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  2. NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Key changes are coming to the format and enrollment requirements of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA), as detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 191/20 released July 6. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2021, the distance-learning portion of SEA will be three weeks in length and students will no longer need to complete the Primary Professional Military Education (PPME) or Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I and II. Additionally, the SEA will begin a stepped-approach to increase annual student throughput from 1,296 to 1,782 senior enlisted leaders. "The process for implementing these changes will be seamless to the Fleet, other than senior enlisted leaders having a better opportunity to attend," said Command Master Chief Jason Avin, SEA director. "The online portion will be shorter, redundancy will be removed, and the three week in-residence portion will remain the cornerstone of the educational and networking experience." "Streamlining distance learning and eliminating pre-requisites were necessary steps in removing barriers for attendance," said Avin. "Keeping in line with the Navy’s culture of excellence, we also used the opportunity to conduct a thorough review of curriculum to ensure the SEA continues to provide students with the most relevant and up-to-date tools the fleet needs for senior enlisted leaders to be successful." According to Senior Chief Quartermaster Henry Nicol, a faculty advisor at SEA, the curriculum is also being changed to help alleviate stress the former seven-week distance learning period had on students. "The SEA used fleet input, staff feedback, and student and alumni surveys to develop the next iteration of the Senior Enlisted Academy,” said Nicol. “Based on that feedback, the SEA reached out to the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) and our Board of Advisors to provide our recommendations of what we would like senior enlisted leaders to be educated on. The entire staff at SEA is involved in reimaging the curriculum to the most up to date readings, and to adjust the flow of topics to be in line with the feedback from the MCPON's leadership mess." Avin goes on to commend the work that the SEA staff is doing to develop the new course. "They have reached across domains, across services, into the civilian sector and even internationally to develop the most relevant and challenging educational experience possible for our future students," said Avin. "I am very proud of this team, and we are all excited to deliver the new curriculum to the chief’s mess and senior enlisted leaders across the globe." For additional information, contact the SEA course director, at coursedirector.sea@usnwc.edu, (401) 841-4944, or the SEA lead faculty advisor, at LFA.sea@usnwc.edu, (401) 841-4471. The SEA is a leader development program for active and reserve senior enlisted leaders from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard, as well as from our international service partners, for increased leadership and career advancement. SEA focuses on management, leadership, national security and physical fitness.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Yeah what's the scoop? I keep getting asked!
  5. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has suspended the fall 2020 Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) to minimize risk of Sailor exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The suspension was announced in NAVADMIN 193/20 on July 7, and is the second consecutive fitness cycle suspended because of COVID-19 mitigation concerns. When fitness testing does resume in January 2021, the plank will replace the curl-up for the first time and the rowing machine will become an alternate cardio option as well, the message said. “The COVID-19 situation requires that we continue to minimize risk to personnel, therefore all personnel will be “EXCUSED” from participation in Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020,” wrote Vice Adm. John B. Nowell, Jr., the Navy’s top uniformed personnel officer, in the message. “Suspension includes both the official Body Composition Assessment and Physical Readiness Test components of the PFA.” Sailors will automatically be marked as “EXCUSED” in the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) for the cycle. As a result, Command Fitness Leaders must not make any official PFA entries in PRIMS for the official Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020 because the Physical Readiness Program (PRP) office will handle those updates. The suspension also applies to organized or group physical training at the command level, including the Fitness Enhancement Programs, until further notice. The only exceptions allowed will be for recruit training or if unit mission training requires such physical training sessions. In those cases, the exception must come from the appropriate Echelon II commander, who can also delegate the authority down to the first flag officer in the chain of command. Unlike last cycle, mock PFA’s will be allowed for Sailors needing to regain advancement and retention eligibility as long as any local area and installation guidance as well as COVID-19 guidelines in effect are followed. Also, all mock PFA’s must be conducted as outlined in OPNAV Instruction 6110.1J, the governing guidance of the Navy Physical Readiness Program with modifications as detailed in the NAVADMIN. The curl-up will not be performed to minimize risk to Sailors. Though the fall cycle is now excused, Sailors still must make good choices in maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program to keep within Navy physical fitness standards, Nowell wrote in the message. The message recommended Sailors use the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling 5-week conditioning plan. This is available online at https://www.navyfitness.org/fitness/5-week-training-plan. The plan was developed by Navy Installations Command’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Program to help Sailors maintain Navy physical fitness standards while reducing the chances for injuries. When fitness assessments do resume in 2021, the Navy will begin phasing in previously announced testing changes. This means, for the first time, curl-ups will replace by the plank exercise along and the rowing machine will become an alternative cardio option. To give Sailors time to adjust to the new exercise, no plank failures will be counted during the first cycle the plank is implemented. Separate guidance on the implementation of the new events will be issued separately in September. The latest DoD policies are at https://www.defense.gov/explore/spotlight/coronavirus
  6. The NCVEC is currently funding TA and NCPACE requests for course start dates up to and including 30 September. Please continue to monitor the Navy College Website for up to date information. Please make sure your contact information is updated in MyNavy Education so you can receive notifications. In the meantime, you should continue to submit your applications up to 120 days in advance of and no less than 14 days prior to your school's published term start date.
  7. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 071628Z JUL 20 MID110000814653U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 193/20 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL// SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY UPDATE FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT CYCLE TWO 2020 DUE TO COVID 19 MITIGATION// REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/181759ZMAR20// REF/B/RMG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/191853ZMAY20// REF/C/DOC/OPNAV/11JUL11// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 071/20, PHYSICAL READINESS POLICY UPDATE. REF B IS NAVADMIN 145/20, ADVANCEMENT ELIGIBILITY RELATED TO CHANGES TO THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM AND PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES DUE TO COVID-19 MITIGATION. REF C IS OPNAVINST 6110.1J, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM. RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the suspension of the Navy Physical Readiness Program Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) for Cycle 2, 2020 and updates policy guidance pertaining to future Physical Readiness Test (PRT) modalities provided in reference (a). The COVID-19 situation requires that we continue to minimize risk to personnel, therefore all personnel will be EXCUSED from participation in Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020. 2. Suspension includes both the official Body Composition Assessment (BCA) and PRT components of the PFA. a. The Physical Readiness Program office will update Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) to reflect EXCUSED for Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020 (only) for both BCA and PRT. Command Fitness Leaders (CFL) and Assistant CFLs (ACFL) are directed not to make any official PFA entries in PRIMS for the official Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020. b. All Navy commands are to continue the suspension of all organized or group physical training (PT) (i.e. Command, Department or Division PT and the Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP)), until further notice. c. Exceptions to paragraph 2.a and 2.b: (1) Accessions missions (e.g., recruit training) and the appropriate Echelon II commander with authority to delegate to the first flag officer in the chain of command may grant unit mission training requirements. (2) Regaining advancement/retention eligibility. As outlined in reference (b), Sailors can regain eligibility by passing an unofficial (mock) PFA within Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020. 3. Guidelines for administering a mock PFA for Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020. Mock PFA will be conducted when COVID-19 conditions permit following local area and installation guidance (e.g. Stage 2). The mock PFA must be conducted as outlined in reference (c) with the following exceptions: a. Consist of no more than 10 people, to include CFL and ACFL. b. Ensure proper medical screening. c. Conduct BCA with the following modifications to follow social distancing practices: (1) CFL/ACFLs: (a) Perform COVID-19 symptom screening and temperature check immediately prior to the BCA. (b) Limit close contact to less than 15 minutes per person. (c) Must wear a mask at all times during the BCA. (d) Must wear disposable gloves during all circumference measurements. Disposable gloves must be replaced after each circumference measurement for each member. (e) Disinfect scales, height measurement apparatus, pens and tape measures between each use. (f) Designate only one person as recorder for each BCA session. (2) Service Member: (a) Must wear a mask at all times during the BCA. (b) Self-reporting. If feeling ill during BCA, Service Member must report to medical department or local Medical Treatment Facility for further medical evaluation. d. Conduct mock PRT with the following modifications to follow social distancing practices: (1) To mitigate COVID-19 concerns, curl-ups are prohibited for the mock PFA. (2) Personnel will only be tested on push-ups and the 1.5 mile run or approved alternate cardio (i.e. stationary bike, swim, treadmill) where available. Protective face masks are prohibited for members while performing the mock PRT. (3) Self-reporting. If Service Member response to pre- physical activity questions requires medical assistance, member must report to medical and be medically cleared before participating in mock PRT. (4) Disinfect floor-mats and all alternate cardio equipment between each use. (5) Designate only one person as recorder for each PRT session. e. All mock PFAs must be entered in PRIMS under the FEP tab of the Service Member to document their BCA and PRT results within 30 days and prior to regaining advancement/retention. 4. Although the Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020 has been excused, Sailors are reminded to make good choices for a healthy diet and are to continue a level of fitness to maintain Navy physical fitness standards. Commander Navy Installations Command Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Program has put together a Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS) 5-week conditioning plan, located at https://www.navyfitness.org/fitness/5-week- training-plan to assist Sailors in maintaining Navy physical fitness standards. Individuals and commands are highly encouraged to use the NOFFS 5- week conditioning plan to improve operational readiness and reduce the severity of injury. 5. Future changes to PRT Modalities. The previously announced changes to the PRT modalities (replacement of curl-ups with plank and addition of rower alternative cardio option) will be implemented for cycle 1, 2021. Sailors will be provided additional guidance at a later time. Sailors will be given ample time to practice the plank before it is officially counted for a PRT score (i.e., no plank failures will be counted on initial implementation) 6. Questions and concerns regarding these policy changes may be referred to the Physical Readiness Program at PRIMS(at)navy.mil or (901) 874-2210. 7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  8. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 071416Z JUL 20 MID110000813917U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 192/20 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL// SUBJ/ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY// REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/5OCT17// REF/B/DOC/DOD/11JAN19// NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1160.6C, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY PROGRAM. REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1340.26 CHANGE 1, ASSIGNMENT AND SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the annual special duty assignment pay (SDAP) recertification process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. In line with references (a) and (b), commanding officers (CO) are required to annually review and certify the entitlement to SDAP of each Sailor. This recertification is to verify that every Sailor who is assigned to an eligible billet is still qualified to fill that billet and is receiving the correct level of SDAP. 2. SDAP recertification will not be forwarded to the personnel support detachment (PSD)/Transaction Support Center (TSC)/pay office for the command. However, any action to start, stop or change the level of a Sailors SDAP must be submitted to PSD/TSC/pay office via the Transaction Online Processing System. Recertification shall commence upon the date of this NAVADMIN and continue through 31 August 2020. Failure by commands to complete the required recertification by 31 August 2020 will result in stopping the SDAP of their Sailors until the annual recertification is endorsed by their immediate superior in command (ISIC) and submitted to the Community Management Support Branch (BUPERS-328). This endorsement cannot be signed by direction nor by an acting ISIC. A list of the commands that do not recertify on time will be sent to the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) and the N1 staffs at U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) by Military Pay and Compensation Policy Branch (OPNAV N130). Once the recertification is submitted, back pay will then be approved. 3. To verify if a Sailor is eligible and receiving the correct level of SDAP, a complete list of authorized skills and pay amounts can be found by visiting https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay-and-benefits, then clicking on the *SRB* tab and navigating to the SDAP section on that page. 4. Follow these procedures to certify the SDAP report of your command: a. Obtain and print the annual SDAP report of your command. The annual SDAP report only pulls those Sailors that are currently drawing SDAP. (1) The command annual SDAP report may be obtained by sending a digitally signed e-mail to the SDAP Recertification Report help desk at mill_sdap_recert.fct(at)navy.mil. (2) Annual SDAP report requesters are to include their primary unit identification code (UIC) in the subject line and any required subordinate UICs in the e-mail body. (3) Reports will only be provided to Command Career Management System-Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) users with the Activity Manning Manager (AMM) role. Requester must have CMS-ID AMM access for all subordinate UICs requested. Commands with no AMM will need to submit a CMS-ID AMM access request which can be found by visiting https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/mnpmain, then clicking on *Quick Links*, then clicking on the *NPC* tab. Under the tab labeled *enlisted* click *CMS-ID*. (4) The SDAP report will be returned as an attachment in an encrypted e-mail. If you are having trouble sending or receiving encrypted e-mail, ensure that your encryption email certificate is posted to the global address list. If you are still having encryption issues, contact BUPERS-328 via e-mail at mill_sdap_recert.fct(at)navy.mil or by phone at (901)-874-3260. b. Verify your command as a whole and make changes as follows: (1) Add all Sailors who are eligible for SDAP, but not listed in the annual SDAP report. To add, simply handwrite or type the name, rate, effective date and level on the bottom of the annual SDAP report. If there is not enough space, attach a list on command letterhead. (2) Draw a line through any Sailor who is no longer eligible and put a brief description as to why they are no longer eligible (transfer/separation/loss of Navy enlisted classifications). (3) Verify levels are in line with the most recent SDAP eligibility chart by visiting https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay- and-benefits, then clicking on the *SRB* tab and navigating to the SDAP section on that page. (4) The original signature of the CO must be on each page of the annual SDAP report accompanied by the following statement: *After review, I certify that all required additions and changes have been annotated, actions required to start, stop, increase or decrease have been processed via PSD/TSC/pay office prior to submission of recertification and all Sailors at this command are receiving the correct SDAP entitlement.* This statement can be handwritten, typed or put on with a label. A cover letter is not required and only recommended if the command needs more space for Sailors added. (5) Provide a point of contact in the top right-hand corner of the first page of the annual SDAP report. (6) Send the SDAP report via encrypted e-mail to mill_sdap_recert.fct(at)navy.mil. The e-mail subject line must contain UIC, POC: rate, name, phone number and e-mail. (7) E-mail is the preferred method, but if you need to send the report via regular mail, please send to: Navy Personnel Command ATTN: Community Management Support Branch (BUPERS-328) 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-0130 5. Each command is responsible for ensuring updates are made to Sailor records through the commands servicing PSD/TSC/pay office. No changes will be made by Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM) as part of the annual recertification process. 6. Commands can check the status of their SDAP recertification at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay-and-benefits, then clicking on the *SRB* tab and navigating to the SDAP section on that page. Commands are strongly encouraged to use this site to ensure all subordinate commands have completed the recertification. Please allow 5 to 10 days after submission for the webpage to be updated. 7. Point of contact is BUPERS-328, (901)874-3260/DSN 882 / mill_sdap_recert.fct(at)navy.mil. 8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 1 October 2020, whichever occurs first. 9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  9. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 061759Z JUL 20 MID110000810152U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 191/20 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// SUBJ/UNITED STATES NAVY SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY UPDATE// REF/A/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/192102ZNOV14// REF/B/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/11SEP16// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 266/14, UNITED STATES SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY. REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1306-925, SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMIES.// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to the format and enrollment requirements of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA). SEA is the only professional military education (PME) institution of the Navy dedicated to senior enlisted personnel. Changes to this program outlined below are based on extensive input from the Fleet in the form of surveys, course critiques and active dialogue with enlisted leaders to identify critical objectives of the course and barriers to completion. 2. In order to meet current and future demand, the SEA will continue to offer nine classes per year, but effective October 2020 a stepped approach will increase student throughput from 1,296 to 1,782 senior enlisted leaders annually. Current class size is 144 students per class with an end goal of growing each class to 198 students. 3. Beginning Fiscal Year 2021, the distance learning portion of the program will be streamlined to better accommodate the operational commitments and demands on our Sailors. These changes will also better align curriculum with the Culture of Excellence of the Navy and the critical skills required of our senior enlisted leaders. Distance learning will be delivered in a 3-week block, mirroring the amount of time students will stay in residence. 4. The program schedule will be as follows: 1 week Administrative Processing (No Academics) 3 weeks - Distance Learning 1 week Administrative Processing (Travel Admin) 3 weeks - In-Residence (Newport, RI) 5. Additionally, the Navy Primary Professional Military Education (PPME) or Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) are no longer required for enrollment or completion of the SEA. The requirements for Professional Military Education are adequately addressed in Senior Enlisted Selection Board convening orders and precepts. Reference (b) will be updated to reflect these changes. 6. For additional information and to view the course schedule, refer to the SEA website via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/training-education-qualifications/t-training- communities and select Senior Enlisted Academy. 7. The SEA points of contact are the Course Director, at coursedirector.sea(at)usnwc.edu, (401) 841-4944, and SEA Lead Faculty Advisor, at LFA.sea(at)usnwc.edu, (401) 841-4471. 8. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first. 9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  10. An aircraft carrier Ford crew member has recanted his story about helping to save two children from a fire after the Portsmouth, Virginia, Fire Department initiated an investigation Monday morning. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/07/06/ford-crewmember-recants-story-of-how-he-helped-save-children-from-burning-building-officials-say/
  11. Heavy rain in southern Japan on Monday prompted landslide and flood warnings from Japanese officials and early closures at Sasebo Naval Base. Flooding was expected in Sasebo city, according to an announcement by the Nagasaki District Meteorological Observatory. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/heavy-rain-flooding-and-landslide-threats-in-japan-prompt-sasebo-naval-base-to-close-1.636460
  12. A B-52 Stratofortress bomber flew halfway across the world to join two aircraft carriers in an exercise Saturday in the South China Sea, Pacific Air Forces said in a statement Sunday. While the B-52 was flying with strike fighters and electronic warfare jets from aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan over the Pacific, Air Force pilots flew B-1, B-2 and other B-52 bombers above Independence Day celebrations in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/b-52-bomber-joined-dual-carrier-exercise-in-the-south-china-sea-air-force-says-1.636462
  13. A Navy chief who died after a medical emergency aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt was a father of three who was remembered for his humor and love of singing. The Navy identified the sailor who died Thursday as Chief Petty Officer Justin Calderone, a member of Strike Fighter Squadron 146, or VFA-146. The nature of the medical emergency he suffered was not disclosed in a Navy statement. https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-chief-who-died-aboard-theodore-roosevelt-leaves-behind-wife-and-three-children-1.636473
  14. I know the NAVADMIN said July. I thought I saw July 24 somewhere but can’t find it
  15. Last week
  16. VIRGINIA BEACH — Kristianne Parren was tired and ready for bed early Sunday when an explosion-like sound erupted in her Virginia Beach home. It was shortly after 1 a.m. in the Sandpiper Crescent Lincoln Military Housing complex off of Shore Drive, and she and her husband had just finished moving a television into their master bedroom, she told The Virginian-Pilot Monday. Her husband, Nicholas, was putting away his handgun as he does every night, she said, when the shooting started. https://www.pilotonline.com/news/crime/vp-nw-military-housing-shooting-20200706-k4kv2xuglbbs7czqsxkhdihlr4-story.html
  17. Any scuttlebutt on E-4 to E-6 Advancement results???
  18. Chinese military exercises being held this week around disputed islands in the South China Sea “further destabilize” relations among nations staking claims in the waters, the Pentagon warned Thursday. China state media announced late last month that it would conduct military training exercises in waters off the Paracel Islands Monday through Friday. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/pentagon-chides-china-for-weeklong-maritime-drills-underway-by-disputed-south-china-sea-isles-1.636161
  19. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Effective immediately, leave and liberty outside the local area of your command is exempt from ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved the leave exemption for all military on June 29. The Navy's rules for implementation came in NAVADMIN 189/20 on July 2. Approval authority for leave outside of the local area will be determined by the echelon 2 commander. Delegation of that authority can not be lower than the unit commanding officer, officer-in-charge or equivalent — Branch Head, Division Director, etc. All other guidance for transitioning from a stop movement to a conditions-based phased approach to personnel movement and travel, remains in place. "Commanders and supervisors will conduct a risk assessment of the health status and travel itinerary for personnel requesting leave or liberty outside the local area," wrote Vice Adm. John B. Nowell, Jr., the Navy's top uniformed official in the message. Commands also have the responsibility of reviewing a Sailor's travel plans to verify they have a plan to both keep themselves safe, as well as ensure they don’t become a vector of infection when they return. Sailors should not go on leave or liberty out of the local area if they have a fever or display any other symptoms that could indicate COVID-19 infection. In addition, Sailors should not travel if they have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus within the past 14 days. Before departure, commands must establish with their travelers a means of reliable communication. This allows for quick access for reacting to any circumstances that arise during leave or liberty. While traveling away from their home area, Navy Service members must comply with any Department of Defense, federal, state, or local restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
  20. (CNN)The US Navy will send two aircraft carriers and several accompanying warships to the South China Sea in the coming days to participate in a military exercise. The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Philippine Sea and South China Sea," said Lt. Joe Jeiley, a spokesman for the Seventh Fleet. "Operating two carrier strike groups in the Philippine Sea and South China Sea provides advanced training opportunities for our forces and provides combatant commanders with significant operational flexibility should those forces be called upon in response to regional situations. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/03/politics/us-navy-south-china-sea/index.html
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UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 021507Z JUL 20 MID110000801499U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 189/20 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/CNO/JUN// SUBJ/NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 6// REF/A/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/122138ZJUN20// REF/B/MEMO/OSD/22MAY20// REF/C/ALNAV/SECNAV/121305ZJUN20// REF/D/MEMO/SECNAV/12JUN2020// REF/E/MEMO/OSD/7FEB2020// REF/F/MEMO/OSD/25FEB2020// REF/G/MEMO/OSD/11MAR2020// REF/H/MEMO/OSD/8APR2020// REF/I/MEMO/OSD/13APR2020// REF/J/ALNAV/SECNAV/231933ZMAR20// REF/K/ALNAVRESFOR/COMNAVRESFOR/162051ZAPR20// REF/L/ALNAVRESFOR/COMNAVRESFOR/212022ZMAY20// REF/M/MEMO/OSD/19MAY20// REF/N/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/201856ZMAY20// REF/O/DOC/WHITE HOUSE/16APR2020// REF/P/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/062057ZMAY20// REF/Q/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/172057ZJUN20// REF/R/MEMO/OSD/26MAY20// REF/S/MEMO/OSD/29JUN20// REF/T/MEMO/ASN M&RA/30JUN2020// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 168/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 5. REF B IS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MEMO ON TRANSITION TO CONDITIONS-BASED PHASED APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. REF C IS ALNAV 067/20, CANCELLATION OF ALNAV 044/20 AND ALNAV 049/20. REF D IS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV) MEMO ON DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSITION TO CONDITIONS-BASED APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. REF E IS UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PERSONNEL AND READINESS (USD(PR)) FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (FHPG) (SUPPLEMENT 1). REF F IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 2). REF G IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 4). REF H IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 7). REF I IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 8). REF J IS ALNAV 029/20, STATE AND LOCAL SHELTER-IN- PLACE ORDERS IMPACT ON DON OPERATIONS. REF K IS ALNAVRESFOR 011/20, NAVY RESERVE FORCE POLICY UPDATE FOR COVID-19. REF L IS ALNAVRESFOR 012/20, NAVY RESERVE FORCE POLICY UPDATE FOR COVID-19 UPDATE 2. REF M IS SECDEF MEMO ON GUIDANCE FOR COMMANDERS ON RISK-BASED CHANGING OF HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITION LEVELS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC. REF N IS NAVADMIN 147/20, GUIDANCE TO COMMANDERS ON ADJUSTING HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITIONS AND BASE SERVICES. REF O ARE WHITE HOUSE GUIDELINES OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN (PDF SLIDES). REF P IS NAVADMIN 136/20, CNO MESSAGE TO THE FLEET. REF Q IS NAVADMIN 173/20, U.S. NAVY COVID-19 STANDARDIZED OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE VERSION 2.0. REF R IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 9). REF S IS SECDEF MEMO ON EXEMPTION OF AUTHORIZED LEAVE FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SERVICE MEMBERS FROM CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. REF T IS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS) (ASN M&RA) MEMO ON DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY EXEMPTION OF AUTHORIZED LEAVE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS FROM CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS.// POC/RADM JEFFREY JABLON/OPNAV N13/703-604- 5040/JEFFREY.JABLON(AT)NAVY.MIL// RMKS/1. Based on recent revisions to Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Navy (DoN) guidance regarding travel restrictions (references (s) and (t)), leave and liberty outside of the local area is now exempted from the travel restrictions listed in reference (b), the DoD framework on transitioning to a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel. This NAVADMIN cancels reference (a), removes personal leave and liberty outside of the local area as restricted travel, and in line with references (b) through (d) transitions the stop movement approach to domestic and overseas personnel travel to a conditions- based and phased approach to lifting of travel restrictions. All other guidance from reference (b) remains in effect until further notice. All commands shall continue to take specific actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 worldwide and Department of the Navy (DON) Navy Service Members will adhere to Force Health Protection Guidance (FHPG), references (e) through (i) and (r). This NAVADMIN does not cancel or supersede Combatant Commander (CCDR) guidance for forces assigned or allocated to that Combatant Command (CCMD) or within that CCMD Area of Responsibility (AOR). This NAVADMIN is effective immediately and reissues guidance for the Navy that will remain in effect until further notice. 2. Stop Movement. A stop movement for all DON Navy Service Members and their dependents (if dependent travel is government-funded), both internationally and domestically, remains in effect unless the conditions listed in paragraph 4 are met (Transition to Condition- based Phased Approach). 2.A. Except as provided below, this stop movement applies to all official travel, including temporary duty (TDY) travel, permanent duty travel including Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel, and travel related to Authorized Departures (AD) and Ordered Departures (OD) issued by the Department of State (DoS). For DON civilian travel, DON will promulgate guidance separately in accordance with reference (d). For personnel and units deploying to and from homeport (originating unit location for reserve personnel), follow the guidance of reference (q). 2.B. Stop Movement Exemptions. The following circumstances are exempt from the stop movement travel restrictions: 2.B.1. Travel associated with uniformed personnel recruiting and accessions activities, to include accessions, basic training, advanced military individual training and follow-on travel to the first duty station. 2.B.2. Travel by patients (to include those on the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL)), as well as their authorized escorts and attendants, for purposes of medical treatment. Travel by medical providers for the purposes of medical treatment for DoD personnel and their families is also authorized. 2.B.3. Travel for Global Force Management (GFM) activities (defined as deployments/redeployments ordered in the GFM Allocation Plan (GFMAP) and CCMD Assigned Force Demand Tasking, including Service internal rotations to support and TDY used to source ordered capabilities). Such travel to execute Operations, Activities and Investments or Service-related training will be coordinated between the CCDR, the Joint Staff (JS) and the appropriate Military Department. All GFM-scheduled deployments/redeployments of U.S. Navy vessels and embarked units and personnel are authorized, provided they have met the Restriction of Movement (ROM) guidance set forth in references (e), (q), (r) and any applicable subsequent guidance. 2.B.4. Travel authorized by the Commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), to continue execution of the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise as required to project and sustain the Joint Force globally. This includes forces (aircrews, vessel crews and mission essential personnel) ordered on prepare-to-deploy orders alert status, air refueling, global patient movement, mortuary affairs support, inland surface, sea and air sustainment missions, support to other U.S. Agencies (as approved by the Secretary of Defense (SecDef)) and moves of personnel and equipment that support USTRANSCOM global posture requirements. 2.B.5. Travel by military personnel pending retirement or separation. Specific to Navy Service Members, travel is authorized to take terminal leave. 2.B.6. Travel by those under authority of a Chief of Mission and authorized by that Chief of Mission. Travel from locations where the DoS has issued an OD, and return travel from safe havens when the DoS has terminated an OD or AD. 2.B.7. Travel to and from Professional Military Education Programs (defined by Navy as in-resident graduate education including in-resident Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)). 2.B.8. In line with references (s) and (t), personal leave and liberty travel outside of the local area for Navy Service Members is exempt from COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Approval authority for leave outside of the local area will be determined by the echelon 2 commander, but may be delegated by the echelon 2 commander to no lower than the unit CO, OIC or equivalent (Branch Head, Division Director, etc.). 2.B.8.a. Commanders and supervisors will conduct a risk assessment of the health status and travel itinerary for Navy Service Members requesting leave or liberty outside the local area. Navy Service Members should not travel if they display a fever or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if they have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days. Navy Service Members will comply with any DoD, component, federal, state and local restrictions while in a leave/liberty status. 2.B.8.b. Commanders and supervisors will follow the procedures in reference (g) for all Service Members traveling on leave. Commanders and supervisors will establish a means of communication with all Navy Service Members throughout the period of leave or liberty and post- travel actions as well as prescribing actions (i.e., post-travel ROM, if applicable) for their particular circumstances. Navy commanders and supervisors may be more restrictive based on local risk assessment in consultation with public health authorities. 2.B.8.c. The MyNavy Portal Travel Tracker (https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker) can be used to see the status of states, countries, territories and installations to assist with making risk informed decisions on approving leave and implementing the appropriate mitigation measures when individuals return from leave. For example, if a Sailor is approved to take leave to a red location, it may be appropriate for the sailor to ROM upon return based on potential exposure to COVID-19 due to the locations high rate of COVID-19 documented cases. References (g) and (i) in particular provide guidance on when various risk mitigation measures, such as ROM, are appropriate. 2.C. Stop Movement Waivers. Waivers to the stop movement travel restrictions may be granted in writing in cases where the travel is: 1) Determined to be mission-essential, 2) Necessary for humanitarian reasons or 3) Warranted due to extreme hardship. These waivers are to be executed on a case-by-case basis, must be determined to be in the best interest of the U.S. Government and shall be coordinated between the gaining and losing organizations. Mission-essential travel refers to work that must be performed to ensure the continued operations of mission-essential functions, including positions that are deemed key and essential, as determined by the responsible DoD Component. Further information on granting waivers is contained in paragraph 3.D. 3. Stop Movement Policy. This portion of the NAVADMIN applies to areas currently under a stop movement. Paragraph 4 applies to the transition of areas out of stop movement status. All personnel should follow federal, state and local (including host nation) direction, as well as direction from their chain of command, including observing *Stay at Home* orders if in effect, maximizing telework and practicing social distancing. Reference (j) provides additional guidance on state and local executive orders and COVID-19 response. 3.A. PCS 3.A.1. PCS orders from or to locations under a stop movement. Navy Service Members and their dependents under PCS orders will stop movement. Execution of PCS orders requires a waiver in accordance with (IAW) paragraph 3.D. 3.A.2. A local PCS move may be executed without a waiver since it does not involve travel outside of the local area. Same geographic location PCS moves will only be executed with due regard to the operational readiness of the commands involved. Losing and gaining commands are encouraged to coordinate with placement coordinators and detailers in Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Career Management Pillar Branch (PERS-4) as required. PERS-4 shall adjudicate same geographic location PCS move decisions in situations where losing and gaining commands do not agree on an execution timeline. This adjudication may be delegated, but no lower than the O-6 Division Director level at PERS-4. 3.B. Other Official Travel (Meetings, Conferences, Site Visits, etc.). All other official travel by Navy Service Members from or to an area under a stop movement is prohibited and will require a waiver IAW paragraph 3.D. Navy Reserve personnel will follow guidance promulgated by the Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) in references (k) and (l). 3.C. Travel for Official Training. 3.C.1. Navy Service Members traveling to attend formal training from or to an area under a stop movement will require a waiver IAW paragraph 3.D. prior to travel, advance coordination with the training command and will comply with reference (q) and any Navy Component Commander (NCC) guidance concerning pre- and post-travel medical screening and reception procedures, to include ROM if applicable. 3.C.2. Navy Service Members (not exempted by para 2.B.1.) currently executing PCS or TDY orders and attending training and/or schools will complete their current training and/or school. Those on TDY orders are directed to remain in contact with the command that issued the orders for returning instructions/guidance. Navy Service Members executing PCS orders should expect to take one of the following actions: (1) return to their previous Permanent Duty Station (PDS), (2) remain at the school/training site if prudent for health protection, (3) if the next school/training is in the same location and the course is still being offered, continue training. Reevaluate after school/training completion or (4) proceed to the next intermediate stop or ultimate PDS. Decisions will be based on force health protection considerations. Throughout the process, Navy Service Members should consult with their affected command (current, losing and future) as well as their detailer. 3.C.3. Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Learning Centers will continue to support Fleet mission-essential training to the maximum extent possible while minimizing risk to force and balancing risk to mission, strictly abiding by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), DoD and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) guidance in the classroom/trainer environment. There must be a two-factor approach for all training when determining whether to convene a course/training. First, a deliberate evaluation should be conducted on whether the course/training should be convened based on its measurable impact to Force Generation (Fg) and Force Employment (Fe). Second, a deliberate evaluation should be conducted as to whether the course/training can be conducted while still adhering to current FHPG. For all accession level courses, ROM shall be required before commencing training unless students arrive via bubble-to-bubble/protected travel. For all high- risk/intensity training courses, and courses where CDC, DoD, and BUMED guidance cannot be adhered to (physical nature of training, team simulators, firefighting/damage control trainers, etc.), ROM shall be required before commencing training unless students are from the local area or arrive via bubble-to-bubble travel. For all other courses, ROM will be at the discretion of the schoolhouse COs based on risk to force. Fleet units shall coordinate ROM requirements with the schoolhouse before permitting student travel. Type Commanders (TYCOMS) should validate each individual training requirements mission-essentiality in light of the risk to force, and then coordinate with NETC to implement risk mitigations (i.e., reduced throughput, extra course convenings, ROM, etc.). 3.D. Stop Movement Waivers. 3.D.1. All travel orders will be annotated stating the waivers herein being granted. Waivers granted prior to the date time group of this NAVADMIN under reference (a) are still valid. 3.D.2. COs and OICs may request a waiver via their chain of command to paragraphs 3.A. through 3.C. Approval authority for waivers belongs to the CCDR if the individual is assigned or allocated to a CCMD, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) if the individual is assigned to the JS, the DoD Chief Management Officer (DoD CMO) for personnel in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Defense Agencies, DoD Field Activities (and any other DoD entities not listed in this paragraph) and finally to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) for personnel under his jurisdiction. In line with reference (d), SECNAV has delegated this authority to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). 3.D.2.a. PERS-4 is delegated authority to approve or deny stop movement waivers for Navy Service Member PCS travel in paragraphs 3.A. and 3.C.2. Approvals of waiver requests shall be made via message traffic to all concerned and will specify whether dependents are authorized to accompany the Navy Service Member. Detaching commander endorsement is required up through the first Flag Officer or the Senior Executive Service (SES) or equivalent with authority to approve waivers in line with paragraph 3.D.2.b. NCCs will be notified of all PCS movements into and out of their area of responsibility. Upon receipt of an approved waiver, Transaction Service Center or Personnel Support Detachment personnel/offices will process the Navy Service Member for transfer to the gaining command. Send all waiver requests to pers451(at)navy.mil with the subject line PCS WAIVER REQUEST. Waiver request formats are posted on MyNavy Portal (MNP). Navy Service Members who are granted a waiver will receive guidance from NPC concerning NCC pre- and post-travel medical screening and reception procedures to include ROM. 3.D.2.b. Authority to approve or deny stop movement waivers for Navy Service Members in the case of: (1) official travel in paragraph 3.B., and (2) official training, not associated with a PCS, in paragraph 3.C. is delegated to the echelon 2 commander. The echelon 2 commander may further delegate waiver authority, but no lower than the first Flag Officer or SES or equivalent in the chain of command of the Service Member. Those who are granted a waiver will comply with the NCC guidance concerning pre- and post-travel screening and reception procedures. 3.E. Holding Conferences (and other similar events involving gatherings of personnel). All conferences (and other similar events) shall be held virtually until an area transitions out of stop movement status as detailed in paragraph 4. Upon designation as an unrestricted travel location, the decision to hold conferences (and other similar events) in person should be based on local Health Protection Conditions (HPCON) and if the conference (and other similar events) is determined to be permissible, all attendees should adhere to applicable FHPG. 3.F. References (m) and (n) contain specific requirements and considerations for each HPCON. Considerations include the following: During HPCON C and above, Navy Service Members avoid social settings of 10 or more people that do not allow for appropriate social distancing. During HPCON B, larger gatherings may occur but practice social distancing, and when physical distancing is not possible, use precautionary measures (like face coverings). During HPCON A, all should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments. During HPCON 0, unrestricted activities may resume. Naval component and region commanders may be more or less stringent than surrounding community requirements based on mission and risk considerations. 4. Transition to Condition-based Phased Approach. 4.A. Transition to a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel applies to all official travel, including TDY travel, permanent duty travel including PCS travel and travel related to ADs and ODs issued by DoS. For DON civilian travel, DON will promulgate guidance separately in line with reference (d). Conditions to resume unrestricted travel rest on two overarching Factors: (1) state and/or regional (to include host nation) criteria and (2) installation-level criteria based on conditions in and surrounding DoD installations, facilities and locations. Factors (1) and (2) are detailed in reference (b). Additionally, Factor (1) and (2) assessments can be nested with existing installation gating criteria assessments in line with references (m) and (n). 4.B. Advana is the primary platform the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(PR)) will be using to track implementation of a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel. The Advana COVID-19 modeling platform is used to accurately develop a COVID-19 common operational picture and dashboard to better enable data-informed decision making. It is maintained by DoD and includes live updates on cases, testing capacity, bed, personnel, supply and logistics. Additionally, it will be used to show Factor (1) and (2) assessments in a green (yes) or red (no) status. An extract of the Advana information required for implementation of this NAVADMIN will be displayed for Navy use via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19- travel-tracker. 4.C. U.S. States and Territories, and Host Nations (Factor 1). Using reference (o) as a baseline, along with data and guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC and inputs from the military services and CCMDs, the USD(PR) will continuously assess each U.S. state, district, or territory and nations that host greater than 1,000 permanently assigned DoD personnel, for three criteria: (1) removal of shelter-in-place orders or other travel restrictions, (2) 14-day downward trajectory of flu-like and COVID- 19-like symptoms and (3) 14-day downward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases or positive tests. Any state, district, territory, or host nation that meets all three criteria shall be considered to permit movement to/from these areas. Once a U.S. state or territory or country meets the Factors described indicating criteria have been met to resume unrestricted travel, the USD(PR) will publish the change in status and present the information in Advana. In order for Navy Service Members to execute the direction of this NAVADMIN, an extract of that information is posted via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19- travel-tracker and will be updated weekly. Any subsequent significant change in Factors due to temporary localized breakouts will be assessed for travel restrictions being reinstated. 4.D. DoD Installations, Facilities and Locations (Factor 2). As delegated to the CNO by reference (d) and further delegated by this NAVADMIN, the applicable NCC for Navy installations, as well as other military departments, CCDRs, and the DoD CMO for non-Navy installations, will continuously assess each DoD installation, facility or location under their purview for the feasibility of lifting travel restrictions. There are four Factors that will be reported in order to make this assessment: (1) removal of local travel restrictions (Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC Lead)), (2) availability of essential services (e.g., schools, childcare, moving services) (CNIC Lead), (3) quality control/assurance capability for household goods packing and moving (Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Lead reporting to CNIC for inclusion in weekly report as described below) and (4) favorable HPCON (below HPCON C) as determined by references (m) and (n) (CNIC Lead). Assessments of this criteria will include consultation with the other Services who have installations in the local surrounding area and will take into account the areas where installation personnel reside. Specifically, installations/facilities within a 50-mile commuting distance will coordinate their assessments and plans. Any Navy installation, facility, or location that meets all of the criteria above, as reported by CNIC, will be assessed by the applicable NCC to determine unrestricted movement to or from these locations. The above criteria and whether or not an installation is restricted for travel will then be reported by CNIC to the DoD COVID-19 Task Force (with an information copy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (ASN M and RA) staff on a weekly basis (via the Navy Operations Center (NOC)), using a pre-formatted spreadsheet provided by the DoD COVID-19 Task Force. In order to execute the direction of this NAVADMIN, an extract of that information is posted via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker. 4.E. Assessment Process. Unrestricted travel activities may resume between installations when the criteria for states, territories, and host nations are met as published for both the gaining and losing U.S. State or territory or host nation, and subject to installation conditions as determined by the DoD CMO, applicable NCC (as detailed above), or the CCDRs. 4.E.1. Considerations for Unrestricted Travel. Though travel may be approved as unrestricted based on the gaining and losing location both reflected as green on Factor 1 and Factor 2, risk of COVID-19 exposure may still exist during transit. COs and OICs shall review travel plans with Service Members to ensure appropriate FHP measures are implemented, including ROM if warranted. This includes considering Factors such as airport connections for air travel, rest stops for travel by vehicle, and leave/liberty enroute. Gaining COs (including for intermediate stops (I- stops)) shall evaluate the manner and location of travel for incoming Sailors and determine the necessity of ROM for each individual. Coordination with losing command, training command enroute (if applicable) and gaining command is required to determine if ROM requirements are necessary. Commands and individual Service Members shall remain vigilant and implement reasonable measures to reduce risk of exposure and infection where appropriate. Reference (q) contains authoritative guidance for all personnel and units deploying to and from homeport (originating unit location for reserve personnel). 4.E.2. PCS. At least 30 days prior to Service Members executing PCS orders, the losing command shall check the status of losing and gaining locations in MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19- travel-tracker. If both gaining and losing locations are *green* on Factor 1 and Factor 2, no waiver is required and normal PCS procedures apply. If either gaining or losing locations are not *green* on Factor 1 and Factor 2, then the procedures in paragraph 3 (Stop Movement) apply and the losing command should contact the PERS-4 Placement Officer or Placement Coordinator to determine whether an orders modification (ORDMOD) or waiver is more appropriate. 4.E.3. Other Official Travel (Meetings, Conferences, Site Visits, etc.). Prior to issuing a set of TDY orders, COs or OICs shall review MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker. If both the gaining and losing locations are *green* on Factor 1 and Factor 2, no waiver is required and normal TDY procedures apply. If either the gaining or losing locations are not green on Factor 1 and Factor 2, then the procedures in paragraph 3 apply. 4.E.4. Travel for Official Training. COs or OICs (for training not associated with a set of PCS orders) or Training Command COs or OICs (for training associated with a set of PCS orders) shall check the status of a training location, I-stop or ultimate duty location via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker before allowing a Navy Service Member to execute travel. If the gaining, I-stop (if applicable), and losing locations are *green* on Factor 1 and Factor 2, no waiver is required and normal TDY or PCS procedures apply. If either the gaining or losing locations are not *green* on Factor 1 and Factor 2, then the procedures in paragraph 3 apply. 4.E.5. Locations Not in Advana (as reflected on MyNavy Portal). For PCS or TDY considered in paragraphs 4.E.2. through 4.E.4., if a location is not listed in Advana (as reflected on MyNavy Portal), the decision to allow unrestricted travel should be made based on the closest DoD installation, facility or location and their Factor 2 and applicable Factor 1 status. If there is not a DoD installation, facility, or location within a reasonable distance (generally 50 miles), the decision to allow unrestricted travel should be made based on the Factor 1 status of the U.S. State or territory or host nation. 4.E.6. Changes in Status. As assessments will occur weekly, a change in status may occur due to localized spikes in COVID-19 cases. If a Service Member was approved for travel (Factor 1 green/Factor 2 green) and either one or both locations then turn red prior to departure/return, travel would then require a waiver (in line with paragraph 3.D. of this NAVADMIN on stop movement waivers) or ORDMOD for PCS travel. For PCS travel, the losing command should contact the PERS-4 Placement Officer or Placement Coordinator to determine whether a waiver or ORDMOD is more appropriate. 5. Points of Contact. 5.A. Sailor Support. Service Members with questions regarding this NAVADMIN should contact the MyNavy Career Center (1-833-330-6622) or e-mail askmncc(at)navy.mil. 5.B. Medical Questions. BUMED Watch: 703-681-1087/1125 or NIPR e-mail: usn.ncr.bumedfchva.list.bumed---2019-ncov-response-cell(AT)mail.mil. 6. This conditions-based, phased approach prioritizes the safety and security of our personnel, their families and our communities, while balancing unit rotational deployments, the need to advance Navy Service Member career opportunities and other imperatives. COs and OICs must continuously review current HPCON, FHPG and subsequent releases when making risk informed decisions such as holding in- person conferences or determining the maximum size of gatherings. References (n), (p) and (q) are particularly valuable resources containing much of what we have learned during this COVID- 19 response. Moving forward, it is incumbent upon COs and OICs to balance risk to mission and risk to force to ensure we, as a Navy, can continue to meet our mission while simultaneously preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the Navy, and the communities we live in, to the greatest extent possible. This requires not only leadership at every level, but also personal responsibility to continue to follow the tenets that have been proven time and again to reduce the spread social distancing, frequent hand- washing and use of face coverings. Avoiding complacency on these simple, low-tech, solutions will ensure continued success on Mission One the operational readiness of the Navy today so that we maintain what our nation expects a ready Navy ready to fight today and our commitment to the training, maintenance and modernization that will also ensure a Navy ready for tomorrow. 7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  22. I want to say it was in the MCPON video above? Evals due same time but no one is briefed until results are out. I guess who ever gets selected moves up in their own close-out category and the rest just get shuffled up in their rankings. But yes, I did hear it as well.
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  24. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has authorized Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) for Sailors extended at certain commands due to COVID-19 transfer delays. On June 12, the Navy announced the conditions-based, phased plan for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. A vital part of the plan is prioritizing sea duty and critical shore billets, such as Recruit Division Commanders duty at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes. As a result, Sailors at these types of duty may be involuntarily extended. “Shipmates, I honor your continued dedication to the mission in these tough times,” said Vice Adm. John B. Nowell Jr., the Navy’s top uniformed personnel official. “We will only keep you in your current billet if it is absolutely necessary for mission readiness, however, if you are affected by these moves beyond our normal limits, we now have taken steps to compensate you for your time.” Involuntary extensions beyond six months will only occur under the most unusual circumstances. The Navy’s standard rotation window allows for Sailors to be transferred up to six-months before their scheduled rotation date as well as to be held in place for an additional six months, if necessary. According to two separate Department of the Navy memos, Recruit Division Commanders and Sailors on sea duty are eligible to be paid AIP at the rate of $500 per month for each month they are held at their current command beyond the six-month threshold. Sailors should work with their chain of command as well as their detailer to determine if this program will apply to them. Assignment Incentive Pay is just one tool available to the Navy to keep key billets filled. Still in effect is NAVADMIN 132/20 released on May 5, which offers both high-year tenure waivers as well as Sea Duty Incentive pay to Sailors in specific skills willing to extend at sea or return to sea early. The deadline to apply for these programs is Sept. 30. Volunteering to extend could net Sailors a lump-sum payment in return for their extension or curtailment, the amount can vary based on rating and paygrade. Those Sailors interested in volunteering for SDIP should contact their detailer. This includes those in SDIP-eligible skills currently scheduled to separate or retire who are willing to delay their departure by 6-12 months are eligible for SDIP as well. Ordinarily, such requests require applying 14-16 months before their projected rotation date; however, this timeline may be waived on a case-by-case basis. The latest list of eligible ratings and paygrades, updated May 5, can be found at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay-and-benefits. More information on the AIP program is available at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/assignment-leave-travel/resources-and-links. Those interested in the high-year tenure wavers and Sea Duty Incentive Pay can get details from NAVADMIN 132/20. The latest DoD policies are at https://www.defense.gov/explore/spotlight/coronavirus
  25. At least five service members have hired a lawyer to fight a Navy order that bars them from attending indoor worship services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus because they believe it violates their constitutional right of religious freedom. First Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal office focused on defending religious freedoms, sent letters beginning Monday to five commanders, asking them to grant the service members an accommodation and to encourage the Navy to rescind the “unlawful order.” https://www.stripes.com/news/us/five-service-members-ask-navy-for-reprieve-from-order-banning-off-base-church-attendance-1.635920 Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See other free reports here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here. Please support our journalism with a subscription.
  26. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy leadership published a COVID-19 Leaders’ Handbook containing current Navy guidance on COVID mitigation measures and procedures 30 June as a reference for leaders throughout the fleet. The handbook will act as a quick guide for leaders both ashore and at sea to educate their teams on the threat COVID poses to the Navy and give them key information on prevention and mitigation procedures. As new information and research about the coronavirus comes available, the Navy updates and publishes guiding documents to inform and assist the fleets in their decision making processes. This handbook distills and collates key high-level guidance into one place to more easily allow leaders to make informed decisions and thrive within the COVID-19 environment. The handbook will assist commands in the completion of their missions both at sea and ashore as they become accustomed to the “new normal” of operating in a COVID-19 environment. Guidelines require commands to establish and maintain COVID-free bubbles, adhere to the established prevention protocols, and be ready to fight through COVID outbreaks while continuing to provide mission assurance. The handbook includes information on how COVID spreads, and promotes Public Health Mitigation Measures like self-monitoring and reporting, physical distancing, washing hands frequently, and wearing masks to prevent the spread of the disease that have been proven as effective tools in fighting the virus. The handbook also covers protocols for containment in the event that there is an outbreak in addition to outlining the process of conducting methodical contact tracing to identify service members who may have been in close proximity to a COVID-positive Sailor. “The handbook is designed to provide Leaders at all levels with a common understanding of the latest science, show them that current USN guidance is grounded in that science, provide them tools to prevent, and when necessary, contain COVID-19.” said Rear Adm. Will Pennington, Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations and Plans. Newly established sentinel surveillance testing protocols are also outlined as a key resource for unit commanders to potentially identify asymptomatic COVID-positive individuals. The handbook stressed that scientific data informs operational guidance and frequent updates will be made. “This handbook reinforces how individual responsibility and simple public health mitigation measures are critical to protecting the team, and is written to allow young leaders to distill and then disseminate the most pertinent guidance so we can successfully operate through this pandemic,” explained Rear Adm. Karl Thomas, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy. The Navy will continue to protect the health of the force and proactively fight complacency within the ranks. The Navy is prepared to fight and overcome the challenge of operating in a COVID-19 environment while delivering decisive sea power on, above, and under the sea. To view and download the US Navy COVID-19 Leaders' Handbook click here https://allhands.navy.mil/The-Way-Forward/US-Navy-COVID-19-Leaders-Handbook
  27. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy stood up a special task force June 30, to address the issues of racism, sexism and other destructive biases and their impact on naval readiness. “Task Force (TF) One Navy” will be led by Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey who will report his findings to the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday via the Navy’s Chief of Personnel, Vice Adm. John B. Nowell, Jr. “As a Navy – uniform and civilian, active and reserve - we cannot tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind. We must work to identify and eliminate individual and systemic racism within our force,” said Gilday. “That is why we are standing up Task Force One Navy, which will work to identify and remove racial barriers and improve inclusion within our Navy.” Rear Adm. Holsey will be supported by Fleet Commanders and leadership from a number of organizations such as the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, Chief of Chaplains, Surgeon General of the Navy, Chief of Legislative Affairs, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith and many others. The task force will seek to promptly address the full spectrum of systemic racism, advocate for the needs of underserved communities, work to dismantle barriers and equalize professional development frameworks and opportunities within the Navy. “We are at a critical inflection point for our Nation and our Navy and I want to ensure that we are fully responding to this moment as we work to facilitate enduring change,” said Nowell. “We must use the momentum created by these events as a catalyst for positive change. We need to have a deeper inclusion and diversity conversation in our Navy and amongst our own teams.” TF One Navy will focus their efforts in recommending reforms in several key areas. These areas include: - Recruiting / Barriers to Service entry - Pre-accession Mentorship frameworks / Scholarship opportunities - Diversity of talent by community / Talent management - Training / Education along the service member career continuum - Detailing / Milestone job opportunities - Fitness reporting / Evaluation systems - Promotion / Advancement processes - Military justice analysis of racial disparity - Health care and health disparities TF One Navy leadership and membership will represent the diversity of thought, experience, and perspectives within our Navy and will include membership reflecting the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, and ranks from across the Navy. “We must demand of each other that we treat everyone with dignity and respect. If you won’t do that, then our Navy is not the best place for you,” said Gilday. “We are one team, and we are one Navy.”
  28. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 302151Z JUN 20 MID110000792776U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 188/20 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO/WASHINGTON DC/CNO/JUN// REF/A/RMG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/121637ZNOV19// REF/B/RMG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/271513ZFEB20// REF/C/MEMO/SECDEF/19JUN20// REF/D/MSG/COMUSFLTFORCOM NORFOLK VA/131415FEB20// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 254/19 CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE. REF B IS NAVADMIN 051/20 NAVY INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY POLICY UPDATE. REF C IS SECDEF MEMORANDUM ACTIONS FOR IMPROVING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. REF D IS 12-STAR MESSAGE PROMULGATION OF SIGNATURE BEHAVIORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY SAILOR NAVY CORE VALUES, NAVY ETHOS, AND CORE ATTRIBUTES IN ACTION, VERSION 2.0// SUBJ/NAVY INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY// RMKS/1. I hope you have had the opportunity to view my second video, It Starts with Us, encouraging a dialogue about race relations and inclusion within the Navy. We have been working to build a better Navy through the Culture of Excellence approach announced in references (a) and (b). One very important aspect of this approach is recognizing that we come from all walks of life, with different and valuable experiences and perspectives. Our differences make our Navy, our connection to each other and our families and communities even stronger. 2. Our efforts are taking us in the right direction, but clearly not enough has been done to face the challenges of today. Three weeks ago, I asked you to listen. Now, I am strongly encouraging every Navy leader uniform and civilian, active and reserve - to start a dialogue at each of your commands. As a Navy, we must seize this opportunity to engage in conversations about race relations and inclusion within our force. Now is the time to have open and honest conversations across our Navy. We need to identify what is really happening, understand where barriers exist and listen to all perspectives on how we can bring our unique skillsets together to tackle these issues. This is not the problem of one group of people. This is our Navy, and we need a greater understanding of the experiences that make us One Navy Team and build trust and connection in our teams. 3. In addition to these conversations at every command and at every level, we are standing up Task Force (TF) One Navy reflecting the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, and ranks from across our Navy to identify barriers and corrective actions to eliminate inequalities between groups of people. TF One Navy will leverage outreach focus groups from both within and outside the Navy representing diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, and rank to ensure a diversity of experience and perspectives. Additionally, in line with reference (c), the Secretary of Defense is setting up a Department of Defense (DoD) Board on Diversity and Inclusion to address DoD-wide issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within the DoD. While we have been committed to Inclusion and Diversity for many years, current events shine a light on the need for us to do more and to do it more quickly. 4. At the command level, we need to: a. Start a dialogue with your superiors, peers and teams and listen to their personal stories and experiences. If we have not directly experienced racism, sexism, ageism, or other forms of discrimination, it is often difficult to realize they exist. However, they do exist in our Navy and country, and it is our responsibility to eliminate them. b. Keep the conversation going. Practice inclusion every day by integrating Sailor and civilian perspectives in early stages of problem- solving and idea generation. In each meeting you have and problem you tackle, include all perspectives to gather varied points of view that will help you make the best decision. c. Leverage your Command Resilience Team to understand what is happening in your command. Look at your most recent command climate assessment with fresh eyes. Surveys may show you some of the problem areas in your command that you can address in your conversations. d. Advocate and model the leadership style that motivates people to speak up, be empathetic listeners, stand up for each other, learn and grow. Ensure doors are open for conversations and opportunities are available for professional development throughout the command. e. Share lessons learned and best practices on leveraging diverse populations with your or your upper echelons designated Inclusion and Diversity Representative. f. Increase your knowledge and awareness of Inclusion and Diversity Heritage Celebrations and Special Observances by supporting programs, exhibits, publications and participation in community military and civilian sponsored events throughout the year. 5. I need every Sailor to: a. Speak up and share your experiences about what you and your families are feeling, what you think the major issues are and how you would fix it if you were in charge. Identify areas where there are barriers to certain groups of people in the Navy feeling like they truly belong on the team. Have pride in being an integral part of the greatest Navy in the world and have confidence that we will continue to lead on issues that impact all of us. b. Be an ally for those who do not feel like they can speak up. Listen to and understand others lived experiences and recognize that your perspective is one of many valuable perspectives. c. Live the Signature Behaviors 24/7/365 delineated in reference (d). These behaviors include: (1) Treat every person with respect. (2) Take responsibility for my actions. (3) Hold others accountable for their actions. (4) Intervene when necessary. (5) Be a leader and encourage leadership in others. (6) Grow personally and professionally every day. (7) Embrace the diversity of ideas, experiences and backgrounds of individuals. (8) Uphold the highest degree of integrity in professional and personal life. (9) Exercise discipline in conduct and performance. (10) Contribute to team success through actions and attitude. 6. As Sailors, and as a Navy, we cannot tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. We must listen to each other, understand the perspectives of others and identify and eliminate individual and systemic racism and discrimination within our force. We must live the Signature Behaviors and the first step is having conversations with one another, controlling what you and I can control and make recommendations to leadership on other changes to help effect positive change. 7. The following resources are available to assist: a. I&D goals and objectives available at https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers- npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/inclusion/Documents/Updated%20Glossy.pdf b. Commanders I&D toolkit: Commanders Toolkit is available under the Inclusions and Diversity tab at: https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers- npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/inclusion/Pages/default.aspx c. DEOMI Implicit Bias Training https://www.deocs.net/public/A2S-4_1/Inclusion/documents/Implicit- Bias-5June2020-SS.pdf d. DEOMI Assessment to Solutions (A2S) provides helpful information, videos, tools and resources (presentations on implicit bias, inclusion and diversity at work, racist behaviors and prevention strategies) at https://www.deocs.net. e. The Signature Behaviors infographic is available at: https://www.cpf.navy.mil/downloads/2020/02/signature-behaviors.pdf https://www.public.navy.mil/usff/Documents/signature-behaviors-f.pdf https://www.c6f.navy.mil/Portals/22/Documents/Signature Behaviors_FINAL.pdf f. It Starts With Us video is available at https://www.dvidshub.net/video/757420/starts-with-us 8. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  29. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 302033Z JUN 20 MID110000792573U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 187/20 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N9/JUN// SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2021 PROJECTED SHIP INACTIVATION SCHEDULE// REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 4770.5H/20140424// REF/B/ DOC/OPNAVINST 5400.44A/20111013// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAV POLICY AND GUIDANCE FOR THE INACTIVATION, RETIREMENT, AND DISPOSITION OF U.S. NAVAL VESSELS. REF B IS NAVY ORGANIZATION CHANGE MANUAL (NOCM) FOR SUBMITTING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE REQUESTS (OCR) TO INCLUDE SHIP DECOMMISSIONINGS OR INACTIVATIONS.// POC/M. COOPER/CIV/N9IS/TEL: 703-692-3534/EMAIL: MAX.COOPER(AT)NAVY.MIL// RMKS/1. This message shall be read in its entirety to ensure all stakeholders in the ship inactivation process are aware of the projected retirement schedule for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), respective responsibilities and necessary follow-up actions. Ship retirement decisions reflected in paragraph 2 below align with the Presidents Budget for 2021. This plan will be adjusted if necessary based on subsequent execution year decisions made by leadership or as required by Congressional action. 2. To facilitate fleet planning efforts to conduct decommissioning continuous maintenance availability (CMAV) or inactivation availability (INAC), the projected schedule for inactivating U.S. battle force and non battle force naval vessels in FY21 is promulgated as follows: Ship Name Proj Inactive Date Post Inactive Status USS ZEPHYR 31 Mar 2021 Dismantle (PC 8 ) USS SHAMAL 31 Mar 2021 Dismantle (PC 13) USS TORNADO 31 Mar 2021 Dismantle (PC 14) USNS SIOUX 30 Sep 2021 Dismantle (T-ATF 171) USS FORT MCHENRY 31 Mar 2021 OCIR (LSD 43) USS FREEDOM 31 Mar 2021 OCIR (LCS 1) USS INDEPENDENCE 31 Mar 2021 OCIR (LCS 2) USS FORT WORTH 31 Mar 2021 OCIR (LCS 3) USS CORONADO 31 Mar 2021 OCIR (LCS 4) 3. Per reference (b), Fleet Commanders shall submit an Organizational Change Request for commissioned U.S. ships and per reference (a) to formally notify the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) of a ships decommissioning, INAC, or end of service. Submit revisions due to operational schedule changes per references (a) and (b). It is the responsibility of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in coordination with their respective TYCOM to ensure the appropriate lower echelon commands are notified of any changes in the ship inactivation schedules, as well as Integrated Warfare (OPNAV N9I) and OPNAV resource sponsor. 4. Adjustments to paragraph 2 ship inactivations that cross the current fiscal year must be coordinated with OPNAV N9I due to Congressional requirements for execution year force structure changes that differ from what Congress authorized/appropriated and signed into law by the President. OPNAV shall promulgate changes to the inactivation fiscal year as required. 5. The ships commanding officer, masters, or Immediate Superior In Command, shall submit a final naval message (normally transmitted in conjunction with the decommissioning ceremony) announcing the ships official retirement date and include a brief history of the significant events in the life of the ship per reference (a). The Naval History and Heritage Command (NAVHISTHERITAGE WASHINGTON DC) and Naval Vessel Register Custodian (NVR NORFOLK VA), shall be included as INFO addees. 6. Released by VADM J. W. Kilby, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities, OPNAV N9.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
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