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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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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This Day in Naval History - Sep 03 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-04  Release Date: 7/24/2002 09:33:00

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  • 1782 - USS America is given to France to replace the French ship, Magnifique, which ran aground and was destroyed Aug. 11 while attempting to enter Boston harbor. The ship symbolizes the appreciation for France's service to America and her sacrifices during the American Revolution.

    1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the American Revolution. The United States is acknowledged as a sovereign and independent nation.

    1925 - The rigid airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR 1), crashes near Byesville, Ohio. There are fourteen casualties including the commanding officer, Lt. Zachary Lansdowne. Twenty-nine crew members survive.

    1944 - A (PB4Y 1) Liberator plane launches to attack German submarine pens on Helgoland Island. The pilot, Lt. Ralph Spading, sets the radio controls and parachutes out of the Liberator which is controlled as a drone by Ensign J.M. Simpson in a (PV 1).