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Baseball and the U. S. Navy: All Who Play Win

By Capt. Dave Werner (U.S. Navy, retired) For centuries now, the world has benefited from two of America’s greatest exports – baseball and the U.S. Navy. Baseball is a unique sport that rewards both individual accomplishment and dedicated teamwork. Its rules are intuitive and simple, and its play transcends borders. …

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The Naval History of Nebraska

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Though Nebraska is landlocked, the “Cornhusker State” has made waves in U.S. naval history. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867 and has at least 38 ships named for its cities, places, and people—with …

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What’s in the Seabee Museum Archive?

By Amber Delacruz, Archivist, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum’s archival collection represents the history of the Seabees, Civil Engineer Corps, and naval shore establishment. We select, collect, preserve and display materials relevant to Seabee History. The archives primarily consist of: Newsletters            Ephemera Photographs Maps Deployment Completion …

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Finding Treasure in the Archives

  Editor’s note: The Navy Archives collects, preserves, protects, and makes available official records and donated personal collections that best embody the U.S. Navy’s rich history and heritage for present and future generations. Collections often include a variety of materials, including letters, diaries, notebooks, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs and more. By: …

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What is an Archivist?

  By Ashley McLendon, Lead Processing Archivist, Naval History and Heritage Command “I’m an Archivist.” Every Archivist I know has received blank stares after making this statement. Archivists have grown accustomed to this look and will generally wait until cartoon question marks float above the head of the inquisitor as more …

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The Naval History of Arkansas

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Though Arkansas lacks a coastline, make no mistake that the “Natural State” has made its mark in U.S. naval history. Arkansas was admitted to the Union in 1836, and the first U.S. Navy vessel to bear its name was commissioned …

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