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Evolution of the Aircraft Carrier

Aircraft carriers are often revered as the “powerhouse of the fleet” because of their size, strength, capabilities and importance to our national security.

Category: Military History

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Final Days of USS Houston

One of the most valiant ships in 240 years of naval history, USS Houston was lost in a battle against overwhelming odds 74 years ago. Commissioned at the beginning of the Great Depression, Houston was a design compromise due to treaty limitations. However her captain and crew never compromised their sense of duty.

Category: Military History

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The Making of the Medal of Honor

Like a ship’s crest, the symbolism behind a physical medal associated with an award in America’s Navy isn’t represented by a single element, but is instead the combination of many extraordinary components.
Together with the multiple actions that combine to make the recipient worthy of recognition, the symbolism of the physical award becomes an integral part the compelling story every medal awarded by the Navy.

Category: Military History

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Honoring the Women Who Serve in the U.S. Navy

In March, we join the nation in celebration of Women’s History Month to commemorating the proud and dedicated service in the U.S. Navy. In 1908, women officially began serving as nurses in the Navy. Yeomanettes or yeomen were added during WWI. During WWII, Congress established the Navy’s Women’s Reserve Program, or WAVES. Today, women serve in every rank from seaman to admiral and in every job from naval aviator to deep-sea diver.
Take a look at some of the outstanding, trailblazing women to wear the Navy uniform. In the reviews, tell us about the women in the Navy who inspire you!

Category: History

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Three Great Names That Go Great With Navy Ships

When many Americans think of the 4th of July, a few words come to mind: Freedom, Independence, America. These words carry a certain weight; they represent power, strength and fortitude. So it’s no wonder why some of the greatest U.S. Navy ships have born these names.

Category: Military History

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Old Glory Continues to Inspire Drama and Intrigue

While many have called the American flag “Old Glory,” few know how that nickname began. Fewer still know about the fight that continues today – 184 years later – over a the original flag that was first called “Old Glory.”

Category: History

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Infamous Words from Failed Battle Inspire Victory

When it comes to memorable flags, they’re not always the Stars and Stripes of the American flag.
Sometimes it can be just a simple piece of cloth with a meaningful message that will be the driving force to victory.

Category: Military History

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The U.S. Navy’s ‘Last’ Ships

We talk a lot about Navy’s firsts (humble brag – we’ve had a LOT) but with the premiere of The Last Ship coming up, we thought we take a different approach. Today, we’re paying homage to Navy’s “lasts!”

Category: Military History

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Heritage of the Military Burial at Sea

Honoring the deceased is a centuries-old practice that includes many traditions across cultures. The customs and traditions behind military funerals and burial at sea date as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. In the Navy’s culture, as we give the final honor to our shipmates, we employ traditions that not only signify the service of the deceased, but also display our commitment to their legacy.

Category: History

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More Than Just A Dot

I feel it would be fair to say that the average person outside of the Pacific Region wouldn’t know much about the island nations that exist here. On many world maps the nations get left off all together. The maps that do contain the nations are set on a scale that results in the nations being nothing more than a dot and a name. On our mission we have found that among these ‘dots’ is a diversity that is complex, extensive, and unique. Each place is rich in culture, traditions, and beliefs.

Category: History

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