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Owens v. Brown — Women Can Now Serve at Sea

By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command Yona Owens in dress blues in 1973 On Nov. 10, 1976, Petty Officer Yona Owens and six other women sued the Navy. The women were determined to overturn a 30-year-old federal statute that limited Navy women to shore-duty billets, …

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The Establishment of NECC

by Captain Angus Anderson, Fleet Historian, NECC Fifteen years ago, on January 13, 2006, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) formally stood up as the Navy’s Type Commander (TYCOM) for expeditionary forces. While certainly momentous, this ceremony held onboard Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA marked the end of a three-month …

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Susan Ahn Cuddy

By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit in the Tingey House highlighting the accomplishments of female Navy pioneers. The pioneers proudly served their country and this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be …

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Passion. Purpose. Pay it forward.

By Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command “Passion. Purpose. Pay it forward.” When reflecting on her notable 36-year career, these are the fundamentals Vice Admiral U.S. Navy (retired) Carol Pottenger highlights as the keys to success. She explains, “As long as you have passion about what you’re …

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Twelve Anchors

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 this year the Naval History and Heritage Command will be sharing …

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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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