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Tag: LEGACY History and Heritage

History of the Navy Reserve

Since its establishment on March 3, 1915, millions of individuals across the country have answered the call and chosen to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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Farewell to a Legend

Farewell to a Legend

Senator and retired Capt. John S. McCain III, former prisoner of war, passed away Aug. 25 at the age of 81. McCain had been battling an aggressive type of brain tumor known as a glioblastoma since at least the summer of 2017.

The Planning of Operation Husky

War breeds unlikely relationships and alliances, usually determined by the old saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Most of the early war period had American forces focused on German and Japanese forces.

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Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief

This Presidents Day, All Hands looks at the service records of six Navy men who went on to become president. All but one served in World War II. Several were commended for heroism.

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More than 230,000 miles from home, a lunar module gently touches down on the surface of the moon. Outside, temperatures can range from 387 below zero to 253 F. Men who have been among the privileged few to set foot on its rocky surface talk about the stillness, the hush, the isolation, the vastness, the velvety blackness, the jaw-dropping rise of the milky blue marble known as Earth. The moon, they say, is unforgettable.

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The Grey Ghost:

The Grey Ghost:

An American flag flies above the charcoal gray, decommissioned Cold War-era submarine, USS Clamagore (SS 343). The sub idly sits, sun-faded in the Charleston, South Carolina harbor as saltwater eats at it, causing orange rust and corrosion.

75 Years of Navy Women:

Early in World War II, confronting enemies on two fronts, the U.S. military faced a serious manpower shortage. It turned, somewhat reluctantly, to women. As yeoman (F) in the Navy during World War I, women had already proved themselves capable of taking over support and administrative jobs, thereby freeing men for combat.

The Power of a Single Story

The date was May 28, 1959, and the Cold War was simmering. Russia boasted of missile superiority over the U.S., and Fidel Castro had risen to power in Cuba. Spies on both sides were everywhere.

The Last Patrol:

Water gently slapped the bodies of two boats standing alone on a dark, indefinite plane. It was a rare occasion for the usually turbulent shallow waters of the Gulf of Siam, but that night, the world was still and clear, and the moon provided ample illumination. The sloshing water was the only audible sound for miles.