USS Enterprise “The Big E”

USS Enterprise “The Big E”

USS Enterprise "The Big E" It can easily be argued that the most famous of United States Navy warships to ever set sail was the USS Constitution. Let's face it she sits on active duty with her wooden decks, cannons, masts and anchor in Boston Harbor and is prominently...

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USS Iowa BB-61 The Big Stick

USS Iowa BB-61 The Big Stick

USS Iowa Warships of WW2 75th Anniversary Coin Speak softly and carry a "Big Stick"; you will go far was attributed to the foreign policies of former President Theodore Roosevelt and something akin to the the United States battleship USS Iowa BB-61 The Big Stick....

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Naval Air Station: A Brief History

Naval Air Station: A Brief History

Naval Air Station: A Brief History NAS North Island, California, proclaims itself the “Birthplace of Naval Aviation” owing to the fact that Lieutenant Theodore G. Ellyson, Naval Aviator Number 1, received his initial training there. As the Navy’s first Naval Air...

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Haze Gray Underway

Haze Gray Underway

HAZE GRAY AND UNDERWAY The United States Navy saying "haze gray and underway" refers firstly to the color "haze gray". Haze gray is a paint color scheme used by USN warships to make the ships harder to see clearly. The gray color reduces the contrast of the ships with...

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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

ARMED FORCES DAY Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second...

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The Goatfellas

The Goatfellas

THE GOATFELLAS The US Navy Chief Petty Officer has a rich heritage officially dating back to 1 April 1893, prior to this the title "Chief" was used sporadically.  According to "History of the Chief Petty Officer Grade," by U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lester B....

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