Welcome to the official blog of the Naval History and Heritage Command! Our mission is to collect, preserve, protect, and present the artifacts, art, and documents that best capture the Navy’s rich history and heritage.

Our blog is intended to spark conversation and discussion among our fans. We have more than 240 years of stories about our people, platforms, traditions, operations, and technological advances that will not only give you a glimpse into our past, but also connect you with the current, critical mission of today’s Sailors.

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