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Tending the Side: A Navy Tradition

Rainbow sideboys render honors as Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrives aboard the then future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as it transited the Strait of Magellan, Aug. 19, 2014. America was traveling through the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet areas of responsibility on its maiden transit, “America visits the Americas”. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Graham/Released)

By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Daniel Garas Naval History and Heritage Command Welcoming dignitaries and visitors of special attention aboard ships carries with it the ancient nautical custom of tending the side. In modern age, the physical process of coming aboard a ship is as simple as walking up …

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History and Display of Military Awards and Ribbons

Vice Adm. Robin Braun awards Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Paul Marticorena a Navy Commendation medal April 10, 2014, in honor of being selected as the Reserve Component Sailor of the Year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Garas Defense Logistics Agency Public Affairs The practice of using military decorations to honor individuals or fighting organizations dates back to antiquity.   Early awards were usually used to recognize leaders in the nobility and military class of society. According to the Rosicrucian …

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50+ years and counting!: Anniversary of first SSBN patrol

KINGS BAY, Ga. (June 28, 2014) The Ohio-class ballistic missle submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rex Nelson/Released)

By Rear Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97) This weekend, we celebrated the anniversary of the first SSBN patrol. For the uninitiated, SSBN means Ship Submersible Ballistic (Nuclear) with the “Nuclear” referring to the ship’s propulsive power (not the ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads).  The United States’ first nuclear …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: Nov. 14, 2014

Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Naval Reserves, inspects a recruit drill platoon at the weekly pass-in-review graduation at Recruit Training Command (RTC). RTC trains more than 37,000 Sailors annually. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Doug Mappin/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs. Read …

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Carrier Air Wing Eight Homecoming

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 2, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Nov. 14, 2014, following its successful nine month deployment conducting combat operations, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility. [dciframe]http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=49b7f72d11/width=599/height=500/entryLoc=bottom/commentLoc=bottom/titlePage=off/replayContentOrder=chronological’,600px,501px scrolling=’no’ height=’500px’ width=599px[/dciframe]  

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