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  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: CNP Visits Jacksonville, DOD's Virtual Education Fair, Welcome Home Truman Strike Group

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), highlighting top stories affecting Sailors and their families. See this week's video at Subscribe to the print edition, @USNPeople Weekly Wire, by emailing For more CNP news, visit
  • Testing Options Expanded for SAT, ACT

    Service members planning to start their college education have a new option for taking admissions tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program. New to the programs is a reimbursement option for members taking the ACT/SAT at off-base locations, including local high schools or colleges. Visit the DANTES website: for info.
  • Blended Retirement: Breaking down options

    The new blended retirement system offers more options to Sailors with less than 12 years of service. If you have more than 12 years of service by Jan. 1, 2018, you don't have the option to switch but the new plan will be mandatory for new Sailors joining the Navy. Sailors who are currently serving will be grandfathered into the current retirement system. Go to to find out what you should know.
  • Education Questions Answered during DoD's Virtual Education Fair

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Program will host its second pilot DoD Virtual Education Fair, August 11, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, in an effort to help make higher education more accessible to service members, veterans and family members. Registration is required to participate and is open at .
  • The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Insights 11th Edition Now Available

    INSURV has released the 11th edition INSURV Insights, spotlighting Bravo Zulu USS Cheyenne, Announcing the New PRESINSURV, Reservists Support INSURV with CAF Inspections, Engineering: Main Propulsion - The Ship that Plans for Success and Don't Forget About the Backups. All issues are available at
  • September 2016 E4-E6 Advancement Cycle Announced

    The September 2016 Navywide enlisted examinations (Cycle 232) testing dates for active duty, full time support and canvasser recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4-E6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 083/16, released April 4. Bibliographies for the September exams have been posted and can be downloaded on the Navy Knowledge Online and Navy COOL websites.

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This Day in Naval History - Jul 25 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020718-15  Release Date: 7/18/2002 14:44:00

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  • 1898 - During the Spanish-American War, a landing party from the armed yacht, USS Gloucester, single-handedly captures Guanica, Puerto Rico.

    1943 - The first Navy ship named for an African-American, USS Harmon (DE 678), is launched. USS Harmon is named in honor of Mess Attendant 1st Class Leonard Roy Harmon who posthumously receives the Navy Cross for heroic actions trying to save a shipmate on board USS San Francisco (CA 38) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942.

    1946 - The second of two nuclear weapon tests - BAKER - is detonated during Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. The first test was ABLE.

    1956 - USS Edward H. Allen (DE 531) and USNS Private H. Thomas (AP 185) rescue more than 200 passengers from Andrea Doria and transport them to New York after the Italian liner collides with Swedish cruiser Stockholm off Nantucket on the New England coast. Forty-six people died from the collision, but 1,600 passengers and crew are saved.

    1990 - USS Cimarron (AO 177) rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines

    1998 - USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is commissioned at its homeport of Norfolk Naval Base, Va. The eighth aircraft carrier of the Nimitz-class is the first to be named after the 33rd president of the United States.