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What’s Next for USS Conestoga?

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2016) The wreck of the U.S. Navy tugboat USS Conestoga is seen on sonar in at a depth of 185 feet in the waters of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California. Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay on March 25, 1921 and vanished with 56 men. The discovery of the wreck solves a 95 year-old mystery. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of NOAA/Released)

By: Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with support from NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology Branch, announced that after almost 95 years, the mystery of USS Conestoga had been solved. The ship was discovered in 2009 and positively identified in 2015 in …

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ICEX 2016 Honors Sargo’s Lead

160311-N-QA919-061 Arctic Circle (March 13, 2016) - Ice Camp Sargo, located in the Arctic Circle, serves as the main stage for Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016 and will house more than 200 participants from four nations over the course of the exercise. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. ICEX 2016 allows the U.S. Navy to assess operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and develop partnerships and collaborative efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson)

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The maritime environment is constantly changing. With it, security concerns are presented and new opportunities for exploration open. The Arctic is experiencing a trend of diminishing sea ice extent and thickness creating the …

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The U.S. Navy Seabees: Rates to Remember

By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division “We build, we fight.” These four simple words could not describe the role of the U.S. Navy’s Construction Battalion, or “Seabees,” any better. Once the United States entered World War II, the Chief of the U.S. Navy’s Bureau …

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Honoring the Proud Women Who Serve in the U.S. Navy

By John R. Desselle,  Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Today, we join the nation in celebration of  Women Equality Day, to commemorate the proud and dedicated service in the U.S. Navy. In 1908, women officially began serving as nurses in the Navy. Yeomanettes or yeomen were added during …

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The Making of the Medal of Honor

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Like a ship’s crest, the symbolism behind a physical medal associated with an award in America’s Navy isn’t represented by a single element, but is instead the combination of many extraordinary components. Together with the multiple actions …

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A World Apart . . . What the Sea Washed Away

Command Master Chief Jeffrey Clark, Sr. and the Air Department Chiefs Mess gather on the flight deck for a group picture aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy Photo)

By Timothy Aguirre, Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command Described as a microcosm of our nation, today’s fleet leverages a palette of many colors. At sea, we wear blue camouflage and jerseys with each color of the rainbow to distinguish craft and responsibilities on flight decks. We …

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A Matter of Honor – History of the Medal of Honor

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication Outreach Division For more than 150 years, the Medal of Honor (MoH) has recognized conspicuous gallantry in those who have earned it. Congress authorized U.S. Navy enlisted personnel to wear the nation’s highest honor Dec. 21, …

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