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World War I Sailors Recognized 100 Years Later

By Lt. Josh Waters, Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals World War I saw technological advances that changed the face of warfare. Prominent among these was the use of submarines, or U-boats.  Although they had been in use since the mid-1800’s, submarines only became effective weapons during WWI and …

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Allies Cheer as First American Convoy Arrives in France!

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The arrival of the first convoy carrying the Soldiers and Marines of the American Expeditionary Force at Saint-Nazaire, France on June 26, 1917 surprised the world and uplifted the allies. Today, after two world wars and a century of witnessing operations …

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USS Olympia Standing the Test of Time

olor tinted postcard of USS Olympia (C 6) published in the early 1900s.

By Sam Cox, Rear Adm., U.S. Navy (Retired), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command   Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to make my first visit to the historic ship USS Olympia (C 6). Berthed at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, she is truly representative of the beginning …

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The Legacy of Ships Named Enterprise

  by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division On March 6, 1822, a 12-gun schooner named Enterprise captured four pirate vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. The event is little known, not well documented, and it was one of her …

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Navy Celebrates Women’s History Month

From the middle of the 19th century when women first served aboard a Navy hospital ship, to today where women serve as admirals and submariners, women have made great contributions to our Navy and have served bravely both at sea and ashore. What started as only a handful of civilian …

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