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  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: CNP Visits Jacksonville, DOD's Virtual Education Fair, Welcome Home Truman Strike Group

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), highlighting top stories affecting Sailors and their families. See this week's video at Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing For more CNP news, visit
  • Testing Options Expanded for SAT, ACT

    Service members planning to start their college education have a new option for taking admissions tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program. New to the programs is a reimbursement option for members taking the ACT/SAT at off-base locations, including local high schools or colleges. Visit the DANTES website: for info.
  • Blended Retirement: Breaking down options

    The new blended retirement system offers more options to Sailors with less than 12 years of service. If you have more than 12 years of service by Jan. 1, 2018, you don't have the option to switch but the new plan will be mandatory for new Sailors joining the Navy. Sailors who are currently serving will be grandfathered into the current retirement system. Go to to find out what you should know.
  • Education Questions Answered during DoD's Virtual Education Fair

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Program will host its second pilot DoD Virtual Education Fair, August 11, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, in an effort to help make higher education more accessible to service members, veterans and family members. Registration is required to participate and is open at .
  • The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Insights 11th Edition Now Available

    INSURV has released the 11th edition INSURV Insights, spotlighting Bravo Zulu USS Cheyenne, Announcing the New PRESINSURV, Reservists Support INSURV with CAF Inspections, Engineering: Main Propulsion - The Ship that Plans for Success and Don't Forget About the Backups. All issues are available at
  • September 2016 E4-E6 Advancement Cycle Announced

    The September 2016 Navywide enlisted examinations (Cycle 232) testing dates for active duty, full time support and canvasser recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4-E6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 083/16, released April 4. Bibliographies for the September exams have been posted and can be downloaded on the Navy Knowledge Online and Navy COOL websites.

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This Day in Naval History - Jul 23 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020718-11  Release Date: 7/18/2002 14:10:00

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  • 1943 - USS George E. Badger (DD 196) sinks German submarine (U 613), en route to mine waters off Jacksonville, Fla., south of the Azores.

    1943 - USS Charles J. Badger (DD 657) is commissioned by Bethlehem Steel Co., Staten Island, N.Y.

    1943 - TBFs (VC 9) from USS Bogue (AVG 9) breaks up a rendezvous between German submarines (U 527) and (U 648) south of the Azores. U-527 sinks at while U-648 escapes.

    1943 - PB4Y aircraft from (VB 107) sinks German submarine (U 598) off Brazil.

    1950 - USS Boxer (CV 21) sets the record of crossing the Pacific, bringing aircraft, troops and supplies for the Korean War, arriving at Yokosuka, Japan. She carries a load of 145 (P 51) and six (L 5) Air Force aircraft, 19 Navy aircraft, 1,012 passengers and 2,000 tons of additional cargo, all urgently needed for operations in Korea. In making this delivery, Boxer breaks all existing records for a Pacific crossing, steaming from Alameda, Calif., to Yokosuka in 8 days and 16 hours. On her return trip to the U.S. on July 27, she cuts the time down to seven days, ten hours and 36 minutes.

    1994 - USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) is launched at New Orleans, La. Operated by Military Sealift Command, Patuxent is the 15th ship in the Henry J. Kaiser-class of underway replenishment oilers.