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  • Service Secretaries Tackle Employment Challenges for Overseas Spouses

    All three military service secretaries signed a memorandum today to jointly explore how military spouses can find employment and sustain careers at overseas bases. For more information go to
  • Navy Announces Universal Training Precautions for Physical Exercise

    Navy released NAVADMIN 108/19, May 10, alerting Sailors and command leadership of the importance of universal training precautions (UTP) to reduce the risk of exercise-related collapse and death during physical exercise, to include the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) and command physical training. For more information see the full story at
  • Navy Housing 2-Step Process Addresses Residents' Issues

    The Navy has implemented a two-step resolution process for housing residents who have issues or concerns with their current residences. Get the story at
  • MyNavy Family app focuses on stronger families and fleet

    Navy families navigating military life can now find support by downloading the MyNavy Family application which was released in the days leading up to Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which is May 10.  The app is free and can be found in the Navy App Locker,
  • Navy Addresses Problems with Military Housing

    While the Navy has made great strides in identifying and fixing residence issues during this recent surge, it is worth reiterating that Sailors and their families may always request command involvement to solve housing issues to include Chain of Command visits and direct involvement from Installation Commanding Officers and housing personnel as needed.
  • Navy Implements Change to Education Program Announcements

    The Navy announced that education program information, application processes and deadlines will be announced through personalized notifications to eligible Sailors in NAVADMIN 106/19, May 10.
  • Navy Returns to Flying Union Jack NAVADMIN 039/19

    All U.S. Navy ships will return to the custom of displaying the union jack beginning at morning colors Tuesday, June 4, 2019. That date commemorates the beginning of the Battle of Midway, the greatest naval battle in history. For more than 240 years, the union jack, flying proudly from jackstaffs aboard U.S. Navy warships, has symbolized the strengths of America.
  • Things to Know: Navy College Program Updates

    As part of the software backbone used to support the functionality of the Navy College Program website and Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS) is continually updated. See the new updates at
  • May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Help us acknowledge and appreciate the contributions made by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders while serving in the U.S. Navy.
  • Tuition Assistance and Navy College Program Policy Updates Announced

    Navy announced changes to Tuition Assistance (TA) and Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) program management May 21, in NAVADMIN 114/19. For more information visit
  • Navy Housing Program Review

    There is a dedicated staff of Navy employees as well as tools to manage, improve and provide oversight for privatized and Navy housing.
  • Installation Commands Continue to Focus on Military Housing

    The Navy is committed to ensuring its Sailors and their families have safe, healthy living quarters and the quality of life they deserve. Learn more at

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.