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Pulling Together Pull Together: The Making of an Issue (PART V)

A Blog Series by Matthew T. Eng With base access at the Washington Navy Yard restricted, I wanted to give readers a sneak peak behind the process of producing the Winter 2015 (Vol 54, no. 4) issue of Pull Together. Disclaimer: The comments included in these posts are my own, and represent an “unfiltered” approach to writing

Who Invented the X-Wing? Carrier Ops in the Star Wars Universe

Unless you have been hiding under a rock over the past year, you know about the current hysteria surrounding the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Thursday and Friday. It is the most anticipated film of the year. For many, it’s the most anticipated film in a generation. Everybody is getting involved in

Pulling Together Pull Together: The Making of an Issue (PART III)

A Blog Series by Matthew T. Eng With base access at the Washington Navy Yard restricted, I wanted to give readers a sneak peak behind the process of producing the Winter 2015 (Vol 54, no. 4) issue of Pull Together. Disclaimer: The comments included in these posts are my own, and represent an “unfiltered” approach to writing

Pulling Together Pull Together: The Making of an Issue (PART II)

A Blog Series by Matthew T. Eng With base access at the Washington Navy Yard restricted, I wanted to give readers a sneak peak behind the process of producing the Winter 2015 (Vol 54, no. 4) issue of Pull Together. Disclaimer: The comments included in these posts are my own, and represent an “unfiltered” approach

Pulling Together Pull Together: The Making of an Issue (PART I)

A Blog Series by Matthew T. Eng With base access at the Washington Navy Yard restricted, I wanted to give readers a sneak peak behind the process of producing the Winter 2015 (Vol 54, no. 4) issue of Pull Together. Disclaimer: The comments included in these posts are my own, and represent an “unfiltered” approach

Free Trade and Sailors Rights: A Case for Cap’n Crunch

From Naval Intelligence to Cold War cruise books, there is more than meets the eye with one of cereal’s most iconic figures. By Matthew T. Eng I have a tendency to read into things. I ask too many questions Ask anyone who has been to the movie theater with me. It’s just in my nature.

Mystery Individual Discovered in Paintings and Photographs

The U.S. Navy is currently on a worldwide search to identify a mysterious individual found in our nation’s most celebrated moments of naval history. Recent photographic evidence found deep in the archives of the U.S. Navy suggests one singular man appearing in navy art and photographs throughout the 240 history of the Navy. The man

The Navy’s Love Affair with Celery and Creamed Vegetables: A Navy Thanksgiving Menu Analysis

By Matthew T. Eng Thanksgiving. The unofficial start of the holiday season. It’s that magical time of the year when friends and families come together to share stories and a wonderful meal. It’s a time to kick back and relax. …For some. Others do not have that luxury. Not everyone gets to go home for

Black Shoe Dog at Sea: Wiley and the USS Stephen W. Groves

It’s no secret that everybody loves dogs. A recent post on our Facebook site led us to discover the interesting story behind a rare ship’s mascot aboard USS Stephen W. Groves on her final deployment.   By Matthew T. Eng You can’t deny that we like to keep things on a tight schedule. Each Tuesday,

John Paul Jones and Oliver Hazard Perry are “Baddass?” We Knew All Along

By Matthew Eng It is a rare and beautiful thing when naval history is highlighted in popular culture. According to a recent story by a popular social media site, naval history is alive and well. Social media outlets outside the realm of naval history will occasionally publish content relevant to the history of the United States

Carpe Diem: Robin Williams Has a Place in Naval History

By Matthew Eng NHF Digital Content Developer Many of us were shocked with the news of actor/comedian Robin Williams’s passing. Stories are now surfacing about his passions and pursuits outside of the Hollywood spotlight. This includes his profound love and support of the military.  He became a mainstay for USO tours overseas in recent years,

8 Groups of Sailors Ready for the Weekend

1. A Good Weekend Requires Planning (NARA Photo: 80-G-431069) 2. Playing Cards Will Help Pass the Time (LOC Image: LC-DIG-det-4a14373) 3. It Might Require Travel (LOC Image: LC-USF34-039283-D) 4. Get Plenty of Rest the Night Before   (NARA Image: 80-G-471182) 5. Grab a Snack Before Heading Out (Image: San Diego History Center) 6. Grab Your

9 Summertime Things Sailors Also Do

Well – Warm weather and summer are here.  Time to get out the grills and sun tan lotion, because this summer should be a hot one! There are a lot of ways you can go out and have fun this summer. That doesn’t mean our fighting men and women don’t try to have a little

8 Photos of Sailors Who Are Not Ready for Monday

Mondays are hard. 1. Sleeping Sailors on USS Lexington, 1943. 2. USS Barry – Exhausted Sailor. 3. Sailor Quarters in San Diego, 1923. 4. Post-VJ Day Sailors, 1945. 5. This Guy the Next Morning, early 20th Cent. 6. New Jersey Sailor, 1944. 7. USS Olympia Crew. 8. Sailors Reading on deck of USS Lexington, 1943.