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From Sea to Space

Lt. Cmdr. Kayla Barron, one of the first women to serve on a Navy submarine, is now one step closer to being one of the first women to walk on the Moon.

VJ Day 1945 Video

August 14 - 15 1945 mark VJ Day or "Victory Over Japan Day in which the Imperial Japanese surrendered, effectively ending WWII.

Please Enjoy the Shared footage of VJ Day, August 14, 1945 in Honolulu

History: Naval Tattoos

The art of tattooing has been practiced in early societies worldwide for thousands of years.

Challenge Coins History

Today, we’ll explore the history of military challenge coins, examine their possible origins and where to purchase your very own USS Bowfin "Pearl Harbor Avenger" Coin.

#BugsBunnyDay & WWII

At the time of WWII, American’s could not escape the global grasp of war which affected almost every aspect of life. As an effort to increase morale and raise funds, in the form of war bonds, animation played a major role in the effort.

Adm. Nimitz and WWII

Adm. Nimitz played a major role in the naval history of WWII holding the title of both Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas as well as the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

“Billie's Morning Bath." Sailors wash their goat mascot on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. This view may have been taken during the Great White Fleet world cruise.

Goats and the U.S. Navy

From being a food source to serving as a mascot, goats have a long history in the U.S. Navy.

1989; Smokey Bear poster showing a half body image of Smokey pointing at the audience with one hand while holding a shovel in the other hand. Poster reads "Only You". This work is maintained in the National Agricultural Library, in Beltsville, MD.

Smokey Bear and WWII

Did you know Smokey Bear originated as a result of World War II?

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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

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.”

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