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Grace Hopper: Navy to the Core, a Pirate at Heart

  By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The typical career arc of a naval officer may run from 25-30 years. Most, however, don’t start at age 35. Yet when it comes to Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, well, the word “typical” just doesn’t apply. Feisty. Eccentric. Maverick. …

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USS Juneau and Four Brothers You May Not Know About

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division In 1942, at the Battle of Guadalcanal, the light cruiser USS Juneau met her fate, taking with her the five Sullivan brothers.  You’ve heard their story and their memory lives on in a ship named for them and a crew …

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A Message From Capt. Henry J. Hendrix II, Ph.D

On the Ocassion of His Retirement from Naval Service June 27, 2014:   “It is difficult to believe that 26 years have rushed by since I raised my right hand and swore the oath in the Armory Building at Purdue University, and I am more than a little broken hearted …

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On the Anniversary of the Officer Corps: A tale of two leaders

From Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division On this date 220 years ago the U.S. Congress, shortly after reconstituting the U.S. Navy in the Naval Act of 1794, gave the President the authority to appoint naval officers. It’s an important date in naval history and one that …

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