2013 “The Navy” Art Calendar

The 2013 Naval Historical Foundation “The Navy” art calendar is now available for purchase. It features artwork covering 238 years of Navy and Marine Corps action. The calendar is a tribute to the men and women who have fought to protect our nation, to deter aggression, and to maintain freedom of the seas. It also

Women’s Diversity Concert at the Navy Memorial

\Women’s Diversity Concert – free, live performance by the U.S. Navy Band held at the United States Navy Memorial in honor of Women’s History Month. The concert, featuring MU1 Shana Sullivan and the Cruisers, will tell the story of women’s growing role in the U.S. Navy through a musical performance accompanied by videos, photography and

Home School at the Museum: Communication in the Navy

How do you send silent and coded messages in the military? Students  will learn the history of Semaphore, Morse code, Navajo Code talkers and other forms of communication used to send messages from ship to ship and ship to shore. Students will make their own signaling devices to take home and practice sending messages! Museum

Home School at the Museum: Communication in the Navy

How do you send silent and coded messages in the military? Students  will learn the history of Semaphore, Morse code, Navajo Code talkers and other forms of communication used to send messages from ship to ship and ship to shore. Students will make their own signaling devices to take home and practice sending messages! Museum

Home School at the Museum: Communication in the Navy

How do you send silent and coded messages in the military? Students  will learn the history of Semaphore, Morse code, Navajo Code talkers and other forms of communication used to send messages from ship to ship and ship to shore. Students will make their own signaling devices to take home and practice sending messages! Museum

Home School at the Museum: Communication in the Navy

How do you send silent and coded messages in the military? Students  will learn the history of Semaphore, Morse code, Navajo Code talkers and other forms of communication used to send messages from ship to ship and ship to shore. Students will make their own signaling devices to take home and practice sending messages! Museum

BOOK REVIEW: Such Men as These – The Story of the Navy Pilots who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea

By David Sears, Da Capo Press, New York, 2010. Reviewed by Col. Curt Marsh, USMC (Ret.) The author, David Sears who is a former U.S. Navy officer and Vietnam War veteran with service aboard destroyers, has presented a well researched book that chronicles the important contribution of naval aviation to the Korean War effort.  Sears’

BOOK REVIEW – The U.S. Navy: A Concise History

By Craig L. Symonds, Oxford University Press, New York, NY (2016) Reviewed by Jason W. Smith, PhD It is often a pleasure to read short books, and Craig Symonds’ The U.S. Navy: A Concise History does not disappoint. Symonds, professor emeritus at the United States Naval Academy, is an eminent scholar of naval history whose

BOOK REVIEW – Thinking Wisely, Planning Boldly: The Higher Education and Training of Royal Navy Officers, 1919-39

By Joseph Moretz, Helion & Company, West Midlands, UK (2014) Reviewed by CDR Benjamin Armstrong, PhD The years following the Great War have become something of a favorite of modern day military analysts in search of historical analogy. The development of innovative doctrine, the introduction and assimilation of new technologies, and struggles with fluctuating fiscal

BOOK REVIEW – Letters From Your Loving Son: Wilson C. Lineaweaver, His Journey through the CCC and U.S. Navy Until His Death on the USS Bunker Hill in 1945

Edited by Thomas R. Lehman, CreateSpace (2017) Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart Wilson C. Lineaweaver’s life might have been summed up as born 1919 and died 1945, except that his mother saved the over 200 letters he wrote home. These letters, passed down through the family, were recognized by Thomas Lehman, the editor of this

BOOK REVIEW – US Navy Escort Carriers 1942-45

By Mark Stille, New Vanguard Series, Osprey Publishing, New York, NY (2017) Reviewed by Michael F. Solecki There were three major types of aircraft carriers in World War II (WWII). The first, very expensive “fleet” carriers, were large, fast, heavily armored, and armed for self-defense, carried over 80 planes designed with major strike and long-range