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Celebrating Two Years of All Hands Magazine Online
Budget. The sound of that word can be daunting, knowing that restrictions and tightening-up are just around the corner. For All Hands Magazine in 2011, it was a death sentence.
All Hands ceased publication in December 2011. There were no more boxes filled with sea stories waiting in shops and spaces throughout the fleet. No more glossy pages in Sailors' hands assuring them they were part of something great. The boxes were empty, and the fleet moved on.
As budget can mean drawbacks and downsizing, it is also an inherent part of our Navy culture, and after the issues stopped rolling off the press, the small team of writers, editors and storytellers at All Hands Magazine viewed it not as a nail in the coffin, but as a unique challenge. After all, it was the 21st century, and the print mediums that were applicable in the '20s, '70s and even the '90s were fading more rapidly each day. It was time to move into the future. It was time to go online.