The Magazine of the United States Navy

The first "issue" of All Hands was printed as the Bureau of Navigation News Bulletin No. 1 (dated Aug. 30, 1922). Twenty years later, the title was changed to Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin. As America claimed "Victory in Europe" on the cover of June 1945, the magazine's new banner read, All Hands, and the name stuck.

Phil Gerini, SM3 60-64, a frequent contributor and all around "graphics guru" for this website, sent us a link to the magazine's current and back issues. You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to read the pages. (You can download it free by clicking the above link.) Once you load a page, check the page size percentage in the lower left corner of the reader and change it to 100% for easy reading.

Just go to ALL HANDS and pick a year and month and start reading. If you find any articles that mention the Oklahoma City, please let us know.

The Oklahoma City and 145 new Petty Officers on the Cover of <i>ALL HANDS</i> in August 1961
FRONT COVER: NEW CROWS ON THE CLG - The May 16 advancements
brought lots of smiles to crewmembers of the USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5).
Shown are some 145 newly advanced 'Oak City' sailors - against a backdrop
of their ship's superstructure and Talos missiles. Thanks to shipmate
Ken Moyer, RM2 60-62, who was advanced to PO2 with that group,
for tipping us off.