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Find the Good and Do it: Navy’s Response to Hurricane Katrina

Biloxi, Miss. (Sept. 9, 2005) Ð U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) unload supplies brought ashore by a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), in support of the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Sailors are being brought to the beach to support the mission and are doing relief work such as distribution, cleanup and restoration. The Navy's involvement in the Hurricane Katrina humanitarian assistance operations is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings (RELEASED)

By: Rear Admiral Sinclair M. Harris RDML Harris was the Amphibious Squadron 4/Iwo Jima Strike Group during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief – Hurricanes Katrina/Rita in 2005. On the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation to the gulf coast, we asked him to share his reactions and what he remembered during the …

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USS Forrestal – Trial by Fire

By Chief Damage Controlman (SW/AW) Teddy Yates Recruit Training Command On Saturday July 29, 1967, in the Gulf of Tonkin, the USS Forrestal (CVA 59) is preparing for a strike against targets in North Vietnam when a missile is accidentally fired across the flight deck, hitting an A-4 Skyhawk that is fully …

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Operation Iceberg — Okinawa Invasion in 1945

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Editor’s Note: The following photos tell just a brief story of the U.S. Navy’s involvement during the Okinawa Invasion and Battle of Okinawa. One of the unique items NHHC has in its archives is an oral history of …

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