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Why Naval History Matters to Virginia

By Cecilia Sequeira, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division In 1788, only 13 years after the establishment of the U.S. Navy, Virginia ratified the constitution, and became the 10th state to enter the Union. The state’s heritage includes hosting the first North American-English colony, which likely gave …

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Naval History of Missouri

By Cecilia Sequeira, Communication Outreach Division Missouri, popularly known as the “Show-Me” state, was the 24th state admitted to the Union in 1821– just 46 years after establishment of the U.S. Navy. Named after the longest U.S. river, and the Indian word for “muddy waters,” Missouri has a distinguished naval …

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USS California’s Silent History

By Lisa Manresa, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication Outreach Division Silentium est Aureum, Latin for “silence is golden,” is a befitting motto for the stealthy USS California VII (SSN 781), the Virginia-class, next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine named in honor of the people of the Golden State of California. The …

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Glory is the Reward of Valor – The Story of USS Cole

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Lockwood,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division USS Cole (DDG 67), is named after Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Sgt. Darrell Samuel Cole. He enlisted in the Corps on Aug. 25, 1941. After completing basic training at Parris Island, …

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Naval History of Florida

By K. Cecilia Sequeira,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Florida was the 27th state to join the Union in 1845- just 70 years after the U.S. Navy was established. It has been rich in naval history since its inception. At least 32 U.S. Navy ships have been named …

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How Well Do You Know the Blue Angels?

160407-N-IR734-266 KINGSVILLE, Texas (April 7, 2016) U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Lead Solo Lt. Ryan Chamberlain and Opposing Solo Capt. Jeff Kuss fly in formation during a photo opportunity at the Naval Air Station Kingsville Wings Over South Texas 2016 air show. The Blue Angels are currently celebrating their 70th show season and are scheduled to perform 66 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Cotter/Released)

By Sandy Gall, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division It’s true, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, are pretty famous (they have performed for more than 450 million people) but how well do you know their history? Like most things Navy, the Blues, as …

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Naval History of Texas

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The Texas state motto is “Friendship,” and Texans definitely have a friend in their U.S. Navy, just ask anyone who has served on one of the over 100 ships named in honor of the state! If you believe everything really is …

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

By Arif Patani, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Thomas Jefferson – the author of the Declaration of Independence, the Nation’s first Secretary of State, second Vice President of the United States, and the third President of the United States – is one of America’s founding fathers and …

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Shore Sailor of the Year Discusses The Importance of History

By Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command This week, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard announced the 2015 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year during a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., March 30. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessica Wentlent of …

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