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Fleet Rating Experts Critical to Advancement ExamsNavy chiefs (E7 - E9) interested in shaping the future of their ratings are needed to serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for upcoming Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews (AERRs). See NAVADMIN 134/18 for details.
Submarine Culinary Specialists Write First Advancement Exams Specific to their RatingA group of eight Navy Culinary Specialist Submarine (CSS) chiefs broke new ground June 4 - 15 by writing advancement exam questions specific to their rating during an Advancement Exam Readiness Review (AERR) at Saufley Field in Pensacola. Visit the MNP Navy Advancement pages for more info.
Volunteer Income Tax AssistanceTax Day is April 15 and the Navy's self-service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is open to 10 U.S.C. section 1044-eligible customers. To file your taxes, visit a VITA tax center today or access free, self-service tax preparation and filing software on www.MilitaryOneSource.mil. For more information, visit http://www.jag.navy.mil/organization/code_16_tax_info.htm.
This Day in Naval History - Mar 23 History RSS
Story Number: NNS011215-24 Release Date: 12/15/2001 18:31:00
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- 1815 - The sloop-of-war USS Hornet captures the brig sloop HMS Penguin after a 22 minute battle, with neither ship aware the War of 1812 is over.
1882 - Secretary of the Navy William H. Hunt (Jan. 7, 1881 to April 16, 1882), creates the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) with General Order No. 292.
1917 - USS New Mexico (BB 40) is launched. She is the first dreadnought with turboelectric drive.
1944 - USS Tunny (SS 282) sinks the Japanese submarine I 42 off the Palau Islands.
1945 - USS Haggard (DD 555) is damaged when she rams and sinks Japanese submarine RO 41 in the Philippine Sea. Also on this date, USS Spadefish (SS 411) attacks Japanese Sasebo-to-Ishigaki convoy SAI-05 in the East China Sea about 120 miles north-northwest of Amami O Shima and sinks transport Doryu Maru.
1953 - During the Korean War, jet aircraft from USS Oriskany (CVA 34) stage a "lights out" program by attacking a water power site below the Fusen Reservoir, resulting in four cuts in the penstocks and damaging two buildings housing generators.
1965 - Navy Lt. Cmdr. John W. Young is a pilot on Gemini III, the first 2-manned spacecraft, that completes three orbits in four hours, 53 minutes at an altitude of 224 km. He is joined by Air Force Lt. Col. Virgil Grissom, command pilot.