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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:
  • 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 28 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020718-16  Release Date: 7/18/2002 14:45:00

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  • 1861 - During the Civil War, the frigate, USS St. Lawrence, spots a schooner flying English colors and gave chase. Some four hours later, as she is overhauling the schooner, the fleeing vessel runs up the Confederate flag and fires three shots. Firing with her forecastle battery, St. Lawrence hits the vessel twice, once in her bow. Survivors from the sunken vessel reveal it had been the Confederate privateer, Petrel.

    1926 - USS (S 1) surfaces and launches a Cox-Klemin (XS 2) seaplane flown by Lt. D.C. Allen. The submarine recovers the aircraft and submerges, successfully completing an airplane transport on board a submarine.

    1943 - PBM aircraft (VP 32) sinks German submarine (U 359) south-southwest of Puerto Rico. During her service, (U 359) deploys on three war patrols. No Allied vessels are sunk by the German submarine.

    1944 - USS Wyman (DE 38) and USS Reynolds (DE 42) sink Japanese submarine (I 55), 400 miles east of Tinian.

    1945 - USS Callaghan (DD 792) is the last ship sunk by a Japanese kamikaze attack when she hits a radar picket station approximately 50 miles southwest of Okinawa, 25° 43'N, 126° 55'E. USS Pritchett (DD 561) is also damaged by a near hit from a kamikaze as she assists the destroyer. The kamikaze that hits USS Callaghan is carrying Willow (a primary training biplane), revealing the desperation level of the Japanese. USS Callaghan is named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Rear Adm. Daniel J. Callaghan, who loses his live during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Nov. 12-13, 1942.

    1973 - Skylab 3 is launched. The mission is the second to the first U.S. manned space station. The commander of the mission is Capt. Alan L. Bean, USN, the pilot is Maj. Jack R. Lousma, USMC, and the Science Pilot is Owen K. Garriott, a former Navy electronics officer. The mission lasts 59 days, 11 hours and includes 858 Earth orbits. USS New Orleans (LPH 11) recovers the crew.