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The legacy of the attack on USS Cole

The following text was written by USS Cole’s (DDG 67) current Navigator, LTJG Jacob Beckelhymer: You can’t miss them. The 17 gold stars running across the deck in front of COLE’s mess line. They stand for our 17 brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Hall of Heroes, …

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Marines at Midway

Regarded as the turning point in the Pacific during World War II, the Battle of Midway took place June 4-7, 1942. During the battle, an American carrier striking force, augmented by shore-based patrol bombers, decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese navy carrier tas…k force. These actions prevented Japanese forces from capturing …

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

As we near Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 7, it is a good time to reflect on what makes our Navy family strong. As service members, it isn’t uncommon to get pat on the back along with a hearty “thank you for your service.” Yet many times behind that …

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