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. The Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership has established a special leadership awards program on

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 the past 17 months, the Curator of Ship Models with Navy Sea Systens Command, Dana

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 elementary, middle, and high school students.  Using museum exhibits and operating spaces at the Washington

“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 officers, has recently become available on the antiquarian book market. The Navy Department Library is

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 past two weeks to remodel, clean, and re-open the existing store, located at the entrance

Dynamic New Lighting for Submarine Exhibit

In June 2011, the Naval Historical Foundation cut the ribbon on the brand new Covert Submarine Operations exhibit, at the Cold War Gallery, Washington Navy Yard (see photos of the ceremony, which was attended by CNO Admiral Jonathan Greenert, on our Flickr page). The exhibit is the latest display built by the Foundation on behalf

Douglas A-3D Skywarrior Restoration: From Airport Eyesore to Airport Pride

By AOC Delbert Mitchell, USN (Ret.) The Mojave Desert of southern California can be a very foreboding place during any time of the year – from the extreme dry heat of the summer months, to the cold windy days of winter, it is anything but Mediterranean in climate and temperature. But, it is also here

War of 1812 Bicentennial Heritage Speakers Survey

Opportunity: Since 1997, the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) has maintained a list of members who are available to speak to groups on naval historical topics in their areas of expertise.  Many of our speakers are scholars who have conducted research and are widely published.  Other speakers are Navy veterans “who were there” or have strong

The OLYMPIA as Icon of an Age

The following remarks were delivered by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Cooling, (historian and author of USS Olympia: Herald of Empire) at the Independence Seaport Museum Summit on Olympia, 30 March 2011. The Independence Seaport Museum is in the process of selecting a new caretaker for the historic cruiser. Please read this article for an update on