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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.”

Navajo - The Unbreakable Code

During World War II, the Marine Corps used one of the thousands of languages spoken in the world to create an unbreakable code: Navajo.

#HiddenHIstory: Nautilus (SSN-571) Pressure Hull

Featuring a piece of USS Nautilus (SSN-571) pressure hull. Given to USS Bowfin Submarine museum as a commemorative item. This item is not currently on display but is part of our #HiddenHistory series.

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