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  • Navy's New CAP Policy-- 5 Things You Need to Know

    Chief of Naval Personnel announced updates to the Command Advancement Program (CAP). These changes are based on Fleet feedback, empower the command triad to advance their top Sailors and are in alignment with ongoing performance-based initiatives. There five things Sailors should know about policy changes. For more information, visit
  • Wearing Ball Caps: What You Need to Know

    Optional wear of the Navy and command ball caps was authorized Sept. 1 with Navy Working Uniforms (Type I, II and III) as well as with flight suits, coveralls, Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls and the Navy physical training uniform. The Uniform Matters Office released five things Sailors should know it that can be found visiting
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Enlisted Females on Subs

    Interested in becoming one of the first enlisted female Sailors to serve on a Submarine? While there will be unique requirements for applying, for general knowledge, familiarize yourself with MILPERSMAN 1306-402 and MILPERSMAN 1306-404. Visit for more information.
  • Career Counseling

    The Command Career Counselor "Need to Know" Page has been updated. Information added includes Command Advancement Program updates, VA resources, enlisted women in submarines, October PACT and CNAV information, and more. Visit
  • On the Minds of the Detailers

    From the PS detailers: PSCMs, PSCSs, PSCs, and PS1s are still needed to continue in sea billets, and extra cash is available (contact your detailer); ensure your citizenship and security clearance status are in line with your dream billets; the PS rating has become more sea intensive - read NAVADMIN 361/12 for more information; ensure all of your information is current in CMS-ID.
  • T-GPS Update

    Implementation of the Transition Military Lifecycle (MLC), part of the Transition GPS program, was announced in NAVADMIN 243/14. MLC is designed to introduce Sailors to portions of the T-GPS curriculum early and throughout the career. For more information visit
  • Navy Cancels Standard Transfer Orders

    The Navy has cancelled Standard Transfer Orders and established an NSIPS order writing module. The NSIPS module must be used for all unit moves and decommissionings, Base Realignment and Closure moves, Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program, and enlisted separations and retirement orders. For more information read NAVADMIN 244/14.
  • Command Advancement Program Changes

    NAVADMIN 245/14 announced changes to the CAP program that took effect Oct. 1. An Annual CAP NAVADMIN will be released listing eligible command UICs and maximum quotas. Complete changes, additional information, and frequently asked questions may also be found at
  • Review Records with New Personnel

    Records management is the responsibility of every Sailor, but many junior Sailors need help to learn how to do so. Career Counselors must be actively involved in ensuring Sailors know how to perform this important task. Make sure an in-depth records review is part of in-processing a new Sailor.

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This Day in Naval History - Oct 25 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020723-34  Release Date: 7/23/2002 15:46:00

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  • 1812 - The frigate United States, commanded by Capt. Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate Macedonian, commanded by John S. Carden, west of the Canary Islands. During battle, United States broadsides the British frigate and destroys her mizzen top mast, which let her driver gaff fall. This advantage allows United States to riddle the enemy methodically with shot. After surrender, Macedonian is eventually repaired and entered into U.S. naval service.

    1813 - USS Congress, commanded by Capt. John Smith, captures and burns the British merchant ship Rose in the Atlantic off the coast of Brazil.

    1944 - U.S. and Australian warships maul the advancing enemy with torpedoes and heavy guns during the Battle of Surigao Strait in the midst of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Japanese lose battleships Fuso and Yamashiro, plus three destroyers. The Battle of Surigao Strait marks the end of an era in naval warfare -- it was the last engagement of a battle line.

    1944 - During the Battle off Samar in the midst of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, four Japanese battleships, eight cruisers and 11 destroyers surprise U.S. Navy Task Unit 77.4.3 consisting of six escort carriers, three destroyers, and four destroyer escorts. Despite their great inferiority in numbers, speed and fire power, U.S. airmen and surface sailors fight heroically to defend their carriers.

    1944 - During the Battle off Cape Engaño, Third Fleet carrier aircraft, surface ships and submarines strike the Japanese Northern Force off northeastern Luzon. The Japanese lose aircraft carriers Zuikaku, Zuiho, Chitose and Chiyoda, as well as a light cruiser and two destroyers.

    1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. By Nov. 2, all military objectives are secured. The next day, hostilities are declared to be at an end. Grenadians put their country back in order--schools and businesses reopen for the first time in at least two weeks.