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Subject: NAVY NEWS SERVICE                                               

Unit: US NAVY     

Parent Organization: US NAVY     

Box ID: BX300110

Folder Title: FOLDER MESSAGE CHRONOLOGICAL FILES 7 AUG - 19 SEP 90 12 OF 27                                   

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                 EXPANDED MUSEUM,' EXPLAINED RE71RED RADM GEORGE M. 'SKIP' FURLONG                        TO FAMILY MEMBERS. THESE APPROXIMATELY 4,5DO TRAINED
                 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Or THE MUSEUM FOUNDATION.        "THIS PROGRAM                  REPRESENTATIVES ARE ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY AND SY14BOLIZE THE CARIN@@
                 WILL GIVE VISITORS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE PERSONAL                             SPIRIT THE NAVY HAS FOR IT'S MEMBERS AND FAMILIES.
                 HISTORIES OF MILITARY PERSONNEL AND CIVILIANS WHO PLAYED OR ARE                                SEPT. 14 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A SPECIAL DAY TO RECOGNIZE THE
                 PLAYING AN ACTIVE ROLE IN EITHER NAVAL OR CIVILIAN AVIATION.'                            VALUABLE SERVICE THESE COMMITTED INDIVIDUALS CONTRIBUTE TO TODAY'S
                 VISITORS WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE LOG TO LOCATE FELLOW NAVAL                           NAVY. CDMARDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE THE DAY TO PLAN EVENTS WHICH
                 AVIATORS, SQUADRON MATES, RELATIVES OR FRIENDS. ALL PROCEEDS FRCW                        RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE THE TWENTY YEARS OF A PROGRAM THAT HAS MAD-'
                 THE LOG WILL BENEFIT THE MUSEUM. FOUNDATION'S EXPANSION PROJECTS AND                     A PROFOUND IMPACT ON QUALITY OF LIFE FOR NAVY FAMILIES.
                 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.                                                                                                      -USN-
            FREE UNIFORM HEWIRG SERVICE AVAILABLE NAVYWIDE
                 MUSEUM FOUNDATION AT (904) 453-NAVY IN FLA. OR TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-                       WASHINGTON (NNS)--BEGINNING THIS MONTH, ALL NAVY PERSONNEL WHO
                 327-5002 OUTSIDE THE STATE.                                                              PURCHASE 'COMMERCIAL' UNIFORMS THROUGH NAVY RESALE ACTIVITIES ARE
                                                    -USN-                                                 NOW ENTITLED TO FREE HEWING SERVICE.       'COMMERCIAL" UNIFOP445 ARE
                 12. THIS WEEK IN THE NAVY                                                                TFIOSE WHICH ARE PRIVATELY MANUFACTURED    AND NOT GOVERNMENT
                 AUGUST 31, 1826--IT WAS ON TM S DAY      IN NAVAL HISTORY THAT THE                       SUBSIDIZED.
                 SLOOP-OF-WAR, VINCENNES, BECAME THE      FIRST NAVY SHIP TO                                    THIS CHANCE IN UNIFORM SALES WILL    HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE FREE
                 CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE. COMMANDED BY CDP WILLIAM COMPTON BOLTON                        HEMMING SERVICES THAT HAVE APPLIED TO GOVERNMENT ISSUE ITEMS (L-li
                 VINCENNES SET 5AIL FROM NEW YORK AUG. 31, 1826.        AFTER ASSIGNMENTS                 IN THE PAST, BUT THERE WILL BE SOME RESTRICTIONS.        PERSONNEL
                 TOOK HER TO HAWAII, CHINA, THE PHILIPPINES AND SOUTH AFRICA,                             PURCHASING NEW UNIFORM ITEMS THROUGH THE MAIL ORDER PROGRAM OF THE
                 VINCENNES RETURNED TO NEW YORK JUNE 8, 1830.                                             UNIFORM SUPPORT CENTER, NORFOLK, VA., MAY ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE
                                                    -USN-                                                 FREE SERVICE BY PRESENTING A COPY OF THEIR BILL WHEN THEY TAKE THEIR
SALE ACTIVITY TAILORING SHOP.
                       AVIATION RATING MERGER PLAN MODIFIED                                                     'THIS POLICY CHANGE REPRESENTS A MAJOR ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO OUR
                 WASHINGTON ( W )--A PLANNED RATING MERGER TO      COMBINE THREE AVIONICS                 ENLISTED AND OFFICER PERSONNEL.' SAID KASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
                 RATINGS INTO TWO HAS BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES                   LARRY WENDLAND, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICER AT THE NAVAL MILITARY
                 WITHIN THE AVIONICS COMMUNITY WHILE MEETING FLEET MAINTENANCE NEEDS.                     PERSONNEL COMMAND. 'VERY SIMPLY, IT SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCES THEIR
                       UNDER THE REVISION, EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 1991, THE AVIATION                           OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES.'
                 ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (AT), AVIATION FIRE CONTROL TECHNICIAN                (AQ)                                          -USN-
                 AND ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE TECHNICIAN @NX) WILL BE COMBINED INTO THE                      14.   AWARDS
                 AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (AT) RATING FOR E-3 THROUGH E-8.                               CHINFO MERIT AWARDS DEADLINE NEARS
                 THE AVIATION ELECTRICIAN'S MATE LAE) AND AT RATINGS WILL CONTIRUE TO                     WASHINGTON (NNS)--THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IN THE 1990 CHIEF OF
                 COMBINE INTO THE AVIONICS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN @AV) RATING AT THE                      INFORMATION (CHINFO) MERIT AWARDS CONTEST. WHICH RECOGNIZES
                 E-9 LEVEL. THE MERGE IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT ABOUT 18,000 SAILORS.                         EXCELLENCE IN NAVY INTERNAL PRINT AND BROADCAST MEDIA PRODUCTS, IS
                       THIS RIVISION REPLACES AN EARLIER PLAN, ANNOUNCED IN JUNE                          OCT. 15.
N OPNAVIN$7
                 AX). 'ALL THREE RATINGS 00 THE SAME TYPE OF WORK,' SAID LCDR KAREN                       5305.5A, DUE TO BE PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER. THE MANDATORY
                 THORNSTON, ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER FOR THE AVIATION AVIONICS                          PUBLICATION DATES FOR PRINT ENTRIES IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES
                 RATINGS. 'AND THIS WILL GIVE ALL OF THOSE SAILORS THE RIGHT CAREER,                      ARE: (A) WEEKLY PUBLICATIONS WILL SUBMIT THE ISSUE PUBLISHED JUNE
                 PROMOTION AND ASSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN FUTURE YEARS.'                                 B. 1990; (B) MONTHLIES WILL SUBMIT THE JULY 1990 ISSUE: (C)
                       THE REVISION TO THE MERGE PLAN WAS PROMPTED BY CHANGING FORCE                      BIMONTHLIES, BIWEEKLIES AND OTHER PERIODICALS NOT PUBLISHED JUNE 8,
                 STRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS AND INPUTS FROM THE FLEET AND IS DESIGNED TO                      1990 MUST SEND THE FIRST ISSUE PUBLISHED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE
                 ENSURE A SMOOTH AND STABLE TRANSITION. THE REVISION RETAINS MANY                         SUBMISSION DATE. ENTRANTS MAY CHOOSE TWO OTHER ISSUES PUBLISHED
                 BENEFITS OF THE ORIGINAL MERGER PLAN, INCLUDING GOOD ADVANCEMENT                         DURING THE CONTEST YEAR (OCT. 1, 1989 TO SEPT. 30. 1990).
                 OPPORTUNITY AND EQUITABLE SEA/SHORE ROTATION FOR ALL RATINGS IN THE                            FIRST PLACE CHIMED MERIT AWARD-WINNING ENTRIES (EXCEPT NAVY
                 AVIONICS COMMUNITY. IT DOES ROT AFFECT THE EXISTING CREO GROUPS FOR                      UNIQUE CATEGORIES) ARE FORWARDED TO THE DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL
                 BT                                                                                       AS OFFICIAL NAVY ENTRIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S TFIOMAS
                 UNCLAS //NO5780// FINAL SECTION OF 05                                                    JEFFERSON (TJ) AWARDS CONTEST.
OLVED.                                                                          FOR )ME INFORMATION, CALL LEDR C. E. %ORION, NAVY INTERNAL
                       '50 FAR, THE FEEDBACK FROM THE FLEET HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE,'                      RELATIONS ACTIVITY, AT (703) 274-4340 OR (AV) 284-4340.
                 THORNSTON SAID. THE CURRENT AT RATING BADGE IS CURRENTLY OPTIONAL                                                          -usw-
                 FOR WEAR FOR ALL THE AFFECTED RATINGS AND WILL BECOME MANDATORY FOR                      15. AVIATION MILESTONES
                 THE COMBINED AT RATING JULY 1, 1992.                                                     NAS NORTH ISLAND, CALIF. (NNS)--CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 'MAGICIANS-
                       FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE ORGANIZATION OF AVIONICS                       OF HELICOPTER ANTI-SUBMARINE SQUADRON LIGHT 35 (HSL 35) FOR
                 DETAILING, SEE NAVADMIN 003/90.                                                          COMPLETING TWO YEARS OF MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT OPERATIONS AUG. 10,
                                                    -USN-                                                 LOGGING MORE THAN 13,000 FLIGHT HOURS.
                       OMBUDSMAN APPRECIATION DAY                                                                                           -USN-
                 WASHINGTON (NNS)--THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AGAIN DEMONSTRATES                       16. PROGRAM ADVISORY
                 THE TREMENDOUS ROLE THE OMBUDSMAN PLAYS IN COMMUNICATING WITH                            WASHINGTON (NNS)--HERE ARE THE    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AUG. 23 EDITION OF
                 FAMILIES.                                                                                THE VIDEO NEWS SHOW 'NAVY NEWS    THIS WEEK:'
                       AND SEPT. 14, 1990, THE DATE MARKING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF                             --NAVY/MARINE CORPS BUILD   UP FORCES FOR DESERT SHIELD
AM ESTABLISHED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL                            --SEA AND AIRLIFT COMMANDS CARRY TRODPS TO RIDDLE EAST
                 OPERATIONS, AFFORDS COMMANDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE                                 --MARINE CORPS DEPLOYS LARGEST EKPEDITIONARY FORCE SINCE
                 CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THESE VERY IMPORTANT VOLUNTEERS TO THE                             VIETNAM
                 MISSION OF THE NAVY.                                                                           --MARINES EVACUATE 800 CIVILIANS FROM LIBERIA
                       THE NAVY FAMILY OMBUDSMAN IS A NAVY VOLUNTEER SPOUSE APPOINTED                           --FIRST LOOK AT THE NAVY'S NEW ATTACK JET--THE A-12 'AVENGER'
                 BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER TO SERVE AS THE OFFICIAL LIAISON BETWEEN                             --FLEET DEPLOYMENT 15 AN ALL HANDS EFFORT
                 TM[ FAMILIES OF THE COWARD AND THE COMMANDING OFFICER.                                         --JOINT OPS TROOPS GET @RDER'$AY FOR MIDDLE [AST
                       THE DUTIES OF THE OMBUDSMAN ARE MANY AND VARIED. FOR EXAMPLE,                            --INCREASED WORKLOAD FOR PORT OPERATIONS PERSONNEL
                 THE OMBUDSMAN CDORDINATES BASE/SHIP WELCOME PROGRAMS, ACTS AS                                  --SUPPLY STAFF MEETS STEPPED-UP DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULES
                 COMMAND FAMILY 'TROUBLESHOOTER,' PUBLISHES A FA14ILY INFORMATION                               --FAMILY SERVICE CENTERS HELP FAMILIES COPE DURING CRISIS
                 NEWSLETTER, PROVIDES INFORMATION AND REFERRALS TO FAMILIES AND MAY                             --RADIO STATION SENDS 'SOUNDS FROM HOME' TO DEPLOYED TROOPS
                 BE A RIPRESENTAILVE ON SEVIRAL ADVISORY BOARDS. THE OMBODSMAN IS                               'WAVY NEWS THIS WEEK' 15 A PRODUCTION Of NAVY BROADCASTIN.
                 ALSO THE OFFICIAL INFORMATION LINK BETWEEN DEPLOYED UNITS AND                            SERVICE. CALL (202) 433-6500: (AV) 2BB-6500.
          FAMILIES AT HOME. IT'S A TOUGH JOB, BUT A VITAL AND REWARDING ONE.                                                         -USN-
                       THESE PAST 20 YEARS HAVE SHOWN HOW THE ROLE OF THE OMBUDSMAN                             NAVY NEWS SERVICE CONTAINS NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR NAP
                 HAS GROWN IN IMPORTANCE AND VALUE TO BOTH COMMANDS AND                                   PEOPLE. IT IS PROVIDED TO COMMANDING OFFICERS FOR FURTHER

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