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CHIPS Articles: U.S. Navy History and Week in Review

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review
News you may have missed in America’s Navy this past week
By Navy News Service - December 22, 2017
This week in U.S. Navy History:

Dec.21, 1861: Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, for Naval enlisted personnel.

Dec. 22, 1841: The Navy's first ocean-going side-wheel steam ship, the Mississippi, is commissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Happy Holidays from the U.S. Navy! Watch messages from Chief of Naval Operations, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, and Secretary of the Navy.

Navy Announces 2018 Installation Excellence Award Winners — Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) announced the Navy's 2018 Installation Excellence Award Winners today. The Navy's installation excellence award program recognizes the top three large and top three small installations, based on the installation's performance in accordance with the command's strategic goals and the Office of the Secretary of Defense criteria for the DoD-wide Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Awards.

CNO Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Monday, in Tokyo to strengthen the military alliance between the United States and Japan. Richardson reaffirmed the U.S. Navy's ironclad commitment to deepening security cooperation with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and discussed new opportunities for combined operations.

A Small Token of Appreciation — How a surplus of holiday wreaths turned into an enduring symbol of remembrance.

Onboard Ship Simulator Enhances a US Navy Cruiser's Training Program — Three screens and a helm occupy the corner of an office on the main deck of USS San Jacinto (CG 56). But to the crew and officers assigned to this Ticonderoga-class cruiser, it may as well be the bridge of a storm-tossed ship at sea. What it actually is may help save lives and enhance the crew's ability to fight the ship.

The Naval History and Heritage command has created a crossword puzzle inspired by U.S. Navy history. Check it out here!

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Dec. 18-22, 2017. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

TOKYO (Dec. 18, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, left, met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Monday, in Tokyo to strengthen the military alliance between the United States and Japan. Richardson reaffirmed the U.S. Navy's ironclad commitment to deepening security cooperation with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and discussed new opportunities for combined operations. The U.S. Navy and the JMSDF routinely conduct combined maritime exercises and operate together to promote peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
TOKYO (Dec. 18, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, left, met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Monday, in Tokyo to strengthen the military alliance between the United States and Japan. Richardson reaffirmed the U.S. Navy's ironclad commitment to deepening security cooperation with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and discussed new opportunities for combined operations. The U.S. Navy and the JMSDF routinely conduct combined maritime exercises and operate together to promote peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

Photo collage courtesy of All Hands Magazine.
Photo collage courtesy of All Hands Magazine.

Crossword puzzle courtesy of Naval Heritage and History Command.
Crossword puzzle courtesy of Naval Heritage and History Command.
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