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USS Enterprise: 50 Years of Service

The following post is written by CAPT William C. Hamilton, 22nd Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in honor of the carrier’s 50th birthday, November 25, 2011. Friday one of the most storied ships in U.S. Navy history broke another record.  The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS …

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Three Hundred and Seventy-two Days

This post was written by Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and assistant commander for Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.  He is an avid history buff and writes a weekly blog for the command at http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawcad/. This post originally ran …

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Looking Back on 100 Years of Naval Aviation

My, How the Time Has Flown… “I have been up to my ears in work…” Things sure haven’t changed much in that regard since Lieutenant Commander Henry Mustin wrote to his wife on January 21st, 1914, just one day after arriving in Pensacola, Florida on board USS Mississippi. Three years …

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

As we near Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 7, it is a good time to reflect on what makes our Navy family strong. As service members, it isn’t uncommon to get pat on the back along with a hearty “thank you for your service.” Yet many times behind that …

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