Monthly Archives: November 2011

Slade Cutter: A Letter Home from Pearl Harbor

Slade Cutter (1911–2005) was a career U.S. naval officer and a legendary submariner. He gained early notoriety as an All-American football player at the Naval Academy, and was later named to the College Football Hall of Fame. As commanding officer … Continue reading

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Civil War at Sea: A New Documentary About the U.S. Navy

In September we told you about “Wings for the Navy,” a documentary celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation, produced by R.H. Rositzke & Associates. The film-making team recently completed production on their newest documentary, about the American Civil War. “Civil … Continue reading

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2010-2011 Admiral James L. Holloway III Leadership Award

On Tuesday, 15 November, Naval Historical Foundation Executive Director Captain Todd Creekman had the opportunity to participate in a Capitol Hill luncheon honoring officers and sailors from USS Enterprise who were selected as the 2010 and 2011 leadership award winners. … Continue reading

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USS Houston Survivors Dedicate New Model Case

On Thursday 17 November the National Museum of the United States Navy hosted a remarkable event to honor those who were lost and those who survived the sinking of USS Houston (CA 30) on 1 March 1942 off Java.  Over … Continue reading

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Naval Historical Foundation STEM Education Support Initiatives

The Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) in support of the National Museum of the United States Navy and Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) has begun planning and fundraising for three science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational outreach programs for … Continue reading

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“Bucks for Books”: Afghan War Books Sponsorship Appeal

Today, on the 10th anniversary of the fall of Kabul, we’re announcing a donation opportunity for our members and supporters – and we need your help! A collection of rare books on 19th century Afghanistan, primarily written by British military … Continue reading

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Thank You to Our Veterans

Have a safe and happy Veterans Day!

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DoD Intern Meets With Admiral Holloway

Kyle Nappi, an undergraduate student at the Ohio State University, recently visited with NHF Chairman Emeritus Admiral James L. Holloway III to gain insights about Public Affairs as a component of leadership. Nappi, who is attending Ohio State’s John Glenn … Continue reading

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Under Construction: A New and Improved Navy Museum Store

We’re pleased to announce that the Naval Historical Foundation is resuming day-to-day operation of the Museum Store at the National Museum of the United States Navy. Store Manager Frank Arre has been working closely with the Museum staff over the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Passport Not Required – U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941

By Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond, and R. E. White, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2010) Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, U.S. Navy (Retired) This book describes how twenty-two relatively unknown Americans initially fought beside the British by serving in … Continue reading

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Battleship IOWA departs Suisun Bay

The big news in naval history last week was the formal transfer of the battleship Iowa (BB-61) to the Pacific Battleship Center, and her subsequent departure from the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, CA. Iowa‘s transfer to a … Continue reading

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