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  • June 2019 SRB and Pay for Performance Pilot Update Announced

    The 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
  • Navy Makes Progress to Expand Oversight of PPV Housing Program

    The 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
  • Sailors Encouraged to Take Advance Travel Pay During PCS Moves

    Sailors 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
  • New discrepancy process for online Enlisted Advancement Worksheet

    Advancement 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:
  • Navy Announces Expansion of Urinalysis Testing Program

    Navy 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
  • Navy Launches Advancement-to-Position Program

    Navy 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
  • An Online Module of the Enlisted Advancement Worksheet Is Now Available

    Sailors can now verify data well in advance of the advancement exam online. For more information go to Naval Personnel Command's EAW page:
  • The new Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) workflow and routing begins now

    The 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
  • 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.
  • Things to Know: Navy College Program Updates

    As 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
  • Mark you calendars for Readiness and Resilience Training

    Join 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

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.