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Manning the Rails: A Navy Tradition

  By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Manning the rail, like the ceremonial military gun salute, is a centuries old practice for rendering honors aboard naval vessels. According to Royal Connell and William Mack’s “Naval Ceremonies, Customs, and Traditions,” the custom of manning the …

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Putting America Back On The Map: The Doolittle Raid

By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, a joint operation between the U.S Navy and the U.S. Army Air Forces that greatly reinvigorated our country’s morale after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor just four months …

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Skin Deep: The Nautical Roots of Tattoo Culture

By  Megan Churchwell, Puget Sound Navy Museum Editor’s Note: In response to feedback from the fleet and senior enlisted leadership, the Navy announced two changes to its uniform policy, March 31, in NAVADMIN 082/16. Learn more about the changes here. Modern tattoo culture is rooted in the nautical world. The …

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