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  • Consider joining Navy Reserve as opposed to separating completely

    A new division N3R was formed under the Navy Recruiting Command. It is comprised of prior-service benefits advisors, all of whom have been reservist. They work with CCCs to provide options and educate Sailors looking to separate from the Navy which assists with retention. REGNAV Sailors may not be familiar with options and benefits of going reserve.

This Day in Naval History - May 26 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020131-27  Release Date: 1/31/2002 10:58:00

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  • 1943 - USS Saury (SS 189) attacks a Japanese convoy south of Kyushu and sinks transport Kagi Maru, about 10 miles north of the Nansei Shoto. Also on this date, USS Whale (SS 239) sinks Japanese gunboat Shoei Maru (which is transporting men of the Guam Base Detachment) about 17 miles north-northwest of Rota, Mariana Islands.

    1944 - USS England (DE 635) sinks its fifth Japanese submarine in a week, (RO 108), 110 miles northeast of Manus.

    1952 - The feasibility of the angled-deck concept is demonstrated in tests conducted on a simulated deck by Naval Air Test Center and Atlantic Fleet pilots using both jet and prop aircraft on board USS Midway (CVB 41).

    1958 - Medal of Honor recipient Hospitalman William R. Charette selects the World War II Unknown Serviceman onboard USS Canberra (CAG 2) off the Virginia Capes.

    1990 - USS Beaufort (ATS 2) rescues 24 Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea.

    2018 - The littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) was commissioned as the Navy's newest surface combatant in a ceremony in Portsmouth. The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy's second ship to be named for the city of Manchester, New Hampshire.