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  • Navy Medicine Encourages Every Sailor and Marine to Quit Tobacco

    November is tobacco cessation month and Navy Medicine is helping Sailors and Marines understand the types of tobacco addictions, the effects of prolonged tobacco use and available treatment options in a month-long anti-smoking campaign. Tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally and is a significant health hazard. For more information on how to quit smoking go to
  • Calling All Design Artists

    Design the theme and/or logo for the 75th Anniversary of the Seabees. Show your can do spirit and your submission could be used as the official logo and/or theme for the year-long celebration in 2017. This is your opportunity to be part of the Seabee Legacy. Send entries to by Jan. 31. Download submission information and view official rules at
  • Navy Medicine Force Master Chief to Host First Virtual Live Chat

    Force Master Chief Terry J. Prince, Hospital Corps director, will host a virtual live chat, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. EST. The virtual chat will be broadcast via Facebook at and Twitter, Questions can be submitted to Prince during the live chat using the hashtag #AskTheFORCM. Personnel submitting questions should include their name, rank, rate and command.
  • Alaska Sea Service Scholarships Announced

    The Alaska Sea Services Scholarships for 2016-17 awards up to six $1,000 scholarships annually for undergraduate education to dependent children or spouse of those serving in the U.S Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard active duty, Reserve or retired. If interested contact Stacy McFarland at 703-232-5595, 800-356-5760; or Dr. Cheral Cook at 850-452-3671, DSN 459 3671;
  • Step Up to Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault affects safety and readiness of all service members, destroying trust and degrading our Navy. The SAPR program teaches sailors to be first responders through bystander intervention. "If it's something you really believe in, something you do take seriously then it is something you should get involved in,"-Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody, SAPR advocate. Contact your local SAPR advocate for resources.

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This Day in Naval History - Nov 26 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020626-16  Release Date: 6/26/2002 12:08:00

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  • 1776 - During the American Revolution, the Continental sloop Independence, commanded by Capt. John Young, captures the British merchant ship Sam with $20,000 in coin on board.

    1847 - Lt. William Lynch, in the ship-rigged sailing vessel Supply, sails from New York to Haifa for an expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea.

    1863 - The side-wheel steamship James Adger, commanded by Cmdr. F.H. Patterson, seizes British blockade runner Ella off Masonboro.

    1864 - The Sassacus class "double-ender" steam gunboat Metacomet, commanded by Lt. Cmdr. J.E. Jouett, captures Confederate blockade runner steamer Susanna in the Gulf of Mexico off Campeche Banks. Half her cargo of cotton is thrown overboard in the chase.

    1941 - Under the greatest secrecy, the Japanese armada, commanded by Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo, leaves Japan to attack the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. The armada includes all six of Japans first-line aircraft carriers.

    1944 - USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31) is commissioned.

    1951 - During the Korean War, Rear Adm. R.E. Libby relieves Rear Adm. Arleigh Burke as the United Nations delegate to the Panmunjom Peace Talks.