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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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Determined Warriors of Today’s USS Cole Draw Inspiration from Service and Sacrifice of October 12, 2000

KEY WEST, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) is udnerway off the coast of Naval Air Station Key West's Mole Pier for a port visit. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales/Released)

By Devon Hubbard Sorlie Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command Onboard the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), no one stands watch alone. Throughout the ship, there are small memorials to the 17 Sailors who died when terrorists attacked the ship while it was refueling in Yemen, Oct. 12, …

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