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

U.S. Navy History and Week in Review
10 events you may have missed this week in the Navy
By Navy News Service - November 28, 2014

On November 28, 1775, Congress adopted the first rules for regulation of the "Navy of the United Colonies."

Happy Thanksgiving! The Naval History and Heritage Command provides a look back at U.S. Navy menus of Thanksgiving and holiday dinners past.

Native American Navy Veteran Paved Way for Career Field, Honors Heritage — A profile of Linda Old Horn-Purdy, retired Navy chief petty officer from the Crow tribe, who was one of the first females in the Navy to serve on a combatant ship.

USS Mississippi Welcomed as Newest Member of Pacific Submarine Force — The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) was welcomed to the Pearl Harbor waterfront at an aloha ceremony Nov. 25, as the newest submarine permanently assigned to Submarine Squadron 1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The arrival of Mississippi makes her the 4th Virginia-class submarine to be home ported in Pearl Harbor, and one of 18 fast-attack submarines permanently homeported at the historic base.

George Washington Strike Group Maintains Security and Stability during 2014 Patrol — The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived at its forward operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan upon completion of its 2014 patrol, Nov. 25. GWCSG conducted three major training exercises during this year's patrol.

Abraham Lincoln Makes the First Call — Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducted its first internal phone call using the Integrated Voice Network (IVN) since Lincoln's Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) Nov. 20. The space containing one of three nodes to operate the full system began its reconstruction back in 2012 when Lincoln first started the RCOH process.

CNO releases Navy's Position Report — The Navy's top leader released a detailed report Friday that highlights the U.S. Navy's progress toward its vision, plans and current goals. The Position Report: 2014 was posted to Navy's website and to the leadership page of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Jonathan Greenert. The document reviews the Navy's progress over the last year in pursuing objectives laid out in the Sailing Directions and Navigation Plan 2015 - 2019.

Navy Wounded Warriors Participate in Recovery Events at the Pentagon — Ten seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors took part in Warrior Care Month events at the Pentagon Nov. 20, sharing their stories and demonstrating the healing power of art and sports therapies. Two Navy wounded warriors — Chief Logistics Specialist Averill Malone and Damage Controlman 1st Class Anthony Timbers — displayed their artwork and poetry at the inaugural Rehabilitation Expo. The event was attended by senior military leaders — including the Honorable Jessica L. Garfola Wright, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense, Office of Warrior Care Policy — as well as Department of Defense employees.

Antwone Fisher: A Recruiting Story — Antwone Fisher was a homeless teen when he joined the Navy; his story has been made famous by a 2002 autobiographical film. Here, he reflects on what led him to join the Navy and the ultimate takeaways from his time as a service member.

In COD We Trust — An inside look at the hard-working C2-A aircraft that’s celebrating 50 years of service with the U.S. Navy.

These stories originally published by Navy News Service during Nov. 24-28, 2014. For more Navy news, go to: www.navy.mil/.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia, 1945. Image courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Thanksgiving Dinner, Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia, 1945. Image courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, Linda Old Horn-Purty, a member of the Crow tribe from the Crow Agency, Montana reservation, and the Head Woman Dancer, welcomes veterans into the ceremonial circle during the Veterans Roll Call at the Native American Veterans Association's Annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow in South Gate, California, Nov. 8th and 9th. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense by Marvin Lynchard.
Retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, Linda Old Horn-Purty, a member of the Crow tribe from the Crow Agency, Montana reservation, and the Head Woman Dancer, welcomes veterans into the ceremonial circle during the Veterans Roll Call at the Native American Veterans Association's Annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow in South Gate, California, Nov. 8th and 9th. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense by Marvin Lynchard.

PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 25, 2014) Capt. Harry Ganteaume, commodore of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 1, participates in a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) upon the ship's arrival at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor.
PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 25, 2014) Capt. Harry Ganteaume, commodore of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 1, participates in a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) upon the ship's arrival at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor.

PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 25, 2014) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a change of homeport from Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4 in Groton, Conn., to SUBRON-1. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor.
PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 25, 2014) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a change of homeport from Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4 in Groton, Conn., to SUBRON-1. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 21, 2014) Sailors prepare an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 for launch on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN) 73 during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas.
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (Nov. 21, 2014) Sailors prepare an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 for launch on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN) 73 during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo Bayas.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Nov. 03, 2014) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits to a neighboring pier during a flooding dry dock and undocking evolution. Abraham Lincoln is undergoing a refueling complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron T. Kiser.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Nov. 03, 2014) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits to a neighboring pier during a flooding dry dock and undocking evolution. Abraham Lincoln is undergoing a refueling complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron T. Kiser.
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