Navy Launching All Hands Magazine Online

Story Number: NNS130206-01Release Date: 2/6/2013 12:04:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom, Defense Media Activity - Navy

FORT MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- The Navy will relaunch its flagship magazine, "All Hands Magazine," for Sailors and their families as an online publication Feb. 11 at

The new online version will feature stories, photos and videos about topics that are relevant to Sailors and their families.

The magazine will highlight Navy culture and heritage, and it will aim to be an informative and entertaining resource Sailors and their families can use to make decisions regarding their Navy careers.

"All Hands Magazine is a Web publication for Sailors by Sailors," said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy chief of information.

For almost 90 years, the print version of All Hands Magazine greeted Sailors everywhere. It started as a typewritten news bulletin, but over its lifespan it grew in style and stature. The Navy stopped printing a physical monthly version of the magazine in Dec. 2011.

"My intent is to bring that same sense of purpose and tradition forward with this online magazine," said Kirby.

The first issue will feature stories about how sequestration and the continuing resolution will affect the Navy if they occur; recruit division commander duty; changes to the Navy's enlisted detailing process and more. Additionally, the website will allow readers to comment and share content across various popular social media channels.

According to its mission statement, the goal of "All Hands Magazine" is to "include articles, information, imagery and videos that are relevant to Sailors and their families. It will explore issues that are of concern to Sailors and provide information that Sailors and their families can use to make decisions regarding their Navy careers."

"We are excited to see you contribute your story in whatever format that may be," said Kirby.

The Navy production division of the Defense Media Activity is producing the magazine, but its editors are counting on contributions from across the fleet. Readers can visit Feb. 11 for details on how to contribute.

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130206-N-ZZ999-001 All Hands Magazine is returning to the fleet better than ever Feb. 11. The online news magazine will include articles, information, imagery and videos that are important to Sailors and their families. Readers can check out the magazine at
February 6, 2013
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