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The History of Navy Rank: Warrant Officers

Nicholas Roland, Historian Naval History and Heritage Command Showing from left: Private, Drummer (Marine Corps), Warrant Officer, Musician, Chief Petty Officer (Master-at- Arms), Private (Marine Corps), Corporal (Marine Corps). Lithograph by Werner, copyright in 1899 by The Werner Company. To outsiders, especially members of the non-maritime services, the U.S. Navy’s …

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Navy History Matters – September 24, 2019

Compiled by Brent Hunt, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Communication and Outreach Division Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you …

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The Naval History of Alaska

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division While Alaska may seem far removed from the rest of the United States, the great state was an important factor during World War II. Many American military bases built on Alaskan territory were vital in protecting America’s vulnerable western coast. Because of its location, …

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The Naval History of Puerto Rico

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division With a proud heritage, Puerto Rico has a distinguished reputation with U.S. Navy history. At least seven naval vessels have been named for Puerto Rico’s various cities, places, and people – with their capital city’s name being used for two …

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The Naval History of Montana

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division What the state of Montana lacks in active naval bases, it more than makes up for in U.S. Navy ships. At least 30 ships have been named after the state of Montana, its cities, places and people. The name ‘Montana’ …

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