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Navy Legend – David Glasgow Farragut

By Lt. j.g. Chloe Morgan, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Adm. David Glasgow Farragut was a Hispanic Sailor who devoted a remarkable 59 years of his life to naval service, ultimately becoming the U.S. Navy’s first admiral. The Early Years: A Tale of Two Fathers Born at …

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Honoring the Proud Women Who Serve in the U.S. Navy

By John R. Desselle,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Today, we join the nation in celebration of  Women Equality Day, to commemorate the proud and dedicated service in the U.S. Navy. In 1908, women officially began serving as nurses in the Navy. Yeomanettes or yeomen were added during …

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Remembering Hispanic-Americans in the U.S. Navy

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood Even if someone didn’t know much about the social history of the Navy, they could probably still expect it to mirror, or even just closely align with, the social history of the nation it serves. It’s certainly true of Hispanics service in …

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First Female Asian Officer Speaks About Her Naval Service

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division What would make Susan Ahn, a young college graduate, join the military following the Pearl Harbor attack? A daughter’s wish to honor her father.   Susan’s parents, Dosan Ahn Chang Ho and Helen Ahn, were the first Korean married couple …

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Navy Celebrates Women’s History Month

From the middle of the 19th century when women first served aboard a Navy hospital ship, to today where women serve as admirals and submariners, women have made great contributions to our Navy and have served bravely both at sea and ashore. What started as only a handful of civilian …

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Making a Difference: Father Theodore Hesburgh

By Rear Adm. Mat Winter Chief of Naval Research As the current senior active-duty Navy flag officer from the University of Notre Dame, I would like to take a moment of your time to share with you a few thoughts about a man that truly made a difference; a difference …

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Honoring the Legacy of Navy Nurses Worldwide

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, Commander, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command and Director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps On January 6, 1942, 11 Navy Nurses and three civilian nurses were taken prisoner by Japanese forces in the Philippines. During their 37-month imprisonment these nurses – known as the “Band of Angels” …

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