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

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.

The Maryland 800 and the Call to Arms in 1917

“It is a real war call- the urgency is evident [. . .] as an assurance of appreciation of our community of their patriotism in this emergency we must engrave their names in a permanent record.” (The Baltimore Sun, 3 April 1917) Several weeks ago, the Foundation received an email from a woman seeking out

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.

Norman’s Corner: Everybody Likes Fred Rainbow

By Norman Polmar (Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of blogs by Norman Polmar—author, analyst, and consultant specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence fields. Follow the full series here.)   Everybody likes Fred Rainbow.  At least that is a widely held perception.  At times it has gotten embarrassing.  For example, when