The first "issue" of All Hands was
printed as the Bureau of Navigation News Bulletin No. 1 (dated
Aug. 30, 1922). Twenty years later, the title was changed to Bureau
of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin. As America claimed "Victory
in Europe" on the cover of June 1945, the magazine's new banner read,
All Hands, and the name stuck.
We believe it's important to make the Navy's history, as documented
in All Hands, accessible to everyone. In January 2003, we completed a two-year project
to archive every back issue (more than80 years worth) in Adobe Acrobat® format. Since
June 2002, every new issue is being offered in both Adobe Acrobat® format and
the interactive Macromedia Flash® format.
Please note that the Acrobat files are saved at 150
dpi to ensure acceptable print quality. While this results in a slightly
larger file size than that required for Web-only viewing, we believe this
is a better option for archival purposes.