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History and Heritage

All Hands Celebrates a Year Online

Going Strong 96 Years Later

On the anniversary of All Hands Magazine launching its online publication, the All Hands staff has made several upgrades to improve the usability, design and visual appeal of the site.

All Hands Magazine is a web publication "For Sailors, by Sailors" with a goal of including articles, information, imagery and video that are relevant to Sailors and their families.

In order to further this goal, All Hands staff, in coordination with the Chief of Naval Personnel, has agreed to incorporate both news and resources into the magazine's website to further educate Sailors about career options and benefits they may be missing.

There will be nine departments of content available on the site including: Focus on Service, Around the Fleet, Health and Fitness, History and Heritage, Talking with Sailors, Training and Education, Your Career, Advancement and Promotions, and Uniform Matters. The goal of this new design is to incorporate all the resources Sailors need to navigate their careers in easy to understand pages, placed in departments. We may also be adding a Pay and Benefits department in the near future.

The homepage will look slightly different and there will now be a landing page for each department; showing you at quick glance the most recent content posted. We are also developing the archives search function so you can find any story ever posted in All Hands Magazine with minimal effort.

All Hands Magazine will continue to highlight the Navy's culture and heritage and strive to be the number one source of information for Sailors about their Navy today.

Since going online, All Hands has published 191 articles. More than 100 of them have been produced by the Defense Media Activity's Sailors and 74 have been fleet submissions. The website has garnered more than 20 million page views since its inception in February of 2013.

The All Hands Magazine staff is always looking for feedback and fleet input on how we can better serve the needs of Sailors and their families. Please visit for details on submitting stories and leaving feedback. We also post direct to Facebook content to further share what our Sailors are doing on our Facebook page. Please like us on Facebook (AllHandsMagazine) and follow us on Twitter (#AllHandsMag) to keep up with the latest news and information for Sailors, by Sailors!