This Week in Navy History

This Week in Navy History


WELCOME TO ALL HANDS
UPDATE AND THIS IS YOUR WEEKLY UPDATE
ON NAVY HISTORY. ON OCTOBER 7TH, 2001, FOUR
WEEKS AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TERRORIST ATTACKS,
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ANNOUNCES THAT U.S. AND BRITISH FORCES HAVE
CONDUCTED AIRSTRIKES ON TALIBAN AND AL QAEDA
TARGETS IN AFGHANISTAN BEGINNING OPERATION
ENDURING FREEDOM. A MIX OF AIRSTRIKES
FROM LAND-BASED, CARRIER-BASED
FIGHTER JETS, AND TOMAHAWK
CRUISE MISSILES, WOULD CONTINUE
FOR FIVE DAYS. ON THE SAME DAY IN 1976,
PRESIDENT GERALD FORD SIGNS PUBLIC LAW 94-106,
ALLOWING ADMISSION OF WOMEN INTO SERVICE
ACADEMIES. JUST MONTHS AFTER
THE LAW WAS SIGNED, 81 WOMEN ENTERED THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, 119 ENTERED
WEST POINT AND 157 ENROLLED AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY. IF YOU ENJOYED THESE FACTS
AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE, VISIT THE NAVAL
HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND WEBSITE.

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