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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Hosts Rapid-Hire Event in Hampton Roads Nearly; 100 hired professionals hired in six hours; hundreds of positions still availableNaval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic hosted a rapid hire event June 1, 2019 drawing hundreds of prospective applicants to the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, Virginia.Though the job fair is over, the search for quality candidates is not. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes to NAVFAC_MLHRO@navy.mil.
June 2019 SRB and Pay for Performance Pilot Update AnnouncedThe Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for Active Component and Full Time Support Sailors and announced the continuation of an incentivized performance program in NAVADMIN 129/19, released June 11. To learn more visit https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=109877
Navy Makes Progress to Expand Oversight of PPV Housing ProgramThe Navy has taken another step forward to improve the quality of life of service members and their families as well as better address housing concerns now and into the future. Find out how at https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=109876
Sailors Encouraged to Take Advance Travel Pay During PCS MovesSailors can make a PCS move without any out-of-pocket expenditures by simply taking advantage of the travel entitlements available to them in advance of their move. Find out how you're going to save on your next PCS move at https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=109829
New discrepancy process for online Enlisted Advancement WorksheetAdvancement candidates now have a single online record for each advancement cycle available from their Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) self-service account. For more information, go to Naval Personnel Command's EAW page: https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Advancement/Pages/EAW.aspx
Navy Announces Expansion of Urinalysis Testing ProgramNavy announced that the Department of Defense has expanded its ability to conduct random drug testing for manufactured opiate drugs June 3, in NAVADMIN 125/19. For more information visit https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=109783
Navy Launches Advancement-to-Position ProgramNavy announced the creation of a program with an advancement incentive to fill priority recruiter and recruit division commander (RDC) billets June 3, in NAVADMIN 122/19. See how to qualify at https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=109779
An Online Module of the Enlisted Advancement Worksheet Is Now AvailableSailors can now verify data well in advance of the advancement exam online. For more information go to Naval Personnel Command's EAW page: https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Advancement/Pages/EAW.aspx.
The new Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) workflow and routing begins nowThe new Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) workflow and routing will begin June 2019 for Reserve Cycle 105 (August exam) and Active Duty Cycle 244 (September exam). For details visit https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Advancement/Pages/EAW.aspx.
Navy Addresses Problems with Military HousingWhile 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.
Navy Housing: Sailors encouraged to participate in surveysAll Sailors living in government or Private Partner Venture (PPV) housing are strongly encouraged to participate in surveys to share their overall experience about their current living conditions.
Things to Know: Navy College Program UpdatesAs part of the software backbone used to support the functionality of the Navy College Program website and Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS) is continually updated. See the new updates at www.navycollege.navy.mil.
Mark you calendars for Readiness and Resilience TrainingJoin MCPON, June 19 at 1 p.m. EST on NHHC's Facebook and AFN for an interactive discussion about the fight to save USS Samuel B. Roberts after she was mined in 1988 by Iran. It's a remarkable tale of toughness, accountability, initiative, integrity, and redemption. A recording is available for one week after the broadcast at https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/ships/modern-ships/uss-samuel-b--roberts--ffg-58
This Day in Naval History - Jun 16 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020418-24 Release Date: 4/18/2002 21:33:00
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- 1943 - At Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Japanese aircraft conduct the largest raid since April 7. Although a large number of enemy planes are shot down, LST-340 and USS Celeno (AK-76) are damaged.
1944 - Marine Gunnery Sgt. Robert H. McCard serves as a platoon sergeant with Company A, Fourth Tank Battalion, Fourth Marine Division as they fight against the Japanese at the Battle of Saipan, Marianas Islands. With his tank destroyed by enemy 77-mm. gun fire, he persists with the attack until he is forced to abandon the tank, exposing himself while covering his evacuating men. Wounded and with the grenade supply diminished, he dismantles a tank machine gun and attacks the enemy positions, killing 16 enemy soldiers before sacrificing his life to save his men. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" on this occasion, McCard is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
1953 - During the Korean War, USS Princeton (CVS 37) launches 184 sorties against enemy front-line positions, a new record for offensive sorties flown from a carrier during the Korean War in a single day.
1959 - A P4M "Mercator" is fired on by two North Korean MiG aircraft while on a routine flight over international waters off Korea. The attack wounds one crewman and damages the plane, forcing an emergency landing at Miho, Japan.
1965 - The US Navy schedules the reactivation of USS Repose (AH 16), which is the first hospital ship active for the Vietnam War.
1990 - USS Monterey (CG 61) is commissioned at Mayport, Fla. The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser is named for the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican-American War in 1846. She is homeported at Norfolk, Va.
2006 - USNS Arctic (T AOE 8) arrives at Virginia to drop off a rescued Scottish yachtsman after assisting in his rescue in the mid-Atlantic.