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A Time of Great Consequence

A Time of Great Consequence

The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks offers Americans an opportunity to remember the victims of that horrific day and reflect on the courage and bravery of the first responders who tirelessly worked to save lives in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The attacks galvanized the country and resulted in unprecedented unity among the American people.

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Hair to Serve

Hair to Serve

Due to Sailor feedback and recommendations, the Navy updated the following terms, phrases and definitions in Navy grooming and appearance policies. The Navy deleted the terms: faddish, good taste, eccentric/eccentricities, complement the individual, complement the skin tone, smartness, conspicuous/inconspicuous, and outrageous. New and revised terms were also included in the regulations: professional appearance, complementary appearance, professional military appearance, and uniform distraction. These changes follow the Navy’s efforts to update grooming standards for the 21st century Sailor. Previous changes to NAVPERS 15665I allowed room for Sailors with varied hair textures to stay within regulations.

An old photo of a young woman looking into the camera. - Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebrating My Family's History photo of Vu Thi Ky

The Character of a Man: The Woman that Showed me the Importance of Love for Country

The Character of a Man: The Woman that Showed me the Importance of Love for Country

As my family celebrates 41 years here in America, I feel a renewed sense of honor to wear this uniform and a renewed sense of pride to be an American. I feel a sisterhood with my grandmother that crosses generations, countries and causes.

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Navy Heritage Desks

Navy Heritage Desks

Past and present came together when a team of Seabees crafted a desk made of timber from the Constitution for the Vice President of the United States. The team also built a desk for the Secretary of the Navy made of parts from the frigates USS Constitution, USS Chesapeake, sloop of war USS Constellation, and battleships USS Texas, USS New Jersey, and USS Arizona.

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America’s Pastime and its Naval History

America’s Pastime and its Naval History

America’s Pastime and its Naval History

Photo of a silver circle on a black pedestal. - Photo for Warriors' Circle of Honor.

The National Native American Veterans Memorial:

The National Native American Veterans Memorial:

In a year where everything seems to have been turned upside down or delayed and shut down, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian completed their National Native American Veterans Memorial on time and opened it to the public Veterans Day, November 11, 2020.

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Ski: Portrait of a WWII Pilot

Ski: Portrait of a WWII Pilot

The story of Zygmund “Ski” Kowalewski, a retired enlisted pilot his journey in the Navy and what it was like to be an enlisted pilot during WWII in the Pacific Fleet, including his plane getting shot down and surviving.

A sailor standing in front of the USS Carl Vinson's crest. - Personnel Specialist 2nd Class John Eric Demery Jr., a native of Atlanta, stationed aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), dedicated his free time to complete the 104 page graphic novel entitled, “Chronicle the Outboi.” As a personnel specialist, Demery helps other Sailors with military pay, benefits and travel. Vinson is currently undergoing an extensive maintenance period in Bremerton, Wash., to make upgrades and prepare for future deployments.

Artist’s Odyssey

Artist’s Odyssey

In Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1990's, a seven-year-old John Eric Demery, Jr. sat in his family home and started to draw. It was a creative escape that he began just a year earlier. The sketch captured the attention of Demery’s mother.

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Navy’s Expeditionary Medical Teams Provide COVID-19 Support in New Orleans, Dallas

Navy’s Expeditionary Medical Teams Provide COVID-19 Support in New Orleans, Dallas

Navy medical personnel assigned to Expeditionary Medical Facility-M (EMF-M) deployed as part of a U.S. Northern Command-led COVID-19 response to support civil health authorities in existing facilities in New Orleans and Dallas.

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The wind blows viciously as it sweeps across the open waters, but the sound of gum being popped out of the pack is a familiar feeling that Senior Chief Quartermaster Steve Schweizer will never forget, even after retirement. It’s something that he takes on every mission, a lucky charm that he’ll leave behind when he walks out of the Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) facility for the very last time.