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A Matter of Honor – History of the Medal of Honor

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication Outreach Division For more than 150 years, the Medal of Honor (MoH) has recognized conspicuous gallantry in those who have earned it. Congress authorized U.S. Navy enlisted personnel to wear the nation’s highest honor Dec. 21, …

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Navy Legend Vice Adm. Stockdale Led POW Resistance

By Devon Hubbard Sorlie, Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command It’s been more than 50 years since then-Cmdr. Stockdale was shot down in Vietnam during his third tour. He had already flown nearly 200 combat missions during the three deployments, earned numerous awards and medals for his …

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Honoring Those Lost: Taking the Fight to the Enemy

Starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS: (Flight I) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS COLE (DDG 67), underway in the Atlantic Ocean, encountering rough sea conditions.

By Sam Cox, Director, Naval History and Heritage Command, Rear Admiral (Retired) Editor’s note: While currently Navy’s curator, at the time of attack on USS Cole, Retired Admiral Sam Cox was the U.S. 5th Fleet Intelligence Officer. He was a principal advisor to the commander on intelligence matters and remained in the position …

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Find the Good and Do it: Navy’s Response to Hurricane Katrina

Biloxi, Miss. (Sept. 9, 2005) Ð U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) unload supplies brought ashore by a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), in support of the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Sailors are being brought to the beach to support the mission and are doing relief work such as distribution, cleanup and restoration. The Navy's involvement in the Hurricane Katrina humanitarian assistance operations is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings (RELEASED)

By: Rear Admiral Sinclair M. Harris RDML Harris was the Amphibious Squadron 4/Iwo Jima Strike Group during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief – Hurricanes Katrina/Rita in 2005. On the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation to the gulf coast, we asked him to share his reactions and what he remembered during the …

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USS Forrestal – Trial by Fire

By Chief Damage Controlman (SW/AW) Teddy Yates Recruit Training Command On Saturday July 29, 1967, in the Gulf of Tonkin, the USS Forrestal (CVA 59) is preparing for a strike against targets in North Vietnam when a missile is accidentally fired across the flight deck, hitting an A-4 Skyhawk that is fully …

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