Tag Archives: History

Heave to and man the sails! Chief petty officer candidates from around the fleet gathered in Charlestown, Massachusetts to live and train like 19th century sailors on board the USS Constitution as part of Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week 2012.  Check this out: Video provided …
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  Walt Whitman, considered one of the great American poets, wrote many poems about the United States Civil War, which he experienced firsthand as a volunteer nurse in Washington, DC. The first stanza of “By Blue Ontario’s Shore” is from …
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The Navy made Pax River history July 29 after it conducted the naval air station’s historic first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator. Check this out: Video provided by the U.S. Navy YouTube Channel ———– Disclaimer: …
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Since World War II, the Pentagon has been an internationally recognized symbol for the U.S. military.  However, in the late 1980s the iconic building had fallen into such disrepair that a 20 year renovation project had to take place.  In …
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Narrated by DeCA Historian Dr. Peter Skirbunt, this “History of the Surcharge” video includes video and vintage drawings and photos that relate to when and how the surcharge came to be and, more importantly, how the money benefits commissary customers. …
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