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See Something Wrong, Do Something RightNCIS understands the concerns facing today's military community. The TEXT, WEB & APP Tip Line is a partnership between NCIS and the military community AND provides service members and civilians a safe, discreet and ANONYMOUS option to report criminal and force protection threats within the USN and USMC without concerns of retaliation. Learn more at www.ncis.navy.mil/reportacrime
New NAVADMIN Emphasizes Importance of Social Media ConductCNO recently released NAVADMIN 066/17 addressing appropriate social media conduct across the DON and calling for all members to intervene and prevent bad online behaviors before they happen. Bullying, hazing, harassment, stalking, discrimination, retaliation, assault and other types of toxic behavior undermine teamwork and diminish capability. For more info and training references visit www.navy.mil/socialmedia.
Nominations Requested for the Annual Admiral Stan Arthur AwardsThe awards recognize Navy military and civilian individuals and teams for major contributions and suggestions during calendar year 2016. Categories are Military Logistician of the Year, Civilian Logistician of the Year and Logistics Team(s) of the Year. Rewards include cash prizes. For more info and instructions on submitting nominations view NAVADMIN 48/17 at https://go.usa.gov/xX8rK
The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Insights 15th Edition Now AvailableINSURV released the 15th edition of our electronic newsletter, INSURV Insights, which spotlights "Nimitz--A Shining Star," "Deck: Areas of Concern and How to Properly Prepare," "From the Desk of PRESINSURV (PMS)," "A Summary of FY16 Inspections" and "Courage and Honor on Display." All past issues are available at https://go.usa.gov/xXkhT
Honor, Courage, Commitment...online and all the timeWhether on duty, in uniform or at home, our online behavior must reflect the highest standards of character and conduct. Anything that is unacceptable to say or do in person is also unacceptable online.
Social Media awarenessSocial Media awareness: All of the data that is added to social network profiles is easily available for the public to see. However, social media sites also store all of the information that is added to the site. This information is vulnerable to theft. Some social media sites freely sell this information to any buyer and in some cases give this information to foreign governments. Learn more at Navy.mil/OPSEC.
Social Engineering SchemesSocial engineering schemes use spoofed e-mails purporting to be from legitimate businesses and agencies, designed to lead consumers to counterfeit websites that trick recipients into divulging financial data such as usernames and passwords. Be aware of what you do online. Learn more at Navy.mil/OPSEC.
PhishingPhishing is an illegal activity using social engineering techniques to fraudulently solicit sensitive information or install malicious software. Be aware of what you do online. Learn more at Navy.mil/OPSEC.
Rating Experts Needed to Write Advancement ExamsActive duty Navy 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). Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 058/17, released on March 8, announced the AERR schedule for April to September 2017.
VITA Sites Offer FREE Self-Service Tax AssistanceThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program connects service members and families to free, electronic tax filing services, helping them avoid fees and maximize returns. Read NAVADMIN 271/16 (http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2016/NAV16271.txt) and find a Region Legal Service Office(http://www.jag.navy.mil/legal_services/legal_services_locator_rlso.htm) today!
CNO Essay Contest: How Do You Think History Can Help Us Today?"How can history inform our maritime strategy today?" Your answer to that question may be the basis for an entry in the Chief of Naval Operations 2017 Naval History Essay Contest. For more details, see NAVADMIN 024/17 or go to www.usni.org/cnonhessaycontest. POC is Fred Rainbow and he can be reached at (410) 295-1092 and email@example.com.
CyberSafeOur daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risk stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards. Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten us.
Enlisted Women in SubsThe Enlisted Women in Submarines program applications are being accepted through the end of March. Go to Navy.mil/EWIS to learn more.
LiveSafe App Pilot ProgramSailors and families, in the Hampton Roads area and Naval Station Rota, are encouraged to participate in the LiveSafe App Pilot Program. LiveSafe provides resources to aid in the prevention of destructive behaviors, walk-safe functionality to assist a Sailor in moving away from unsafe situations, and maps with emergency and support services. The free app is available in Apple's App Store and the Google Play store.
Five Things to Know About Extending Your EnlistmentToday, the Navy released NAVADMIN 004/17 that now allows first-term Sailors on sea duty the ability to elect to extend their expiration of active obligated service (EAOS) to complete their sea duty assignment, known as prescribed sea tour (PST).
NWU Type III Transition Begins - 5 Things You Should KnowEarlier this month, the Navy began its transition from the Navy Working Uniform Type (NWU) I to the NWU Type III as its primary shore working uniform. Here are five things to know about the uniform switch:
Testing Options Expanded for SAT, ACTService members planning to start their college education have a new option for taking admissions tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program. New to the programs is a reimbursement option for members taking the ACT/SAT at off-base locations, including local high schools or colleges. Visit the DANTES website: http://www.dantes.doded.mil for info.
Navy Works to Improve its Pay and Personnel Support SystemThe Navy announced today in NAVADMIN 235/16 that a number of actions have been identified that will help improve the quality of pay and personnel services provided to Sailors.
New Navy College Website a Hit with SailorsThe redesign of the Navy College website has proven an immediate hit with Sailors, and feedback about virtual capabilities, response times, and improved access has been overwhelmingly positive. The URL for the new Navy College Program website is https://www.navycollege.navy.mil.
This Day in Naval History - Mar 24 History RSS
Story Number: NNS011215-25 Release Date: 12/15/2001 18:31:00
FIND ANOTHER DAY IN HISTORY:
- 1898 - The battleship USS Kentucky (BB 6) is launched in Newport News, Va.
1903 - Adm. George Dewey is commissioned Admiral of the Navy, the only person to hold this rank. Upon his death Jan. 16, 1917, Congress deactivates the rank.
1919 - The battleship USS Idaho (BB 42) is commissioned. Idaho serves with the Pacific fleet, participating in gunfire support of the Aleutian, Marianas, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa Campaigns, and is in Tokyo Bay Sept. 2, 1945 when Japan formally surrenders.
1936 - USS Balch (DD 363), named after Rear Adm. George B. Balch, is launched.
1944 - USS Bowfin (SS 287) attacks a Japanese convoy, sinking both a transport and army cargo ship.
1977 - The initial service acceptance trials for the CH 53E Super Stallion are completed at Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
1986 - The first operational use of a Harpoon missile in combat is used by A-6A aircraft from VA-34 against a Libyan Combatant II G-class fast-attack missile craft. The engagement occurs after Libyan armed forces fire missiles at U.S. Navy forces operating in the Gulf of Sidra. Retaliatory strikes by A-7E Corsair II aircraft put the SA-5 missiles out of action at Surt and VA-85 aircraft then sink the missile craft.
2009 - Coastal patrol craft USS Chinook (PC 9) arrives at Umm Qasr, Iraq. During this port visit to Iraq, she is the first U.S. Navy ship to stay overnight.