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An Artist’s View of USS Hornet

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum During World War II war correspondents spanned the globe to cover its pivotal events. Their proximity to the action brought them up close and personal with the hazards faced by those in uniform.  Some like Walter Cronkite flew on bombing missions, while …

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Two Flights Defined Hornet’s Service

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum The aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 8) served for just 372 days, her short lifespan reflective of the fact that she put to sea in dangerous waters.   During that brief time, it can be said two distinct flights defined the service of …

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The Naval History of Hawaii

By Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division The prime location of the Aloha State has made Hawaii one of the U.S. Navy’s most coveted assets. Although the Aloha State was one of the last to join the Union, Hawaii became one of the most important states in …

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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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