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    ALNAV 057/19 references and reiterates current Department of Navy (DoN) policy (SECNAVINST 5300.28F) regarding substance abuse, and it establishes the prohibition of use, ingestion, consumption or application of cannabinoid formulations made or derived from hemp or marijuana. Get the details at

This Day in Naval History - Aug 18 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020718-30  Release Date: 7/18/2002 16:34:00

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  • 1838 - The Exploring Expedition led by Lt. Charles Wilkes embarks on a world cruise.

    1908 - The first Navy Nurse Corps superintendent, Esther Voorhees Hasson, is appointed. Under her leadership, 19 additional nurses are recruited and trained for naval service during 1908.

    1943 - USS Philadelphia (CL 41) and USS Boise (CL 47) and four destroyers shell Gioia, Taura, and Palmi on the Italian mainland.

    1966 - The first ship-to-shore satellite radio message is sent from USS Annapolis (AGMR 1) in the South China Sea to Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor.

    1995 - USS Tucson (SSN 770) is commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk. Forced to sortie on its scheduled commissioning date to avoid Hurricane Felix, the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines commissioning was rescheduled Sept. 19, but prior to the ceremony, the boats commanding officer decreed it was Aug. 18 for the 2-hour ceremony.