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FALL-WINTER 2017

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30 Navy | Fall/Winter 2017 e Atlantic Fleet moved its headquarters into the former U.S. Navy Hospital in the early 50s (where it still remains) and its commander-in-chief also assumed command of the new Allied Command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an arrangement that lasted until 1985. Another change that took place during the Cold War did not involve ships or airplanes or buildings, but was just as important. In 1949, the Navy was officially deseg- regated per President Truman's executive order of the year before. While change did not come immediately, it did come, helped along in the mid-1960's by Rear Admiral Reginold Hogle's order to end discrimination and his establishment of a biracial committee to address the situ- ation. Today, of course, the Navy is completely integrated, with 33.8% of its active duty forces comprised of minori- ties. (Numbers compiled by Statistic Brain, August, 2017) National Recognition In 1968, Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) became known to television viewers everywhere when the air station served as Recovery Control Center Atlantic during NASA's efforts to put a man on the moon. e station provided command, control, and communications with the ships and aircra deployed during the recovery operations of Apollo 7. is mission was particularly memorable because it featured the first live television transmissions from a piloted American spacecra, including a demon- stration of how to prepare food in space. At the end NATIONAL ARCHIVES Another change that took place during the Cold War did not involve ships or airplanes or buildings, but was just as important. In 1949, the Navy was officially desegregated per President Truman's executive order. Crewmen aboard USS Tulagi (CVE-72) en route to southern France for Aug. 15th invasion. Miles Davis King, StM 2/c, carrying a loaded magazine to his 20mm gun. CAPT H. W. Taylor making award presentations aboard USS Cowpens (CVL 25). Fred Magee, Jr., St3/c USN, receiving commen- dation of the Secretary of the Navy." The commen- dation was for attempting to rescue, at a risk to his own life, a shipmate from drowning.

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