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Why Navy History Matters to Illinois

By Alexis Cutler, Intern Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Illinois’ Navy Ship History Did you know the second Navy vessel to bear the name USS Illinois is planned to enter the Fleet in 2016? Illinois’ first Navy ship was the battleship USS Illinois (BB-7). Commissioned on …

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Why Navy History Matters to Rhode Island

The Navy started its relationship with the great state of Rhode Island way back during the American Revolution when Rhode Island-native Esek Hopkins became the only Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy on Jan. 5, 1776. The Navy’s first ship relating to the state was the Providence, a sloop …

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Presence Matters: A Strong Navy

Editor’s note: This was originally published April 19, 2014 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. By Juan Garcia Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs For the next seven days, America’s Navy is celebrating Dallas-Fort Worth Navy Week to demonstrate and explain how the service, “The Global Force for …

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America’s Navy-preserving our way of life

The following post first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on October 7, 2011 and was written by Rear Adm. Michael W. Broadway, special assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance and the senior Navy representative during Albuquerque Navy Week. It’s Navy Week in Albuquerque this week. This week’s …

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