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“I think the ability of the United States to hold the SDF intact, which is critical to mitigating the risk of an ISIS resurgence, is draining by the day,” McGurk said.
“I think the ability of the United States to hold the SDF intact, which is critical to mitigating the risk of an ISIS resurgence, is draining by the day,” McGurk said.
Brett McGurk warns that ISIS threats are likely to reemerge
“I think the ability of the United States to hold the SDF intact, which is critical to mitigating the risk of an ISIS resurgence, is draining by the day,” McGurk said.
Feds: Naval Flight Officer caught up in illegal gun trade
Prosecutors also suspect he lied about his ties to a Chinese national.
Some American troops may stay in Syria to guard oil fields, Esper says
The US may leave some forces in Syria to secure oil fields and make sure they don’t fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President...
High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast Syria
Turkey’s president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey’s latest incursion into northern Syria , and to the broader Syrian war.
This commission wants to hear your uncensored concerns about military aviation safety
Their report on the state of aviation safety in the military is due next year.
Bird strike grounds Navy ‘doomsday’ aircraft
Here's what happened when a Navy aircraft struck a bird.
US military convoy withdrawing from Syria pelted with garbage by angry residents
Departing US troops from Syria just cross the border into Iraq Monday.
US, European lawmakers swipe Trump and Turkey in new Syria joint statement
Top foreign affairs lawmakers from the United States and multiple European allies on Monday condemned both Trump’s decision to withdraw American military forces from Syria and the...
Silent protest? Withdrawing US soldier seen wearing previously banned Kurdish militia patch
It’s common for US special operators to don patches of partner forces. But in 2016, American military commanders banned the wear of YPG and YPJ patches after Turkey became outraged following the...
Navy, Marines drill with Brunei forces, DreamWorks flick causes row
Another week for a simmering South China Sea to start boiling.

Naval History Edit

1797, October 21st, Saturday, 222 years ago
The frigate Constitution launches at Edmund Hartts Shipyard, Boston, Mass. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy.
1862, October 21st, Tuesday, 157 years ago
The Cairo class ironclad river gunboat Louisville, under the command of Lt. Cmdr. R.W. Meade III, escorts the steamer Meteor, whose embarked Army troops landed at Bledsoes Landing and Hamblins Landing, Ark. The towns are burned in reprisal for attacks by Confederate guerrillas on mail steamer Gladiator early in the morning of Oct. 19.
1864, October 21st, Friday, 155 years ago
The wooden side-wheel cruiser Fort Jackson captures steamer Wando at sea, east of Cape Romain, S.C., with cargo of cotton.
1942, October 21st, Wednesday, 77 years ago
The British submarine HMS Seraph lands Navy Capt. Jerauld Wright and four Army officers including Maj. Gen. Mark Clark at Cherchel, French North Africa to meet with a French military delegation to assess French attitude towards future Allied landings (Operation Torch). Eventually, the French agreed to the mission.
1942, October 21st, Wednesday, 77 years ago
USS Guardfish (SS 217) sinks Japanese freighter Nichiho Maru about 120 miles north-northeast of Formosa while USS Gudgeon (SS 211) attacks a Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea and sinks the transport Choko Maru.
1952, October 21st, Tuesday, 67 years ago
USS Lewis (DE 535) aids two Korean minesweepers under fire at Wonson Harbor. As she approaches, at least four enemy batteries open up on the destroyer escort. Lewis returns fire and lays down a smoke screen to cover the minesweepers retreat. Shortly thereafter the destroyer escort takes two 75mm shell hits, killing six crewmen outright and mortally wounding a seventh. The second hit explodes on the main deck, port side, lightly wounding one sailor.
1995, October 21st, Saturday, 24 years ago
USS Stethem (DDG 63) is commissioned at Port Hueneme, Calif., and named in honor of Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, Robert Dean Stethem. She is the 13th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the U.S. Navy, and is currently homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.
1996, October 21st, Monday, 23 years ago
USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) is launched at Halter Marine Inc., in Moss Point, Miss.
1997, October 21st, Tuesday, 22 years ago
USNS Fisher (T-AKR 301) is christened and launched at New Orleans, La.
1846, October 22nd, Thursday, 173 years ago
Lavinia Fanning Watson of Philadelphia christens the sloop-of-war Germantown, the first U.S. Navy ship to be sponsored by a woman.
1862, October 22nd, Wednesday, 157 years ago
The screw frigate Wabash provides artillery support for Union infantry troops at the Battle of Pocotaligo, S.C. One of the gun crew, who was seriously injured, was Ordinary Seaman Oscar W. Farenholt, the first enlisted man in the Navy to reach flag rank. The battery from Wabash took part in artillery operations all along the South Atlantic coast.
1942, October 22nd, Thursday, 77 years ago
The destroyers USS Mahan (DD 364) and USS Lamson (DD 367) sink the Japanese gunboat Hakkaisan Maru southwest of Tamana.
1951, October 22nd, Monday, 68 years ago
The first detonation, Able, takes place in the Operation Buster-Jangle nuclear tests. Uncle, the last of the seven tests, is detonated Nov. 29. Navy and Marine Corps observers and 3rd Marines take part in this Department of Defense operation.
1962, October 22nd, Monday, 57 years ago
President John F. Kennedy orders a surface blockade of Cuba to prevent Soviet offensive weapons from reaching Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. By forcefully employing U.S. naval forces, President John F. Kennedy is able to achieve his strategic objectives and deal with a dangerous and well-armed Soviet Union without war.
British soldiers assist in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked US Marine command center near the Beirut airport in Lebanon in 1983. A bomb-laden truck drove into the center collapsing the entire four story building.
British soldiers assist in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked US Marine command center near the Beirut airport in Lebanon in 1983. A bomb-laden truck drove into the center collapsing the entire four story building.
1862, October 23rd, Thursday, 157 years ago
CSS Alabama, commanded by Capt. Raphael Semmes, captures and burns the American bark Lafayette south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1864, October 23rd, Sunday, 155 years ago
During the Civil War, the blockade-runner Flamingo, which is run aground off Sullivans Island, S.C., is destroyed by shell fire from Fort Strong and Putnam, Battery Chatfield, and ships of Rear Adm. John A. Dahlgren's South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
1942, October 23rd, Friday, 77 years ago
USS Kingfish (SS 234) sinks Japanese gunboat at the entrance to Kii Suido, Honshu, Japan.
1944, October 23rd, Monday, 75 years ago
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, considered the largest naval battle of World War II, begins with the US submarines attacking two elements of the Japanese armada moving towards Leyte. In the Palawan Passage, USS Darter and USS Dace sink heavy cruisers Maya and Atago. Takao is also hit, but survives. Off Manila Bay, USS Bream's torpedoes damage the heavy cruiser Aoba.
1983, October 23rd, Sunday, 36 years ago
A suicide truck bomb explodes at the Marine Barracks in Beirut and kills 220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 Soldiers.
1983, October 23rd, Sunday, 36 years ago
The US Navy begins preparation for Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies), which occurs only two days later.
1999, October 23rd, Saturday, 20 years ago
USS O'Kane (DDG 77) is commissioned at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
2004, October 23rd, Saturday, 15 years ago
USS Virginia (SSN 774) is commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the sixth US Navy ship named Virginia

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Use the Amazon Smile link above every time you shop at Amazon and Amazon will donate a portion of their profit to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
Use the Amazon Smile link above every time you shop at Amazon and Amazon will donate a portion of their profit to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
AHRN (Automated Housing Referral Network)
Database of house listings designed to connect PCSing servicemembers with landlords and property managers with available housing.
Allotment
Automatic payments from your paycheck to organizations, individuals, or savings accounts. Sailors can create up to six discretionary allotments.
Log in to MyPay > “Allotments”.
Alternate Cardio Calculator
Convert alternate cardio scores to a PRT run time.
Log in to BUPERS > “PRIMS” > “Help” > “Bike / Elliptical Calculator”.
Or, when BUPERS is inevitably down: Log in to My Navy Portal > “Career & Life Events” > “Performance” > “PFA Calculator”.
Amazon
Amazon Smile link with proceeds benefiting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
Awards [.doc]
End of Tour: Typically submitted to admin, along with supporting paperwork, 90 days prior to member transferring. If the Sailor is separating, the paperwork should be submitted 90 days prior to the start their terminal leave and the Sailor should schedule a CDB.
Sailors are able to check their received awards on NDAWS.

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Bodybuilding.com ships high-quality protein powders and supplements underway.
Bodybuilding.com ships high-quality protein powders and supplements underway.
BAH Calculator (Basic Allowance for Housing Calculator)
Calculate housing allowance by ZIP code.
BIBs (Bibliographies)
Official study guides for enlisted advancement exams.
Go to Navy Cool > Select your rate in the “– Advancement Exam Bibliographies –” drop down menu > Press “Go” > Select your rank under “Advancement Exam Bibliographies” > Select “Bibliographies” for your active duty status.
Pro Tip: Bibliographies are posted on Navy Cool six months before the exam date.
Pro Tip: The Chief Exam is always the third Thursday in January, and Petty Officer Exams are always the first three Thursdays in March and September. If you’re up for an exam, schedule leave for another time.
Blue Coat Site Review
NMCI only allows access to sites categorized by Blue Coat. Uncategorized sites are blocked but can be submitted for review.
Enter the URL > “Check Rating”. Set “Filtering Service” to “Blue Coat ProxySG”, set the appropriate “Category” and press “Submit for Review”.
Bodybuilding.com
Ships high-quality protein powders and supplements underway.
Brag Sheet [.doc]
Keep a running brag sheet for your time at a command. Be detail oriented, quantitative, and keep separated files for each EVAL period. Information from this document is used to create EVALs and awards.
BUPERS (Bureau of Naval Personnel Online or BOL)
Access to several administrative records.

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CAC Reader Configuration [.pdf] (Common Access Card Reader Configuration)
A CAC Reader installed on your computer allows access to many military websites. Italicized links on this site require your CAC inserted into a configured CAC reader before loading.
CANTRAC (Catalog of Navy Training Courses)
Search training and E-Learning courses.
CDB Worksheet [.doc] (Career Development Board Worksheet)
The worksheet needed for a CDB; a formal meeting with a Sailor and their Chain of Command for Sailor familiarization and discuss expectations, command mission, and SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Trackable). Conducted within 60 days, 24 months, 48 months, and 60 months after checking into a new command or at the request of the Sailor, their Chain of Command, if a Sailor did not advance on their advancement exam, or make board on their chief exam.
Pro Tip: LPOs, periodically review your Sailor’s goals and follow-up with them to see how they are progressing.
CeTARS (Corporate Enterprise Training Activity Resource System)
Information on Navy NECs (Navy Enlisted Classification) and schools.
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign)
Contribute a portion of your paycheck to charitable organizations. Paycheck contributions can only be created from 01OCT-31DEC but the charity list is viewable year-round.
Log in to MyPay > “Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)”.
CIMS (Career Information Management System)
A variant of NSIPS available to Career Councilors to manage Sailor’s careers.
Citibank
Manage government travel cards.
CMS/ID (Career Management System/Interactive Detailing)
Allows Sailors to view and apply for orders for their next command. Sailors are also able to set location preferences for future orders.
Pro Tip: Thirteen months before your PRD, update your contact information and duty station preferences.
Community Summary Sheet
A monthly snapshot of a rating’s health.
NPC > “Enlisted” > “Community Managers” > (Select your community, ie: “Information Warfare”) > (Select your rate, ie: “CTN”) > (Rating) Community Overview.
Counseling Chit [.pdf]
Formal documentation for counseling a Sailor.
Pro Tip: Counseling chits create a needed paper trail to deal with repeat offenders, but formal documentation isn’t always the best approach. If appropriate, consider talking with the Sailor in private for first and minor offences.
CPO 365 (Chief Petty Officer 365)
An introduction to topics necessary to support junior Sailors and the Chief’s Mess.
CWAY (Career Waypoints)
Provides access to CWAY for career counselors.

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DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System)
A database of information on uniformed services members, their families, and other DoD personnel. You need to register in DEERS to get TRICARE.
Changes to DEERS are made at RAPIDS offices.
DoD ID (Department of Defense Identification)
A unique number given to each service member for identification found on a CAC. It can be used as a “Known Traveler Number” for flights.
Reference other service member’s DoD ID: Log in to Global Directory Service > Complete the form with the service member’s information and press “Search” > Click the “Last Name” for the correct service member > “Download Certificate(s) as .cer file (Non-Outlook Users)” > Click a certificate under “Select a certificate from the available certificates for .cer download.” > Open the file > Locate the DoD ID number in the “Issued to:” field after the last period.
DoD Lodging (Department of Defense Lodging)
Inexpensive military lodging facilities available to service members.
DoD NIC (Department of Defense Network Information Center)
Manages DoD IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. Provides whois searches and IP assignments.
DOTS (DoDIIS One-Way Transfer Service)
Send files to SIPRNET & JWICS email addresses. Transfers can take several hours.
DTMO (Defense Travel Management Office)
Official travel resources including per diem lookups.
DTS (Defense Travel System)
Reserve hotel rooms, rental cars, and airline tickets for official travel. For issues while on travel, contact Travel Assistance Center at 1-888-435-7146.

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eBenefits
Veteran portal to view and manage benefits.
E-Learning
Another name for the NETC Learning Management System.
Electronic Training Jacket
Allows a service member to view their administrative data such as PRD, EAOS, clearance information, as well as training, qualifications, certifications, assignments, and career history.
LPOs, TPOs, DIVOs, and Career Counselors are able to see other’s training jackets using FLTMPS.
Email
Remotely access email. Select your CAC’s email certificate when prompted.
NMCI East, NMCI West, DISA, Europe, Middle East, ISF, NCIS, NAVSOC, PADS, PADS SMR, Medical
Per DON CIO GENADMIN message, emails that contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) should be digitially signed, encrypted, have “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - PRIVACY SENSITIVE” in their subject line, have “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - PRIVACY SENSITIVE: Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure of this information may result in both criminal and civil penalties.” in their body, and sent to recipients with an official need-to-know.
e-QIP (Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing)
Enter and update your background information during a security clearance reinvestigation.
Previous questionnaires can be requested.
ESAMS (Enterprise Safety Applications Management System)
Track safety related inspections, mishaps, and to receive training.
EVAL (Evaluation)
A performance report, typically yearly, used to document performance and to compare against peers.
View previous EVALs on OMPF: Log in to BUPERS > “Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - My Records”.
Use NPC for EVAL writing instruction. The current BUPERSINST 1610.10 is linked from their homepage which provides the full instruction for each block.
Pro Tip: Writing your EVAL on the go without access to NAVFIT? Write block 43 in notepad. You’re allowed 18 lines of 92 characters.
Pro Tip: First Classes, write your EVAL using the latest Chief Precept.

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FLTMPS (Fleet Training Management and Planning System)
Used by LPOs, TPOs, DIVOs, and Career Counselors to view Sailors’ training, qualifications, certifications, assignments, and similar type information.
Individuals are able to view their own records at Electronic Training Jacket.
FVAP (Federal Voting Assistance Program)
Assists service members to vote in their elections.

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Global Directory Service
DoD email address directory. A white pages or 411 style database.

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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
A communicable virus that left untreated can severely compromise the immune system in a condition called AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). Navy personnel are tested every two years to test for the virus. For males, it is the only STI Testing routinely performed after joining the military. PrEP is available for all individuals at very high risk of infection. HIV positive Sailors can continue serving in the Navy in both shore and sea commands.
HTML2TXT
Converts webpages to text documents for fast loading on slow networks.
HRA (Health Risk Assessment)
Medical questionnaire required to complete your PHA. Complete and bring your HRA with you to both parts of your PHA.

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IA (Individual Augmentee)
Provides information to Sailors about Individual Augmentations.
ICDP (Individual Career Development Plan)
A Career Counselor database on CIMS containing Sailor’s previous CDBs.
IMR (Individual Medical Readiness)
View medical and dental status.
Log in to BUPERS > “IMR”.
Intelink
Unclassified open-source intelligence that can be shared and improved in a collaborative environment.
ITT (Information, Travel, and Tickets)
Offers discounted tickets and admissions to attractions and hotels to service members.
Other service branches have similar offices Sailors are able to use: Army
View our Navy travel map for ITT locations for all branches.

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JKO (Joint Knowledge Online)
The Joint Military’s learning and education web site.
JPAS (Joint Personnel Adjudication System)
View security clearance information.
JST (Joint Services Transcript)
Formerly SMART (Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript)
View your transcript earned from attending Navy schools.
JTR [.pdf] (Joint Travel Regulations)
Travel regulations manual.

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Known Traveler Number
Military personnel are automatically enrolled in TSA Pre✓. Enter your DoD ID Number (found on the back of your CAC) as your Known Traveler Number when purchasing airfare and skip long lines at the airport.
Add your Known Traveler Number to your DTS account.
Log in to DTS > “Traveler Setup” > “Update Personal Profile” > “My TSA Information”

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LaDR (Learning and Development Roadmap)
Official career plans and expectations for enlisted Sailors.
Go to Navy Cool > Click “Rating” in the navigation menu > Select your rate from the list > Press “Go” > Press your rate’s LaDR button.
LES (Leave and Earnings Statement)
A paystub that shows entitlements, deductions, and allotments, as well as your leave balance.
Log in to MyPay > “Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)”.

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Member Data Summary
A summary of a Sailor’s service record.
Log in to NSIPS > “Employee Self Service” > “Electronic Service Record” > “View” > “Member Data Summary”.
Pro Tip: Bring your Member Data Summary and bring it with you to your CDBs.
milConnect
Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill (Government Issue Bill) education benefits to dependents, update personal and work contact information, and view primary care manager.
Military Child Care
View military-operated or military-approved child care programs.
Military Donor
Donate blood for the Armed Services Blood Program. Donors are eligible to redonate every eight weeks.
MILPERSMAN (Military Personnel Manual)
Manual providing policy and instruction.
Move
Schedule moving house hold goods when you PCS (Permanent Change of Station).
My Navy Portal
The official replacement for NKO (Navy Knowledge Online). Provides some links to Navy resources when it works.
MyPay
View and manage payment, leave, and tax information.

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NAVADMIN (Naval Administrative Message)
Naval messages that set new policy, revise old policy, and make announcements.
NAVPERS (Navy Personnel)
Navy Personnel Command documents.
Navy Advancement Center
Organization charged with E-4–E-9 advancement.
Navy Advancement Center Facebook: Where announcements are posted related to enlisted advancement exams, such as quotas and advancement results. E-4–E-6 quota announcements are twice a year, typically the week before Memorial Day and the week before Thanksgiving. E-7 quota announcements are typically in late June. E-8 quota announcements are typically in early June. E-9 quota announcements are typically in late March.
Navy COOL (Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line)
Provides information on certifications and licenses. Navy COOL also provides vouchers to pay for credential exam and maintenance fees.
Navy EVAL
Online guide to completing and improving FITREPs, EVALs, and awards.
Navy General Library
Access audiobooks and other media for free. Sync your library account with OverDrive on your smartphone and listen to audiobooks during your commute.
For initial access, create a library account using your CAC at Navy MWR Digital Library > “Login” (under “Common Access Card”) > “Sign up here” (next to OverDrive) > “Account” > Create your library credentials under “New users:”.
Download the OverDrive app onto your smartphone and create an OverDrive account.
Add the library to your OverDrive account using library credentials. The library is listed under “United States” > “US Navy”.
Pro Tip: View the Navy’s Reading List if you're looking for book suggestions.
Pro Tip: Different libraries have different book selections. Add additional libraries, such as your local community's library, to your OverDrive account.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Provides financial assistance and education to Sailors, Marines, and their family.
NDAWS (Navy Department Awards Web-Service)
Database to view your personal and unit awards.
NETC Learning Management System (Naval Education and Training Command Learning Management System)
Online Navy training.
Network Security
Resources to keep abreast of emerging computer network threats.
FireEye, Malwarebytes Lab, Malware Traffic Analysis, Threatpost, Trend Micro
NFAAS (Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System)
Family emergency contact information.
NMCI Homeport (Navy Marine Corps Intranet Homeport)
Computer network for CONUS shore commands. Submit trouble tickets online, and view current system outages and telephone prompts if calling their help desk (1-866-843-6624).
NPC (Navy Personnel Command)
Career counselor resources.
NROWS (Navy Reserve Order Writing System)
View and editing navy reserve orders. Reservists must log in every 60 days.
NRTC (Non-Resident Training Courses Library)
Provides NEETS Modules (Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series Modules) and other publications to allow Sailors to become more efficient in their rate or to become familiar with other rates for cross-rating.
NSIPS (Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System)
View your Electronic Service Record, training data, and career counseling records.
Nurse Advice Line
1-800-874-2273, option 1
Nurse hotline staffed 24/7. Receive recommendations for the most appropriate level of care. Call this number if you're unsure if you should go to the emergency room or not.

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OIX (Official Information Exchange)
View message traffic.
Ombudsman Registry
A database of command ombudsman. An ombudsman serves as a point of ocontact for families and acts as the liaison between a command and families. Ombudsman can help navigate Navy life through resources and information.
OMPF (Official Military Personnel File)
Digital copies of EVALs, qualifications, administrative remarks, and other personnel records.
Log in to BUPERS > “Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - My Records”.
OPNAVINST (Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction)
Depository of formally documented lawful orders issued by the CNO.
Orders
Official documentation that assigns Sailors to commands for a set duration of time. Includes instructions for transitioning between commands.
Log in to NSIPS > “Employee Self Service” > “Electronic Service Record” > “View” > “Orders History”. If enabled, disable your browser’s pop-up blocker. Select “View Orders Text” for the set of orders you would like to view.
OWA (Outlook Web Access)
A website to read and send email. See Email for a list of OWA servers.

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Page 2 (NAVPERS 1070/602)
Dependency Application and Record of Emergency Data.
Official Copy: Log in to BUPERS > “Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - My Records” > “OMPF Documents” > Form Number 1070/602.
Working Copy: Log in to NSIPS > “Employee Self Service” > “Electronic Service Record” > “View” > “Dependency Data” > “Print Form” (Yellow button near bottom of screen) > “OK” > “Main Menu” > “NSIPS Report Manager” > “View” (Next to “Dependency Application”, press “Refresh” until “View” appears) > Under “File List” click the link for the “PDF” document.
Page 4 (NAVPERS 1070/604)
Enlisted Qualifications History.
Official Copy: Log in to BUPERS > “Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - My Records” > “OMPF Documents” > Form Number 1070/604.
Page 13 (NAVPERS 1070/613)
Administrative Remarks.
Official Copy: Log in to BUPERS > “Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - My Records” > “OMPF Documents” > Form Number 1070/613.
Blank Form: NAVPERS 1070/613 [.pdf]
PARFQ (Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire)
Log in to BUPERS > “PRIMS” > “Member” > “PARFQ” > “Add PARFQ”.
Patient Portal
View, modify, and schedule medical appointments.
Payday Countdown
A payday countdown, accurate to within the hour, is at the top of this page inside the orange Amazon and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) announcement.
Please use this link, and encourage others to use it too, when shopping on Amazon. It’s the same selection, prices, and shipping, but Amazon donates a portion of their profit to NMCRS when you use it.
If you just learned about this site after seeing a bus stop ad, please click this to let us know.
PCS My POV (Permanent Change of Station My Personally Owned Vehicle)
Information on turning in, tracking, and picking up personally owned vehicles when PCSing to overseas commands.
Per Diem Calculator
Per diem is an allowance for lodging, meals and incidental expenses that is provided for some types of official travel.
PFA Report (Physical Fitness Assessment Report)
Log in to BUPERS > “PRIMS” > “Member” > “Reports” > “PFA Listing All Cycles”.
Or, when BUPERS is inevitably down: Log in to My Navy Portal > “Career & Life Events” > “Performance” > “PRIMS” > “Export as PDF”.
PHA (Physical Health Assessment)
Annual medical screening typically conducted during the Sailor’s birth month. Usually two parts: a walk-in to get a checklist and visiting the needed departments (best if fasting for 12-hours if fasting blood work is needed), and a scheduled appointment with your Primary Healthcare Provider. Bring your completed HRA to both parts of your PHA.
Precept
Qualities advancement boards are looking for in officers and chiefs.
Officers, Chiefs, Senior and Master Chiefs
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
A daily medication for people at very high risk of HIV infection to lower their chances of getting infected. The medicine and all required labs are fully covered for Navy personnel. In Hampton Roads, Primary Care Manager referrals are not needed, contact the Portsmouth Infectious Disease Clinic directly.
PRIMS (Physical Readiness Information Management System)
Log in to BUPERS > “PRIMS”.
Or, when BUPERS is inevitably down: Log in to My Navy Portal > “Career & Life Events” > “Performance” > “PRIMS”.
Privacy Act Data Cover Sheet [.pdf]
A cover sheet for all documents containing personal information.
Pro Tip: Use less ink by printing our black and white cover sheet [.pdf] version. (87% savings compared to the full color version and 56% savings when compared to the full color version printed in greyscale.)
Profile Sheet
View your score on enlisted advancement exams. Shows your advancement date if selected for advancement.
Promotion Dates
View your promotion dates.
Log in to NSIPS > “Employee Self Service” > “Electronic Service Record” > “View” > “Promotion History”.
PRT Standards [.pdf] (Physical Readiness Test Standards)
Scores needed to pass the PRT.

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Quotas
The number of enlisted sailors advancing in rank. Announcements are made by Navy Advancement Center. E-4–E-6 announcements are twice a year, typically the week before Memorial Day and the week before Thanksgiving. E-7 announcements are typically in late June. E-8 announcements are typically in early June. E-9 announcements are typically in late March.

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RAPIDS (Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System)
Appointments: Schedule ID card appointments.
Locations: Find a RAPIDS office.
Pro Tip: You must provide a primary and secondary unexpired IDs. Two different primary IDs satisfy the primary and secondary ID requirements. Acceptable primary IDs include: Military ID card, Driver‘s License, State ID, and Passport or Passport Card. Acceptable secondary IDs include: Social Security Card, Original or Certified Copy Birth Certificate, Voter’s Registration Card, and Photo ID Card issued by a Federal, State, or Local Government Agency.
Relay Health
Communicate with your health care providers.
Rewards Programs [.pdf]
Sign up with airline, hotel, and car rental rewards programs and earn benefits on official travel for personal use later.
Add rewards program numbers to your DTS account to automatically reap benefits on government booked reservations. Log in to DTS > “Traveler Setup” > “Update Personal Profile” > “My Preferences” > “Rewards Programs” (blue button at the bottom of the page)

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SAAR-N (System Authorization Access Request - Navy)
Form required for access to Navy computer networks.
Safari Books Online
Study material for Navy Advancement and professional development.
Safe Helpline
Crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault.
SAILOR (SPAWAR Acquisition and Integrated Logistics Online Repository)
Access current hardware and software documentation and configurations.
SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response)
Guidance and instruction for SAPR advocates.
SATO (Scheduled Airlines Ticket Office)
The commercial travel office that purchases airline, hotel, and car rentals for servicemembers on travel through DTS. Find your local travel office’s contact information to adjust travel arrangements as needed.
Place a “Itinerary / Invoice Request” on your local travel office’s page.
SATO Vacations (Scheduled Airlines Ticket Office Vacations)
Purchase airline, hotel, and car reservations for personal use at government rates.
View our Navy travel map to view DoD lodging locations and Space-A terminals for added savings.
SDP (Savings Deposit Program)
Allows service members serving in designated combat zones to earn to 10% interest on deposited funds.
Log in to MyPay > “SDP Statement / Withdrawal Request”.
SF (Standard Form)
SF86: Security Clearance Questionnaire. Complete this form using e-QIP. Previous questionnaires can be requested.
SF701 [.pdf]: Activity Security Checklist - Used for rooms.
SF702 [.pdf]: Security Container Check Sheet - Used for safes.
SGLI (Servicemembers Group Life Insurance)
Low-cost term life insurance policy available to eligible service members.
Log in to milConnect > “Benefits” > “Life Insurance (SOES - SGLI Online Enrollment System)”.
Skillport
Continuing education, training, and performance support for cybersecurity rates.
Space-A Travel (Space-Available Travel)
Information on free or very low-cost air travel for Sailors and dependents with very flexible schedules on military planes with available seating. These flights were formally called MAC (Military Airlift Command) flights, but that command was disbanded with most assets transferred to AMC (Air Mobility Command).
View AMC terminal locations and schedule information, along with DoD lodging, on our Navy travel map.
Special Request Chit [.pdf]
Official document for leave, special liberty, special pay, commuted rations, and other requests.
SNDL (Standard Navy Distribution List)
A directory of all Navy commands and their addresses. Updated quarterly.
SRB Calculator (Selective Reenlistment Bonus Calculator)
Calculate your bonus, if any, for reenlistment. Half of the SRB is paid shortly after reenlisting, with the remaining amount paid in equal annual installments on the anniversary of your reenlistment for the duration on the reenlistment.
Log in to NSIPS > “Career Information Management” > “Calculators” > “Selective Reenlistment Bonus”.
STI Testing (Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing)
A comprehensive STI test is performed prior to joining the military. HIV is tested every two years, and is the only STI test routinely performed on males. HIV positive Sailors can continue serving in the Navy in both shore and sea commands. In addition to HIV testing, females aged 21+ are provided with a comprehensive STI test every three years. Not all STIs show symptoms and it is important for sexual active people to activly protect themselves from and routinely get screened for STIs.
Pro Tip: Go to Immunization for a free Gardasil vaccine sequence to protect against HPV (Human Papillomavirus). Both males and females at any age are eligible and can benefit from the vaccine (personnel ages 27+ may require an off-label prescription for the vaccine from their Primary Care Manager). HPV causes cancers and warts in both males and females, but there is only a test for HPV for females. The vaccine protects against multiple strains of the virus.

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TDMIS (Technical Data Management Information System)
Verify latest publication version for technical manuals and view historical versions.
TraX (Travel Explorer)
Website to submit DTS trouble tickets and complete DTS training.
TRICARE (Stylized in uppercase but not an acronym)
A health care system which provides health benefits to service members and their families. Members must be registered in DEERS to be eligible for TRICARE.
View, modify, and schedule medical appointments through Patient Portal.
TRiPS (Travel Risk Planning System)
Creates a risk assessment and risk mitigation report some commands require for out-of-area leave.
TSP (Thrift Savings Plan)
View retirement savings and change which accounts LES contributions fund.
The amount going in to TSP accounts is managed seperatly at MyPay.
Log in to MyPay > “Traditional TSP and Roth TSP”.
When creating your initial account, or when requesting your TSP Account Number or password reset, information will be mailed to the address listed in MyPay.
Pro Tip: Consider spending at least 10% of your base pay to your TSP account and investing in the “L-Fund” closest to your retirement date. If you can’t afford 10%, start at what you can afford and increase the percentage at each pay increase.
TWMS - Admin Account (Total Workforce Management Services - Admin Account)
Administrator login for managing TWMS profiles.
TWMS - Self Service (Total Workforce Management Services - Self Service)
View qualifications and, at supporting commands, conduct muster.

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Be prepared for an upcoming underway with this checklist.
Be prepared for an upcoming underway with this checklist.
Underway Checklist [.pdf]
Be prepared for an upcoming underway with this checklist.
Uniform Regulation
Sets clothing and grooming standards issued by direction of the Chief of Naval Operations and carries the force of a General Order.
Pro Tip: Chapter 1, Section 1: “Any procedures or components, regarding uniforms or grooming, not discussed in these regulations are prohibited.” Also, “It is issued for information and guidance, and requires compliance when wearing naval uniforms.”
USA Jobs
Database of federal jobs for Sailors transitioning to civilian work.
USMAP (United Services Military Apprenticeship Program)
An apprenticeship program between the Department of Labor and the military that lets enlisted service members use on-duty experience to earn journeyman status in a trade. Consult with your rate’s LaDR for the most appropriate apprenticeship programs.
USO Transition Services (United Service Organizations Transition Services)
Formally called RP/6 (Rally Point 6), provides service members and their spouses with resources and workshops to help transition from military to civilian life.

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VA Home Loan (Veterans Affairs)
Service members, veterans, and eligible spouses are able to use VA Home Loans when purchasing a home. The VA does not directly provide mortgages, but guarantees a portion of the loan which allows private banks and mortgage companies to provide loans on more favorable terms.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Free tax preparation for eligible Sailors. Look for “Tax information” on the JAG homepage during tax season.
Virtual Desktop
Connect to a virtual NMCI Desktop from a personal computer to access network drives and software. Learn how to setup your computer.
Pearl Harbor Server, San Diego Server, Washington Naval Shipyard Server

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Waves of Honor
Offers complimentary admission each year to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, or Sesame Place for Sailors and up to three dependents.
WebTA (Web Tuition Assistance)
Submit your command approved tuition assistance request to fund college courses.

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X-Ray
We hate blanks spaces. Email us a good resource that starts with X and we’ll send you a $25 Amazon gift card if we use it.

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Yankee
We hate blanks spaces. Email us a good resource that starts with Y and we’ll send you a $25 Amazon gift card if we use it.

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Zulu Time
A time zone used to convey a specific time, independent of local time zones. Typically terminated with a “Z” to denote Zulu.