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Navy Medicine Encourages Every Sailor and Marine to Quit TobaccoNovember is tobacco cessation month and Navy Medicine is helping Sailors and Marines understand the types of tobacco addictions, the effects of prolonged tobacco use and available treatment options in a month-long anti-smoking campaign. Tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally and is a significant health hazard. For more information on how to quit smoking go to navy.mil/local/mednews/
Calling All Design ArtistsDesign the theme and/or logo for the 75th Anniversary of the Seabees. Show your can do spirit and your submission could be used as the official logo and/or theme for the year-long celebration in 2017. This is your opportunity to be part of the Seabee Legacy. Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 31. Download submission information and view official rules at navfac.navy.mil/seabee75thanniversary
Navy Medicine Force Master Chief to Host First Virtual Live ChatForce Master Chief Terry J. Prince, Hospital Corps director, will host a virtual live chat, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. EST. The virtual chat will be broadcast via Facebook at www.facebook.com/USNavyMedicine and Twitter, www.twitter.com/NavyMedicine. Questions can be submitted to Prince during the live chat using the hashtag #AskTheFORCM. Personnel submitting questions should include their name, rank, rate and command.
Alaska Sea Service Scholarships AnnouncedThe Alaska Sea Services Scholarships for 2016-17 awards up to six $1,000 scholarships annually for undergraduate education to dependent children or spouse of those serving in the U.S Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard active duty, Reserve or retired. If interested contact Stacy McFarland at 703-232-5595, 800-356-5760; email@example.com or Dr. Cheral Cook at 850-452-3671, DSN 459 3671; firstname.lastname@example.org
Step Up to Sexual AssaultSexual assault affects safety and readiness of all service members, destroying trust and degrading our Navy. The SAPR program teaches sailors to be first responders through bystander intervention. "If it's something you really believe in, something you do take seriously then it is something you should get involved in,"-Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody, SAPR advocate. Contact your local SAPR advocate for resources.
Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?Last year more than 1 million people were injured or lost their lives due to car crashes from icy roads. Some accidents can be avoided by using good defensive driving and general car maintenance. Check your car levels consistently; if you are planning to drive in winter be prepared with an emergency kit including blankets, flashlight and water in case you get trapped in a snow storm. Visit transportation.gov for more
Navy Voluntary Education Support Hours Realigned to Match Call VolumeThe Navy's Virtual Education Center (VEC) support hours will be adjusted to match prime call traffic starting Nov. 9. The new Call Center hours will be from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST Monday - Friday and the VEC may be reached by calling: (877) 838-1659 or DSN 492-4684.
This Day in Naval History - Nov 25 History RSS
Story Number: NNS020724-53 Release Date: 7/24/2002 14:43:00
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- 1943 - At the Battle of Cape St. George, Destroyer Squadron 23 intercepts five Japanese destroyers attempting to land reinforcements at Buka on Bougainville. During this night engagement, the Japanese destroyers Onami, Makiname, and Yugiri are sunk.
1943 - USS Radford (DD 446) sinks Japanese submarine I-19 north of the Gilbert Islands.
1943 - PB4Y-1 aircraft, piloted by Lt. j.g. Vance Dawkins from VB-107, sinks German submarine U-849 in the South Atlantic west of the Congo estuary.
1944 - USS Hardhead (SS 365) attacks a Japanese convoy 60 miles west of Manila and sinks Coast Defense Vessel No.38 off Bataan Peninsula while USS Atule (SS 403) sinks Japanese freighter Santos Maru off Sabtang Island, Luzon. Also, USS Mingo (SS 261) sinks Japanese army transport Manila Maru.
1961 - USS Enterprise (CVAN 65), the U.S. Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is commissioned in Newport News, Va.