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Perseverance: LTJG Harriet Ida Pickens and ENS Frances Wills

By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit entitled “Celebrating Navy Women: Perseverance and Achievements” in the Tingey House. The pioneers proudly served their country and in 2021, the Naval History and Heritage Command will be …

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Honoring 30 Years of Women in Command at Sea

By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command Last month, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and his wife Linda installed a new display in their residence highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy pioneers. Among them is a photo of Cmdr. Darlene Iskra, U.S. Navy, retired who, …

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NHHC Biography Collection

By Malwina Bardoni, Archivist, Navy Archives Accessioned from the Chief of Information (CHINFO) in 1974, the Biography Collection is one of the larger collections housed at the United States Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). This collection primarily contains biographical sheets, service transcripts, Casualty Reports, obituaries, career biographies, and news …

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“Crossing the Line” in the Pacific War

By Michael D Rhodes, Reference Archivist, Histories & Archives While commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, we reflect on the life of Harry H. Keith, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1923, who commanded several ships over his Navy career. As a member …

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