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Playing “Taps” Links Sailor to WWII Shipmate

By Musician 2nd Class Kristen Gale, Trumpet Instrumentalist, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band I’ve often thought about thanking Ms. Fox. She had a startling lack of patience for an elementary art teacher, but it was her irritability that caused an 11-year-old me to want to join the band. I wanted …

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The National Naval Aviation Museum’s Must See List

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established National Aviation Day, choosing August 19th as a fitting date since it was the birthday of Orville Wright.  On the occasion of this 78th National Aviation Day, here are some of the most interesting things …

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Wisconsin’s Naval History

By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Wisconsin, known as “America’s Dairyland,” is located in the north-central region of our country. On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state to be admitted to the Union. There have been at least 15 U.S. Navy ships …

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Great Green Fleet Continues Great White Fleet’s Legacy of Global Presence

By, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The U.S. Navy maintains naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas and, increasingly, it does so incorporating biofuel and other flexible, innovative energy-efficient technologies on ships and ashore. Called the Great Green Fleet, …

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The Dixie Cup: An Everyday Icon and Historic Symbol

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Garas Of all uniform items issued to Sailors in the United States Navy, no other item may be as iconic as the white hat, affectionately known as the “Dixie Cup.” This week, the Dixie Cup was further rooted in our heritage when the …

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Skin Deep: The Nautical Roots of Tattoo Culture

By  Megan Churchwell, Puget Sound Navy Museum Editor’s Note: In response to feedback from the fleet and senior enlisted leadership, the Navy announced two changes to its uniform policy, March 31, in NAVADMIN 082/16. Learn more about the changes here. Modern tattoo culture is rooted in the nautical world. The …

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