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Division Officer Course: Training International Partners, Allies at SWOS (March 13, 2020)
NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) — The International Surface Warfare Division Officer (DIVO) course is one of four international courses offered by the Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) at Naval Station Newport, with the latest group of students set to graduate June 19. Read more on Navy.mil
16-year-mark Cap Removed from GI-Bill Transferability Policy (Jan. 10, 2020)
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Sailors who are serving beyond 16 years and meet service-commitment eligibility criteria now retain the option to transfer GI Bill benefits to dependents as outlined in NAVADMIN 006/20 announced Jan. 10. Read more on Navy.mil
Navy Announces New Legalman Conversion Opportunities (Jan. 9, 2020)
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Beginning in 2020, the Navy’s Legalman (LN) community is expanding career opportunities for Sailors interested in cross-rating. Read more on Navy.mil
A New Era of Enlisted Education (March 10, 2020)
One of the biggest challenges and greatest responsibilities for the Department of the Navy today is getting you — America’s Sailors and Marines — ready for the next fight. The war of the future will likely happen in this generation and it’s not going to resemble what we’ve fought in the last 18 years. Read more on Navylive
Navy Releases Updated Inclusion and Diversity Policy (Feb. 27, 2020)
WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy announced updates to its Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) policy in NAVADMIN 051/20, released Feb. 27, emphasizing tenets of inclusion as well as strengthening mechanisms and processes that aim to ensure inclusivity is prioritized force wide. Read more on Navy.mil
Engineering Duty Officer School Modernizes Delivery of Basic Course (Feb. 7, 2020)
PORT HUENEME, California (NNS) — Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) School graduated its last Basic Course class to use printed course books Feb. 7 before it transitions to a multi-platform modernized delivery system for its April 2020 EDO Basic Course. Read more on Navy.mil
MyNavy HR Announces MAP will Remain at 20% of Total Advancement Opportunity in 2020 (Jan. 9, 2020)
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Top-performing junior Sailors will continue to have the opportunity to be promoted to the next rank under the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), as outlined in NAVADMIN 005/20. Read more on Navy.mil
Reserve Sailors Proposed Force Improvement Awarded ‘Ready to Win’ Idea of the Year (March 11, 2020)
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — Commander, Navy Reserve Force is pleased to announce the 2019 Idea of the Year award to recognize Reserve Sailor’s Force improvement recommendations submitted through the Navy Reserve’s Ready to Win (R2W) Idea Portal. Read more on Navy.mil
Reserve Forces Announce Initiative to Improve Training Pay Delivery (Feb. 24, 2020)
NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) — As part of MyNavy HR Transformation and Sailor 2025, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command announced the arrival of AT/ADT eMuster, which will automate annual training (AT) and active duty training (ADT) orders execution in the Navy Standard Information Personnel System (NSIPS). Read more on Navy.mil
Navy Reserve Announces One-Stop Shop for Reserve Order Opportunities (Jan. 28, 2020)
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) announces the release of ZipServe, a new application that allows Reservists to apply for all Reserve order opportunities. Read more on Navy.mil
Navy Increases Spouse Licensure and Certification Reimbursement Policy – What You Need to Know (Feb. 18, 2020)
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Jodi Palmer knows frequent moves are just a part of Navy life. Countless hours, she says go into preparing for a military move. It’s a drill she knows all too well as the wife of Cmdr. William Palmer. Read more on Navy.mil
Sailors Can Access MyNavy Portal Without Common Access Card (Feb. 3, 2020)
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — Sailors have been asking for it and today the Navy delivered! Sailors can now access MyNavy Portal (MNP) from their personal mobile devices using their mobile web browser without a CAC. Read more on Navy.mil
Navy Announces Institution of Surface Warfare Officer Leather Jacket (Jan. 9, 2020)
WASHINGTON (NNS) — Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualified officers can now stand bridge watches in a soon-to-be issued leather jacket per NAVADMIN 004/20 released Jan. 9. Read more on Navy.mil