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History of Veterans Day

This video was made to explain the selfless service and sacrifices of our Veterans to elementary school age children.

Created by Dori Whipple, Joint Munitions Command Rock Island Arsenal, IL; courtesy of DVIDSHUB.NET

Jules Verne and the Turtle

Did you know that Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", was an underwater fantasy based on submarine advancements and submersible vehicles which had already come to pass?

75th Anniversary OF V-J Day

On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both August 14 and August 15 have been known as  “V-J Day.”

Steel Beach Picnic - Navy Tradition

The U.S. Navy has seen dramatic changes since its establishment in 1775. Despite these changes, many of the Navy’s customs and traditions have remained consistent. Some harken back to early naval superstitions, whereas others reflect the discipline and comradery of the modern Navy.

Remembering Hawaii’s 442nd

Today  we’d like to remember Hawaii’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team for their valor during WWII.

Submarine Macots (Pets)

As long as there have been sailors there have been mascots. The most notable are: cats, dogs, goats, gorillas, and a bear. 

Scene on board USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after she was bombed.

Battle of Midway - 78 Years Ago

The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place on 4–7 June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea. 

Submarine Warfare Insignia - "Dolphins"

Symbols can hold great meaning; think of the American flag or the logo of your favorite sports team. For Submariners, it’s the submarine warfare insignia or their “dolphins.”

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