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A picture of a woman in Native American dress. - A Native American Legacy Graphic

A Native American Legacy

A Native American Legacy

I think the passion for my culture and family history comes from the experience of losing it and then gaining it back. I know not everyone has the opportunity to grow up knowing their family’s history- who they are and where they come from. If I don’t learn these things and pass them on, my culture and family history eventually die. I don’t want to be the link that breaks that chain, I want to help educate others so our culture and tribal history remains strong for generations to come.

Photo of female Navy Master Chief in coveralls. - Against All Odds

Against All Odds: The Will to Win

Against All Odds: The Will to Win

Master Chief Personnel Specialist Ren Hockenberry, currently serving aboard USS Port Royal (CG-73) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was on a site visit at the Marshal Fahim Training Facility in Afghanistan in 2014 when shots were fired.

People in the water infront of a sinking ship. - The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) has solidified itself in popular culture in the form of a four and a half minute monologue performed by Robert Shaw in the movie Jaws.  For the 317 Sailors who were pulled from the ocean and the 14 who attended the 70th Anniversary reunion in Indianapolis, Indiana, their heroic story of survival is more than a monologue.

Pearl Harbor Sailor Laid to Rest in Kansas After 78 Years

Almost 78 years after he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur Clayton Barrett was finally laid to rest Saturday in his hometown of El Dorado, Kansas.

A close up of the statue of liberty's face. - "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The statue overlooks the New York Harbor and former site of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. On September 11, we remember and honor 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon.

MCPON Visits 9/11 Memorial & Museum

MCPON Visits 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited to pay his respects.

Two sailors signing documents - Flag Writer

No Ordinary Day

No Ordinary Day

There are speeches to write, naval correspondence on your desk to be edited and travel plans to be scheduled. Days are a balancing act between meticulously scheduled events and last minute changes, but no day is ever the same as the one before it’s a fast-paced environment at times, but you have what it takes. Why? Because you are a Navy flag writer.

A male pilot stands facing the camera at sunset with Navy plane in background. - One Navy Team Full Circle

Full Circle

Full Circle

For Lt. j.g. Alex Orlando assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 the road to becoming Navy pilot wasn't a straight path but it finally came full circle.

A diver under water with his arm outstretched. - A Navy diver under water with his arm outstretched.

Diving Deeper Depths

Diving Deeper Depths

Since 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has focused on the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), a Nevada-class battleship that was on Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the Pearl Harbor attack, 429 deaths were confirmed from the USS Oklahoma. As of February, DPAA hit its first major milestone with the USS Oklahoma project, confirming a positive identity match of its 200th crewman.

Close up photo of a gold and silver medal inscribed with the words "Warrior Games 2019" presented during the Warrior Games. - Photo of two medals presented during the Warrior Games.

Be Inspired: 2019 DoD Warrior Games

Be Inspired: 2019 DoD Warrior Games

More than 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all four U.S. military branches, U.S. Special Operations Command and five partner nations competed in adaptive sports for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by U.S. Special Operation Command in Tampa Bay, Florida June 21-30.

Graphic Illustration of Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Dakota "Kody" Kinkton who was killed by a drunk driver on February 25,2019. - Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Dakota "Kody" Kinkton was killed by a drunk driver on February 25,2019, while riding his motorcycle on his way home from NAS Jacksonville. He is survived by Laura Kinkton (mother), Morgan Kinkton (wife), Levi (son) and Alli (daughter).

Remembering Dakota

Remembering Dakota

On the night of February 25, 2019, Morgan Kinkton woke up to the ringing of her doorbell. Believing it was her husband, Aviation Machinists Mate 2nd Class Dakota “Kody” Kinkton, she opened the door only to find police.