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Coin of Adm. Michelle Howard

By Adm. Michelle Howard Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa As the fledging continental Navy formed, Commodore Esek Hopkins ordered that a striped flag with a rattlesnake fly as the signal to engage the enemy. The jack had 13 stripes, …

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USS Constitution by the Numbers

USS Constitution with eight sails set while underway in Boston Harbor, c.2005. (U.S. Navy photo)

Did you know today is Constitution Day? 229 years ago, our nation’s Constitution was ratified on Sept 17. 10 years later, our Navy’s USS Constitution was launched Oct. 21. In observance of Constitution Day, we’re sharing some of USS Constitution’s history by the numbers. 6 In 1794, Congress authorized President …

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Celebrating Navy Week at Natchez 300

Navy Week Natchez, has become a part of Natchez, Mississippi’s year-long celebration of Natchez 300 – its 300th anniversary. From Sept. 11-14, more than 80 Sailors and U.S. Navy civilians participated in community relations projects with local veterans, visits with patients at Merit Health Natchez, and veterans at Glenburney and Adams County …

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