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Women In Naval History

Women In Naval History

March is Women’s History Month. The contributions and accomplishments of women in the Navy have not gone unnoticed. This timeline highlights Navy history and the women who have contributed to the Navy’s success by forging a path for the women serving today....

Stronger Together: Why Representation Matters 

Stronger Together: Why Representation Matters 

Article provided by Defense Visual Information Distribution Service Today, women in the Navy have unlimited opportunities to help achieve their personal and professional goals. This empowering thought stood out to Allentown, Pennsylvania, native, Lt. Maria Walsh, who...

The Story of Ensign Jesse L. Brown

The Story of Ensign Jesse L. Brown

Jesse Leroy Brown was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, into a sharecropper family. He was a school athlete who excelled at math and dreamed of being a pilot from the time he was a young boy. When he left Mississippi to attend Ohio State University in 1944, his high...

Japanese Withdrawal: February 1943

Japanese Withdrawal: February 1943

Article by Naval History and Heritage Command Despite the heavy U.S. losses at the Battle of Tassafaronga, the engagement set the stage for Japan's increasing difficulty in resupplying its troops on Guadalcanal. U.S. air attacks frustrated several of the enemy's...

African American Trailblazers

African American Trailblazers

Article by Naval History and Heritage Command To honor African American History Month, the following is a collection of graphics depicting some of the black officers and enlisted personnel who have stood out among the U.S. Navy’s best and brightest, gaining...

Famous Navy Quotations

Famous Navy Quotations

Discover, share, and learn the origins of some of the best-known Navy quotes and sayings. “...without a Respectable Navy, Alas America!”Captain John Paul Jones, 17 October 1776, in a letter to Robert Morris. “I have not yet begun to fight!”Captain John Paul Jones said...

USS Ronald Reagan Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

USS Ronald Reagan Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Gray Gibson Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 14. The ship’s Diversity and Heritage Committee hosted a celebration event on the aft...

The First U.S. Naval Observatory

The First U.S. Naval Observatory

Article by: Naval History and Heritage Command The Naval Observatory in the Foggy Bottom section of Washington, DC, completed in 1844, came more than a century after its European counterparts. There, national observatories had become integral parts of governments’...

Polar Exploration

Polar Exploration

Article by: Naval History and Heritage Command The U.S. Navy has a long history in polar exploration. As early as 1839, Captain Charles Wilkes led the first U.S. naval expedition into Antarctic waters. In the early 1900s, Admiral Richard E. Byrd established an...

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