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BOOK REVIEW: Where Do We Get Such Men – The Story of One Such Man, Charles (Gil) Erb, CDR USN (Ret)

By Steven Craig Reynolds, Authorhouse, Bloomington IN (2009) Reviewed by David F. Winkler Whereas a recent blog story featured a Curt Marsh review of David Sears Such Men as These, it is timely to review what could be called a companion book by Steven Craig Reynolds that attempts to answer the question “Where do We

19th Century Technology Center Becomes 21st Century Museum

By Caitlin Schettino, NHF Historical Services The Cold War Gallery of the U.S. Navy Museum is located in Building 70 on the Washington Navy Yard in southeast DC, overlooking the Anacostia River. In the early twentieth century the building housed the first naval towing tank facility. The Experimental Model Basin (EMB), the first in the

New Interview with Admiral Holloway: Operation Lion’s Den

. Thanks to our friends at Aerocinema: The Aviation Channel, we’re pleased to present a brand new 18 minute interview with Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret). The former CNO and Naval Historical Foundation Chairman Emeritus spoke at length about Operation Lion’s Den, a 1972 raid by four U.S. Navy warships into Haiphong Harbor

Henry N. Barkhausen Award For Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History

Deadline: May 15, 2012 Guidelines for Entrants The Henry N. Barkhausen Award is sponsored annually by the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History (AGLMH) to recognize and encourage new research in the field of Great Lakes maritime history. Submissions are encouraged on any topic related to the region’s maritime history, and will be accepted from

Naval History Sweeps Government History Book Prizes

At the Society For History in the Federal Government Awards Luncheon held at Archives II at College Park, MD on 21 March 2012, two monographs on naval history captured the prestigious George Pendleton Prize and Henry Adams Prize. George C. Daughan earned the Pendleton Prize for 1812: The Navy’s War (Basic Books, 2011). Daughan holds

STEM-H Fellowship Applications Due Friday, 29 March 2012

We want to remind teachers around the United States that applications for the Naval Historical Foundation 2012 STEM-H Fellowships are due next week: Thursday, 29 March. We are offering fellowships for high school teachers of science, technology, engineering, math and U.S. History to work in teams at the National Museum of the United States Navy

Navy Museum and Museum Store Closed Thurs-Sat, 22-24 March

The Navy will be conducting Exercise SOLID CURTAIN-CITADEL SHIELD 2012 this week, which will result in greatly increased security at the Washington Navy Yard. This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy Security Forces to respond to threats to installations and units. Exercise SOLID CURTAIN-CITADEL SHIELD 2012 is not in

2012 Submarine Force History Seminar: OUTLAW SHARK

Submarine Force History Seminar: “OUTLAW SHARK – The Beginning of Over The Horizon Targeting” During World War II and into the Cold War, torpedoes remained the primary offensive weapon for American attack submarines. With the development of surface-to-surface missiles such as Harpoon and Tomahawk, the U.S. Navy’s undersea arm had the capability to hit targets

NHF Co-Sponsors SECNAV War of 1812 Commemoration Kickoff

Tuesday evening at the Library of Congress, the Naval Historical Foundation helped the Navy stage its formal kickoff for the 2012 War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The event was hosted in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building, by Librarian of Congress, Dr. James H. Billington and Secretary of the Navy the

USS Constitution Interactive Display Dedicated at National Navy Museum

On Monday 12 March, a new interactive display was dedicated at the National Navy Museum at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. The touch screen driven display gives museum visitors a chance to learn about the history of the commanding officers of the historic frigate USS Constitution. It was the brainchild of Dr. Jack London,

Lost Crew of Civil War Ironclad Comes to Life

By MC2 Gina Morrissette and MC1 Amy Kirk As part of the 150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor and the legendary Battle of Hampton Roads, the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosted a commemorative program in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office (NOAA) of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Naval History and