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On the 50th Anniversary of First Flight, 14 Important Moments in the Life of the Tomcat

From Naval History and Heritage Command and National Naval Aviation Museum An air-to-air right side view of two Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124) F-14 Tomcat aircraft. Advancements during the Cold War in Soviet long-range patrol and bomber aircraft dictated a requirement for a fleet defense fighter that could engage high-altitude bombers …

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Twenty Years of Fostering Research on Naval Heritage: The NHHC Permitting Program

By Dr. Alexis Catsambis and Blair Atcheson, Naval History and Heritage Command, Underwater Archaeology Branch In May of 2000, the Navy established an archaeological research permitting program that promoted research into its historic ship and aircraft wrecks. Fifteen years later, the program was expanded to include all sunken and terrestrial …

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Final Resting Place of USS Nevada

By Retired Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, director Naval History and Heritage Command In 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in the remembrance ceremony for crew members of USS Nevada (BB 36). Today, we have news that Ocean Infinity and Search Inc., though their research and observation, have discovered the …

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