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February 23, 1795: Birthday of the Navy Supply Corps (Naval History Blog)

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This article was published in the December 1927 issue of Proceedings magazine as “A New Job for the Supply Corps” by Lieutenant T. E. Hipp, (SC), U.S. Navy.

The Naval aircraft factory at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, was organized during the stress of the World War when naval officers were not available to recruit the organization and the work of airplane manufacture was a new departure for the Navy. The engineers and executives for the factory were procured almost entirely from civil life and the organization was so drawn as best to handle the factory’s peculiar mission. Naval precedent and ...

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November 10, 1775: The Birth of the Marine Corps (Naval History Blog)

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The following article by Major General John A. Lejeune, United States Marine Corps, was originally published inProceedings magazine in October 1925 .

THE TENTH day of November of this year will mark one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the United States Marine Corps, since on November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the raising of two battalions of marines for the defense of the colonies which were then to protect their rights, as they saw them, against the aggressions of the mother country.

The men recruited for this force were to be familiar life of the sea, but ...

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First U.S. Marine Corps Band Concert (Naval History Blog)

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The U.S. Marine Corps Band gave its first concert in Washington D.C. on August 21, 1800. The following article, published in the April 1923 issue of Proceedings, gives a brief history of the Marine Corps Band.

HOW THE MARINE BAND STARTED

BY MAJOR EDWIN N. McCLELLAN, U. S. MARINE CORPS MARINE CORPS HISTORIAN

So many and varying accounts have been given of the first organization of the Marine Band of Washington, that it is time that the real, and interesting, true story should be told.

The Marine Band did not just happen into being, nor were its beginnings in ...

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217th Birthday of the Navy Supply Corps (Naval History Blog)

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February 23rd, 1795 Establishment of Office of Purveyor of Supplies           The organization today known as the Navy Supply Corps was originally founded in 1795, as the U. S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies.  Since its establishment, the Supply Corps has undergone many changes in role and composition.  However, as an article published [...]

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236th Birthday of the U. S. Marine Corps (Naval History Blog)

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November 10th, 1775 Congress Establishes U. S. Marine Corps The First Recruits, December 1775, by Col. Charles Waterhouse, USMCR, shows Capt. Samuel Nicholas, 1st Lt. Matthew Parke, and a scowling sergeant with prospective Leathernecks on the Philadelphia waterfront. (USMC Art Collection)         236 years ago, the Continental Congress first established the Marine Corps to assist the [...]

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Navy-Marine Corps First Exploring Expedition (Naval History Blog)

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On 18 August 1838, 31 Marines were attached to the first U.S. exploring expedition, which sailed from Hampton Roads, Virginia, under command of Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Over the next four years, the courageous squadron (Vincennes, Peacock, Porpoise, Sea Gull, Flying Fish and Relief) surveyed and charted hundreds of Pacific islands like Samoa and parts [...]

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Happy Birthday Navy Nurse Corps! (Naval History Blog)

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Military nursing had its origins with the Crimean and American Civil War. Serving from the “Sacred Twenty” to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom the Navy Nurse Corps turned 100 on 13 May 2008. Established by Congress in 1908, with funds appropriated by President Theodore Roosevelt, it is a unique corps of the Department of the [...]

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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: History and Mission (Naval History Blog)

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This film, part of the U.S Navy Heritage Mini-Series, describes the changing mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society during its more than 100 years of service. The U.S Navy Heritage Mini-Series was produced by Empire Media Group, in conjunction with the Naval History and Heritage Command and the Naval Historical Foundation.

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Happy 235th Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps! (Naval History Blog)

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