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    06.06.2017 | Photo by Eric Lockwood
    170606-N-TH437-022 WASHINGTON (June 6, 2017) Retired Chief Gunner’s Mate Hank Kudzik admires the submarine exhibit in the National Museum of the...
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    09.12.2017 | Photo by Eric Lockwood
    170912-N-TH437-232 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 12, 2017) – U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Midshipman 1st Class Nolan Brandon inspects a remotely operated...
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    09.11.2017 | Photo by Eric Lockwood
    170911-N-TH437-025 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2017) – Ken Nahshon, Ph.D., (left), an engineer with Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock...

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    Onboard Ship Simulator Enhances a U.S. Navy...

    12.15.2017 | Courtesy Story
    Three screens and a helm occupy the corner of an office on the main deck of USS San Jacinto (CG 56). But to the crew and officers assigned to this Ticonderoga-class cruiser, it may as well be the bridge of a storm-tossed ship at sea. What it actually is may help save lives and enhance the crew’s ability to fight the ship.

    The Brothers of Waterloo

    11.06.2017 | Story by Arif Patani
    By Arif Patani, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division When it comes to the history of our Navy - or the history our nation for that matter - there are not too many families that have sacrificed more than the Sullivans. Shortly after the devastating Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, the family would send all 5 of their sons to sea to serve their country together. Not one of the sons - Albert, Francis,...

    John S. McCain III - Lessons from a 'Biased' Son on...

    10.25.2017 | Courtesy Story
    By Lt. John S. "Jack" McCain IV, U.S. Navy At the core of almost every family are the traditions to which they hold, whether large or small. Some American families hold tightly to the traditions from where they emigrated, some keep special recipes passed down through generations, and still others pass on heirlooms such as firearms or furniture. In my family, the tradition that binds us is military service. This is not said with any sort...

    H-Gram 010 -- Sept. 29, 2017

    09.29.2017 | Courtesy Story
    Naval History and Heritage Command Director Sam Cox sends a monthly message to all Navy active and retired flag officers for them to share with their constituencies. Inspired by Admiral Zumwalt’s series of Z-grams, Cox's so-called H-Grams share context on significant historical issues that have bearing for today’s decision-makers and their people. H-grams and associated attachments reflect Cox’s personal assessment, aided by NHHC...

    Finding USS Indianapolis - After 70 Years, What...

    09.13.2017 | Story by Sandy Gall
    For Memorial Day 2015, Mackinaw City businessman John Murdick decided to honor the World War II service of his father Francis Murdick on the website of his family business by sharing a story his dad told about his tank landing ship being passed by USS Indianapolis (CA 35) on the cruiser's final day.

    The Traditions of Ship Commissionings

    06.09.2017 | Story by Lt.j.g. Chloe Morgan
    The Navy's use of the word "commission" means the placing of a ship in active service. The commissioning ceremony is one of the most significant milestones in the life of a ship as it marks her acceptance as a unit of the operating forces of the United States Navy. Brought to life after ship naming, keel laying, christening and launching, time-honored Naval customs and traditions help welcome a warship into the fleet.

    H-Gram 007 -- June 8, 2017

    06.08.2017 | Courtesy Story
    Naval History and Heritage Command Director Sam Cox sends a monthly message to all Navy active and retired flag officers for them to share with their constituencies. Inspired by Admiral Zumwalt’s series of Z-grams, Cox's so-called H-Grams share context on significant historical issues that have bearing for today’s decision-makers and their people. H-grams and associated attachments reflect Cox’s personal assessment, aided by NHHC...

    Recent Audio

    Former Secretary of Navy John Lehman

    02.09.2012 | Courtesy Audio
    Former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman talks with Gazette Magazine's Andrew Lubin regarding his thoughts on the need for a strong Navy.

    Capt. McGowan

    04.21.2010 | Courtesy Audio
    Talks to a WHO-TV reporter in Des Moines, Ia, about Des Moines Navy Week, what it means to her, being stationed in Germany and providing medical...