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Final Resting Place of USS Nevada

By Retired Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, director Naval History and Heritage Command In 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in the remembrance ceremony for crew members of USS Nevada (BB 36). Today, we have news that Ocean Infinity and Search Inc., though their research and observation, have discovered the …

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Victory in Europe: Honoring Those Who Served

Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division May 8th is Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, which marks the day the Allies officially accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, thus ending World War II in Europe. This year’s theme, “A Hard-Won Homecoming,” highlights the courage and sacrifice …

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Curator Day 2020

By Jeffrey Bowdoin, Curator Branch Head, Naval History and Heritage Command USS Comfort (AH 6) Pennant (NHHC 2019.075.005): This pennant is from the former USS Comfort (AH 6), the second of three hospital ships to bear that name. The Curator Branch collects a wide variety of material to include rare …

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Honoring our Navy’s Vietnam War Veterans

Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day we join the nation in honoring our Vietnam War-era veterans. Although we are unable to honor these veterans in person while maintaining proper social distancing, we are able to highlight some of …

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The Sailors of Iwo Jima

Naval History and Heritage Command’s Communication and Outreach Division The Battle of Iwo Jima began on February 19, 1945 as Sailors and Marines faced Imperial Japanese forces over the control of the island. The island was a critical point for the United States as it planned their attacks on the …

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