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The Secret Weapon of Navy Diving

NEDU was stationed at the Washington Navy Yard, where this 1974 photo was taken, for almost 50 years before moving to its current home in Panama City, Florida, in 1975.

By Mary Ryan, Curator, Naval Undersea Museum The Navy has many unsung heroes; in fact, you could argue most of our Navy is made up of them. A central truth about unsung heroes, by the term’s very definition, is that their contributions are significant yet under-recognized. September 25th, the Naval Undersea …

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SECNAV Ray Mabus Surpasses Historic Milestone

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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus surpassed a historic milestone this week – serving longer than any other Secretary of the Navy since the Department of Defense was created in 1947. This week, SECNAV Mabus passed former Secretary of the …

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MOH Was Just the Beginning for VADM Joel T. Boone’s Navy Career

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Joel T. Boone might have been the Forest Gump of his day because, if something big was happening, Boone was there. Unlike Gump, though Vice Adm. Boone, wasn’t in the background; he was at the forefront of historical events when he …

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Navy Legend – John Paul Jones

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The Right Stuff: What Makes A Navy Legend – Actions or Attributes? If you ask any Sailor to name a favorite Navy legend, you’ll likely get as many names to field an entire squadron of naval heroes – including a …

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