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Perseverance: LTJG Harriet Ida Pickens and ENS Frances Wills

By Denise Krepp, Director’s Action Group, Naval History and Heritage Command In November 2020, CNO and Mrs. Gilday installed a new exhibit entitled “Celebrating Navy Women: Perseverance and Achievements” in the Tingey House. The pioneers proudly served their country and in 2021, the Naval History and Heritage Command will be …

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“This is Dad’s letter!”

On October 26, 2019, a Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Outreach team composed of Archivist Amanda Shaw, Public Affairs Specialist Alura Romero, Historian Dr. Richard Hulver, and Curator Tonia Deetz Rock. attended the commissioning of the newest Indianapolis into the Navy, LCS-17. Attending such events is part of the …

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Lest We Forget

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served our nation and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Since the beginning of our great nation, U.S. Navy Sailors, and their ships, have gone in harm’s way to …

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Lassen: The Man and the Ship

USS Lassen (DDG 82) ship crest

By Naval History and Heritage Command The USS Lassen (DDG-82) was named after Clyde Everett Lassen, born in Fort Myers, Fla., on 14 March 1942, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 14 September 1961. Lassen later applied for the Naval Aviation Cadet program, and was accepted in 1964, receiving his Wings …

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USS Constitution: Presence Then, Presence Now

By Cmdr. Sean Kearns 73rd Commanding Officer USS Constitution The Chief of Naval Operations’ Guiding Principles (Warfighting First, Operate Forward, Be Ready) were as important and applicable to the early chapters of our Navy’s history as they are today. In the months leading up to our declaration of war against …

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Operation Praying Mantis, 18 April 1988

On 14 April 1988, watchstanders aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) sighted three mines floating approximately half of a mile from the ship. Twenty minutes after the first sighting, as Samuel B. Roberts was backing clear of the minefield, she struck a submerged mine. The explosive device tore a …

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