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Remembering John F. Kennedy, President, Sailor

President John F. Kennedy delivers remarks to assembled officers, midshipmen and their guests at Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland, August 1, 1963.

By Naval History and Heritage Command November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. In recent weeks there has been plenty of news coverage of his political life and his murder. We’ll leave that coverage to commercial media. Today, we’d …

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Seven Score and 10 Years Later, Lincoln Sailors Honor Gettysburg Address

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

By Capt. Karl Thomas Commanding Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) As the Commanding Officer of the proud warship USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), I am reminded every day of the sacrifices our service men and women make for their nation. I get an opportunity to interact with these great Americans …

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MCPON’s Veterans Day Message

131023-N-IV546-014 NORFOLK (Oct. 23, 2013) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens meets with the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) chiefs mess following an all-hands call alongside Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert aboard the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Thomas L. Rosprim/Released)

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens Veterans, Shipmates and Navy Families, Monday, we honor those who have stood the watch, pay respect to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and say thanks to those currently in uniform. There have always been men and women …

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PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Christening Ceremony

Thousands of shipbuilders, sailors and Ford family and friends gathered Nov. 9 for the christening of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by Ricky Thompson

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of christening of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The ship was christened during a ceremony Nov. 9 ceremony at Huntington-Ingalls Industries Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Va. [dciframe]http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/usnavy?layout=4&clip=pla_fb22b355-4a44-4e3b-90ed-d0c867379b83&color=0xe7e7e7&autoPlay=false&mute=false&iconColorOver=0x888888&iconColor=0x777777&allowchat=false&height=340&width=560,561,341[/dciframe] Before …

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Sailors Participate in Veterans Week NYC 2013

NEW YORK (Nov. 2, 2009) Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Boston and New York City Police Department marine and air units escort the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) into New York Harbor. The ship has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers forged into her bow, and will be used to support humanitarian, amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions around the world. New York is the sixth U.S. Navy ship named for the state and will be homeported in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barbara L. Patton/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of U.S. Navy Sailors’ participation in Veterans Week NYC 2013 in New York City, which honors the service and sacrifice of all American veterans. Sailors from local commands in Manhattan, the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey will be joined by Secretary of the Navy …

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