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Jul 1

Five Navy Ships Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:44 AM

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From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division It’s July, the month of red, white and blue… and commissionings, too! Perhaps it was an opportunity to save labor on not having to put that bunting up around the ship, but July is among one of the more popular months to hoist a commissioning pennant. Five ships this month will celebrate significant milestones in their careers: 10, 20, and 30 years. From patrol craft, to surface warship, to nuclear-powered submarines; all perform their mission – here and abroad – to protect and defend America as part of today’s Navy…. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 25

Naval History: Around the Globe and in Communities Everywhere

Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:02 PM

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By Sam Cox, Rear Adm., U.S. Navy (Retired), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command While visiting the USS Houston’ s survivors association earlier this spring for a speaking engagement, I took time to visit USS Texas (BB 35) as an opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing Historic Ships, and what could be done to improve their efforts to help inform public understanding of naval contributions to our nation’s security. While there, I took the time to replicate a treasured father-son moment on board Texas in 1965…which was an influential factor in a life-long love of naval history and… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 11

Last Higgins Boat Lands On Utah Beach

Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:21 AM

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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum Utah Beach, a site of intense fighting in June 1944, is now a peaceful place, with a cool breeze, the sound of waves hitting the surf, and the site of numerous memorials to those who fought 71 years ago. High on a hill overlooking the beach the Navy is remembered, along with several memories to various Army units that landed on the beach. But on June 6, 2015, room was made for another, the Higgins Boat Monument, a memorial to the little boats and their crews who made the landing and ultimately… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 8

French, American Alliance Hastened End of Revolutionary War

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:12 AM

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Editor’s Note: As the French tall ship replica L’Hermione makes her way up the East Coast to celebrate the relationship between France and the United States, a series of blogs will discuss four topics: the Marquis de Lafayette; the ship that brought him to America the second time in 1780, L’Hermione; the critical Battle of the Virginia Capes on Sept. 5, 1781, and the Franco-American relationship as it has grown over the past years. From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Proving that partnerships mattered in our countries infancy, during the American Revolution, the American colonies faced… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 7

Series of Miscues Allows French Victory at VA Capes

Sunday, June 7, 2015 8:55 AM

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Editor’s Note: As the French tall ship replica L’Hermione makes her way up the East Coast to celebrate the relationship between France and the United States, a series of blogs will discuss four topics: the Marquis de Lafayette; the ship that brought him to America the second time in 1780, L’Hermione; the critical Battle of the Virginia Capes on Sept. 5, 1781, and the Franco-American relationship as it has grown over the past years.  By Michael Crawford, Ph.D., Senior Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command  On Sept. 5, 1781, a French fleet of 24 ships of the line engaged a… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 6

French Frigate L’Hermione Ferries Lafayette to America

Saturday, June 6, 2015 8:12 AM

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  Editor’s Note: As the French tall ship replica L’Hermione makes her way up the East Coast to celebrate the relationship between France and the United States, a series of blogs will discuss four topics: the Marquis de Lafayette; the ship that brought him to America the second time in 1780, L’Hermione; the critical Battle of the Virginia Capes on Sept. 5, 1781, and the Franco-American relationship as it has grown over the past years.  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division It took 11 months to build the Concorde-class frigate L’Hermione at Rochefort, France. Shipwright Henri… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 5

Lafayette’s Dedication to Pursuit of Liberty Pays Off for U.S.

Friday, June 5, 2015 7:27 AM

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  Editor’s Note: As the French tall ship replica L’Hermione makes her way up the East Coast to celebrate the relationship between France and the United States for more than two centuries, a series of blogs will discuss four topics: the Marquis de Lafayette; the ship that brought him to America the second time in 1780, L’Hermione; the critical Battle of the Virginia Capes on Sept. 5, 1781, and the Franco-American relationship as it has grown over the past years.  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Intrigue and danger. Adventure and adversity. Disguises and deception. An escape… Read the rest of this entry »

 
May 27

Year of the Military Diver: MDSU to Continue Raising CSS Georgia

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:19 PM

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May 28 Lecture Highlights Tough Working Conditions on Ironclad Wreck From the Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division The South will rise again – just one piece at a time – as U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU-2) work to free parts of the Confederate ironclad Georgia from the murky, muddy waters of the Savannah River channel. The Navy divers will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) June 1-July 20 as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which will deepen the channel from 42 to 47 feet. Part of that… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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