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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.
  • Sailors Should Prepare for Advancement Exams

    Sailors should review bibs and study rate training manuals now for the NWAE in Sept. Exam dates are: Sept. 4 for E6; Sept. 11 for E5, and Sept. 18 for E4. Security Clearances are required by the Navy Advancement Manual (BUPERSINST 1430.16F). The Final Multiple Score computation has changed: to learn more:
  • Cybersecurity and your government computer: Peer-to-Peer Networks are Prohibited

    Both DoD and Navy policy expressly prohibit the use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software applications on government computers(e.g., Shareaze and BitTorrent). P2P software creates P2P networks, which directly link computers to one another, enabling users to share files while circumventing security controls & network defenses thus allowing malware and cyber intrusions...or worse. Don't jeopardize the mission & your career.
  • 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
  • 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 - Aug 30 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020718-42  Release Date: 7/18/2002 16:56:00

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  • 1923 - USS Colorado (BB 45) is commissioned. Notable during her pre-WWII service, she helps in the search for missing aviator, Amelia Earhart, in 1937. During WWII, USS Colorado serves in the Pacific during World War II, hit by kamikazes in Nov. 1944 at Leyte.

    1929 - At New London, Conn., 26 officers and men test the Momsen lung to exit the submerged USS (S 4). Following the salvage and repairs on (S 4), she is used to develop equipment/techniques for sub salvage.

    1942 - USS Calhoun (APD 2), is sunk by Japanese land attack planes (Kizarazu and Misawa Kokutais) off Lunga Point. 51 crewmembers die. High speed transport, USS Little (APD 4), and chartered freighter, Kopara, emerge undamaged from the attack.

    1944 - U.S. tanker, Jacksonville, steaming in convoy (CU 36), is torpedoed by German submarine (U 482) while en route to Loch Ewe, Scotland; the gasoline cargo explodes, giving little chance for the 49-man merchant complement or the 29-man Armed Guard to abandon the blazing ship, which breaks in twain at the second massive explosion. USS Poole (DE 151) rescues a fireman and one Armed Guard gunner, Jacksonville's only survivors. Escort vessels use depth charges and gunfire to scuttle the after section of the ship; the forward section sinks on its own accord. Note, on Nov. 25, 1944, HMS Ascension sinks (U 482) in the North Atlantic of the Shetland Islands.

    1945 - Rear Adm. Robert B. Carney and Rear Adm. Oscar C. Badger accept the surrender of Yokosuka Naval Base. The Headquarters of Commander, Third Fleet is then established there. Also on this date, USS San Juan (CL 54) evacuates Allied POWs from Japan.

    2007 - USS Denver (LPD 9) renders medical assistance to an ailing fisherman on board a Qatari-flagged bow while conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Persian Gulf. After 46 years of service, the amphibious transport dock is decommissioned Aug. 14, 2014.