Plan of the Day Announcements POD RSS
Navy Accepting STA-21 ApplicationsThe Seaman-To-Admiral (STA-21) commissioning program, which provides an opportunity for qualified Sailors to receive college educations and Navy commissions, is soliciting applications for fiscal year 2018, as announced in NAVADMIN 094/17 April 18. Deadline for submitting application packages is July 1. For more info go to www.sta-21.navy.mil
Sexual Assault Reporting OptionsReporting options for sexual assault provide victims with access to medical care, counseling, a chaplain, and victim advocacy. A restricted report does not trigger command notification and an official investigation, whereas an unrestricted report does. Restricted reports can be made to a SAPR victim advocate, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, or healthcare personnel.
Navy Implements SGLI On-LineThe Navy announced in NAVADMIN 085/17 that Servicemember's Group Life Insurance (SGLI) will be available online for Sailors to verify, update and change their insurance coverage amount and beneficiaries starting April 6. To view or change information, Sailors may access SOES through My Navy Portal at https://my.navy.mil, by choosing the milConnect tab and logging into milConnect system.
Navy Announces SAAPM 2017 ThemeNavy leaders announced today the 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) theme of "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission." This awareness month is designed to enhance year-round efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault and ensure all Sailors are treated with dignity and respect. For more go to www.navy.mil/saapm
Navy Voluntary Education Support Hours Adjusted to Match DemandThe Navy's Virtual Education Center's (VEC) support hours are being adjusted effective April 3 to match peak demand. The new hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday - Friday; the VEC may be reached by calling: (877) 838-1659 or DSN 492-4684.
OPSECOPSEC is a process of identifying critical information and analyzing friendly actions to identify those actions that can be observed by adversary systems, determine indicators that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries, and select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce the vulnerabilities. Learn more at Navy.mil/OPSEC.
critical informationLack of awareness, social engineering, trash, technology, social networking, predictable actions and patterns; these vulnerabilities are all ways in which we intentionally or unintentionally expose our critical information to the public. If we do not know our vulnerabilities, how can we understand the risk we are taking with our information, and the lives of our family and friends? Learn more at Navy.mil/OPSEC.
This Day in Naval History - Apr 26 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020424-07 Release Date: 4/24/2002 11:33:00
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- 1860 - The screw steamship Mohawk captures the slaver Wildfire with 530 slaves on board in the Bahama Channel, taking them to a camp in Key West guarded by Mohawks Marines until returned home.
1869 - As a post-Civil War push for re-enlistments, the Good Conduct Medal, then called Good Conduct Badge, is authorized by Secretary of the Navy Adolphus E. Borie.
1918 - USS Stewart (DD 13) collides with an unidentified steamer near Brest, France. Just days earlier, Stewart crew members attacked a German submarine and saved the SS Florence H crew when she exploded internally.
1944 - USS Frost (DE 144), USS Huse (DE 145), USS Barber (DE 161) and USS Snowden (DE 246) sink the German submarine U 488 northwest of the Canary Islands.
1952 - While steaming at night in formation 700 miles west of the Azores, USS Hobson (DD 464) and USS Wasp (CV 18) collide as Hobson crossed the carriers bow from starboard to port and was struck amidships, breaking her in two. Hobson and 176 of her crew are lost, including her commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. W. J. Tierney.
1960 - USS George Washington (SSN 598) conducts a Polaris missile test firing in Long Island Sound in the Atlantic Ocean.
2002 - The Watson-class vehicle cargo ship USNS Soderman (T AKR 317) is launched at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif.