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Three Hundred and Seventy-two Days

This post was written by Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and assistant commander for Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.  He is an avid history buff and writes a weekly blog for the command at http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawcad/. This post originally ran …

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ARLINGTON CO Says ‘Thank You’

From the Commanding Officer of PCU Arlington, Cmdr. Darren Nelson: It was exciting as we formally transitioned from Hull Number 24 to ARLINGTON.  Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld has been a wonderful sponsor and we look forward to her future support through our Commissioning and beyond.  I want to thank everyone who …

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Naval History: Honoring John Henry (“Dick”) Turpin, Chief Gunner’s Mate, USN. (1876-1962)

National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation””s history.  This February, we””ve selected a few African Americans who served in the U.S. Navy to feature here …

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Looking Back on 100 Years of Naval Aviation

My, How the Time Has Flown… “I have been up to my ears in work…” Things sure haven’t changed much in that regard since Lieutenant Commander Henry Mustin wrote to his wife on January 21st, 1914, just one day after arriving in Pensacola, Florida on board USS Mississippi. Three years …

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