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Revised SDAP Rates AnnouncedRevisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for eligible enlisted Sailors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7. The update incorporates two additions and several increases to existing SDAPs. Increases to existing SDAP levels are effective upon release of NAVADMIN 156/14.
Ball Cap Wear Policy to ExpandThe Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced a change to uniform regulations giving commanding officers discretion to authorize the wear of command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) Type I, II and III beginning Sept. 1. The change in wear rules for the ball caps, which will include Fleet leadership input, will be released in a NAVADMIN later this summer and will include occasion of wear rules.
101 Critical Days of SummerThis year's theme is "Live to Play... Play to Live." The summer safety standdown is important because it serves as a training tool to remind our personnel of the tragic trends that we see in deaths caused by mishaps. Right now, our rates in accidental deaths often exceed combat and operational related deaths. For more information on summer safety, visit http://www.safetycenter.navy.mil./
NPC Customer Service Center Helping SailorsNavy Personnel Command's (NPC) Customer Service Center (CSC) is the Navy's human resource point of contact, providing information and support to Sailors and families globally. CSC ensures that every Sailor and family member can interact with an agent to provide answers and guidance on a wide variety of career-related concerns in a timely and accurate fashion, no matter where the Sailor is deployed.
Navy's Household Goods (HHG) Launches Customer SurveyThe Navy's Household Goods directorate at NAVSUP Global Logistics Support launched an all-Navy customer survey in a continuing campaign to gauge the moving experience and provide a better quality household goods move in the future. The survey is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dps_pcs_move
This Day in Naval History - Jul 22 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020718-14 Release Date: 7/18/2002 14:44:00
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- 1802 - During the First Barbary War, the frigate, USS Constellation, commanded by Capt. Alexander Murray, defeats nine Corsair gunboats off Tripoli, and sinks two.
1944 - During the Invasion of Guam, Marine Pfc. Leonard F. Mason serves as automatic rifleman with the Second Battalion when he and his men take fire by the Japanese enemy on the Asan-Adelup Beachhead. With his battalion held at this location, he bravely climbs out alone to the enemy's rear position. Critically wounded while pressing forward with his attack, he clears out the hostile position. Evacuated to a hospital ship, he later succumbs to his wounds. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" on this occasion, Mason is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
1951 - Adm. Forrest P. Sherman, the 12th Chief of Naval Operations, dies while at Naples, Italy.
1951 - During the Korean War, USS Valley Forge (CV 45) carrier air strikes hit a fuel or an ammunition train near Kumchon, North Korea.
1964 - Four Navy divers (Lt. Cmdr. Robert Thompson, Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson, Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning) submerge in Sealab I at a depth of 192 feet, 39 miles off Hamilton, Bermuda for an intended three weeks. The crew surfaces early on July 31 due to an oncoming tropical storm.
1966 - USS Julius A. Furer (DEG 6) is launched at Bath Iron Works, Maine. The Brook-class frigate is named in honor of Rear Adm. Julius A. Furer, a naval constructor, inventor, administrator, and author who completed the study "Administration of the Navy Department in World War II."