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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

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Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which is considered the turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Less than seven months after the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, an outnumbered and outgunned American fleet broke Japanese code and …

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The U.S. Navy’s “Last” Ships

By Sandy Gall Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division We talk a lot about Navy’s firsts (humble brag – we’ve had a LOT) but with the premiere of The Last Ship coming up, we thought we take a different approach.  Today, we’re paying homage to Navy’s “lasts!” …

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Battle of Midway Commemoration

More than 200 Sailors and Marines attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 4, 2013. The Battle of Midway was the turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II and set the stage for the United States victory over Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K Morrissette/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 73rd anniversary of the historic Battle of Midway victory. Live video from the U.S. Navy Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., is scheduled to start at June 4, 9 a.m. EDT. The featured speaker will be Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard. …

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Battle of Midway: Sea of White

More than 200 Sailors and Marines attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, June 4, 2013. The Battle of Midway was the turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II and set the stage for the United States victory over Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K Morrissette/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live coverage of the “Sea of White” – a wreath laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial on June 4 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The Battle of Midway was the turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II and set the stage …

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Battle of Midway: Naval War College Lecture

Photo illustration of Battle of Midway with Department of Navy seal

The Naval War College commemorated June 3 the Battle of Midway with a lecture by historian and author Jonathan Parshall, co-author of the book “Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway.” Making extensive use of untapped Japanese primary sources, including Imperial Japanese operation records, Parshall reconstructed the actual sequence …

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