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  • 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.
  • C-Way User Guide Updated, Available for Download

    The C-Way User Guide has been updated and is available for download and viewing at this link: Ensure your fellow leaders use this to fully understand how C-Way works and its impact on your Sailors careers.
  • Navy Wants You to Take PCS Survey

    All service members and their spouses, who moved recently, or within the last year, are encouraged to log on and take the short survey. The online survey is quick, easy and can be completed in less than 20 minutes. The survey is located at:
  • Gain an Edge - Prepare Now for Advancement Exam

    Sailors looking to make the most of their career should prepare now for the September advancement exams, according to detailers in Millington, Tennessee. Sailors should start preparing for the exam by navigating to the "Career Management" tab on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) and clicking "Navy Advancement Center. For more information, visit:
  • 101 Critical Days of Summer

    This year's theme is "Live to Play... Play to Live." The summer safety standdown is important because it serves as a training tool to remind our personnel of the tragic trends that we see in deaths caused by mishaps. Right now, our rates in accidental deaths often exceed combat and operational related deaths. For more information on summer safety, visit
  • DoD Official Provides Consumer Tips on Avoiding Scammers

    DoD News, Navy Cmdr. Peter Hoegel noted that July 16 is Military Consumer Protection Day. The observance is part of the long-term Financial Readiness Campaign, in which DoD, the Federal Trade Commission and many other organizations highlight efforts to protect service members and their families.
  • NPC Customer Service Center Helping Sailors

    Navy Personnel Command's (NPC) Customer Service Center (CSC) is the Navy's human resource point of contact, providing information and support to Sailors and families globally. CSC ensures that every Sailor and family member can interact with an agent to provide answers and guidance on a wide variety of career-related concerns in a timely and accurate fashion, no matter where the Sailor is deployed.

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This Day in Naval History - Jul 26 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020626-12  Release Date: 6/26/2002 12:01:00

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  • 1812 - USS Essex captures the British brig, HMS Leander, off Newfoundland. Engaging British vessels the following week, USS Essex burns the brig, HMS Hero, and captures the ship, Nancy, also off Newfoundland on Aug 2.

    1852 - John P. Kennedy takes office as the 21st Secretary of the Navy, serving until 7 March 1853.

    1912 - The first tests of an airborne wireless are conducted near Annapolis, Md. using the Wright (B 1) piloted by Lt. John Rodgers. On one flight, Ensign Charles H. Maddox, who is giving technical assistance to the aviators, sends messages to USS Stringham (TB 19) at a distance of about one and a half miles.

    1946 - Joy Bright Hancock is promoted to Captain and is appointed Director of the WAVES, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. She guides WAVES in the later 1940s the early 1950s, a period that also witnesses the Navy's women achieve status as part of the Regular Navy. Capt. Hancock retires from active duty in June 1953 and dies on Aug. 20, 1986.

    1943 - PBM (VP 32) sinks German submarine (U 759) off Haiti.

    1948 - President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the Armed Services.

    1954 - Two AD Skyraiders of Air Group 5 from USS Philippine Sea (CVA 47) are attacked by two Chinese (LA 7) aircraft while the Skyraiders are searching for survivors of Cathay Pacific airline, which was shot down three days prior off Hainan Island. Returning fire, the Skyraiders splash both attackers.