By CAPT Jim Noone, USNR (Ret.) Seven middle and high school teachers from five states were recognized as winners of the Naval Historical Foundation’s (NHF) “Teacher of Distinction” award at the National History Day (NHD) virtual awards recognition announcements on Saturday, June 20. It was the third consecutive year for NHF’s Teacher of Distinction awards,
While the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) has long facilitated an opportunity for the U.S. Naval Academy to bestow an honor for one of our future naval officers, it has not done so for NROTC units, which collectively constitute the largest commissioning source for naval officers. The Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn Prizes are intended to
(L – R) Adm. Bill Fallon, Midn. William Moore (1st place), Midn. John Bantle (3rd place), Midn. Ike Heinemann (Hon. Men.), Dr. J. Phillip London, Vice Adm. Ted Carter (Superintendent, USNA), Midn. Anthony Iannacone (Hon. Men.), Midn. Kai Stormer (Hon. Men), Midn. Andrew Bilden (2nd place). In 2017, Dr. J. Phillip “Jack” London ’59,
The “Superintendent’s Annual Leadership and Vision Award: Voices of Maritime History” promotes the study and interpretation of the lessons of naval history to address today’s maritime challenges, combining scholarly review and oral presentations with the advancement of new perspectives and innovative thought leadership in public forums. Sponsored by Dr. Jennifer London and administered by the Naval
On 7 July, the Naval Historical Foundation received news that it will receive a $49,700 matching National Maritime Heritage Grant to digitize the current 12-volume Naval Documents of the American Revolution (NDAR) series in a web-searchable format and lay the groundwork for the online publication of additional volumes. As President John F. Kennedy wrote in
By Dr. David F. Winkler In 2013, the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) initiated the Commodore Dudley W. Knox Award to acknowledge a lifetime body of work that embraces scholarship, leadership, and mentoring in the field of naval history. The inaugural presentation during the 2013 Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium included Dr. Phillip Lundeberg, Dr.
SILENT AUCTION: You can participate in the Silent Auction and bid electronically for the many silent auction items including day sails, resort vacations, maritime collectibles, artwork, and much more. All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, so be sure to place your highest bid. Bidding
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 6 p.m. Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC Dr. Jack P. London, executive chairman and former CEO of CACI International, will receive the Naval Historical Foundation’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award, and Conservation International/Peter A. Seligmann and National Geographic Society will receive the National Maritime Historical Society’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2017
It is always refreshing to see young adults learning and interpreting history with passion and dedication. With so much emphasis on science and technology in our school systems today, one might wonder if a fire for the liberal arts still burns in our country’s young minds. In no place is that fire burning brighter than
By Matthew T. Eng Members and friends of NHF had the opportunity to meet for fellowship at this year’s annual meeting at the Washington Navy Yard on 11 June. It was a great day to sit back and reflect on the many accomplishments of the Foundation and our members since they gathered together last year.
At the National Maritime Awards Dinner held on April 21st at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the Chairman of the Naval Historical Foundation, Admiral William J. Fallon announced that Christopher McKee, currently a Scholar-in-Residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago, will receive the foundation’s prestigious Commodore Dudley W. Knox Medal for Continuing Lifetime
By Matthew T. Eng The National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS) and Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) hosted a gala event at the National Press Club on 21 April to honor the achievements of three individuals who have made lasting contributions to maritime and naval heritage. Formerly known as the Washington Awards Dinner, the newly rebranded National
Members and friends of NHF came together for an evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the Foundation over nine decades and to honor its celebrated leaders. By Matthew T. Eng It all began with a number: 7. It was these seven notable Navy civilian and military leaders who signed the certificate of incorporation ninety years
In 2016, the Naval Historical Foundation is celebrating its 90th year as a non-profit institution. We are highlighting stories that honor our commitment to preserve, educate, and commemorate naval history. Retired Navy Captain and former Vietnam POW Ken L. Coskey remains a central figure in the storied history of this Foundation. This onth marks the
By Matthew T. Eng In his introduction to the 1995 essay collection Doing Naval History, Naval War College Professor Dr. John B. Hattendorf discussed the (then) current state of naval history. Using information gathered at the 1993 Yale-Naval War College conference, Dr. Hattendorf noted the dangers of moving forward in the field: “While there