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A Rare Recovery: CSS Georgia

The Confederate Ironclad Ram 'Georgia' Line engraving published in The Soldier in Our Civil War, Volume II, page 31, depicting CSS Georgia, an ironclad floating battery that served in the defenses of Savannah, Georgia. Despite the caption included in the original image, this vessel was not a ram. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

By Dr. Alexis Catsambis Archaeologist and Cultural Resource Manager Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch My work is unique. I am an underwater archeologist, part of a team actually, responsible for the management, research, preservation, and interpretation of the U.S. Navy’s sunken military craft. While there is no typical …

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George Washington: Living his Legacy

Editor’s Note: While most of us stateside were lighting sprinklers, grilling out and watching fireworks, USS George Washington Sailors were on watch protecting and defending the freedom we hold so dear. That didn’t keep them from the festivities though! Not only did they celebrate our nation’s birthday, but also their …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: Old Glory

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 17, 2014) The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) leads other coastal patrol ships assigned to Patrol Coastal Squadron 1 (PCRON 1) in formation during a divisional tactics exercise. PCRON-1 is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki/Released)

To celebrate the Fourth of July and our Nation’s independence, the Weekly Wire Rundown presents a reading of “Old Glory,” a poem that captures the special relationship between the National Ensign and men and women who serve in the armed forces to protect the freedoms our flag represents.    WWR …

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