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10 Things to know about U.S. Navy Chiefs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2016) Fiscal Year 2017 chief petty officers stand at attention during a chief pinning ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)

Effectively running and fighting a warship relies on bridging the gap between officers and enlisted personnel. It was from this need that the creation of the rank of chief petty officer was born. The chief petty officer as it is recognized today was officially established April 1, 1893. Armed with official …

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#PearlHarbor75: Sailor’s Family Inspires His Future

The 75th commemoration of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and other U.S. military facilities on Oahu was an opportunity for us to honor the courage, service and sacrifice of the U.S. military personnel present during the attacks. Since the end of World War II, regional powers, including Japan, have …

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