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The Honor of Restoring America’s Ship of State

By Sam Cox Director, Naval History and Heritage Command Maintaining USS Constitution’s “iron sides” secures a vital part of our nation’s great heritage. Since its inception, this ship has fought with and exuded honor, courage and commitment. She is a visible and viable symbol of the value of a well-constructed …

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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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