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  • Navy Addresses Problems with Military Housing

    While the Navy has made great strides in identifying and fixing residence issues during this recent surge, it is worth reiterating that Sailors and their families may always request command involvement to solve housing issues to include Chain of Command visits and direct involvement from Installation Commanding Officers and housing personnel as needed.
  • Ship's Serviceman Rating Now Retail Service Specialist

    The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka (FLCY) ship's serviceman (SH) Sailor will now be referred to as a retail services specialist (RS), effective Oct. 1.
  • NEX Offers Fee Free Layaway

    This holiday season, the NEX is offering customers fee free layaway. NEX customers will pay no fee when opening a new layaway account October 3 - November 27, 2019. For more details see
  • The Navy Family eLearning is Now Available

    Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) just made it easier for Navy spouses to learn all they need to navigate their way through the Navy in the palm of their hand. To learn more visit
  • Navy Announces Updated Shaving Guidelines for Sailors With Skin Condition

    The Navy plans to release changes early next week to how commands manage individual readiness of Sailors diagnosed with the facial shaving-related condition pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB). For more information visit
  • Keeping Readiness from "Going Up In Smoke"

    Navy Medicine continues to keep operational readiness from going up in smoke over vaping and electronic-cigarettes. Defense Health Agency officials from all branches of the service are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and have issued a patient safety advisory on the dangers of such products. Read story at
  • Navy establishes Advancement-to-Sailor Program (A2P)

    Based on positive fleet feedback and the success of recent pilot programs, the Navy announced Oct. 7 that it has permanently established the Active Duty Enlisted Advancement-to-Position (A2P) program, via NAVADMIN 230/19. Find out more at
  • October is Cybersecurity Month

    Although October is Cybersecurity Awareness month, it is ongoing. Sailors need to protect themselves, family members and shipmates from thieves looking to gain information to steal their identity. Do not post personal information on social media sites. When applicable, use the two-factor authentication and strong passwords. Be aware of unsolicited emails asking for personal information. Stay Alert!
  • Navy League, NETC Seek Applications for Alaska Sea Services Scholarships

    The Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Sept. 12 the requirements and solicited applications for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarships for academic year 2020-2021. For more details visit
  • DHS Tip Sheets Offer Sailors Cybersecurity Tips

    Sailors can use a series of cybersecurity tip sheets from the Department of Homeland Security to help protect themselves online, available at Topics include social media and protecting internet-connected sensing devices.
  • INSURV Insights has been released

    of INSURV Insights has been released and spotlights INSURV FY19 Achievements, Anti-Warfare: SCUS Ephemeris Data, Auxiliaries: Staying Cool, Ventilation: Airflow Alarm Data Label Plates, Preparing for a Final Contract Trial and Habitability: Let's Talk Shop. This issue, along with all past issues, are available on the INSURV inspection portal at
  • Watch for Signs of Insider Threats

    One of the biggest threats to the security of our information systems and networks is the insider threat as internal actors are responsible for 75% of security breach incidents. Don't be afraid to speak up if you notice someone with some of the possible indicators of an insider threat, which are described in "The Threat From Within" blog at

This Day in Naval History - Oct 22 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020723-31  Release Date: 7/23/2002 15:43:00

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  • 1846 - Lavinia Fanning Watson of Philadelphia christens the sloop-of-war Germantown, the first U.S. Navy ship to be sponsored by a woman.

    1862 - The screw frigate Wabash provides artillery support for Union infantry troops at the Battle of Pocotaligo, S.C. One of the gun crew, who was seriously injured, was Ordinary Seaman Oscar W. Farenholt, the first enlisted man in the Navy to reach flag rank. The battery from Wabash took part in artillery operations all along the South Atlantic coast.

    1942 - The destroyers USS Mahan (DD 364) and USS Lamson (DD 367) sink the Japanese gunboat Hakkaisan Maru southwest of Tamana.

    1951 - The first detonation, Able, takes place in the Operation Buster-Jangle nuclear tests. Uncle, the last of the seven tests, is detonated Nov. 29. Navy and Marine Corps observers and 3rd Marines take part in this Department of Defense operation.

    1962 - President John F. Kennedy orders a surface blockade of Cuba to prevent Soviet offensive weapons from reaching Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. By forcefully employing U.S. naval forces, President John F. Kennedy is able to achieve his strategic objectives and deal with a dangerous and well-armed Soviet Union without war.

    1988 - USS Wisconsin (BB-64) is re-commissioned. This is the first time all four Iowa-class battleships are operational since 1958.