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Navy Leadership and MLK’s Legacy

The following blog was written by Rear Admiral Frank Ponds, Commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific. Rear Adm. Ponds has been invited to serve as grand marshal for Hawaii’s 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade through Honolulu, Jan. 21. He offers this personal reflection …

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Gadget That Changed The World

  By Dylan Leckie, Office of Naval Research It was Dec. 16, 1947 and while most Americans were preparing for the Christmas holiday, three physicists were locked in their laboratory, hunched over a work bench, constructing a peculiar gadget that would forever change the world. The transistor – the Bell Laboratories …

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Federal Voting Assistance Program: Be Counted

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW/SW) Monique K. Hilley “The process of electing our leadership is a fundamental building block upon which our constitution and our democracy are based; it is a right that our Sailors defend every day. As informed citizens and participants in the future of our …

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President

“It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” – President George Washington, 15 November 1781, to Marquis de Lafayette. [The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799. vol.23. (Washington, …

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#LoveTheNavy

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is a time when you can’t help but think of the things you love (especially if it’s chocolate!) Luckily, if you’ve ventured this far you might have an affinity for your Navy and we think it’s only fitting to give you the opportunity …

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