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Overseas Bases

The Navy established naval bases and air stations all over the world for its forward-deployed fleets. These bases operated ship and aircraft repair facilities, fuel, ammunition and supply depots, and administrative headquarters. Generations of American Sailors became familiar with such places as Subic Bay and Cubi Point in the Philippines; Yokosuka, Japan; Holy Loch, Scotland; Rota, Spain; and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
 
 

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play videoOperation Deep Freeze (released 1957):  Operation Deep Freeze was a massive scientific expedition to Antarctica which began in 1955. This U.S. Navy documentary tells the story. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-26.

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