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Lessons in Leadership: Stephen Decatur

By: Christine Hughes, Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command  Editor’s note: ‘Why We Do What We Do’ is an initiative CNO Richardson asked the Naval History and Heritage Command to help share with the fleet. Each month, our historians will dissect a seminal moment in our Navy’s past and then …

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The End of Hornet – Part 3

As a 19-year-old seaman who had been in the Navy for about a year and a half, Richard Nowatzki’s ship USS Hornet (CV 8) was mortally wounded in the intense World War II Battle of Santa Cruz Islands.  In this first-handaccount, from his book Memoirs of a Navy Major, Nowatzkishares …

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The End of Hornet – Part 2

As a 19-year-old seaman who had been in the Navy for about a year and a half, Richard Nowatzki’s ship USS Hornet (CV 8) was mortally wounded in the intense World War II Battle of Santa Cruz Islands.  In this first-handaccount, from his book Memoirs of a Navy Major, Nowatzki …

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5 Things to Know: The Shared Pacific Umbilical of USS Monsoor & USS Missouri

By Dave Werner, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs On Saturday, January 26th the Navy will commission its newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), at 10:00 a.m. at Naval Air Station North Island.  A little further West in the Pacific, organizers are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the January 1944 …

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World War I Sailors Recognized 100 Years Later

By Lt. Josh Waters, Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals World War I saw technological advances that changed the face of warfare. Prominent among these was the use of submarines, or U-boats.  Although they had been in use since the mid-1800’s, submarines only became effective weapons during WWI and …

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What the Navy Learned from Guadalcanal

By: Curtis Utz, Nicholas Roland and Guy Nasuti, Historians, Naval History and Heritage Command Editor’s note: Learning from History is an initiative CNO Richardson has asked the Naval History and Heritage Command to shepherd. Each month, our historians will dissect a seminal moment in Navy’s past and present today’s Fleet …

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