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  • College in your future? Tuition Assistance dollars available!

    For service members interested in pursuing or continuing their education while on active duty, Navy Tuition Assistance (TA) is designed to help. Contact a Navy College education counselor with your questions via the NCP website (http://www.navycollege.navy.mil) or call the Navy College Virtual Education Center (VEC) at 1-877-838-1659.
  • CNO Adm. John Richardson on Addressing Physiological Episodes

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the Naval Aviation Enterprise consider addressing the physiological episodes (PEs) in F/A-18 variants and T-45s their number one safety priority. It will take the input of everyone involved to find a solution. See the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2yXDThJP5o
  • The Board of Inspection and Survey's (INSURV) Insights 16th Edition Now Available

    INSURV Insights Issue 16 spotlights, "Nimitz--A Shining Star," "Deck: Areas of Concern and How to Properly Prepare," "From the Desk of PRESINSURV (PMS)," "A Summary of FY16 Inspections" and "Courage and Honor on Display." All past issues are available at https://usff.navy.deps.mil/sites/insurv/Inspections/Newsletters
  • Operations Security process

    Operations Security process: An analytical process that involves five components: identification of critical information, analysis of threats, analysis of vulnerabilities, assessment of risks, and application of appropriate countermeasures. Learn more at Navy.mil/OPSEC.
  • Navy Updates Regulations on Nonconsensual Sharing of Imagery

    Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean J. Stackley released All Navy Message (ALNAV) 021/17 which updated Navy regulations, making it unlawful to share an intimate image of someone without his or her permission for personal gain or to humiliate, harm, harass, intimidate, threaten, or coerce the depicted person or with reckless disregard of harm to the victim.

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This Day in Naval History - May 24 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020131-25  Release Date: 1/31/2002 10:56:00

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  • 1917 - The first U.S. convoy left Hampton Roads, Va. to cross the North Atlantic after entering World War I. During the 18 months of war while American vessels escort convoys through the war zone, 183 attacks are made by submarines, 24 submarines are damaged and two are destroyed.

    1918 - USS Olympia (C 6) is anchored at Kola Inlet, Murmansk, Russia, to protect refugees during the Russian Revolution.

    1939 - Vice Adm. Allan McCann's Rescue Chamber is first used to rescue 33 men from the sunken USS Squalus (SS 192). Four Navy divers receive the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions on May 24-25 to rescue the trapped men.

    1945 - Patrol bomber PBM aircraft sink Japanese Special Coast Defense Ship No.21 off the China coast, Task Force 58 attacks airfields on southern Kyushu. In return, the Japanese attack U.S. positions and ships at Okinawa and kamikazes strike USS William C. Cole (DE 641), USS Sims (APD 50), LCS (L) 121.

    1961 - USS Gurke (DD 783) notices signals from 12 men from Truk Island who are stranded for three months first at sea and then on an island. USS Southerland (DD 743) investigates the situation and notifies Truk Island, and provides provisions and supplies to repair their outrigger canoe. The men are picked up on June 7 by the motor launch Kaselehlia.

    1962 - Aurora 7 (Mercury 7) is launched and piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Malcolm Scott Carpenter. Aurora 7 completes three orbits in 4 hours, 56 minutes at an altitude up to 166.8 statute miles at 17,549 mph.
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