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Theodore Roosevelt and Navy Day

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division From John Paul Jones to Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, from Rear Adm. Grace Hopper to Master Chief Carl Brashear – when it comes to heroes and notable people in history, the list of names in naval history is nearly endless. One …

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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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