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'Old Ironsides' Fired Up for OpSail 2012
By Seaman Shannon Heavin, USS Constitution Public Affairs
RICHMOND, Va. (NNS) -- USS Constitution's color guard peformed the opening ceremony at an event for the Virginia Commission on the War of 1812 Bicentennial at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Jan. 25.
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The Secretary of the Navy and the chairman of Operation Sail (OpSail), Inc. announced a partnership June 22 that will work to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
Sailors from Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) visited the ship's namesake in Baltimore, March 2, to participate in a flag changing ceremony and to tour the historic fort.
Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets from Chicago's Hyman G. Rickover Naval Academy were invited to attend a lecture held at the Pritzker Military Library on the importance of the War of 1812 on the history and development of the State of Illinois here March 9.
The people of New Orleans and visitors to the city will be able to tour 11 ships from six nations that arrived in New Orleans April 17, to participate in the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration and "Star Spangled Banner" Navy Week 2012.
Multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) hosted a reception April 18 during Navy Week New Orleans in commemoration of the War of 1812.
Sailors and Marines from amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and Marine Expeditionary Unit 26 assisted in cutting and removing Chinese Tallow trees April 18, in New Orleans' city park.
The commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command addressed members of the Kenner Rotary Club April 18 and spoke about the spirit of the Navy that helped win the War of 1812 is alive and well in today's Navy, 200 years later.
Historians from the Navy, Coast Guard and U.S. Park Service discussed the role the city of New Orleans and the U.S. sea services played in the War of 1812 at the Williams Research Center at the Historic New Orleans Collection, April 19.
Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), including the commanding officer and executive officer, visited three foreign navy vessels April 19, as part of the the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration during Navy Week New Orleans.
Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) opened its doors to tourists April 18, in celebration of Navy Week New Orleans - and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration.
Navy culinary specialists (CSs) are in Baltimore's Inner Harbor June 14-17 to offer some insight into the diet of Sailors in 1812 and compare it to today's diet to support the 21st Century Sailor.
Sailors visiting Baltimore's Sailabration and Baltimore Navy Week witnessed a historic moment, June 14, as three threads from the original Star-Spangled Banner were sewn into the National 9/11 Flag.
Receptions for American and coalition military personnel and dignitaries were held, June 14, aboard the Danish navy ship HDMS Esbern Snare (L-17) and German navy ship FGS Hessen (F-221) during Navy Week Baltimore 2012.
Fifty Sailors and Midshipmen from USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH-332) renovated a community park during Navy Week Baltimore, June 15.
An ensign from Argentina had an opportunity to meet the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, during the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 in Baltimore, June 16.
Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) played Royal navy sailors from the royal fleet auxiliary ship HMS Argus (A135) during a Navy week soccer tournament in Patterson Park, Baltimore, June 16.
The Navy's rock band, the Cruisers, played at the Harborplace Amphitheater in Baltimore, June 15.
Sailors stationed aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) participated in Flag Day events at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore June 14.