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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: Nov. 15, 2015

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The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople@gmail.com. It can also be …

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Veterans Day and Infinite Seas

Print shows battle between Union monitors and sloops against Confederate ships and ram CSS Tennessee in Mobile Bay with Fort Morgan in the distance. Aug. 5, 1864. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

By Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations; and Lt. Roger Misso, Speechwriter to Adm. Michelle Howard As we pause to honor Veterans Day on November 11th, we remember the sacrifices of American men and women in uniform. Our nation is free and strong because of the extraordinary courage of so many Sailors, …

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CNO USMC Birthday Message

The Cake Cutting Team with Marine Barracks Washington pose with the birthday cake prior to the start of the Pentagon Cake Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. The ceremony was held in honor of the 240th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps/Released)

Happy Birthday, Marines! Each year, on November 10th, we celebrate a naval heritage that predates even the birth of our nation. From New Providence to the battlefield against ISIS, Navy Sailors have fought alongside Marines in every ‘clime and place.’ Marines and Sailors have served together ‘in the air, on …

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The History of Veterans Day

By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Veterans Day is a special time of year for many Americans who, in some way, have formed a connection with a veteran or who are veterans themselves. It is a day that brings about a great sense of pride …

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Navy Recruit Graduation: Nov. 6, 2015

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2013) -- Royal Australian Navy Commodore Steve R. W. McDowell, Royal Australian Naval (RAN) Attache, speaks to recruits, staff and family members at the weekly Pass-in-Review (PIR) graduation in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall on board Recruit Training Command (RTC), the NavyÕs only boot camp, here Nov. 1 McDowell, visiting RTC for the first, toured the commandÕs training facilities, talked with staff members and recruits and was the reviewing officer at the PIR. More than 1,000 recruits officially became Sailors at the weekly graduation. RTC trains more than 40,000 Sailors annually. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/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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