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Coin of Adm. Michelle Howard

By Adm. Michelle Howard Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa As the fledging continental Navy formed, Commodore Esek Hopkins ordered that a striped flag with a rattlesnake fly as the signal to engage the enemy. The jack had 13 stripes, …

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USS Constitution by the Numbers

USS Constitution with eight sails set while underway in Boston Harbor, c.2005. (U.S. Navy photo)

Did you know today is Constitution Day? 229 years ago, our nation’s Constitution was ratified on Sept 17. 10 years later, our Navy’s USS Constitution was launched Oct. 21. In observance of Constitution Day, we’re sharing some of USS Constitution’s history by the numbers. 6 In 1794, Congress authorized President …

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Celebrating Navy Week at Natchez 300

Navy Week Natchez, has become a part of Natchez, Mississippi’s year-long celebration of Natchez 300 – its 300th anniversary. From Sept. 11-14, more than 80 Sailors and U.S. Navy civilians participated in community relations projects with local veterans, visits with patients at Merit Health Natchez, and veterans at Glenburney and Adams County …

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Happy 104th Birthday Navy Dental Corps

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison Surgeon General Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I’d like to extend my thanks and appreciation to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as they commemorate 104 years of continued service to our nation.   On Aug. …

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The U.S. Navy’s Flying, Fighting “Felines”

Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. (Jul. 17, 1996) - An F-14A Tomcat assigned to the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) prepares to make a bombing run at Twenty Nine Palms Marine Corps Station. The aircraft is on a routine training mission and is loaded with four MK-82 500-pound bombs. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Mahlon K. Miller/Released)

We thought this International Cat Day is the “purrfect” opportunity to highlight some of our flying, fighting “felines” in naval aviation’s history. Check out these photos and facts from Navy.mil, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, and the National Naval Aviation Museum. Is there anything that you would add to our …

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