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Change: The Only Historic Constant in Rating Names

  From Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division When it comes to Navy enlisted ratings the only constant is change. Take a look at the Naval History and Heritage Command’s online Compilation of Enlisted Ratings and Apprenticeships, U.S. Navy, 1775 to 1969 (Prepared by Charles A. Malin …

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March 27, 1953: Korean War Sailor Earns Medal of Honor

  By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Residents of Alexandria, Va. can honor an American hero with a tip of their hats to Francis C. Hammond Middle School on Seminary Road this Friday. It was 62 years ago on Friday when …

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Capt. Michael Smith’s Journey to the Final Frontier and Beyond

  By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Children wonder at the marvel of airplanes in flight, many dream of becoming pilots and soaring the wide expanses of sky. One young North Carolina farm boy, though, saw beyond the wild, blue …

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