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  • New Gold Star Program Supports Families of Deceased Service Members

    Anniversaries can celebrate special milestones and happy events in our lives, but they can also be times when we remember more somber occasions. Read more about the Navy's new Gold Star Program, that works to provide long-term assistance and support to family members of fallen service members, at
  • Navy Innovators Explore Fleet Applications of 3D Printing

    Self-sustaining ships, artificial limbs and even printed food topped the list of discussion topics this week as Navy leadership explored the implementation of 3D printing for the fleet. Visit to find out more on this development.
  • CSRB Details Released for EOD Warfare Officers

    The renewal and modification of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warfare Critical Skills Retention Bonus (EOD CSRB) program was announced in NAVADMIN 101/15, April 28. Qualified lieutenants will be offered the opportunity to commit to a four-year agreement with a maximum bonus of $80,000 or a three-year agreement with a maximum bonus of $45,000. Learn more at
  • CNP Seeks Nominations for 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award

    CNP seeks nominations for the 2nd annual Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award by June 8. The award recognizes a group or an individual (Sailor or civilian) from Navy who contributed or developed an innovative idea, concept, methodology, or approach that positively impacts Sexual Assault Prevention Programs. For more go to
  • ONR: Helping to Train the Future Canine Force

    Canines have proven to be expert bomb detectors for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Officials with the Office of Naval Research's Expeditionary Canine Sciences program announced April 28 that they are taking a fresh look at how dogs are trained to identify different explosive devices. Read more:
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: New Dress White Jumper, E8 Quotas, Selective Reenlistment Bonus

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, 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 go to
  • Changes to Overseas Screening Process

    After Sailors are billeted for overseas duty they will receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) from NPC and must begin the process within 30 days of receiving the LOI; family members have 60 days. If not completed Sailor will automatically be considered for reassignment based on "Needs of the Navy." NAVADMIN 203/14 at has more.
  • Navy Subject Matter Experts Update Navy Correspondence Manual

    Subject matter experts from the Center for Service Support (CSS) Newport, R.I., traveled to Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Meridian, Miss., to conduct a review of the Department of the Navy's Correspondence Manual, April 23. Read more on the updated manual, slated for release in late May, at
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM): Dignity and Respect

    A culture change where all Sailors are treated professionally and with dignity and respect means sexual assault must not happen. The goal of eliminating sexual assault within our ranks must be achieved through ownership, courage, education and respect. Watch the All Hands Update on this week's SAAPM theme and find out how DoN is developing a climate of dignity and respect:
  • United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

    USMAP is a formal military training program that provides active duty Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements at no cost. Experience more challenging assignments, with no off-duty hours, and receive a "Certificate of Completion" issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. Visit:
  • Medical Treatment Records Policy Update

    NAVADMIN 187/14 outlines the proper transfer of Health Service Treatment Records (STRs) to the VA for transitioning members. DoD require STRs be transferred to the VA within 45 days of separation. Service members and their COs are responsible for ensuring that the STR submission process is complete. For more info go to
  • Sailors Compete for GMT Vdeo Honors

    The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is sponsoring a competition for a new General Military Training (GMT) video on hazing beginning April 27 through July 31. The contest is open to all active duty and reserve Sailors. Detailed contest rules, submission instructions, information, format requirements, technical and legal requirements for entries can be found on the NETC website at
  • Building Energy Monitors Look to Reduce Waste at Pax

    Naval Air Station Patuxent River hosted training for building energy monitors (BEMs) from across the installation April 21 at Building 2185. Pax is keeping a close watch on energy usage to mitigate waste and save money. Learn more, including what you can do to help effect change, by visiting
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM): Do Your Part

    We have to act. If we see a crime or inappropriate behavior unfolding, we need to step in to prevent it. We each need to add our voice to the call to end this crime. Watch the All Hands Update on this week's SAAPM theme to see how the Navy's Shipboard SAPR Teams are doing their part by training uniformed SAPR victim advocates and counseling sexual assault victims:
  • Bone Marrow Registry Info and Testing Available From Branch Health Clinic Bangor

    Naval Hospital Bremerton's Branch Health Clinic Bangor set up at the command on April 22 to provide information, insight and walk-up testing for the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense (DOD) Bone Marrow Registry. Find out more information, including how to become a donor at
  • Protect your Child, Immunize!

    National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 18-25, 2015. At Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, we encourage everyone to make sure your youngest family members are up-to-date on all vaccinations. Go to to find out more about this important issue.
  • Sailors: Take Charge of Your Career and Professional Development

    In today's Navy, Sailors are expected to take ownership of their own careers and professional development. So that Sailors are afforded every possibility for success, Career Counselors must ensure Sailors are thoroughly familiar with and use their Navy Career Tools so to not miss the opportunities provided for them. For more:
  • CNP Weekly Wire Rundown: Billet Based Detailing, Advancement and NKO Upgrades

    The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, 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 go to
  • FRV Coveralls Coming to Submarine Force

    Flame resistant variant (FRV) coveralls will be issued to the crews of all Navy submarines in 2015, beginning with USS Montpelier (SSN 765), which was selected to wear test the uniform prior to distribution across the submarine force. Visit to find out more about the benefits of FRV coveralls.
  • SECNAV Announces Department of the Navy Innovation Vision

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus unveiled the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Innovation Vision during remarks delivered at the annual Sea, Air and Space Exposition April 15. "The superiority - in technology and concepts - the Navy and Marine Corps have on, over, under and coming from the sea did not just happen," said Mabus. Read more here:
  • "Keep What You've Earned" Campaign Promotes Safe Drinking

    Excessive drinking can lead to a lack of control and end in jail time, separation from the Navy, injury and possibly death for you or an innocent bystander. A dumb decision takes seconds to make but the effects can last a lifetime. "Keep What You've Earned" encourages sailors to drink responsibly by focusing on the accomplishments they've made. Plan ahead before you drink; save your life or someone else's.
  • 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
  • Service Members Play Major Role in Emergency Preparedness

    With hurricane season approaching, the Navy is kicking off it's 2015 HURREX/Citadel Gale exercise, providing Navy personnel insight on how to respond to the threats of tropical storms and hurricanes. Familiarizing yourself with your region will help to formulate a plan of action and prepare to deal with these storms before they happen. For more information and preparation tips, check out
  • SPAWAR Commander Releases Strategic Vision for Leading the Navy in Cyber Warfighting

    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command released its strategic vision April 6 in support of the Navy's quest to ensure information dominance throughout its warfighting domains, specifically cyber. The document describes SPAWAR's role as a leading Navy cyber organization and aligns closely with the recently released Navy Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower (CS21).
  • CNO, CNP Discuss Talent Management During Conversation with a Shipmate

    On this episode of "Conversation with a Shipmate," CNO Adm. Greenert and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Moran discuss Navy personnel issues. Modernization of personnel systems, technical training, enriching organizational culture, women in service and potential changes to the Physical Fitness Assessment are all covered. Watch on DTS or online:
  • eDIVO Mobile App for U.S. Navy DIVOs and CPOs Now Available

    The Navy launched a new app named eDIVO, designed to provide DIVOs and CPOs with quick access to information and resources all located within one mobile application. The eDIVO app, available for free in both the Apple and Google Play Store, and works disconnected thus enabling use anywhere, whether ashore or afloat. Read more here:

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This Day in Naval History - May 05 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020131-06  Release Date: 1/31/2002 10:41:00

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  • 1943 - USS Permit (SS 178), USS Snook (SS 279) and USS Sawfish (SS 276) damage two Japanese ships and sink two freighters and a gunboat.

    1944 - The hospital ship, USS Comfort (AH-6), is commissioned at San Pedro, Calif., and is the first ship to be manned jointly by U.S. Army and U.S. Navy personnel.

    1948 - Fighter Squadron Seventeen A (VF-17A), with 16 FH-1 Phantoms, becomes the first carrier-qualified jet squadron in the U.S. Navy.

    1961 - Cmdr. Alan Shepard Jr. makes the first U.S. manned space flight. USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) recovers the capsule after the 15 minute flight.

    1979 - USS Robert E. Peary (FF 1073) rescues 440 Vietnamese refugees from their disabled craft 400 miles south of Thailand.

    2007 - USS Hawaii (SSN 776) is commissioned at Groton, Conn. The Virginia-class submarine, the first to be named after the Aloha State, arrives at its homeport of Pearl Harbor July 23, 2009 following her maiden underway period.

    2012 - USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) is launched at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, Calif. The Military Sea Lift Commands dry cargo ammunition ship honors the prominent civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II and later founded the National Farm Works Association, which becomes the United Farm Workers union.