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  • Naval War College Seeking Papers on Women, Peace, Security

    The U.S. Naval War College is issuing a 'call for papers' in preparation for its third annual Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Conference Series held in Newport, Rhode Island, April 16-17, 2015. Individuals who have an interest or experience in issues pertaining to WPS are encouraged to submit papers. Submission guidelines can be found at
  • Register to Vote Absentee

    To vote absentee, you need to register and request your absentee ballot. provides an online tool to walk you through the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) - the form that you can use to register and request your ballot. Go to, select your State from the drop-down and register to vote, request an absentee ballot or update your voter information to start the process of completing a FPCA.
  • Gain Career Knowledge through PACT Designation

    The Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program provides unique career opportunities for some first-term Sailors through apprentice-level formal and on-the-job training within a 24-month period. For more information visit
  • NPTU JAGMAN Investigation

    On February 3, 2014, a Sailor assigned to the Moored Training Ship (MTS 626) at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina reported that an examination key was compromised.
  • CNO Releases Navigation Plan

    CNO released a detailed plan Tuesday that highlights the U.S. Navy's intended track and investments for the next five fiscal years. 2015-2019 Navigation Plan defines how the Navy will use its resources to safely and effectively pursue the vision detailed in Sailing Directions. Read the CNO's Navigation Plan here:
  • NPC to No Longer Screen PRIMS, Stop Reviewing PFA

    Upon release of an upcoming promotion NAVADMIN, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) will no longer screen PRIMS for officers and has stopped reviewing master and senior Chief Boards for missing Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) data or failures of their most recent PFA.
  • FY 2015 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board To Convene Oct. 27

    The fiscal year 2015 (FY-15) performance-based Senior Enlisted Continuation board will convene Oct. 27 according to a Navy message released Aug. 14. The board will look at certain performance indicators detailed in the board precept and on NPC's continuation page
  • Sailors May Be Eligible for Tuition Assitance (TA) Earlier

    Commanding Officers and officers-in-charge may now approve waivers to the one-year on board the first permanent duty station requirment for Sailors to be eligible for TA. See NAVADMIN 190/14 for details. Contact a Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center for more information.
  • ASBP Provides Needed Blood, Products

    Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP), provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families in both peace and war. The blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons from cancer patients to those with battlefield injuries. To find out more about the ASBP, visit the ASBP website at
  • Wounded Warriors Battle on the Playing Field

    This month, seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors will compete on behalf of the Navy and their country at the Invictus Games in London and the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sports are a crucial recovery tool for our wounded warriors, and an important service provided by Navy Wounded Warrior -- Safe Harbor. Visit or call 855-NAVY WWP to learn more. Go Navy!
  • Message Clarifies Medical Record Disposition

    Sailors need to take an active role in getting their medical and dental records to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at retirement or separation, according to a Navy message released Aug. 19. For more information, read NAVADMIN 187/14 at

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 02 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-03  Release Date: 7/24/2002 09:31:00

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  • 1777 - The frigate, USS Raleigh, commanded by Thomas Thompson, captures the British brig, HMS Nancy, while en route to France to purchase military stores.

    1864 - During the Civil War, the 8-gun paddle-wheeler, USS Naiad, engages a Confederate battery at Rowe's Landing, La., and silences it.

    1940 - As the Battle of Britain intensifies, United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull agrees to the transfer of 50 warships to the Royal Navy. In exchange, the U.S. is granted land in various British possessions for the establishment of naval or air bases, on ninety-nine-year rent-free leases.

    1944 - USS Finback (SS 230) rescues Lt. j.g. George H.W. Bush, USNR, who is shot down while attacking Chichi Jima. During this time, Lt. j.g. Bush serves with Torpedo Squadron Fifty One (VT 51) based on board USS San Jacinto (CVL 30). Lt. j.g. Bush later becomes the 41st president of the United States.

    1945 - More than two weeks after accepting the Allies terms, Japan formally surrenders, marking the end of World War II. The ceremonies, less than half an hour long, take place on board the battleship, USS Missouri (BB 63), anchored with other United States and British ships in Tokyo Bay.