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USS California’s Silent History

By Lisa Manresa, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication Outreach Division Silentium est Aureum, Latin for “silence is golden,” is a befitting motto for the stealthy USS California VII (SSN 781), the Virginia-class, next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine named in honor of the people of the Golden State of California. The …

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Glory is the Reward of Valor – The Story of USS Cole

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Lockwood,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division USS Cole (DDG 67), is named after Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Sgt. Darrell Samuel Cole. He enlisted in the Corps on Aug. 25, 1941. After completing basic training at Parris Island, …

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Naval History of Florida

By K. Cecilia Sequeira,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Florida was the 27th state to join the Union in 1845- just 70 years after the U.S. Navy was established. It has been rich in naval history since its inception. At least 32 U.S. Navy ships have been named …

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USS Bataan: Taking Pride in Navy History

By Arif Patani, Naval History and Heritage Command  Communication and Outreach Division USS Bataan (LHD 5), the U.S. Navy’s 5th Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, is named in honor of the U.S/Philippine defense of the Bataan Peninsula during World War II. History of the Name Don’t know much about the defense of …

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