#OTD in 1942, Task Force 16, commanded by Vice Adm. William F. Halsey Jr., leads the Wake Island Raid in an attempt to destroy the Japanese installations on the island. The bombing and shelling of Wake harms none of the American #Marines, #Sailors and construction workers who will be later evacuated as prisoners of war.

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Guided-missile cruiser Galveston (CLG 3) fires the first Talos surface-to-air missile #OTD in 1959. She was originally launched in 1946 as a light cruiser (CL 93, later CLG 93) but was never commissioned as such. Following her conversion and commissioning in May 1958, Galveston later serves during the Vietnam War.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt.Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden, who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18. Here's a great video from 2014, where Snowden discusses his time at Iwo Jima and the appreciation Marines have for Hospital Corpsmen.

Rest in peace, Sir.

Part 1: Stories from U.S. Naval Hospital Guam - Lt. General Snowden

Part 1 "Marines Love Their Corpsman" - Join Capt. Jeffrey Plummer, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Commanding Officer, and Lt. General Lawrence Snowden (USMC retire...

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On this day in #NavalHistory USS Hornet sinks a British ship, Navy aircraft destroy a German sub, and the first surface-to-air missile launches.

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In celebration of the upcoming 75th anniversary of Navy Seabees, the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum has added new galleries and exhibits - "Seabees in the Pacific Theater During World War II" and "Seabees in the Cold War". Learn more here:

THE SEABEESโ€™ 75th | Port Hueneme museum celebrates Naval Construction Battalionโ€™s history and legacy

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"PRIOR TO THESE MEETINGS, I SINCERELY BELIEVED THAT I WAS PHILOSOPHICALLY PREPARED TO UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS OF OUR BLACK NAVYMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND UNTIL WE DISCUSSED THEM AT LENGTH, I DID NOT REALIZE THE EXTENT AND DEEP SIGNIFICANCE OF MANY OF THESE MATTERS." - Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr

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#OTD in 1944, in an overnight raid, Task Force 58 planes bomb the Japanese at Saipan, Tinian, Rota and Guam in the first raid of the Mariana Islands.

Commanded by Adm. Marc A. Mitscher, TF 58 planes sink Japanese transports Shoan Maru and Seizan Maru off Saipan. U.S. Navy carriers involved in the strikes are: USS Essex, USS Yorktown, USS Belleau Wood, USS Bunker Hill, USS Cowpens, and USS...
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#OnThisDay in 1945, Marines Raise the flag on Mt. Sribachi. Seventy-two years later we remember the battles they fought and sacrifices they made. (Video courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps)
USS Argonaut (SM-1) crewmen reading their mail, after returning to Pearl Harbor from the Makin Island Raid, 26 August 1942. The gun behind them is a 6/53. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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On this day in #NavalHistory the Navy establishes a supply corps, the first ship named after an enlisted Sailor, and a daring night raid over Japanese held territory.

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On this day in Naval history the Navy establishes a supply corps, the first ship named after an enlisted Sailor, and a daring night raid over Japanese held t...

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#OTD in 1943, USS Iowa (BB-61), the lead ship of the last class of American fast battleships, is commissioned. To learn more about Iowa and its rich history, visit: [ History.navy.mil Link ] Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa
President Theodore Roosevelt (standing on 12" gun turret at right) addresses officers and crewmen on the after deck of USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), in Hampton Roads, Virginia, upon her return from the Atlantic Fleet's cruise around the World, #OnThisDay in 1909.

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The Great White Fleet returns back to Hampton Roads, Va., following the round-the-world cruise #OTD in 1909. The Great White Fleet departed on the journey from that location Dec. 16, 1907.

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On this day in #NavalHistory the Great White Fleet returns, a new ship is commissioned, and Japanese positions take a hit. In what year is USS Iowa (BB-61) commissioned? Take a guess and watch the video!

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On this day in Naval history the Great White Fleet returns, a new ship is commissioned, and Japanese positions take a hit. For more visit www.history.navy.mil.

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A lot of heroes were created Dec. 7, 1941. Rear Admiral John V. Fuller discusses one Pearl Harbor Sailor's legacy and how it continues to inspire today.

Dorie Millerโ€™s Legacy: Inspiration for all U.S. Navy Sailors and all Americans

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#OTD in 1942, USS Triton (SS 201) sinks Japanese merchant cargo vessel Shokyu Maru in the East China Sea, 60 miles south of Quelpart Island.
Naval History Photo of the Day: Aboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) (Sep. 5, 2001) -- Gunner's Mate 2nd Class James Jensen mans a 50-caliber machine gun aboard the Churchill during a force-protection exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Shane McCoy. (RELEASED)
On this day in #NavalHistory a Japanese Kamikazes sink #USNavy ship, USS Symbol silences enemy guns, and Navy aircraft provide support during Operation Desert Storm.

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