • Retirement Comparison Calculator

    The 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:

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 25 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-35  Release Date: 7/24/2002 14:07:00

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  • 1863 - Commodore Henry H. Bell reports to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles from New Orleans about the yellow fever outbreak onboard steamers coming into port.

    1925 - USS S-51 sinks after being rammed by SS City of Rome off Block Island, R.I., killing 33 of her crew.

    1944 - USS Searaven (SS 196) is attacked by a Japanese small craft off southwest tip of Etorofu, Kurils. USS Barbel (SS 316) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship, Bushu Maru, off Togara Gunto. Additionally, USS Guardfish (SS 217) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship, No.2, Miyakawa Maru, in the Yellow Sea off Chinnampo. Also, on this day,USS Thresher (SS 200) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship, Nissei Maru, in the Yellow Sea.

    1952 - USS Taylor (DD 468) is fired on by a shore battery in the vicinity of Wonsan, Korea. Counter-battery fire by USS Taylor silences the enemy guns.

    1957 - In project Stratoscope, Office of Naval Research obtains sharp photographs of sun's corona from first balloon-borne telescope camera.

    1982 - USS Houston (SSN 713) is commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine is homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. For two months in 1989, the boat participated in the filming of The Hunt for Red October off the coasts of Washington and California.