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100 Years of Underway Replenishments

By Matt Cheser, Naval History and Heritage Command, Histories and Archives Division Everyone likes “firsts.” These moments represent transformation and progress and change our understanding about what we are capable of. The Navy also keeps track of its “firsts.” One “first” of great pride deals with the underway refueling of a United States …

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“LOST BACK END CREW”

By LT Liza Dougherty, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group Two, Public Affairs Officer The letter landed on my desk after I’d been at Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) TWO maybe three months, with the suggestion to “see what you can do with this.” A new NFO, I had been given the …

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Naval History of Oregon

By Lt. j.g. Chloe Morgan, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Oregon has more ties to the U.S. Navy than one might initially think. For starters, Oregon’s state colors are Navy blue and gold. At least 30 ships have been named after the state of Oregon, its cities, places and people. …

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Naval History of Washington State

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The state of Washington is named after President George Washington, who was an early proponent of sea power. He’s quoted as saying, “It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we …

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Chung-Hoon, Pililaau, Inouye: Ships Named for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made many important contributions to our nation and its military throughout history. As we continue to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, we take a look at three U.S. Navy ships named for three …

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The NHHC Conservation Branch – Small but Mighty

Story by Jim Caiella, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Just 18 months old, the Conservation Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), has made its mark nationally. Already, the small four-person staff, led by branch head David Krop, has helped restore and conserve a very …

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