Review the TRAMANs designed for the enlisted
ratings you will be in charge of. These manuals will
provide you with quick, clear introductions to the
details of Navy equipment and operations. Even if
you do not have the time to study an entire course, you
can use the TRAMAN as a handy reference. Refer to
the List of Training Manuals and Correspondence
Courses, NAVEDTRA 12061, for a complete listing
of available courses and ordering instructions.
THE NAVAL INSTITUTE
The Naval Institute is an association for the
advancement of professional, literary, and scientific
knowledge in the Navy.
The Navy Institute was founded in 1873 by a
group of naval officers.
You are eligible for
membership. Dues of $24 per year entitle you to 12
issues of the monthly magazine U.S. Naval Institute
Proceedings. As a member, you can purchase any
Naval Institute book at a reduced price and most
books not published by the institute (except
Government Printing Office books) at a 20 percent
The address of the Naval Institute is as
U.S. Naval Institute
Annapolis, MD 21402
WOMEN OFFICERS PROFESSIONAL
The Women Officers Professional Association
(WOPA) began as an informal organization in 1978.
Originally known as the Women Officers
Professional Network, the organization hosted
luncheons featuring prominent speakers and
representatives of organizations whose policies
affected women of the sea service.
Today WOPA serves as a forum for the exchange
of information. The WOPA includes the following
Benefiting, fostering, and encouraging the
educational and professional development of
Providing forums for discussion of common
issues and concerns affecting women in
military career fields
Promoting career planning for women officers
in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
Providing educational materials concerning
matters of interest to women in the sea service
You can obtain more information about WOPA by
writing to the following address:
Women Officers Professional Association
P.O. Box 1621
Arlington, VA 22210
YOUR OLD TEXTBOOKS
In the exuberance of graduation and being
commissioned, do not hastily throw away or sell all
your Naval Academy or college textbooks. You may
find some of them useful in the years to come. You
can ship professional books, packed separately from
other effects and labeled as such, on change of station
orders in addition to your weight allowance for
transportation of household goods.
The list of publications that follows is not an
official must list of Navy reading. Its purpose is to
introduce you to the types of publications available to
you and familiarize you with some of the titles.
Policy and technology in the Navy change rapidly.
By reviewing the information in these publications,
you can keep abreast of noteworthy events, changes in
technology, changes in safety procedures, promotion
procedures and requirements, and other information
that will assist you in doing your job as a Navy officer.
NAVYWIDE PUBLICATIONS AND NEWS
The following Navy news sources and periodical
publications provide official information on a variety
Navy News Service, the Navys weekly wire
service, provides the latest news and policy
information to the fleet. It is released via message by
the Navys Chief of Information (CHINFO) each
Friday and is sent to every Navy command.
Navy News This Week (NNTW) is a weekly
30-minute video news program distributed by the
Navy Broadcasting Service in Washington, D.C., to
all ships and many shore facilities. Commands are
required to provide facilities that enable all hands to
view this program.
Viewing this program is an
excellent way to stay abreast of what is happening in