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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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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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SECNAV Ray Mabus Surpasses Historic Milestone


From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus surpassed a historic milestone this week – serving longer than any other Secretary of the Navy since the Department of Defense was created in 1947. This week, SECNAV Mabus passed former Secretary of the …

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MOH Was Just the Beginning for VADM Joel T. Boone’s Navy Career

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Joel T. Boone might have been the Forest Gump of his day because, if something big was happening, Boone was there. Unlike Gump, though Vice Adm. Boone, wasn’t in the background; he was at the forefront of historical events when he …

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Happy 122nd Birthday Chief Petty Officers!

A message from the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy:Chief Petty Officers,On April 1st, we will celebrate 122 years of excellence. One thing that CPOs have always excelled at, despite the challenges, is our ability to recognize and implement change.  If I could coin one word for this year’s …

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Silent Professionals: History of the Rank of Chief Petty Officer

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Garas Defense Logistics Agency Public Affairs Since the days of antiquity, highly skilled seamen have been prized for their knowledge and skill. As vessels grew more complex, duties began to split into different responsibilities, which evolved into a rating system that was first …

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On the Eve of Peace, the War Still Rages

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division After a long struggle for independence, the United States of America succeeded in its break from Great Britain. Suffering several more defeats following the British surrender at Yorktown in October 1781, British Parliament agreed …

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The Naval Careers of America’s Six Sailor Presidents

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division From 1961 to 1993 the Navy could boasted veterans in the nation’s highest office, with the exception of Army veteran Ronald Reagan’s 8-year term of 1981-89. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, James …

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How the Yalta Conference Shaped the World

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division For eight days in the beginning of February 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin convened one of the most secretive meetings of modern times. The decisions that came …

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